January 21, 2017

Arrogate’s case for Horse of the Year

January 3, 2017 10

This could just as well be subtitled “confessing my unpopular opinion,” because I’m sure that California Chrome will be awarded his second Horse of the Year title. And he’ll be a thoroughly deserving honoree. My […]

Midnight Storm wires San Pasqual, may entertain Pegasus

January 1, 2017 0

The withdrawal of Arrogate from Sunday’s $196,000 San Pasqual (G2) also withdrew the major storyline from Santa Anita’s holiday feature. But after Midnight Storm readily splashed home as the front-running 3-5 favorite, a newly compelling […]

Squadron A upsets Mr. Prospector at 19-1

January 1, 2017 0

The first North American graded stakes of 2017 produced an upset: Carolyn Vogel’s Squadron A went last to first in Sunday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park as the 19-1 longest shot on the […]

Decked Out gets up in revised American Oaks

December 31, 2016 0

While Decked Out might have been a hunch play in the New Year’s Eve feature at Santa Anita, you didn’t need a holiday-appropriate angle to see her appeal in the $302,415 American Oaks (G1). The […]

Taghleeb smashes Gulfstream course record in Jerkens

December 31, 2016 0

Michael M. Hui’s Taghleeb uncorked a powerful late rally to capture Saturday’s $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens in course-record time at Gulfstream Park. Patiently handled by Tyler Gaffalione, the 5-2 favorite negotiated two miles on the […]

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