August 20, 2017

Hunt keeps rolling with Del Mar Handicap win

August 19, 2017 0

Michael House’s Hunt has transformed himself from a turf sprinter into a successful long-distance runner, stretching out successfully to 1 3/8 miles in Saturday’s $252,760 Del Mar Handicap (G2). Winner of the 1 1/8-mile Eddie […]

Elate hits new peak with Alabama romp

August 19, 2017 0

by TERESA GENARO The public had a tough time deciding on a favorite in Saturday’s Alabama (G1) at Saratoga, sending four horses to the post with odds between 4.20 and 4.50-1. And when the horses […]

Dream just beyond Recall in Del Mar Oaks

August 19, 2017 0

A competitive renewal on paper, Saturday’s $302,415 Del Mar Oaks (G1) turned out that way on course as well with a nail-biter on the wire. John C. Oxley’s homebred Dream Dancing just got the lucky […]

Cloud Computing, Girvin breeze for Travers

August 19, 2017 0

Preakness (G1) winner Cloud Computing and Haskell Invitational (G1) scorer Girvin both worked for next week’s $1.25 million Travers (G1) Saturday morning at Saratoga. Under Javier Castellano, Cloud Computing worked five furlongs in 1:01.65 over […]

Winx wins 18th straight in Warwick despite poor start

August 19, 2017 0

On paper, Saturday’s Warwick (G2) appeared to be a pretty straightforward comeback for Australian supermare Winx, her 18th consecutive win surely on tap. But the world’s top-ranked turf horse created instant drama by missing the […]

The Barbarous Battalion in the Alabama

August 19, 2017 0

by TERESA GENARO Not much remains in the easily available historical record on 19th century Thoroughbred owner and breeder Francis Morris. The New York Times seems not to have published his obituary, and the guy […]

Spot Plays August 20

August 19, 2017 0

For Sunday TRACK (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE Arlington Park (1st) Wildwood Dancer, 5-1 (3rd) Shackin Up, 6-1 Belterra Park (1st) Reaganize, 7-2 (5th) Sight Line, 8-1 Canterbury Park (4th) Shaboom, 9-2 (6th) Cheerz to Clare, […]

North American Graded Stakes Results August 19

August 19, 2017 0

$1 MILLION PACIFIC CLASSIC S. (G1), DMR, $1,000,690, 3YO/UP, 1 1/4M, 8-19. 2— COLLECTED, c, 4, City Zip–Helena Bay (GB), by Johannesburg. ($150,000 ’14 KEESEP; $170,000 2015 OBSMAR). O-Speedway Stable LLC, B-Runnymede Farm Inc & […]

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