April 23, 2018

Martini Glass downs Lewis Bay in Royal Delta

February 19, 2018 0

With even-money favorite Lewis Bay softened up by a pace duel, Martini Glass capitalized to earn a graded breakthrough in Monday’s $200,000 Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 8-1 overlay wasn’t winning out of […]

Best of Hanson 2017: An Anthology

December 18, 2017 0

The end of another year is upon us, thus time to anthologize some of my better (IMHO) takes and features published throughout 2017 at Brisnet.com. (you can find my “Best of” collections for 2015 and […]

Curlin’s Approval romps in Royal Delta

February 18, 2017 0

Happy Alter’s homebred Curlin’s Approval easily captured Saturday’s $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G2) by six lengths at Gulfstream Park. The dark bay daughter of Curlin tracked the pacesetting Verve’s Tale through opening spltis of :24.53, […]

Royal Delta dead at age nine due to foaling complications

February 10, 2017 0

Three-time champion and back-to-back Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) winner Royal Delta died earlier this week due to foaling complications, it was announced Friday. Her Galileo filly was reportedly doing fine. Following a 12-length maiden […]

Royal Delta’s “what might have been” in Dubai

February 10, 2017 0

With the tragic news of Royal Delta’s death due to foaling complications, thoughts naturally turn to her stellar career on the track. As a three-time Eclipse Award champion, and $4.8 million-earner, she’s assured of a […]