Super Derby (G2) winner Mobile Bay added another big win to his record Wednesday when taking the $218,000 Zia Park Derby. Under Edgar Prado, the 7-2 third choice prevailed over a determined Pain and Misery to win by a nose after a stretch-long duel in a time of 1:43.62 for 1 1/16 miles on a fast...|
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BY DICK POWELL BERNARDINI (A.P. Indy) was a wonderful racehorse that has gone on to be a wonderful stallion. This year, he has four Grade 1 stakes winners, only one behind leading sire TAPIT (Pulpit). Since going to stud in 2010, Bernardini has sired 13 individual Grade 1 stakes winners and based...|
A sharp second to Runhappy in last month's Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) going six furlongs, Private Zone will get back to doing what he does best Saturday in the Cigar Mile H. (G1) at Aqueduct. Although a two-time winner of the Vosburgh (G1), Private Zone has arguably done his best work at seven...|
Saturday’s $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) serves as a qualifier for the 2016 Kentucky Derby, offering points on a 10-4-2-1 scale to the top four respective finishers, and along with its fillies’ counterpart, the $200,000 Golden Rod (G2), highlights an outstanding 12-race “Stars of Tomorrow II”...|
AQUEDUCT NOTEBOOK There was no graded racing this past week at Aqueduct. Track Stats A total of 45 races were held at the Long Island, New York venue, with favorites winning at a 40 percent rate and the top two betting choices combining for 69 percent of the wins during the week. From 31 races...|
Churchill Downs closes its November meeting and 2015 racing this week, and I'll be sorry to see it go. Not because I'm crushing it--I haven't had a winning day yet--but because the racing has been fun to watch and handicap on a daily basis. A good mix of favorites and longshots have combined to...|
Edited Press Release The Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin on December 13 have attracted a stellar line-up of Group 1 stars. A total of 33 international Grade/Group 1 winners are among the 56 entries selected for the world's great end-of-year Group 1 extravaganza. The contenders...|
Bob Baffert elected not to ship multiple Grade 1 winner Dortmund for Friday’s $500,000 Clark H. (G1) at Churchill Downs due to a minor quarter-crack, but the Hall of Fame trainer will still be represented by the 2014 winner, Hoppertunity. The 4-year-old horse heads a strong field of nine entered in...|