Sunday’s $1.75 million Haskell (G1) at Monmouth Park is tailor-made for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. The spectacular Pioneerof the Nile colt, unbeaten from seven stakes starts since his career debut, appears to be training forwardly for his re-appearance, recording three works in a 10-day...|
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As the weekend began, two elims for stakes next week featuring frosh trotters took center stage at The Meadowlands Friday, July 31. In the colts’ elims we nabbed the top price of all the elims with Milligan’s School ($18.80, $6.40, $5.00) in the second of two Peter Haughton Memorial splits. In...|
Triple Crown hero American Pharoah is just a few days away from making his return in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park and the Twinspires.com blog is making it easy to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information on the popular champion. Stay tuned as more links (...|
Del Mar's 7TH race, 5 1/2 furlongs (8:10 p.m. EDT) Semper Fortis is a half-brother to Carpe Diem and J. B.'s Thunder, both Breeders' Futurity (G1) winners, so the Doug O'Neill pupil ought to be ready to roll this season. By Distorted Humor, he went to Spendthrift Farm for $525,000 as a Keeneland...|
Beholder turned in what amounted to a paid workout on Saturday at Del Mar in the Clement L. Hirsch S. (G1). Which begs the question: could the $1 million Pacific Classic S. (G1) on August 22 possibly be next for the superstar mare? Her connections – owner B. Wayne Hughes of Spendthrift Farm and...|
Last seen finishing a distant sixth to American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes (G1), Madefromlucky rebounded with a victory in Saturday’s $750,000 West Virginia Derby (G2). The chestnut colt rallied wide into contention leaving the far turn and overhauled Souper Colossal in midstretch to score by 1...|
With only four of the original seven entries going to post, and with a serious dearth of speed, Saturday's $570,000 Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga had the potential of turning into a race that raised more questions than answered them. And for awhile it appeared that lone speed Japan might stick around...|
All set to use my working title, "Red Rifle hits the bull's eye in Bowling Green," I saw the dreadful news about 2-1 favorite Innovation Economy. The budding turf star had been pulled up on the backstretch, and since I didn't see the incident as it happened, I hoped that it wasn't serious. Then...|