Del Mar's 7TH race, 5 1/2 furlongs for fillies (8:10 p.m. EDT) Several of these maidens are nominated to the Del Mar Debutante (G1). One Last Shot doesn't have a $230,000 catalog page, but she commanded that amount at OBS April after drilling a bullet quarter-mile in :20 4/5 at her under tack...|
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Future Hall of Famer Gio Ponti -- surely he'll get in as a triple Eclipse Award winner with a bankroll in excess of $6 million -- might have sired a pretty good one in his very first crop. Debutante Most Inspiring became her sire's first North American winner on Friday, not in the ho-hum, check-...|
TwinSpires' Derek Simon turns "Mythbuster" as he consumes a carbonated water beverage during the show in an effort to see whether it has the intoxicatiing powers claimed by jockey Kent Desormeaux. In the Racing History segment, Derek revisits a road trip to Anthony Downs, where the...|
Saratoga's 2ND race, 6 furlongs (1:35 p.m. EDT) Conquest Nitro was a fast-finishing second in his Woodbine debut to Riker, subsequently the winner of the Colin. The Mark Casse trainee is by High Cotton, sire of such noted Spa juveniles as Currency Swap and Spurious Precision. His female line...|
The feature event at Saratoga on Friday was the $100,000 Curlin S., which featured both Stanford and Tekton. However, Smart Transition proved better than those two, and everyone else, when drawing off in the 1 1/8-mile contest by 4 3/4 lengths. The John Shirreffs trainee produced plenty of buzz...|
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 (...|
Rachel's Valentina will be the first starter produced by 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra when she takes to the track for Sunday's second race at Saratoga, an $83,000 maiden special weight for two-year-old fillies at six furlongs. Rachel's Valentina was made the 6-5 morning line favorite...|
After dominating her contemporaries at three, Untapable has not looked so imposing this year losing twice in three appearances. The Steve Asmussen-trained champion will attempt to revive her old form before the Saratoga masses Sunday when she heads a field of six in the $200,000 Shuvee H. (G3)....|