In an ultra-competitive renewal of the $302,250 Matriarch (G1) at Del Mar Sunday, it’s easy to see why Stormy Lucy was ignored as the second-to-longest shot on the board at 65-1. Winless from seven career starts at a mile (including an eighth in the 2013 Matriarch at Hollywood), and from five tries...|
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Edited Press Release With the Kentucky Derby still 23 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” closed as the odds-on 3-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Nyquist was the 9-1 second choice. Other horses...|
Budget Stables’ Dressed in Hermes rated in midpack during Sunday’s $101,750 Cecil B. DeMille S. (G3) at Del Mar before running down Collected in the lane to score by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Mike Smith. Trained by Janet Armstrong, the bay juvenile bided his time as Manhattan Dan led the way...|
Edited Press Release Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen emerged from Saturday's Remsen (G2) victory in good shape, according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin on Sunday morning. Armed with a perfect three-for-three record, which now includes a pair of Grade 2 victories, as well as 10 points on the Kentucky...|
Mr Speaker’s career has ended just about a month after John Boehner’s. In a press release issued Sunday afternoon (posted in a slightly edited form below), it was announced that the Phipps blueblood was retired to stud at Lane’s End. While I shouldn’t have been surprised after his subpar...|
Edited Press Release Norman Casse, chief assistant and son to trainer Mark Casse, can’t help but dream about Kentucky Derby 142 after two big wins on Saturday’s “Stars of Tomorrow II” card at Churchill Downs with John C. Oxley’s Airoforce in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and Conquest Stables’...|
Tetsuhide Kunimoto’s Shonan Pandora weaved her way through traffic in the stretch to mug the rail-hugging Last Impact at the wire in Sunday’s Japan Cup (G1), in a one-two finish for their great sire Deep Impact. Both collared 8-5 favorite Lovely Day in deep stretch, relegating him to a close third...|
Since one of our features, the Progress Pace, is set for a day after our press time, we will cover our results in our next blog. Meanwhile, a great deal of success was posted in our H2W (horses-to-watch) list for the past week, through Saturday, Nov. 28. For complete details, see the list below for...|