Despite bringing a two-race win streak into Sunday’s $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park that included the Super Derby (G2), Keene Thoroughbreds LLC’s Texas Chrome was sent off the second choice in a field of 11 runners. The game colt proved best, though, scraping the paint off the rail...|
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When the Breeders’ Cup preps kick into high gear next weekend, a murderers’ row will take to the tracks on both coasts and the Bluegrass State. Consider this as an appetizer, or a tease, of Saturday’s coming attractions. SANTA ANITA Santa Anita will host two of the most popular champions in...|
California Chrome arrived at Santa Anita Park around noon (PT) on Sunday to begin his final preparations for Saturday’s $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1). “The trip was uneventful,” assistant trainer Alan Sherman said following California Chrome’s 34-mile freeway trek from his base at Los...|
Is it too late to jump on the Grum/Pitts maiden claiming bandwagon? I'm hoping it's not the case as Sunday's fifth race at Churchill Downs approaches. Owner-breeder Clifford Grum and trainer Helen Pitts have already struck twice this week with longshot maiden claiming winners. On Thursday, Ours to...|
Our history of Little Brown Jug heat-and/or-heat-and-final winners continued on Sept. 22 with our strong choice in elim-heat two, Western Fame ($23.40, $30.60 ok n/s), who beat up on favorite Racing Hill so badly that he did not return for the second heat. We were second in the first elim heat with...|
Story & photos by Teresa Genaro With the Pennsylvania Derby a rematch of the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby – a trio that included one horse who won the Preakness and Haskell, and another who finished third in two Grade 1 races this year – one might reasonably have expected the race...|
Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Deeply Undervalued turned out to be the value play in Saturday’s $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G2), for the 6-1 chance toppled a useful field at Laurel Park. It’s tempting to say he lived up to his name, with the “deeply” part perhaps in the eye of the...|
Connect parlayed a ground-saving trip into a 10-1 upset of Saturday's $1,250,000 Pennsylvania Derby (G2) at Parx, fending off the wide-rallying Gun Runner by nearly a length and divisional stalwarts Nyquist and Exaggerator by larger margins. Under Javier Castellano, Connect completed nine furlongs...|