A slow-healing quarter-crack reportedly forced a change of plans for the star three-year-old Dortmund this week. Instead of shipping to Louisville for Friday's Clark H. (G1) at Churchill Downs, the Bob Baffert trainee will stay closer to home for Saturday's $150,000 Native Diver (G3...|
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Northfield Park and Dover Downs provide the sole features for this weekend, as we move into the final month of the year and the 2015 racing season. At Northfield, the Courageous Lady gathers soph-filly pacers for a. six-figure prize around the “Flying Turns” of the Ohio oval. At Dover, Wiggle It...|
Favorite Tale shook off the pressing Amelia's Wild Ride approaching the eighth pole and stormed clear to win the $200,000 Fabulous Strike H. at Penn National by two lengths on Thanksgiving eve Wednesday night. The 1-2 favorite under Javier Castellano, Favorite Tale set splits of :22.05 and :45.19...|
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...|
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...|