Edited Press Release Stonestreet Stable's homebred Grade 1 winner Rachel's Valentina has been retired, trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed Sunday morning. The lone daughter of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, Rachel's Valentina won her two-year-old debut by two lengths at Saratoga Race Course...|
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On Twitter last Wednesday, July 20, we offered three spot plays at Northfield and could only muster a show finish with King Richard ($4.00). Sharp Action (11-1) finished fifth and so did Reggie Raider (8-1) in their respective races. On various Wednesday nights we tweet for TwinSpires Twitter...|
Scott Shapiro's Late Pick 4 Tickets at Del Mar All tickets will be placed for the base value of 50 cents and will be posted after early scratches SATURDAY, JULY 23 After a “chalkfest” over the final four races of the Del Mar card on Friday, I return for a Saturday carryover in the “Outcap Da...|
California Chrome hadn’t competed since March 26 while main rival Dortmund was last seen racing November 28. Both chestnuts captured those respective starts and found themselves facing off following the vacations on a sun-drenched Del Mar afternoon in Saturday’s $200,000 San Diego Handicap (G2)....|
by Scott Shapiro After a trip overseas to Dubai that included an eye-popping victory in the $10 million World Cup, California Chrome continued to put forth a championship level five-year-old campaign and got the best of Dortmund in a thrilling two-horse battle to the wire in Saturday’s Grade 2 San...|
J K Racing Stable’s Mokat tried the Kentucky Oaks (G1) trail without success this spring, but perhaps the grassy Del Mar Oaks (G1) on August 20 is more to her liking. Freshened by trainer Richard Baltas since her disappointing 13th behind Cathryn Sophia at Churchill Downs, the daughter of Uncle Mo...|
Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Dacita, who mugged Tepin on the line in the Ballston Spa (G2) at Saratoga last summer, pulled off a similar last-gasp coup in Saturday’s $500,000 Diana (G1). Going last to first for Irad Ortiz Jr., the two-time Chilean champion edged Recepta and Rainha...|
Undrafted continues his march toward a probable tilt in the TwinSpires.com Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita this fall when he takes to the Mellon turf at Saratoga on Monday in the $100,000 Lucky Coin over 5 1/2 furlongs. A six-year-old trained by Wesley Ward, Undrafted showed his best...|