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TODAY April 24, 2014
Readiness should be a factor in the Grade 3, $150,000 Whimsical Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday, when the newly crowned Canadian champion female sprinter Youcan’tcatchme hooks the winter-trained runners Goldstryke Glory and Mekong Delta going six furlongs.
The richest race of the day, and probably the one to go to school on, is race 5, a $65,000 maiden special weight at 1 1/8 miles on turf which attracted some impeccably bred fillies.
The storyline entering Saturday’s $567,000 George Morton Levy Series final for those not in Foiled Again’s camp is whether the seven other horses are in fact racing for second money. One person hoping that conclusions don’t get drawn too early is Josh ...
The biggest issue on Wednesday, particularly for pace handicappers going forward, was a stiff headwind on the second half of the backstretch and into the far turn that slowed early fractions considerably.
Sharp Horses and Track Trends for April 17 to 20 by Bob Pandolfo.
Thursday’s feature will be the Grade 3 Bewitch on grass, which attracted many of this winter’s best female turf stayers, as well as the comebacking Romantica, whose last race was a second to Dank in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at 1 1/4 miles ...
At some tracks on Wednesdays, there can seem that as many horsemen as fans are in attendance. But never at Keeneland, where racing remains immensely popular and where 12,164 people attended Wednesday’s eight-race card.
Jesse Campbell begins a three-day suspension, which runs through Sunday. Among the mounts he will miss out on is Cristina’s Halo in the fourth race today.
Trainer Bob Tiller heated up with three tallies on the card, most notably with the allowance winners Be Mind Phil and The Imposter. It escalated him into a tie for second in the standings, a position he maintained throughout the 2013 meet.
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training continued to post strong results as its third session concluded on Wednesday, with a higher buyback rate the only negative. Colts by Curlin and Bernardini each sold for $700,000 to ...