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YESTERDAY November 26, 2015
Two starts ago at Keeneland, Control Stake was in a $50,000 claimer, but on Thursday at Fair Grounds, he was in the winner’s circle after leading from start to finish in the $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap.
The focus going into Thursday’s Grade 3 Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct was on a 5-year-old New York-bred mare. But it was a 5-year-old New Jersey-bred horse who stole the thunder – and the race – by pulling off a huge upset in the Thanksgiving ...
The Remsen has not been kind to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer became only the third trainer to reach 7,000 wins for his career when Kiss N Scat, a 2-year-old filly he also owns in partnership, romped in the first race on Thursday at Golden Gate Fields.
The recipient of a perfect stalking trip under Irad Ortiz Jr., the heavily favored Constellation coasted to an 8 1/4-length victory over Tonasah in Thursday’s $150,000 Furlough Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.
Unbridled Courage could give jockey Patrick Valenzuela his first stakes win since 2012 in the $50,000 Battle of New Orleans Stakes on Saturday at Fair Grounds, but “could” is an important qualifier here.
Churchill Downs has two Grade 1 dirt routes for older males – the Stephen Foster in June and the Clark in November. The 4-year-old colt Commissioner started in the Foster this year, going to post as the third choice at a well-backed 3-1 but coming home ...
Hammersly: Del Mar pick three play for Friday, Nov. 27
Of all the graded stakes on Saturday, it is the Grade 2 Hawthorne Gold Cup that has this handicapper most excited to bet. I see value on a locally based runner in a race where out-of-towners figure to garner the overwhelming share of mutuel support.
If there is one question that stands out on Saturday's 11-race program at Gulfstream Park West, it is: How will the locally based juveniles stack up against the northern invaders in all six of the 2-year-old stakes that highlight the final card of the ...