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TODAY July 31, 2014
Sweet Reason, who began her career last year with two dominant victories at Saratoga – including the Grade 1 Spinaway – hopes to use the home-court advantage to good use in a wildly competitive renewal of the Grade 1, $500,000 Test Stakes.
String King has been one of the premiere turf horses based in Louisiana over the past several years, and on Saturday, he will be out to nail down the eighth stakes win of his career in the $75,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic.
Five of the seven horses in the featured fourth race on Saturday at Arlington, a six-furlong Polytrack dash, are entered for a claiming tag, but that tag is $125,000, and the race might as well be a minor stakes given the field’s quality.
Grade 1 winner and young sire Einstein will be moved to Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs Canada in Aurora, Ontario, for the 2015 breeding season, at a fee to be determined.
The fact that trainer Nancy Johansson will make her Hambletonian debut against her dad, Hall of Fame trainer Jimmy Takter, is one of the big storylines entering Saturday’s race.
Bakken may be short on experience, but he’s definitely long on talent, and trainer Chad Brown believes that's enough to beat a solid field of sprinters in Saturday’s $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap.
The $100,000 Prelude Stakes at Louisiana Downs on Saturday is the lone open-company race on a program of nine stakes, but the Super Derby prep will have a good amount of Louisiana-bred flair when the state’s reigning Horse of the Year, Ide Be Cool, ...
Partyallnightlong, one of the most successful active New Jersey- breds, tackles open company once again while returning to turf in the $60,000 My Frenchman Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park.
Makari made his U.S. debut a memorable one, winning a nose bob from course record holder Demonstrative to capture Thursday’s Grade 1 A.P. Smithwick Memorial Stepplechase Stakes at Saratoga.
The sixth race at Del Mar was underway last Friday, July 25, at around 6:30 p.m. as Gary Stevens settled into a meal of hospital food at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. One thing did not necessarily have anything to do with the other, ...