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YESTERDAY November 30, 2015
Litfin: Aqueduct Horses to Watch for week of Nov. 30
The focus of racing fans nationwide will turn toward south Florida for the next four months, beginning Saturday with the opening of the 2015-16 Gulfstream Park winter session.
Effinex, winner of Friday's Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs, returned to Belmont Park early Sunday morning and that's likely where he will stay this winter, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said.
Chocolate Ride was the best grass horse stabled at Fair Grounds last winter, winning the Fair Grounds Handicap and the Muniz Memorial, and he picked up this meet where he left off with a sharp allowance win Friday.
Tom Amoss has taken down more than his share of Fair Grounds training titles, but the biggest prize at Amoss's home track, the $1 million Louisiana Derby, so far has eluded him. While early-season 3-year-olds aren't the major focus of Amoss's ...
Cavorting, winner of the Grade 1 Test at Saratoga, will try to strengthen her résumé and perhaps nab the Eclipse Award in the female sprint division when she runs in the Grade 1 La Brea on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita.
Each of the last two years, jockey Junior Alvarado has missed significant time due to injury. With a top-flight Kentucky Derby contender in Mohaymen to look forward to in 2016, Alvarado hopes that both he and his horse remain healthy.
Four months of winter racing at Turfway Park gets started Thursday evening when the northern Kentucky track runs a nine-race card with big fields from start to finish.
A pair of first-level allowance races restricted to New York-bred fillies and mares – one scheduled for the turf, one on dirt, and both with large fields – highlights Thursday's nine-race card at Aqueduct.
Besides the stakes run at Churchill this weekend, there were some notable performances in overnight races, including three winners that helped Steve Asmussen extend his own record for the most training titles at the Louisville track.