February 21, 2018
Garnet Barnsdale's analysis of the Friday 2/23 card at Woodbine Harness.
Mike Beer's horses to watch at Aqueduct for the week of Feb. 21.
The catalog for the inaugural Big Sky select breeders futurity sale is available online, featuring 16 Thoroughbred juveniles and 14 Quarter Horse juveniles. The auction will take place Saturday at the Montana Expo Park in Great Falls beginning at 1 ...
Canadian champion Eye of the Leopard will relocate to Osborne Farm in Cambridge, Minn., where he will stand for an advertised fee of $1,500 for the 2018 breeding season.
Mary Rampellini's horses to watch at Oaklawn Park for the week of Feb. 21.
Runaway Ghost and Reride could start as the top two choices Sunday in the $100,000 Mine That Bird Derby at Sunland Park. The race is the final local stepping-stone to the Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby.
Neither the 3-year-old filly Chocolate Martini nor the 3-year-old colt Dark Templar broke the clock, but both at least ran decently in winning first-level, dirt-route allowances Sunday and Monday at Fair Grounds.
Trainer Mark Casse hopes Holding Gold gets invited to the party in Dubai. Holding Gold's first start in 2018, the Col. Power Stakes on Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds, produced an encouraging half-length win over the up-and-coming Will Call, and if things go ...
The five-week break between the Rachel Alexandra Stakes and the Fair Grounds Oaks is long enough that horses can start in both races without fear of a strong showing in the first leading to regression in the second.
Although the number of entrants for Friday's racing at Aqueduct is rather short, 58 horses among eight races, there is above-average quality with three allowances on the program.