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YESTERDAY January 26, 2015
Trip Notes by Michael Hammersly for stakes races on January 24, 2015.
January 25, 2015
John O’Neil won $800,000 at the DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in a field that included 606 entries.
Sunday, Pure Tactics won his third stakes in the last year, and second on the hillside course, in the $79,800 Clocker’s Corner Stakes.
Perfect Style was always prominent for a 4 3/4-length win over Untraveled in the $50,000 El Paso Times Handicap at Sunland Park on Sunday.
Punctuate, unraced since beating maidens in September, earned a spot in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 1 with a six-furlong workout from the gate in 1:14 on Sunday.
Big Macher, scratched from Saturday’s $150,000 California Cup Sprint, worked five furlongs in 1:00.40 on Sunday for the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at six furlongs next Saturday.
Mischief Clem won his first stakes in the California Cup Derby, a race won in 2014 by California Chrome. California Chrome won the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles in his next start, and the same $400,000 race on March 7 has been the subject ...
A decision on Alert Bay’s next start may not be made for another week, trainer Blaine Wright said, but one option would be the $400,000 Frank Kilroe Mile on turf on March 7.
Dodging one storm that canceled training here Saturday and avoiding a second storm that will likely cancel training here on Tuesday, El Kabeir managed to get in an important five-furlong workout Sunday morning in preparation for the Grade 3 Withers ...
The 16th annual DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship is down to 10 players, led by Ken Jordan of Farmingdale, N.J., and his $283.30 bankroll.