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October 17, 2014
Some races at Keeneland this fall have been contested by rather short fields, most notably in lower-end races on the new dirt surface. As for stakes races on either surface, however, they’ve held sway as bright spots.
Goldstryke Glory will return to Polytrack after three consecutive starts on turf for Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes at Woodbine.
The final pick three of the day (races 7-9) at Santa Anita may involve two maiden races but neither seems inscrutable, as can often be the case. They sandwich a competitive grass event where you may find a price.
Calgary Cat could stamp himself as a contender for Canadian champion male sprinter with a win in Sunday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Nearctic Stakes over six furlongs on turf at Woodbine.
Senor Rojo figures to be tough to handle when he runs Sunday in the $32,000 Harbour View Stakes at Hastings. Nine horses will go in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds and up who have not won $26,500 in 2014, but the Grade 3 winner Senor Rojo is in a ...
Chicago-based trainer Chris Block will look to continue his success at Woodbine when he sends out Suntracer for Team Block in Sunday’s Grade 1, $1 million Canadian International.
Judging by the company she’s been keeping, Just The Judge may be the one to fear most in Sunday’s $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes.
The Australian High Court denied former bookmaker-turned-breeder Bruce McHugh a special leave to appeal on Friday, ending his bid to allow Thoroughbreds conceived by artificial insemination into the country’s breed registry.
After clouds and rain for much of the past week in central Kentucky, the sun is finally shining, making for a good day of racing at Keeneland. Still, after all the precipitation, the turf course is expected to be yielding for Friday’s Grade 3 Valley View.
Betting was off a couple of ticks at Emerald Downs this summer during a 72-day meeting highlighted by Stryker Phd’s victory in the Grade 3 Longacres Mile and Stopshoppingdebbie’s sustained brilliance in the older filly and mare division.