February 12, 2018
Noble Indy failed to meet a mere $45,000 reserve when taken to auction as a yearling. In that regard, he already has exceeded early expectations, and could plant himself on the Triple Crown trail with a solid showing Saturday in the Grade 2, $400,000 ...
Andrew Hawkins' Hong Kong selections and analysis for Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Happy Valley
Trainers Danny Gargan and Dennis Lalman were both issued suspensions and fines by the New York Gaming Commission for medication violations.
Trainer Michelle Nevin said she thought about running My Boy Tate in Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 General George Handicap at Laurel Park, but ultimately decided to keep the New York-bred gelding home and point to next Monday's $100,000 Hollie Hughes ...
It was a pretty good week for trainer John Servis. On Feb. 4, his beloved Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. Six days later, the Servis-trained 3-year-old A Different Style proved victorious in the Jimmy Winkfield at Aqueduct.
Though short fields abound on Thursday's eight-race program at Aqueduct, the two co-featured allowance races came up somewhat competitive.
Wednesday, Waldorf will have his second start in Hong Kong in the $167,512 Daffodil Handicap at six furlongs on turf at Happy Valley Racecourse.
Champion female sprinter Unique Bella earned a 109 Beyer Speed Figure for her authoritative score in the Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 10, helping her sire Tapit further pad his early lead in multiple Beyer Sire Performance standings this season.
The race for leading freshman sire was a heated affair in 2017, and the competition has already begun in earnest as the same group angles for leading second-crop sire honors during the prep season for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.
The full slate of 12 starter-allowance races that Gulfstream has offered in recent years on Presidents' Day (Monday) has been shifted to the Saturday of the holiday weekend for this year.