February 11, 2018
The mutuel field closed as a clear-cut favorite over the nearly inseparable duo of Good Magic and Bolt d’Oro after three days of betting into Pool 2 of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The pool opened Friday at noon Eastern and ran through 6 p.m. ...
Herpes. It’s a scary word. Especially if you are a recently divorced guy in his fifties, just getting back into the dating scene. But that is a very different column for a very different publication. I am talking about equine herpes or EHV-1.
West Coast, the champion 3-year-old male of 2017, worked three furlongs in 36.60 seconds at Santa Anita on Sunday, the start of preparation for a spring campaign that could include the $10 million Dubai World Cup in the United Arab Emirates on March 31.
Battle Station certainly was focused in his first race as a gelding, digging in resolutely through the stretch run of the $100,000 Rego Park Stakes at Aqueduct on Sunday to defeat Morning Breez by a neck.
Early Saturday afternoon, the champion Unique Bella won the sixth stakes of her career in the Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita. For many stables, that would be the highlight of a day, a week, or even a month. For Hall of Fame trainer Jerry ...
This featured Rego Park Stakes drew only five runners, but it’s certainly not lacking in depth.
Flameaway and Catholic Boy, the top two finishers Saturday in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, both emerged in good order as their connections started looking farther down the trail to the 144th Kentucky Derby.
Saturday was a “Champions Day” of sorts, as 2017 Eclipse Award winners Unique Bella and World Approval (who was also a finalist for Horse of the Year), made their 2018 debuts, and came away winners.
Mobile Bay won his fourth consecutive stakes race in a corker Saturday night when he edged Underpressure by a nose in the $170,000 Louisiana Premiere Night Championship at Delta Downs.
February 10, 2018
Consolida ($17.40) was last early as she made her U.S. racing debut in the $51,625 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields, but the British-bred filly proved her superiority in the stretch as she rallied after getting clear to score an easy victory.