February 04, 2018
In his first start around two turns, first start outside of New York, and in his stakes debut, Audible stepped up his game with a runaway victory while producing a strong 99 Beyer Speed Figure three months out from the Derby.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Audible came out of his stunning, one-sided victory in Saturday’s Holy Bull in good order, but admitted even he was a little surprised at the ease of his rapidly improving 3-year-old's win in the Grade 2, Kentucky Derby prep.
Jockey Joe Bravo said Avery Island is a physically talented colt who still has more to learn. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said he may give Avery Island two more starts to get the education necessary for the Kentucky Derby.
A busy 2018 has put Lombo on the Triple Crown trail after a front-running win in Saturday’s Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita. Lombo won his second consecutive race in his third start of the young year in the $151,380 Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 ...
Barn 14 at Turfway Park has been placed under quarantine by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture after a horse stabled there tested positive for the equine herpesvirus (EHV1) and was euthanized on Friday.
AVERY ISLAND made his 3-year-old debut a winning one and now has won three times in his last four starts, but for me, this race confirmed two opinions held dear for months – Catholic Boy is one of the best Derby prospects, and FIRENZE FIRE is not cut ...
On paper, this looked like a subpar Derby prep – seven of the nine runners were eligible for a first-level allowance race, and the other two were maidens – and it played out that way, with the race receiving a figure suitable to a first-level allowance ...
What you think of Saturday’s developments on the road to the Kentucky Derby probably depends on what you make of Audible’s big score in the Holy Bull Stakes.
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Sunday's card at Aqueduct.
February 03, 2018
Hannelore Hanover was voted Canada's top Standardbred for 2017, taking home the newly re-christened Somebeachsomewhere Horse of the Year Award during Saturday night's O'Brien Awards ceremony.