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May 18, 2015
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale started off with an unprecedented bang on Monday, led by a $1.2-million Smart Strike filly who became the most expensive horse ever sold at public auction in the state of Maryland.
Matt Rose's analysis of the Tuesday 5/19 card at Yonkers Raceway.
Suffolk Downs in East Boston, Mass., plans to cut its takeout to 15 percent across the board for the three dates of racing it plans this summer and fall, a consultant to the state’s horsemen said on Monday.
Commissioner, 2 1/2-length winner of the Grade 3, $300,000 Pimlico Special last Friday, could make his next start in the Grade 2, $500,000 Suburban on July 4, Elliott Walden, president and CEO of WinStar Farm, said Monday.
Irad Ortiz Jr., the leading rider at the Belmont spring meet, started a seven-day suspension Monday for careless riding during the running of the fifth race here May 13. The suspension was reduced from 10 days for waiving his right of appeal.
There is a pick six carryover of $93,647 on Wednesday at Belmont Park, and the sequence includes four races scheduled for the turf.
If Ron Paolucci has his way, American Pharoah won’t be loose on the lead in the June 6 Belmont Stakes like he was in last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, where American Pharoah splish-splashed his way to a seven-length victory in the Pimlico slop.
American Pharoah beat 17 rivals in the Kentucky Derby, just seven showed up to futilely challenge him last Saturday in the Preakness, and it looks as if he’ll have about 10 opponents in the June 6 Belmont Stakes when he attempts to become the first ...
Gierkink's Woodbine Horses to Watch for the week of May 18
The first stakes of the Delaware Park meet, which opened Preakness Day, will be held Wednesday. The $50,000 Winter Melody Stakes is for fillies and mares, will be held at 1 1/16 miles, and has drawn a field of seven.