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April 13, 2015
Ron Gierkink's Woodbine Horses to Watch
Horsemen were relieved to have been notified by management over the weekend that the Aqueduct backstretch will remain open at least through a good portion of July.
Room for Me, the 3-5 morning-line favorite, will be scratched from Wednesday’s $72,000 third race at Aqueduct because she is ineligible, the New York stewards confirmed Monday.
Things are going so well for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin this month that he was hoping for a slight change to the racing calendar. “I want to see if they could move the [Kentucky] Derby to the fourth Saturday in April,” he joked Monday morning at Belmont.
After 35 races in which horses could earn points toward a berth in the Kentucky Derby on May 2, the prospective field is largely set, though the final composition of the maximum 20-horse field could undergo a few tweaks over the next 2 1/2 weeks, since ...
Turf racing returns to New York on Wednesday with three races scheduled for the grass, including a $75,000 second-level allowance in which – no surprise – trainer Christophe Clement has the horse to beat.
Top Billing closed stoutly when beaten a nose by Noble Bird in a second-level allowance here last week, and he might run back for the same condition or could jump back into stakes company.
The racing future of Misconnect is in doubt after the ridgling suffered a fractured sesamoid to his left foreleg last month.
Arnaud and Leigh Delacour have made Tampa Bay Downs their winter home since the 2007-08 season, and during that time horseplayers have learned runners from the Delacour operation should never be taken lightly.
Imagine two intense rivals battling head and head to the finish. That is the essence of horse racing, and as the Tampa Bay Downs race meeting heads into its final three weeks, a pair of very intense competitors are battling for the top spot in the race ...