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May 22, 2015
Materiality, who finished a troubled sixth in the Kentucky Derby, worked a terrific five furlongs in 59.81 seconds Friday morning over the Belmont main track. Materiality was one of five Belmont Stakes horses to put in workouts Friday morning, a roster ...
Wally Van finally will shake Get Happy Mister on Sunday in the $40,000 Arapahoe Park Sprint. Wally Van faced Get Happy Mister in three consecutive stakes races at the Colorado meet a year ago, and Get Happy Mister won all of them en route to taking the ...
A Smart Strike filly purchased for $1.25 million at Monday’s Fasig-Tipton Midatlantic sale of 2-year-olds in-training at Timonium, Md., will be trained in Southern California by Simon Callaghan.
Who in the Chicago racing scene before this past winter had heard of Vicente Gudiel, the apprentice rider who arrived at Hawthorne in December and won the riding title there at the winter-spring meet? No one, basically, and now it is happening again – ...
Only six of the 11 potential Belmont Stakes starters are currently stabled at Belmont Park. Four of those six worked for the June 6 race on Friday: trainer Todd Pletcher’s trio of Materiality, Carpe Diem, and Madefromlucky and Kiaran McLaughlin’s ...
There has been a huge boost of positive energy coming out of the racing office at Hastings since Nichelle Milner finally arrived and took over as racing secretary two weeks ago.
Prime Engine, the leading 2-year-old at Emerald Downs in 2014, will make his eagerly awaited 2015 debut Sunday in the $50,000 Auburn Handicap at 6 1/2 furlongs. Carrying the high weight of 121 pounds, Prime Engine will meet seven challengers in the ...
At a permanent new venue, Barretts Sales is relaunching its brand at the May 28 2-year-olds in training sales at Del Mar, hoping to transfer the success of recent decades at its Pomona location to the popular beachside racetrack. Barretts ceased ...
Only five horses were entered for Sunday’s $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at 1 1/2 miles on turf at Santa Anita, and one of them is from out of town – Divine Oath, the multiple stakes winner trained in New York by Todd Pletcher.
Some good-sized competitive fields give the end-of-the-card pick four some appeal. There are a couple fairly heavy favorites, but they’re not unbeatable, so if you can topple them, you can eliminate many other tickets.