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YESTERDAY July 29, 2014
There’s no shortage of speed in Wednesday’s Coronation Cup, where most of the 3-year-old fillies entered can be classified as early-pace types. The skull-buster of a turf sprint brings together horses from far and wide, and handicappers must evaluate ...
Burn the Mortgage, a 4 1/2-length winner of the Eight Miles East Stakes last Saturday, will remain at Gulfstream and probably run next in the $75,000 The Vid on Sept. 13, said owner-trainer Mike Maker.
The unquestionable star of the West Virginia Derby undercard is Moonshine Mullin, an astounding $40,000 claim by trainer Randy Morse who will run in the $200,000 West Virginia Governor’s.
Jockey Jamie Theriot, who teamed with trainer Bret Calhoun for a Breeders’ Cup double in 2010, will join forces with Calhoun at Louisiana Downs on Saturday, when he rides Louies Flower in the $100,000 Prelude. The race is the local prep for the Grade ...
Gold Appointment has been scratched from Saturday’s Grade 2 West Virginia Derby by trainer Robert Rockwell, who was unaware that new medication rules went into effect in West Virginia on July 9.
Todd Pletcher has enjoyed too much success at Saratoga to lament the ones that got away. One can forgive him, however, for still agonizing over last year’s Travers when Palace Malice stumbled at the start, was last early, and rallied to finish fourth, ...
DRF handicapper Dan Illman takes a closer look at juveniles running at Saratoga.
It rained heavily at Woodbine on Monday, and there’s more rain in the forecast, so the course shouldn’t be as hard and as kind to speed as it was Sunday. The ground on the backstretch had some give to it when I walked on it Tuesday morning.
Owen Rainwater, now deceased, was an Illinois farmer of corn, soybeans, and wheat. He bred, owned, and trained horses, too, and found more success in Chicago than his tiny operation had a right to.
Even though he has won five times in 20 starts, a respectable record, Passing Game seems to always get passed over by bettors.