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January 29, 2015
Distinctiv Passion’s position in California’s sprint division is on the rise this winter. He may go global in a few months. On Saturday, Distinctiv Passion starts in the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at six furlongs at Santa Anita, a race that could ...
The 96Rock Stakes at Turfway Park typically is comprised of blue-collar 3-year-olds braving the winter in Kentucky and seemingly without much hope of becoming major players on the Derby trail.
Everything Lovely ran better in the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship than her third-place finish suggests. On Saturday, she will be a solid favorite when she returns in a first-level allowance for 3-year-old fillies at her home base of Parx.
Only one of the 17 Eclipse Award categories turned out to have a close tally this year: champion 2-year-old male, where American Pharoah outpolled Texas Red by just 15 votes, 126 to 111. The narrow distance between them was endorsed on Thursday when ...
It’s a tell-tale sign when top-class riders such as John Velazquez, Edgar Prado, Rajiv Maragh, Irad Ortiz Jr., and Julien Leparoux show up where they don’t regularly compete. Those jockeys will be among those on hand Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs in ...
The 2012 filly crop has been good to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Through midweek, Hollendorfer fillies – 2-year-olds of 2014 and 3-year-olds of 2015 – had won 22 maiden special weight races and six stakes. The total may increase Saturday at Santa ...
In the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, I’m going with My Johnny Be Good, whose only outings on dirt in his last two starts were a decided cut above good efforts on Polytrack in his first two starts.
John Sadler, finding himself in his mid-fifties, decided a while back to start taking care of himself like one of the racehorses in his large public stable, which meant a diligent exercise routine and healthy food. “It was a quality of life choice,” ...
I was fairly certain Upstart was going to run really well in last Saturday’s Holy Bull Stakes. Any 2-year-old that can get a 102 Beyer in his third start and run well in all four starts on both coasts is dangerous. The horse ran even better than I ...
2015 Experimental Free Handicap