February 16, 2018
A big effort on turf at Gulfstream Park last month was all it took for trainer Ian Wilkes to get excited about McCormick again.
The middle of February last year was a grim period for jockey Drayden Van Dyke. Weeks earlier, he had broken his arm in a gruesome spill at Santa Anita and had a cast that extended above his elbow.
The quarantine of a Belmont Park barn Friday due to a suspected case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy will result in the scratches of 14 New York-based horses entered to race on the six-stakes Winter Carnival program Saturday at Laurel Park.
The established mare will be challenged by a rapidly improving filly in Sunday's Grade 3 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita.
Barn 10 at Belmont Park has been placed under quarantine due to a suspected case of equine herpes myeloencephalopathy (EHM), a respiratory virus that can sometimes be fatal.
Bob Pandolfo's Sharp Horses and Track Trends report featuring horses from Meadowlands, Yonkers, Northfield and others.
Sippin has been known to get on a win streak and there would be no better race for her to start a new one than the $85,000 Peppers Pride Handicap on Sunday at Sunland Park.
BreezeFigs Quick-Pix for Saturday, February 17, 2018 by Bob Fierro & Jay Kilgore.
Da Big Hoss, a Grade 2 winner and multiple course record holder, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio, for the 2018 breeding season, where he will stand for a private fee.