TODAY March 06, 2015
The remnants of Thursday’s winter storm are likely to have an impact on Saturday’s card at Aqueduct, which includes the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham Stakes, two other stakes and a pick-six carryover of $148,147.
His connections having resisted the temptation to stretch him out in distance, Majestic Affair will be doing what he’s proven he does best when he sprints in Sunday’s $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct.
Due to the impact of a winter storm, racing was canceled Friday at Aqueduct, the 15th full card and second in a row lost to weather and safety concerns.
YESTERDAY March 05, 2015
If he is right, Salutos Amigos is clearly the horse to beat in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct.
If El Kabeir is to be considered a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender, he will have to bounce back from his loss in the Withers when he faces nine mostly new faces in the Gotham, which like the Withers is run at 1 1/16 miles over the inner track.
After Thursday’s card at Aqueduct was canceled due to snow, New York Racing Association officials were hopeful of conducting live racing on Friday, when there will be a pick six carryover of $148,147 beginning with race 3 (2:18 p.m. Eastern).
The calendar has changed to March but the song remains the same. A winter storm forecast to bring 4 to 7 inches of snow to the area forced the New York Racing Association to cancel Thursday’s card at Aqueduct.
March 04, 2015
Robert P. Lake, who trained horses for five decades before retiring in 1991, died Wednesday at a hospital in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., due to complications from pneumonia. He was 82.
Lehigh Five was no surprise when he won his debut by nearly 11 lengths at 6-5 in a 10-horse field sprinting on Jan. 23. Friday, the New York-bred 3-year-old will stretch out in distance and meet winners for the first time.
Saturday, Todd Pletcher will see if he has another Far From Over on his bench when he sends out a trio of under-the-radar 3-year-olds against the multiple stakes winner El Kabeir in the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.