November 18, 2014
Ten juvenile colts and geldings were entered in race 7, a $67,000 optional claimer with preliminary allowance conditions. Stretch-running Zandar breaks from the rail and will be the likely favorite.
November 17, 2014
There should be a bonus prize for anyone who comes up with the winner of race 8, a $67,000 first-level allowance sprint that drew 15 fillies and mares, including also-eligible Coast of Sangria.
November 16, 2014
The Lewis Dinner and Regal Minister, juveniles sired by Posse and ridden by Manuel Franco, sped to the lead early and improved their position to sweep the inaugural editions of the Key Cents and Notebook, a pair of $100,000 stakes run Sunday at Aqueduct.
A couple of imposing singles on the main track in Sunday’s late pick four offer the chance to spread in a pair of tough-to-figure grass races with a wide range of possible results.
Although a $27,574 pick six carryover is nothing to sneeze at, I’m interested in capitalizing on a couple of price horses earlier on the Sunday card.
November 15, 2014
Dynamic Sky, winless in five graded stakes at Woodbine this year, broke through for his first career victory on the grass in Saturday’s 55th running of the $250,000 Red Smith Handicap, the final graded turf stakes of the season in New York.
November 14, 2014
Jockey Mike Luzzi, who was injured in a paddock accident Nov. 2 at Aqueduct, underwent a second surgery Wednesday to repair his fractured pelvis.
While trainer Todd Pletcher has not finalized his lineup for the six stakes scheduled here for Thanksgiving weekend, one horse certain not to participate in the Grade 2 Remsen is Blofeld.
Following his 9 1/2-length maiden win Sept. 26 at Belmont, Liam’s Map seemed a logical contender for the Grade 3 Discovery at Aqueduct on Nov. 1.
Palace, a multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter in 2014 who finished sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, may not be done for the year. Trainer Linda Rice said Friday she would work Palace over the weekend to determine whether or not to point him toward ...