March 01, 2015
Far From Over, the Withers Stakes winner, will skip next Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham Stakes and will instead train up to the $1 million Wood Memorial on April 4, his connections confirmed on Sunday.
February 28, 2015
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez will serve a 25-day suspension and pay a $2,500 fine as a result of two horses having overages for Flunixin, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory also known as Banamine and used for therapeutic use.
February 27, 2015
Salutos Amigos, among the top sprinters on the East Coast if not the country, is “50-50” to make next Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap here, according to trainer and part-owner David Jacobson.
The hot-riding Junior Alvarado has picked up the mount on Classy Class for next Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham Stakes. On Friday, Alvarado got acquainted with the 3-year-old colt.
Sir Bond has undergone quite the transformation in the last few months, going from low-level claimer to potential stakes horse. Sunday, he’ll seek his fourth consecutive victory in a $69,000 second-level optional-claiming race at Aqueduct.
Trainer Mike Hushion has been hospitalized with “a serious health issue,” according to Barry Schwartz, one of Hushion’s primary owners and close friend.
February 26, 2015
With the 40th running of the Tom Fool Handicap set for March 7 at Aqueduct, test your knowledge of Native Dancer and Tom Fool.
Though Conspiracy is stepping up in company after a pair of second-place finishes against cheaper, trainer Robert Barbara believes a clean trip is all his horse needs to be competitive in Saturday’s $69,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct.
One sign, perhaps, that spring is not a myth was the presence of a pair of multiple Grade 1 winners on the Belmont Park training track Thursday morning.
Noble Moon, winner of the Grade 2 Jerome in 2014, worked three furlongs in 37.85 seconds Thursday morning, his second breeze of the year. He has not run since finishing sixth in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile last Nov. 29.