April 20, 2016
Effinex returned to New York a few days after he won the Oaklawn Park Handicap last Saturday, but he will likely be hitting the road again for his next start. Effinex is targeting the Grade 1, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on June 18 at Churchill Downs.
April 18, 2016
Mrs McDougal, who came off the bench to win the Plenty of Grace Stakes Saturday, could make her next start in the Grade 1, $700,000 Just a Game Stakes on the June 11 Belmont Stakes undercard.
Salutos Amigos, winner of the Grade 1 Carter Handicap, is being pointed to the Grade 3, $150,000 Westchester Stakes going a one-turn mile on May 7 at Belmont Park.
Like virtually every other trainer with a horse pointing to the Kentucky Oaks, Chad Brown figured to be running for second money with Gazelle Stakes winner Lewis Bay. But the stunning news Sunday night that Songbird would miss the Oaks due to a ...
Seymourdini, who came off a lengthy layoff to win a first-level allowance race here on Friday, could make his next start in the Grade 2, $500,000 Woody Stephens, a seven-furlong race on the June 11 Belmont Stakes undercard.
If he doesn't get into the Kentucky Derby, Adventist will likely make his next start in the Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park on May 14, trainer Leah Gyarmati said Sunday.
Despite the allure of a $100,000 purse, the first two races for 2-year-olds on this circuit drew small fields. Wednesday's 4 1/2-furlong race for 2-year-old fillies drew a field of five, while Thursday's 4 1/2-furlong race for males drew a field of six.
April 17, 2016
Paulassilverlining rebounded from her disappointing runner-up finish as the 2-5 favorite in the Correction Stakes last month and spoiled the return of Cavorting by defeating that filly handily in Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct.
April 16, 2016
Jose Ortiz continued his dominance of the Aqueduct spring meet on Saturday, winning four more races, including the $100,000 Plenty of Grace Stakes on Mrs McDougal, who received a perfect stalking trip.
April 14, 2016
Jose Ortiz, who won the Aqueduct winter meet, is off to a blazing start at the spring meet. Through the first nine days, Ortiz had won 24 races from 66 mounts, opening up a seven-win lead on his brother Irad.