January 30, 2016
Sassicaia, who was not entered in the Grade 3 Toboggan the first two times it was scheduled, found his way to the entry box on Wednesday and then found his way through a small hole in deep stretch to win the $150,000 Toboggan by a neck over 46-1 ...
After a solid 2-year-old season, Sunny Ridge kicked off his 3-year-old campaign with a gritty - it not particularly fast - three-quarter length victory over Vorticity in Saturday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct.
January 29, 2016
On Sunday, Pat Mahony retires as the director of mutuels for the New York Racing Association. Starting Monday, there will not be a Mahony supervising wagering in North America for the first time in over a century.
Seventy-two days after winning a maiden race by 18 1/2 lengths, Alto Belle gets a chance to validate the performance when she heads a field of nine 3-year-old fillies set to run in the $100,000 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct.
January 28, 2016
With Alto Belle, trainer Todd Pletcher already had the horse to beat in the $100,000 Busanda Stakes. But now the seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer will double down by adding Lost Raven to the mix in Sunday's mile and 70-yard race for 3-year-old ...
The New York-bred maiden winner Cards of Stone will scratch out of Saturday's Grade 3 Withers after a majority interest in the gelding by Bustin Stones was sold Thursday.
The weather looks clear for Saturday, which means the New York Racing Association will finally be able to run the Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan Stakes, a six-furlong race twice postponed by inclement weather.
January 27, 2016
While owner Sheila Rosenblum and trainer Linda Rice decide whether to race their champion female sprinter La Verdad again, their other stakes-winning New York-bred filly sprinter Hot City Girl returned to the work tab Wednesday morning.
Two weeks ago, the Grade 1 winner Effinex was being strongly considered for the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan on March 26. He may alter course and make his seasonal debut in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 12 instead.
More so than most trainers with a 3-year-old at this time of year, Jason Servis has reason to be thinking about the Kentucky Derby. But Servis has different goals when considering where and when to run his New Jersey-bred gelding Sunny Ridge.