December 18, 2014
The big race of the day Saturday obviously is the Grade 1, $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity. Unfortunately, it drew a field of only five. Small fields also are the case in the two $50,000 stakes at Fair Grounds, the Sugar Bowl and Letellier Memorial, ...
December 17, 2014
Conspicuous by her absence from laundry list of Tropical Park Oaks entries Saturday at Gulfstream Park was Daring Kathy, a four-time stakes winner who is coming off a wire-to-wire victory against older rivals in the Grade 3 My Charmer Handicap at ...
Social Inclusion, one of the stars of the 2013-14 Championship meet at Gulfstream Park, is back in training at Palm Meadows after losing most of the second half of his 3-year-old campaign due to a tendon injury.
Team Valor International thought enough of Street Sailing to buy a controlling interest in the filly prior to the 2013 Breeders’ Cup. Things haven’t quite panned out yet, but after being given plenty of time to get her act together, Street Sailing can ...
December 16, 2014
A full field is shaping up for Saturday’s Tropical Park Derby for 3-year-olds, led by Grade 2 winner Wallyanna, Smooth Daddy, and Cabo Cat. Also to be run here Saturday is the Tropical Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies. Both are $75,000 races at 1 1/16 ...
Trainer Wesley Ward has been relatively quiet since winning two Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita and then serving a 30-day medication suspension. Ward is getting his large stable geared up for the Gulfstream winter meet while also finding time each ...
Sloane Square is perfect in at least one respect – with the fans. The 3-year-old filly has been favored in every one of her four starts, including back-to-back graded stakes last spring.
December 15, 2014
Just Foolin Around has been a consistent sort all along but “just hasn’t been able to finish the job recently,” says his trainer, Tim Hills. That is a problem the veteran horseman hopes to solve by dropping Just Foolin Around in against conditioned ...
For the first time since the Village at Gulfstream Park opened adjacent to the racetrack five years ago, wagering will become available inside the mall with the opening of Frankey’s Sports Bar on Tuesday night.
On Saturday, Todd Pletcher won four races, including a pair of stakes here and the Queens County at Aqueduct. But he isn’t the only trainer who had himself a big weekend both here and in New York.