Barbara D. Livingston
Three Rules, shown training on Jan. 14, is pointing to the Fountain of Youth, just two weeks away.
With the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth only two weeks away, prospective contenders were active at training venues throughout south Florida on Saturday, most notably at Gulfstream Park, where Three Rules and the Peruvian hopeful Huracan Americo both turned ...Full Story >>
February 15, 2017
Coasted, second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, was sent to Florida for the winter by trainer Leah Gyarmati, and after a brief freshening is slowly starting to work her way back into shape for her 3-year-old campaign.
Among the paddock schoolers at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday was Huracan Americo, a Group 1 winner in his native Chile at 2 who is currently being pointed toward a possible start in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth on March 4.
Wild Shot, beaten 3 1/2 lengths when fourth behind McCraken last weekend in the Sam Davis Stakes, will return to Tampa Bay Downs for the March 11 Tampa Bay Derby “unless I see no reason not to go,” said trainer Rusty Arnold.
Duly regrouped at Payson Park, Mines and Magic is scheduled to make her 4-year-old debut here at Gulfstream Park on Saturday in the $60,000 Wild Pearl at seven furlongs.
When last they met at Gulfstream Park, Eskenformoney was pulling a mild upset over favored Curlin's Approval in the Grade 3 Rampart on Dec. 17. Nine weeks later, they will meet again Saturday in the Grade 2, $200,000 Royal Delta at 1 1/16 miles.
There are more haves than have-nots in the lone allowance race Friday at Gulfstream Park, making for some interesting wagering strategy as a 10-race card unfolds. Nine older horses are in the ninth race, a key link in late multi-race wagers, and ...
February 13, 2017
The Rainbow 6 jackpot went down on Sunday to the tune of a $210,518 payout. The winning ticket was one of 64 20-cent tickets purchased by an unidentified bettor in Maryland.
Trainer Todd Pletcher unleashed another top 3-year-old prospect here Sunday, Malagacy, who followed his 15-length maiden win with an equally eye-catching seven-length optional-claiming victory.
Trainer Jorge Navarro's first trip to Dubai last spring ended in disappointment when X Y Jet finished second and was injured in the Golden Shaheen. Undeterred, Navarro is preparing to return to Dubai next month with perhaps an even more potent weapon, ...
Trainer Todd Pletcher sends out undefeated Ghalia as the favorite and horse to beat in the $48,000 allowance and optional-claiming feature, a race carded for 3-year-old fillies at 6 1/2 furlongs.