September 05, 2016
It was another sensational Saratoga summer for the New York Racing Association as all-sources handle was the second-highest in track history.
The Grade 1 Hopeful was eventful from start to beyond the finish, but when it was over, it had a most appropriate ending as Chad Brown and Jose Ortiz were standing in the Saratoga winner’s circle on closing day.
Trainer Graham Motion predicted that Ring Weekend would run a much-improved race in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch than he had 16 days earlier in the Fourstardave. And he couldn’t have been more right, as Ring Weekend not only won the closing-day ...
Tepin, the champion female turf horse of 2016, continued her strong preparation for a start in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile with a five-furlong move in 1:00.11 over the Oklahoma turf course on Monday.
Gun Runner, third to Arrogate in the Travers Stakes, worked four furlongs in 50.56 seconds Monday morning over the Oklahoma training track as he prepares for a start in the Grade 2, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on Sept. 24.
September 04, 2016
Lucy N Ethel won the first three starts of her career in a seven-week period. After missing eight months due to an ankle chip, the 3-year-old Lucy N Ethel picked up where she left off, scoring a front-running, half-length 22-1 upset victory in ...
Pretty City Dancer and Sweet Loretta, the two progeny of Tapit who dead-heated for the win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga, will likely meet again in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, but will take different paths getting there.
Though decisions are far from finalized, the top four finishers from Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodward Stakes could meet again in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5. Shaman Ghost, Mubtaahij, Frosted, and Breaking Lucky were ...
September 03, 2016
Trainer Jimmy Jerkens didn’t want to run Shaman Ghost in Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodward at Saratoga. Owner Frank Stronach didn’t like the alternative. So, Jerkens followed his owner’s lead and then took a page out of his late father’s playbook as Shaman ...
Leading jockey Jose Ortiz capped off a memorable afternoon Saturday at Saratoga by notching his fifth victory of the day with a perfectly judged ride aboard Suffused in the $200,000 Glens Falls.