The Friday Show: Horsemen Helping Horsemen In Court?
Funds exist in many areas of society to help people defend themselves in court. The latest such legal defense fund has been created for horse racing trainers and owners in light of a federal case in Pennsylvania. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the reasons behind the fund, the broader […]
TCI: Guest Suite, Mo Town Square Off In G2 Risen Star Stakes
Who’s Risen? The TCI guys recap the Southwest S. (G3) and preview a full field in Saturday’s Risen Star S. (G2). Did One Liner’s impressive win impact the TCI Top 10? What can be expected in the Risen Star?
One Liner Keeps Perfect Record Intact With Southwest Victory
Trainer Todd Pletcher rarely sends horses to Oaklawn Park for the 3-year-old series of Kentucky Derby prep races, but when he does, watch out. On Monday, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s One Liner stretched out to two turns impressively in the G3 Southwest Stakes, besting a field of 12 other sophomores to […]
Heavily Favored Gun Runner Takes Razorback As He Pleases
Off as the 1-5 favorite in a field of six older horses, Gun Runner took the lead out of the gate and was never seriously challenged to win Monday’s G3 Razorback Handicap by open lengths at Oaklawn Park. Owned by Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride was never really […]
Undefeated Epicharis Qualifies For Kentucky Derby With Hyacinth Victory
Epicharis (Jpn) defeated Adirato (Jpn) in the Hyacinth at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday to remain unbeaten in four starts; the colt garnered 50 points and an invitation to compete in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6 at Churchill Downs. The one-mile Hyacinth was the second race in a new two-race […]
Zakaroff Posts 48-1 Upset In El Camino Real Derby
Antone Metaxas’ Zakaroff posted a surprise victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby, striking the wire first at odds of 48-1. Ridden by Kyle Frey, the sophomore son of Slew’s Tiznow rode the rail through the turn, angled out and collared the favored Ann Arbor Eddie to win by a half-length. Trained by […]
El Areeb ‘Effortless’ In First Work Since Withers Victory
M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3-winning Triple Crown contender El Areeb returned to the work tab with a sharp half-mile breeze over Laurel Park’s main track Saturday morning. With trainer Cal Lynch’s son, Charlie, in the irons, the 3-year-old Exchange Rate colt was clocked in 47.70 seconds, the second-fastest of 35 horses at the […]
TCI: Last Of The 10-Point Races
The TCI guys process last week’s Derby prep action, a major performance by the undefeated McCraken. Did he do enough to break into the top spot of the TCI’s Top 10? They also preview this Saturday’s G3 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields, and the loaded G3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on […]