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Melatonin Completes Big ‘Cap-Gold Cup Double In Style For Hofmans

Susan Osborne’s (Tarabilla Farm) Melatonin was the stylish 1 1/2-length winner of The Gold Cup at Santa Anita Saturday, completing the elusive Santa Anita Handicap-Gold Cup double for trainer David Hofmans. The Gold Cup at Santa Anita, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” event, earns the 6-year-old son of Kodiak Kowboy an […]

Lord Nelson Lunges Late To Capture Triple Bend Stakes

B. Wayne Hughes’ (Spendthrift Farm) Lord Nelson was no more than a length off the pace-setting Subtle Indian in the early part of Saturday evening’s Grade 1 Triple Bend Stakes, then Rafael Bejarano allowed him a breather. The 4-year-old son of Pulpit came back running in the final eighth of a mile, just thrusting his […]

Thoroughbred Blackfoot Mystery Tackles Eventing At 2016 Olympic Games

Blackfoot Mystery, a 12-year-old Kentucky-bred American Thoroughbred (Out of Place – True Mystery, by Proud Truth), has been named to the 2016 United States Olympic Team in the sport of 3-day eventing, reports offtrackthoroughbreds.com. Along with his partner Boyd Martin, Blackfoot Mystery most recently finished sixth at the Rolex Kentucky 3-day event, one of only […]

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 Jackpot Up To $87,000 For Sunday Card

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot swelled to $87,227.28 for Sunday’s program at Gulfstream Park when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 12th consecutive racing day Saturday. There were two live tickets going into the 11th and final race on longshots Philly Phantom and Starchy Leitenont, but the race was won by Thunder […]

By The Moon Upsets Wavell Avenue In Bed O’Roses Stakes

Jay Em Ess Stable’s By The Moon attended a slow early pace to out-finish last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint champion Wavell Avenue, winning the Grade 3 Bed o’Roses Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday by 1 3/4 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Indian Charlie covered seven furlongs on the fast main track […]

Lynch: Possible Starter In Queen’s Plate, New York License Reinstated

A Sunday work over the Toronto oval’s Tapeta will play a big factor in the decision on whether to run Hammers Vision in the Queen’s Plate or the turf Charlie Barley Stakes, both slated for July 3 at Woodbine. Owned by Terry Hamilton and trained by Brian Lynch, who campaigned Shaman Ghost to Plate glory […]

Isabella Sings Deserved Favorite In Dominating Eatontown Performance

Siena Farms’ homebred Isabella Sings was the facile winner of Saturday’s Grade 3 Eatontown Stakes, leading from start-to-finish and crossing the wire three lengths in front of the field. The 4-year-old daughter of Eskendereya breezed through 1 1/16 over Monmouth Park’s firm turf course in 1:40.57 for trainer Todd Pletcher. Paco Lopez allowed Isabella Sings […]

Trouble-Free Trip Nets Mo Tom Ohio Derby Victory

Sent post-ward as the heavy favorite, G M B Racing’s Mo Tom and jockey Javier Castellano stayed clear of trouble to win Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby, making their way to the wire first by three lengths. The sophomore son of Uncle Mo was making his first start since finishing eighth in the Kentucky Derby, and […]

Sarah Sis Leads All The Way In Chicago Handicap

Rags Racing Stable’s Sarah Sis made every pole a winning one in the Grade 3 Chicago Handicap on Saturday, crossing the wire a full length in front. A 4-year-old daughter of Sharp Humor, Sarah Sis covered seven furlongs on Arlington’s polytrack, rated fast, in 1:23.16, earning her first victory since Keeneland’s G2 Raven Run last […]

O’Neill ‘Really Happy’ With Nyquist’s Latest Work At Santa Anita

With regular rider Mario Gutierrez aloft, Paul and Zillah Reddam’s Kentucky Derby winning Nyquist worked five furlongs in 1:02.07 at 12:48 p.m. today over Santa Anita’s pristine main track. In his second recorded workout since tasting defeat for the first time in the Preakness Stakes May 21, the Doug O’Neill conditioned son of Uncle Mo […]