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Midnight Storm Upsets Del Mar Derby

No one could catch 17-1 longshot Midnight Storm at Del Mar on Sunday, as he led the field gate to wire and kicked away late to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Del Mar Derby. One of the longest shots on … Continue reading

Trainer Plesa Sweeps Monmouth Juvenile Stakes

And the beat went on for trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr. at Monmouth Park on Sunday, capturing the racetrack’s top 2-year-old stakes events just one day after saddling Itsmyluckyday to win the Grade 1 Woodward at Saratoga. Live Oak Plantation’s Souper … Continue reading

Horsemen Reap Benefits of Oklahoma Training Track’s Extended Dates

There is an underlying assumption that once the Saratoga Race Course meet ends on Labor Day, all of the horses disperse to downstate New York at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs in Kentucky, or Santa Anita in California. That is not … Continue reading

Jojo Warrior Leads Every Step in Torrey Pines

Zayat Stable’s Jojo Warrior broke sharply and stayed on top throughout, holding off a late run on the outside from Tiz Kissable to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes at Del Mar on Sunday. The winner cruised through … Continue reading

Condo Commando Romps in Spinaway for Durkin’s Last Call

Shortly before the Sunday feature at Saratoga, the skies darkened and the rain began to fall. Eight 2-year-old fillies went to post in the slop, introduced by track announcer Tom Durkin. Minutes later, as Condo Commando galloped home a clear … Continue reading

Trainer Larry Ross Notches 1000th Victory

Larry Ross reached 1,000 career wins on Saturday when he saddled Just Like Uptown to a score in the fifth race at Emerald Downs, according to The Blood-Horse. The 4-year-old gelding skipped away from claiming competition by 6 3/4 lengths … Continue reading

Palace Aims for Third Straight G1 in Vosburgh

After Palace won the Grade 1, six-furlong Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap on August 2, trainer Linda Rice was unsure whether she should have the 5-year-old stretch out to seven furlongs for the Grade 1 Forego on August 30 at Saratoga … Continue reading

Trujillo Takes Down Nakatani in ‘Battle Off the Saddle’ Match

Elvis (Heartbreak) Trujillo floored Corey (Knockout) Nakatani in the third and final round and went on to win a unanimous decision in the much-anticipated “Battle Off the Saddle” Saturday night before a raucously enthusiastic crowd at Del Mar’s Seaside Terrace. … Continue reading

Irish Mission Successful in Glens Falls

Sitting patiently off slow fractions, Robert Evans’ Irish Mission wore down pacesetting Viva Rafaela to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Glens Falls Handicap at Saratoga on Sunday. Viva Rafaela broke best in the field of fillies and mares, snatching the … Continue reading

LoPresti on Wise Dan: ‘He’s an Amazing Creature’

Though he has been with Wise Dan throughout a 30-race campaign that began in the winter of 2010, trainer Charlie LoPresti continues to be awed by his two-time Horse of the Year. It wasn’t any different on Sunday, the morning … Continue reading