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Baccelo wins the Iselin Stakes
Baccelo Survives Steward’s Inquiry In Iselin Stakes

David Jacobson’s Baccelo stalked the early pace of Mr. Jordan before moving by the pacesetter at the top of the stretch and posting a length and a half win in the Grade 3, $100,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes at Monmouth Park. Trained by the owner, Baccelo survived a steward’s inquiry and jockey’s claim of foul […]

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Midnight Miley takes Seaway Stakes
Midnight Miley Leads All The Way In Seaway Stakes

Midnight Miley made every pole a winning one in Saturday’s Grade 3 $150,600 Seaway Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Julia Carey for Little Red Feather Racing, the four-year-old Midnight Lute bay proved that turning back in distance from her front-running route in the Grade 3 Ontario Matron was no issue at all with yet another […]

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Strike Charmer wins the Ballston Spa
Strike Charmer Upsets Lady Eli’s Comeback In Ballston Spa

Donald and Donna Adam’s Strike Charmer defeated fan-favorite Lady Eli by three-quarters of a length in the latter’s comeback race from a battle with laminitis, handing her the first defeat of her career. Strike Charmer captured Saturday’s G2 Ballston Spa in a sharp final time of 1:38.77 for 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf, […]

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Arrogate sets a track record in the Travers
Arrogate Breezes Under The Wire Well Clear In Fastest Travers Ever

The betting public at Saratoga, a crowd of 48,630, had had little doubt in the ability of Juddmonte Farm’s Flintshire in the Sword Dancer the race before. For the Travers itself, Juddmonte’s entry Arrogate was sent off at odds of 11-1. Trainer Bob Baffert was very high on the grey son of Unbridled’s Song approaching […]

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Drefong wins the King's Bishop
Drefong Parlays Soft Opening Quarter Into Easy King’s Bishop Victory

Charles Chu’s Drefong cleared the entire 12-horse group of sophomores at the start of the G1 King’s Bishop, then found a soft opening quarter to his liking as he was able to power away down the stretch to an easy 3 1/4-length victory under veteran Mike Smith. The son of Gio Ponti galloped home in […]

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Nyquist breezes at Santa Anita July 4.
Nyquist Back To Work At San Luis Rey Downs

J. Paul Reddam’s Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist was back on the worktab for the first time since August this Saturday, breezing a mile in 1:45.80 at San Luis Rey Downs in California for trainer Doug O’Neill. Sidelined with what O’Neill termed a “growth spurt” earlier this month, Nyquist was sent to the training center to […]

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Keen Ice enjoying his post-work bath in the early morning sun at Saratoga
‘It’s Great To See Him Back’: Keen Ice Records Third Breeze At Saratoga

A local legend at the Spa after his shocking defeat of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes, Keen Ice had been struggling a bit since that victory last fall. His next start was the Breeders’ Cup Classic, where he finished fourth behind Pharoah, and was fourth again in Churchill’s G1 Clark Handicap. […]

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Accelerate wins the Shared Belief Stakes
Accelerate Steps Up In Shared Belief Stakes

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate, an impressive maiden race winner in his last start, made a successful jump into stakes competition Friday with a game triumph in the featured $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at one mile for 3-year-olds. With Tyler Baze in the saddle, Accelerate, the 9-5 second choice, forged to the lead in the upper stretch […]

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Exaggerator gallops at Belmont Park
Fast Track, Fast Exaggerator? Desormeaux Says Colt ‘Doesn’t Have Anything To Prove’

As the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets, Exaggerator’s affinity for a wet racetrack has been one of the more prevalent narratives of the Saratoga meet this summer as the multiple graded stakes winner looks to shore up his supremacy in the 3-year-old division in the “Mid-Summer […]

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Majesto trains at Churchill Downs
‘Disappointing’: Fever Scratches Majesto From Travers

An elevated temperature will force Grupo Seven C Racing Stable’s Grade 1-placed Majesto to scratch from Saturday’s 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets at Saratoga Race Course, according to the outfit’s racing manager. Carlos Luis Giardinella, a Venezuelan television and magazine journalist who also serves as Grupo Seven […]

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