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Tepin, seen winning the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile
Tepin To Skip Fourstardave, May Take On Lady Eli In Ballston Spa

After appearing “very, very dull” over the past few days, trainer Mark Casse has decided not to run champion Tepin in the G1 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga Aug. 13. The Daily Racing Form reported that as a result, Tepin will not breeze this weekend as had been planned. “She’s not coming around as fast as I’d like,” Casse […]

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Little Mike greets his fans
Little Mike Retired, Headed To Old Friends

Multiple Grade 1 winner Little Mike has been retired and has shipped to Old Friends, according to a Daily Racing Form interview with owner/trainer Carlo Vaccarezza on Thursday. Vaccarezza said the horse is sound but his energy level is reduced from what it once was, and he felt Little Mike’s age may have caught up to […]

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Ortiz with Moonlight Song
Moonlight Song Returns From One-Year Layoff With Morrissey Win, Gives Ortiz 1,000th Victory

Moonlight Song, who had not raced since winning last year’s edition of the $100,000 John Morrissey for New York-breds, showed no rust in defending his title.   Ridden by Jose Ortiz, who notched his 1,000th career win in the Morrissey, the 9-year-old gelding was a three-quarter-length winner over Ostrolenka. Owned and bred by Albert Fried Jr., […]

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Lady Eli breezing at Palm Meadows March 7
Lady Eli Targeting Ballston Spa For Return To Racing

Lady Eli is working closer towards her 2016 debut as the Chad Brown-trained dark bay filly is targeting the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa on August 27. The Sheep Pond Partners’ 4-year-old has been sidelined following her victory in the 2015 Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. Lady Eli started her career 6-for-6, including […]

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Delta Bluesman wins the Smile Sprint Stakes
Navarro Trio Among Field Of Eight Set For G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt

Trainer Jorge Navarro will be represented by a trio of runners in a competitive edition of the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt for seasoned sprinters at six furlongs Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, led by Grade 2 Smile Sprint winner Delta Bluesman. A $30,000 pickup at the claims box in October 2014, Monster Racing […]

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Flintshire and jockey Javier Castellano win the Woodford Reserve Manhattan (Gr I) at Belmont Park
Flintshire To Face Just Four Rivals In G2 Bowling Green

The well-traveled Multiple graded-stakes winner Flintshire will make his return to Saratoga Race Course on Saturday headlining the 58th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap for 4-year-olds and up at 1 3/8 miles on the inner turf. Owned and bred by Juddmonte Farms, the now 6-year-old first traveled to Saratoga last year […]

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Rillito Park Tucson
Horse Racing Returns To The Sonoma County Fair

Racing returns to Northern California as the Sonoma County Fair kicks off its short race meet July 28. According to the Press Democrat, racing will be held Thursday through Sunday for the next three weeks.The final days of racing Aug. 12 to Aug. 14, occur after the fair concludes. The track will run eight stakes races during […]

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Haveyougoneaway edges Paulassilverlining to win the G2 Honorable Miss Stakes
Haveyougoneaway Rallies To Win The G2 Honorable Miss Handicap

Haveyougoneaway battled with heavy favorite Paulassilverlining the length of the stretch before finally putting her away nearing the wire to win the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap by a neck at Saratoga July 27. The victory was the first graded stakes win for both the 5-year-old daughter of Congrats and her trainer, Thomas Morley. A field of […]

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Creator and Destin battle to the wire in the 2016 Belmont Stakes
Creator, Destin Clash Once Again In G2 Jim Dandy

Creator and Destin have had a brief freshening since their memorable stretch battle in the Belmont, as has Jim Dandy hopeful Governor Malibu, trained by Christophe Clement, who was a troubled fourth in the “Test of the Champion” on June 11. Also making his first appearance since Belmont Stakes Day is Race Me Home, who […]

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Stradivari (Medaglia d'Oro) seen training for the Belmont Stakes
‘Everything Looks Encouraging’: Stradivari Recuperating After Surgery

Stradivari, who sustained a career-ending lateral condylar fracture of the right front during training hours on Friday, is recuperating at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital after undergoing surgery Tuesday, said trainer Todd Pletcher. “He recovered from the surgery very well and had a good night, and is comfortable today,” he said. “So far everything looks […]

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