Racing

Puntrooskie Gets First Graded Win In Bold Venture Stakes

Michael Lay, Mike Loughry, and D Mac Racing Stable’s Puntrooskie earned his first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 Bold Venture Stakes at Woodbine Race Course, crossing the wire a half-length ahead of his competition. The 5-year-old son of In Summation covered 6 1/2 furlongs over the fast Tapeta in 1:16.06 under Patrick Husbands […]

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Front Pocket Money Determined In Jersey Shore Victory

Kirk and Judy Robison’s Front Pocket Money was the determined 3/4-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 3 Jersey Shore Stakes at Monmouth Park. The sophomore son of Uncle Mo covered six furlongs in 1:09.93 over the fast main track under Antonio Gallardo for trainer Steve Asmussen. “My horse broke sharp and he felt comfortable on the […]

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Exaggerator (Curlin) trains for the Belmont Stakes (Gr I) at Belmont Park 6/10/16.
Exaggerator’s Status For Jim Dandy Up In The Air After Sub-Par Workout

The status of Exaggerator for next Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes is up in the air, after the Preakness winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up received a “C” grade for his workout this morning from trainer Keith Desormeaux. Exaggerator, the beaten favorite in the Belmont Stakes, went to the main track shortly before 9:00 […]

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Bitumen wins the Sanford Stakes
Bitumen Finishes Strongest In Sanford Stakes

Joseph W. Sutton’s Bitumen rallied strongly up the center of the track to run down the leaders and take Saturday’s Grade 3 Sanford Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths on the wire. The 2-year-old son of Mineshaft covered six furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:10.68 under Javier Castellano for trainer Eddie Kenneally. “I’m delighted […]

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Beholder works at Del Mar July 17
Three Injuries, One Fatal, Postpone Beholder’s Work At Del Mar

Injuries to three racehorses during the training hours of 6:30 and 7:15 a.m. at Del Mar, which resulted in one fatality, led trainer Richard Mandella to postpone his star mare Beholder’s planned workout Saturday morning, reports the Daily Racing Form. “I’ve got a stomach ache. She doesn’t, but I do,” Mandella said. “We’ll do it […]

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Enola Gray sets a stakes record in the Fleet Treat Stakes
Enola Gray Sets Stakes Record, Remains Unbeaten In Fleet Treat

Unbeaten Enola Gray, the 1-9 favorite in a field of five California-bred 3-year-old fillies, ran to her odds and then some Friday as she romped to a seven and three-quarter length triumph in the featured $150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes. “She’s learning to relax in her races and flash a turn of foot,” said D’Amato. “She’s […]

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Hard Aces won the 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita
Hoppertunity Scratched; Hard Aces Inherits Cougar II Favoritism

With the declaration of pre-race favorite Hoppertunity because of a fever, 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces has inherited the favorite’s role in Sunday’s Grade III $100,000 Cougar II Handicap at a mile one-half over Del Mar’s main track. Hard Aces, the new highweight at 122 pounds, will have Santiago Gonzalez in […]

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Ancient Secret remains undefeated with Lake George score
Ancient Secret Proves Best In Lake George Stakes

Alpha Delta Stables’ Ancient Secret proved the deserved favorite in Friday’s Grade 2 Lake George Stakes, coasting home the 1 1/4-length victor under Irad Ortiz Jr to remain undefeated. The sophomore daughter of Kantharos covered 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf course in 1:40.35 for trainer Chad Brown, defeating her stablemate Elysea’s World for […]

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Sweet Loretta wins the Schuylerville
Sweet Loretta Finishes Strong In Schuylerville

St. Elias Stable’s Sweet Loretta skipped home the 4 1/4-length winner of the 2016 Saratoga meeting’s first graded stakes race, the G3 Schuylerville. The juvenile daughter of Tapit covered six furlongs in 1:10.89 under John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher. “We didn’t know what she ran against [in her maiden race] at Monmouth but we […]

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Stradivari (Medaglia d'Oro) trains for the Belmont Stakes
Update: Pletcher Calls Stradivari’s Injury ‘Career-Ending’

Sophomore colt Stradivari, contestant in two of this year’s three Triple Crown races, was injured during training at Saratoga Friday morning. Breezing five furlongs in company with fellow Todd Pletcher trainee and Belmont Stakes runner-up Destin, Stradivari was pulled up sharply during the gallop out by exercise rider Patti Krotenko. He was vanned off the […]

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