Higher Power Puts It All Together For Dominant Pacific Classic Performance
Hronis Racing and John Sadler have now earned back-to-back $1 million Pacific Classic victories, starting with eventual champion Accelerate in 2018 and continuing with rising star Higher Power in the 2019 edition. A 4-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, Higher Power had a single stakes placing to his name when he was entered in this April’s […]
Acclimate Steals Away On The Front End In Del Mar Handicap
The Ellwood Johnston Trust and Timmy Time Racing’s Acclimate grabbed the lead at the start of Saturday’s Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap and was able to hold it all the way to the wire, out-lasting the late-running Oscar Dominguez by a length on the wire. The 5-year-old California-bred son of Acclamation, ridden by Florent Geroux […]
The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Spotlight On Super Trainers
At last week’s Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing, The Jockey Club announced a further reduction in the annual foal crop. More of the best horses seem to falling into the hands of fewer trainers who are dominating the sport, making it difficult for smaller and mid-sized stables to compete at the top level. […]
Jump Around: West Coast’s Puglisi Duo Wins Jockey Karaoke Challenge
The votes are in, and the public has declared Iggy and Michelle Puglisi the winners of the second annual “Riders Up! Battle of East-vs-West” jockey karaoke contest benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). The West Coast-based duo performed a rendition of House of Pain’s Jump Around at Belly Up near Del Mar to win […]
Bricks And Mortar Delivers Arlington Million To Give Brown G1 Sweep
Stuck behind a wall of horses at the quarter pole, it looked as though Bricks and Mortar’s five-race win streak would come to an end in the 2019 Arlington Million. Ever-patient, jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. found a hole and sent the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway on through to make his bid for a third […]
Sistercharlie Makes History As Repeat Winner Of Beverly D.
Peter Brant’s champion turf mare Sistercharlie became the first repeat winner of the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington this Saturday, dominating her rivals by three lengths on the line. The 5-year-old Myboycharlie mare has won both of her starts this season, and in the process earned a return trip to defend her title […]
Got Stormy Crushes Male Rivals, Course Record In Fourstardave
Gary Barber and Southern Equine Stable’s Got Stormy became the first filly to win the G1 Fourstardave on Saturday, crushing her male rivals by 2 1/2 lengths and lowering the course record by more than a second in the process. The 4-year-old daughter of Get Stormy, trained by Mark Casse and returning off just one […]
The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Time For Outside Insight?
It’s “Industry Week” in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a time when the U.S. horse racing business convenes for idea forums and other discussions. Given what’s happened this year in the sport of Thoroughbred racing, these events could carry more weight than usual. In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]