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Madam Dancealot Flies Last-To-First In San Clemente

Slam Dunk Racing’s Madam Dancealot came flying from the rear of the field to upset Sunday’s G2 San Clemente at 21-1, defeating pacesetter Lull by about two lengths at the wire. A 3-year-old daughter of Sir Prancealot ridden by Jamie Theriot, the Richard Baltas trainee covered a mile over Del Mar’s firm turf in 1:34.75, […]

Dispersal Buy Conquest Big E Dominates Gulfstream’s Coast Is Clear Handicap

Tommy Roberts’ Conquest Big E offer his second straight dominating triumph at Gulfstream Park Sunday, coasting to a comfortable seven-length victory in the $50,000 Coast is Clear Handicap. The 4-year-old gelding ran a mile in 1:35.10 under Jilver Chamafi, likely earning a trip to Saratoga for his next start. Conquest Big E, a $700,000 yearling purchase […]

Monday’s Card At The Spa Features Triple Pick 6 Carryover Of $577,107

Major Force’s victory by a nose in Race 11 prompted a triple Pick 6 carryover of $577,107 heading into Monday’s nine-race card at Saratoga Race Course. Monday’s Pick 6 starts with Race 4, with an approximate post time of 2:40 p.m. and includes the $200,000 Caress Stakes in Race 8. Sunday’s Pick 6 sequence also […]

Hard Aces Looks To Defend His Title In Wednesday’s Cougar II Handicap

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces, winner of the 2016 $100,000 Cougar II Handicap, will be back to defend his title Wednesday in this summer’s renewal of the Grade III mile and one-half test over the main dirt track at Del Mar. Hard Aces, a winner of $1.2 million in his career, will shoulder highweight of 124 pounds including […]

Mid-Race Move, Determined Stretch Drive Earn Abel Tasman CCA Oaks Victory

The China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s Abel Tasman gave fans an exciting rendition of the Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks on Sunday, making a sweeping move to take the lead early in the backstretch and holding off the late charge of Elate to keep her head in front at the wire. Guided by […]

Navarro Sets Monmouth Record With Five Wins Sunday

Monmouth Park’s leading trainer Jorge Navarro set the all-time record for most wins in a day with five victories, capping it off with Fire Mission’s victory in Sunday’s feature. Navarro took the first three races of the day and four of the first five with Don’t Tell Vanessa ($3.80), Mandeville ($6.80), Bun Bun ($4.40) and Valentino’s Day ($3) […]

Stellar Wind ‘Right On It’ As Accelerate’s Connections Get Back To Work For Hirsch

Accelerate’s victory over Arrogate in Saturday’s $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap – the biggest upset in Del Mar history and one of the biggest in racing annals – triggered a muted celebration that evening. “Pretty routine, went to Sbicca’s downtown, for an early dinner,” Sadler said. “We knew we had a busy next morning ahead and here […]

Portrade Leads Thursday’s Field For A.P. Smithwick Memorial Hurdle

The Fields Stable’s Portrade, freshened off a pair of starts to open his 8-year-old season, returns to the site of his last victory when he heads a field of 11 in the Grade 1, $150,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial hurdle Thursday at Saratoga Race Course. Contested at about 2 1/16 miles over National Fences, the Smithwick […]

California Chrome Arrives Safely In Chile For Southern Hemisphere Breeding Season

Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner California Chrome arrived safely at Haras Sumaya Stud in Chile on Sunday afternoon, according to a Twitter post by Taylor Made Farm. The fan-favorite stallion will stand the Southern Hemisphere season in Chile, then return to the United States and Taylor Made Farm for his second season at stud […]

Baffert ‘Disappointed,’ But Assures Fans Arrogate Will Be Ready For Pacific Classic

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is taking the blame for Arrogate’s poor performance in Saturday’s G2 San Diego Handicap, telling media that he did not have the 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song fully cranked up for the race. On Sunday morning, all was well with the colt physically, so Baffert is chalking the performance up […]