Imperative Just Up Over Matt King Coal In Exciting Charles Town Classic

Ron Paolucci, Glenn Ellis and Imaginary Stable’s Imperative has struck again for California-based trainer Bob Hess, Jr. In January, the 7-year-old son of Bernardini surprised in the $400,000 Poseidon Stakes on the Pegasus World Cup undercard at 7-1. This Saturday, at odds of 5-1, Imperative and Javier Castellano came flying down the center of the […]

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Collected Romps To Easy Californian Victory

Speedway Stable’s Collected was the facile winner of Saturday’s G2 Californian Stakes, powering away from his rivals with ease in the stretch to win by at least five lengths at the wire. The 4-year-old son of City Zip, ridden by Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert, covered nine furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track […]

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Multiplier Surges Late To Nail Hedge Fund On The Wire In Illinois Derby

Joe Senkovich’s Multiplier just got up in the final strides of the stretch to win Saturday’s G3 Illinois Derby, winning the first running of the race since 2015. The 3-year-old son of The Factor was kept well off the early pace by jockey James Graham, then found his best stride in mid-stretch to get his […]

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Inordinate Out-Games Syntax To Win San Juan Capistrano

With most of the marathon mile and three quarters on turf behind them, it was “game-on” the final eighth of a mile, as Inordinate, who ran today with blinkers off, dug deep and outran favored Syntax by a half length in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Corey […]

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Twisted Tom Earns Preakness Berth With Federico Tesio Victory; Gelding Not Triple Crown Nominated

Cobra Farm Inc.’s Twisted Tom raced in contention from the start, took command on the far turn and thwarted a strong challenge from O Dionysus in mid-stretch before pulling away to a 2 ¼-length win in the $125,000 Xpressbet.com Federico Tesio Saturday at Laurel Park. The 36th running of the Tesio for 3-year-olds at 1 […]

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Itsinthepost Surges Clear For Dixiana Elkhorn Victory

Jed Cohen’s Itsinthepost burst away from the field at the head of the lane in Saturday’s G2 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland, holding off the late-closing Charming Kitten by about a length at the wire. The 5-year-old son of American Post, ridden by Tyler Baze, covered 12 furlongs over the yielding turf course in 2:31.22 […]

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Colts By Violence, Tapizar And Run Away And Hide Lead Final OBS Under Tack Session

Colts by Run Away and Hide, Tapizar and Violence sped quarters in :20 3/5 to share honors for the the fastest works at the distance at the sixth and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training. Hip No. 1011, consigned […]

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Battalion Runner, Cloud Computing Work Over Belmont Training Track Saturday

Kentucky Derby candidate Battalion Runner put in his penultimate breeze before the Run for the Roses on Saturday, working a half-mile in company timed in 49.11 seconds over the Belmont training track, according to drf.com. The sophomore son of Unbridled’s Song galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.43, and six furlongs in 1:16.25. His work had […]

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Battle Of Midway, Gormley Record Penultimate Breezes For Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby candidate Battle of Midway worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track early Saturday morning, after which Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer expressed satisfaction with his efforts. Battle of Midway, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms when second in the Santa Anita Derby on April 8, was purchased by the partnership of […]

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Songbird ‘Coming Along’ For Hollendorfer At Santa Anita

Songbird, Eclipse Award winner as outstanding two-year-old female of 2015 and outstanding three-year-old of her sex in 2016, worked four furlongs under exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez in 48.80 Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park. “Songbird went out five-eighths in 1:02.36 and three quarters in (one) 15 and one,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said of the daughter […]

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