Racing

Roy H Tops Seeks Tune-Up In G2 Palos Verdes

Two-time Breeders’ Cup Champ and reigning Eclipse Award  Sprinter Roy H heads a field of six older horses as he defends his title in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes going six furlongs. Trained by Peter Miller and owned by Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen, Roy H has been idle since taking his second […]

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‘Versatile’ Bal Harbour Cuts Back For G3 Toboggan

Red Oak Stable homebred Bal Harbour will turn back in distance from a solid third-place effort in the Queens County when he takes on a talented field of five in Saturday’s featured Grade 3, $100,000 Toboggan for 4-year-olds and up at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old son of First Samurai won the […]

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This Could Be The Year For Mr. Jordan In Sunshine Millions Classic

Mr. Jordan has become a high-profile competitor on the South Florida scene through a combination of exceptional performance and uncommon endurance. The 7-year-old gelding has won 10 of 34 races, including eight stakes, and more than $830,000 in purses during a five-year career that includes a graded-stakes win and five other graded-stakes placings.  The Eddie […]

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Nine-Year-Old Vyjack Out Of Retirement, Back In Training

At age 9, former Kentucky Derby runner and $1.4 million earner Vyjack is back in training and pointing for a return to racing, reports the Daily Racing Form’s Nicole Russo. The gelding did not race in 2018 and was retired and sent to the Kentucky farm where he was bred, Machmer Hall, with the idea […]

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Liora, Cowgirls Like Us Top Kentucky Oaks Hopefuls In Silverbulletday

Recent Kentucky Oaks winners Monomoy Girl, Lovely Maria, Untapable, Believe You Can, Rachel Alexandra and Proud Spell all wintered at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Could this year’s Oaks winner also take their path to success through New Orleans? The $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes is the first of three local preps on the Road To […]

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Wide-Open Field Of 14 Enters Lecomte In Search Of Derby Points

A contentious, overflow field of 14 sophomores (plus one also eligible) hope to earn valuable points on the Road To The Kentucky Derby when they line up for the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, the first of three local preps leading up to the Run for the Roses. The Lecomte is one of six stakes […]

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Winchell’s Homebred Pair ‘Hard To Separate’ Ahead Of Lecomte

As the Racing and Bloodstock Manager for prominent horse owner Ron Winchell, one of David Fiske’s most important roles is to find a path to the Kentucky Derby for the stable’s top 3-year-olds. On Saturday, promising sophomores Wicked Indeed and Tight Ten hope to cement their status in the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at […]

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McPeek Quartet ‘Should Fit Really Well’ In Early Dubai Carnival Spots

Trainer Kenny McPeek has come to race. Shipping in a quartet of horses for the Dubai World Cup, he will make history in becoming the first trainer from America to race as early as mid-January in Dubai. His four are made up of Argentine Group 1 winner Grecko, graded stakes-placed turf horse Harlan Strong, Grade 3 […]

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Thunder Snow Headed For Repeat Bid In Dubai World Cup

Trainer Saeed bin Suroor has confirmed that 2018 Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow will point for a repeat in that race, with a prep race three weeks beforehand. “Thunder Snow has had an easy time so far and is doing well; happy to be back in Dubai,” Bin Suroor said. “Hopefully we can get him ready and run […]

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Remsen Winner Maximus Mischief Gets Half-Mile Work To ‘Blow Off Some Steam’

Last-out winner of the G2 Remsen by 2 1/4 lengths, Maximus Mischief returned to the work tab on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Into Mischief breezed a half-mile in a quick :46.97, the third-fastest of 103 works at the distance. “I had planned to work him Sunday, but I had […]

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