Racing

Pennsylvania Derby Features Long-Awaited Maximum Security, War Of Will Rematch

The long awaited rematch between Maximum Security and War of Will serves as the backdrop for Saturday’s running of the $1 million G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. The two principle players in the notorious bumping incident that resulted in the first winner of the Kentucky Derby to ever be disqualified will face each other […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Midnight Bisou One-Two In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

While the next generation of talent was on display this past weekend during 2-year-old graded stakes at Woodbine and Churchill Downs, racing’s current standouts continue to hold sway in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Taking up his customary position out front is leading Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar, who has held […]

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Zestful Makes It Six In A Row In Los Alamitos Special

A stretch to 1 ¼ miles proved no problem for Zestful as he dominated four opponents in the $100,000 Los Alamitos Special Sunday. A 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding who has been claimed three times this year – including for $8,000 in February – Zestful won his sixth race in a row and for the seventh time […]

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‘Back Class’ Prevails For Phat Man, Sweezey In Good Magic Mile

It took a horse that trainer Kent Sweezey has only had for a little more than two months to finally get him his first stakes victory at Monmouth Park. Phat Man, purchased for $65,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July horses of racing age sale in Lexington, Ky., showed his grit and class by digging in for […]

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Sword Dancer Winner Annals Of Time Out For Remainder Of 2019

An unspecified injury will preclude Grade 1 Sword Dancer winner Annals of Time from returning to the races in 2019, trainer Chad Brown told drf.com on Sunday. A decision has not yet been made on whether the 6-year-old son of Temple City will race next season. “The horse needs a couple of months off, he’s […]

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Chance It To Be Piloted By Tyler Gaffalione In Florida Sire Stakes’ In Reality

Rising Star jockey Tyler Gaffalione will return to his roots at Gulfstream Park Sept. 28 to ride Chance It in the $400,000 In Reality, the final leg of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Series for 2-year-old colts and geldings. “The owner wanted to make a change and Tyler is going to ride him in the […]

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Catholic Boy ‘Coming Back Into Form,’ Still Under Consideration For Kelso

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy visited the Belmont training track on Saturday, breezing four furlongs in 51.59 seconds. “I thought it was a good workout,” said conditioner Jonathan Thomas. “I feel like he’s coming back into form and so far, so good. This […]

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‘Classy’ Scorpiancer Tops Fisher Trio For Grade 1 Lonesome Glory

Trainer Jack Fisher will saddle a trio of top contenders with Scorpiancer, Moscato and Hinterland in a contentious nine-horse field assembled for Thursday’s Grade 1, $150,000 Lonesome Glory, a 2 1/2-mile jumps event at Belmont Park. Scorpiancer, one of two entrants for owners Bruton Street-US, captured the 2016 Lonesome Glory to secure his first Grade […]

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Mucho Gusto, Owendale Among Nominees For Oklahoma Derby

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby will likely include many horses that hit the spotlight on the national level this year; top trainers from across the country are expected to send competitors for the race set for Sunday, Sept. 29. Among the contenders likely to vie for the top purse on the keystone day at […]

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Blowout Goes Gate-To-Wire In Saturday’s Pebbles

Peter Brant’s ultra-consistent Blowout made a triumphant return to Belmont Park, posting a gate-to-wire 2 ¼-length victory over fellow Chad Brown trainee Seek and Destroy in the 27th running of the $200,000 Pebbles for sophomore fillies going one mile. Blowout, who won her only previous start at Belmont in the Wild Applause on June 22, […]

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