Racing

Pat On The Back Turns The Tables In Empire Classic; Castellano Hits 5,000 Wins

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano notched three wins, including his 5,000th victory in North America aboard Runaway Lute in the $150,000 Hudson Handicap, on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park to steal the show on Empire Showcase Day, an 11-race all-New York-bred card, including eight stakes races worth a total of $1.75 million in purses. […]

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Prado Makes Maryland Million History With Classic Win On Saratoga Bob

Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado guided Saratoga Bob to victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park, setting a record for most wins by a jockey in the annual event featuring Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses. Prado notched his 18th Maryland Million success, going one-up on retired fellow Hall of Famer Ramon Dominguez. […]

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Shamrock Rose No One-Trick Pony In Raven Run

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose raced by pace-setting Blamed inside the eighth pole and drew off to win the 20th running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2) for 3-year-old fillies by 2½ lengths before a Saturday afternoon crowd of 23,567 at Keeneland. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, Shamrock Rose was written […]

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Maryland Million: Follow The Dog, My Star Potential Take Juvenile Stakes

Waldorf Racing Stables’ Follow the Dog rated in the clear on the outside of longshot leader Lippi Lorenzo before taking over once straightened for home and pulling clear through the stretch for a 3 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park. The Nursery for 2-year-olds and $100,000 Lassie for 2-year-old fillies, […]

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Crabcakes Proves Deserving Favorite In Maryland Million Distaff

Crabcakes validated her 2-5 favoritism in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff at Laurel Park, successfully defending her title with a half-length triumph over My Magician. The seven-furlong handicap for fillies and mares kicked off the 33rd edition of the Jim McKay Maryland Million program of stakes for Maryland-sired and Maryland-bred horses. The Bernie Houghton-trained Crabcakes, […]

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Cracksman Brilliant In QIPCO Champion Stakes Repeat

Cracksman returned to his brilliant best with a stunning defeat of Crystal Ocean in the £1,300,000 QIPCO Champion Stakes, his six-length winning margin over the King George runner-up just a length short of the distance by which he beat Poet’s Word 12 months earlier. He was the first horse since his sire Frankel to win […]

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Lion Roars Despite Soft Ground; QEII Winner Could Aim For Breeders’ Cup Or HKIR

Roaring Lion, the 2/1 favorite, enjoyed his fourth successive top level win since his third in the Investec Derby when coming from an impossible looking position to collar I Can Fly in the £1,156,250 G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes [Sponsored By QIPCO], but conditions were far from ideal and it was a close run thing […]

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Godolphin Continues Banner 2018 With Best Solution Winning Caulfield Cup

Godolphin continued a strong 2018 racing season with a victory by Best Solution in the Group 1 Caulfield Cup on Saturday. According to theirishfield.ie, the 4-year-old son of Kodiac led all the way and prevailed by a head over Homesman to earn a third G1 win in a row. He will make his next start in […]

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Stradivarius Remains Perfect In 2018 With Dramatic British Champions Stakes Triumph

Stradivarius squeezed through the smallest of gaps on the home turn for a dramatic fifth win from five starts this year in the G2 Qipco British Champions Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Trainer John Gosden admitted afterwards that the participation of a colt he described as “fabulous” had been “touch and go” owing to unsuitably […]

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Ultra-Consistent Pacific Pink Takes Delta’s $100,000 Magnolia

Delta Downs kicked off its stakes schedule for the 2018-19 Thoroughbred season on Friday night with the $100,000 Magnolia and the $50,000 My Trusty Cat serving as the main events on a 10-race program. The Magnolia, a one-mile test for Louisiana-bred 3-year-olds and upward, was won by Pacific Pink under jockey Colby Hernandez. The My […]

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