Racing

Duke Of Mischief wins Charles Town Classic

Duke Of Mischief appeared to love the sloppy track and scored a two-length win in the Grade 3, $1 million Charles Town Classic Saturday night. Under Joe Bravo, Duke Of Mischief powered away from the field of nine rivals in mid-stretch to win by two lengths in 1:51.13 for 1 1/8 miles.  Game On Dude […]

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Malibu Pier gets up in Santa Barbara Handicap

Malibu Pier won her second consecutive stakes race Saturday in the Grade 2, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita. Getting an ideal trip under Brice Blanc, Malibu Pier closed in the final furlong to get up by half a length over 7-5 favorite Cozi Rosie in 2:00.22 for 1 1/4 miles on the turf.

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Nicole H. captures Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct

Nicole H. got her third straight win with a victory in the wind and rain at Aqueduct Saturday, capturing the Grade 2, $150,000 Distaff Handicap. Under Channing Hill, Nicole H. rated fourth in the field of five before challenging for the lead in mid-stretch and pulling away for a two and a half length score […]

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Regally Ready scorches to victory in San Simeon

Odds-on favorite Regally Ready set a hot pace and held off a fast-closing rival late to win the Grade 3, $100,000 San Simeon Handicap at Santa Anita Saturday. With Mike Smith aboard for the first time, Regally Ready won his first graded stakes race by a nose over Camp Victory in 1:12.33 for six and […]

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Never Retreat the best late in Jenny Wiley

Never Retreat pulled away in deep stretch to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes on the Keeneland turf Saturday. Under Shaun Bridgmohan, Never Retreat broke from the pack in mid-stretch and sprinted to the wire for a two-length victory in 1:44.72 for 1 1/16 miles on the yielding turf.  Fantasia finished second.  Race […]

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Aikenite scores in Commonwealth Stakes

Aikenite gave his trainer/jockey connections a stakes double and his owner a unique award by winning the Grade 2, $175,000 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland Saturday. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, Aikenite (6-5) rolled by the leaders late to score a two-length victory in 1:22.35 for seven furlongs.  Longshots Cool Bullet (10-1) […]

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Stratford Hill takes Shakertown turf sprint

Stratford Hill outdueled rivals to the wire to take the Grade 3, $100,000 Shakertown Stakes on a yielding Keeneland turf course Saturday. Under John Velazquez, Stratford Hill (6-1) came with a late surge to get up by half a length in 1:03.90 for five and a half furlongs.  Grand Aventure finished second.  Great Attack was […]

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Racing cancelled at Penn National due to weather

The potential for extreme weather conditions, including damaging winds and heavy rain, forced Penn National to cancel Saturday evening’s card.  Racing resumes Monday, with first post at 6 p.m.

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Frankel returns with a romp at Newbury

The highly regarded colt, Frankel, continued his unbeaten ways Saturday, with an impressive win in his three-year-old debut in the Group 3 Greenham Stakes at Newbury. The victory in the seven furlong race was Frankel’s fifth in five starts, with his other four wins coming as a two-year-old.

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Havre De Grace sweeps home in Apple Blossom

Havre De Grace came charging through the lane to grab victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park Friday. Under a confident ride from Ramon Dominguez, Havre De Grace did her best running late and caught Switch in deep stretch to win by a length in 1:42.19 for 1 1/16 miles.  […]

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