Racing

Khawlah pulls mild upset in UAE Oaks

Khawlah kept Mahbooba from adding to her UAE 1,000 Guineas victory by holding off the 1-3 favorite in the UAE Oaks run at Meydan.

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Promising Bind does not look to be pointed towards Triple Crown run

Marcus Hersh surmises that perhaps the most talented three-year-old on the Risen Star card last Saturday didn’t come out of the Risen Star. Instead, Bind who made his career debut in a maiden special weight sprint won by a commanding 9 1/4 lengths and produced a Beyer Speed Figure of 105. Trainer Al Stall Jr. […]

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Evening Jewel returns to turf in Valentine Dancer

Millionaire mare Evening Jewel bowed out of Monday’s Grade II Buena Vista in favor of this Saturday’s $100,000 ungraded Valentine Dancer on the turf. Trainer Jim Cassidy defended the move citing high weight, a bad post poition, rail settings and a soft turf as deciding factors.

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Triple Crown Insider: Derby Top 20

Despite a winner in the Risen Star, Joel Cunningham keeps Mucho Macho Man at number seven on his top 20 list. Click below to hear why along with his thoughts on Rogue Romance, Archarcharch and The Factor among others. Also, check out the WinStar Dream Big moment of the week featuring trainer Kathy Ritvo.

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To Honor and Serve Draws Post Seven in Fountain of Youth

Press Release The ‘Road’ to the 2011 Kentucky Derby (G1) grows wider and faster Saturday at Gulfstream Park as Live Oak Plantation’s To Honor and Serve makes his 3-year-old debut as the solid favorite in the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at 1 1/8 miles with John Velazquez aboard for trainer Bill Mott. […]

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Dancinginherdreams Bids for Redemption in Davona Dale

Press Release John Oxley’s 3-year-old filly Dancinginherdreams stamped herself a leading prospect for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) this spring winning her the one-mile Pocahontas Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs by 5 π lengths on Oct. 31 after a flashy five-length debut victory at Keeneland for trainer John Ward, but was upset when second as the favorite […]

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Manicero Going for Fifth Straight Victory in Hutcheson

Press Release Leo Azpurua, Sr.’s Manicero has won four straight races since a third-pace debut at Calder in early October for trainer Leo Azpurua, Jr., the last two in stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, but faces his toughest career test yet at Gulfstream Park in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G2) going seven furlongs Saturday with regular […]

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Minority interest in Soldat purchased

Prior to his start this weekend in the Fountain of Youth, a minority interest in Soldat has been purchased by Paul Braverman and the Namcook Stables of Terrence Murray and Jack Conley according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. They will join the previous ownership team of Harvey Clarke and W. Craig Robertson III.

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Veitch: Sway Away made quite an impression

The San Vicente was notable for two things. First, there is no doubt that The Factor has freakish speed and his record-setting romp on opening day at Santa Anita was no fluke. But perhaps buried a bit in the headlines was the last-to-first rally made by Sway Away who made it clear to most observers […]

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Rogue Romance likely headed to Louisiana Derby

While it is possible the top four finishers in the Risen Star are heading to the Louisiana Derby, it is almost certain that third place finisher Rogue Romance will be headed to the $1 million race.

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