Peter Pan Stakes attracts field of 11

Press Release With the first leg of the Triple Crown in the history books, a solid field of eleven 3-year-olds will assemble at Belmont Park Saturday for the 57th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan, a major steppingstone to the June 11 Belmont Stakes. Returned to The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) […]

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Australia: Black Caviar, Hay List set for rematch Saturday

Undefeated sprinter Black Caviar will put her 12-0 record on the line Saturday when she faces he male rival, Hay List, in the six furlong, Group 1 BTC Cup at Doomben in Brisbane.  Hay List’s trainer John McNair tells the Racing Post his draw could’ve been better.  Black Caviar drew stall four, while Hay List […]

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Comma To The Top may point to BC dirt mile after surgery

The Kentucky Derby’s last place finisher, Comma To The Top, will target the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs if all goes well with pending ankle surgery.  Trainer Peter Miller said recovery time could range from six weeks to eight months. “I need to hear what the vet sees when he goes in there,” […]

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Sadler’s stakes losing streak hits 19

While trainer John Sadler’s horses have run well this spring, he just can’t seem to get into the winner’s circle.  Since his last stakes victory in February, Sadler has had nine second-place finishes and three thirds.  He’s winless from his last 19 stakes starters. Over the weekend, Sadler’s Sidney’s Candy was second in the Mervyn […]

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Stunning Stag rolls to victory in Vigil Stakes

Stunning Stag tracked down pacesetter Essence Hit Man in mid-stretch and rolled to a three-length victory in the Grade 3, $174,900 Vigil Stakes at Woodbine Sunday.  Under Gerry Olguin, the Ontario-bred son of Running Stag was making his 2011 debut after going three for eight in 2010. Signature Red, also trained by Sid Attard, finished […]

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Crown of Thorns upsets Sidney’s Candy

It’s been a long time since 6-year-old Crown of Thorns has visited the winner’s circle — 39 months to be exact — but the Richard Mandella-trained B. Wayne Hughes-owned son of  Repent upset odds-on favorite Sidney’s Candy at Hollywood Park on Saturday to wi the Grae Mervyn LeRoy Handicap. Crown of Thorns covered the 1 […]

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FTBOA lobbying for Thoroughbred license in Marion County

The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders’ and Owners’ Association board is preparing final prep on an application to the state to bring Thoroughbred racing to Marion County. A provision in last year’s bill signed by then governor Charlie Crist allowed among other things for the FTBOA to convert their Quarter Horse permit to a Thoroughbred permit.

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Get Stormy wires Woodford Reserve

With the scratch of speedster Little Mike, Get Stormy had the race his own way and went gate to wire in the Woodford Reserve Classic at Churchill Downs Saturday.  Under Roman Dominguez, Get Stormy went 24.97 and 50.67 in the 1 1/8-mile race on the turf and came home strong to win by three-quarters of […]

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Aikenite wins longshot blanket photo in Churchill Downs Stakes

Three longshots hit the wire together in the Grade 2, $300,000 Churchill Downs Stakes, but it was Aikenite, at 12-1, who got his nose down at the right time.  Several horses came with late runs in the seven furlong race, which saw 22.56 and 45.00 fractions early on, but Aikenite, under John Velazquez, won the […]

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