Friend or Foe faces deep field in Easy Goer

Friend or Foe, making his first start as a 4-year-old, faces a tough field in Sunday’s $60,000 Easy Goer overnight stakes at Belmont. “There should be a ‘G2’ next to that 60 thousand,” quipped trainer John Kimmel. The field includes Convocation, Mission Impazible, Rail Trip and Tahitian Warrior. Friend or Foe swept his three starts […]

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Retama sets stakes for 2011

Retama Park near San Antonio has released its Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse stakes schedule for its live season of racing that will open July 1 and extend through Oct. 15. Highlighting the Thoroughbred schedule are the El Joven and La Senorita, one-mile turf races for 2-year-olds, each worth $75,000 and set for Oct. 15. Two […]

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Uncle Mo diagnosed with bile duct problem, prognosis optimistic

Press Release After seven weeks of extensive testing with some of the top equine internists in the country, Mike Repole, owner of 2-year-old Eclipse Award-winning champion Uncle Mo has been given a diagnosis for the colt, it was announced today. Following a biopsy of the liver and lymph nodes, it was found that the 3-year-old […]

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Dettori suspended after Epsom Oaks incident

Jockey Frankie Dettori was handed a 10-day suspension Friday after he dropped his hands on the favorite, Blue Bunting, who finished fourth in the Epsom Oaks.  The riding ban means Dettori will miss the final two days of Royal Ascot and will have to give up his mount on Delegator in the Golden Jubilee Stakes.

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St. Nicholas Abbey takes down Midday in Coronation Cup

St. Nicholas Abbey battled in the stretch to make up several lengths on Midday and win the Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs in Britain Friday.

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Rosario, Smith both to ride at Royal Ascot

  After riding in the Belmont Stakes June 11, jockeys Joel Rosario and Mike Smith will both travel to England to ride at the Royal Ascot meeting, which begins June 14.  Rosario is expected to have mounts with trainer Wesley Ward.  Smith will ride a Ward horse as well and hopes to pick up other […]

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Belmont: Castellano wins five, takes over jockey standings

Press Release Javier Castellano shot past Cornelio Velasquez in the Belmont Park spring/summer jockey standings by winning five races on Thursday. Entering the day two wins behind Velasquez, Castellano swept the first two races with Starsilhouette ($7.50) and Socialsaul ($11.40), with the early Daily Double returning $47.20. Third in race 3 and without a mount […]

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Field of nine set for $500,000 Woodbine Oaks

Inglorious was made the 5-2 morning line favorite Thursday for Sunday’s running of the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks, the top race for Canadian-bred three-year-old fillies.  Also in the field of nine going 1 1/8 miles on the All-Weather – Roxy Gap, Bear It’s Time and Marketing Mix.

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Midday to face the boys in Coronation Cup

For the first time since her three-year-old season, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Midday will face the boys in Friday’s Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom.  She’ll face a field of four rivals, led by favorite St. Nicholas Abbey.  Trainer Henry Cecil tells the Racing Post his mare is in “very good order.”

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