Racing

Evenly-Matched Field Of Nine Older Fillies And Mares Set For G2 Buena Vista

Trainers Neil Drysdale and Richard Baltas both appear to be holding strong two-card hands as Madame Stripes, Madam Dancealot, Insta Erma and Juno all rate big chances in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita. With the afore mentioned foursome figuring prominently, a field of nine older fillies and mares has been […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Goes For Sixth Consecutive Stakes Win In G3 Fair Grounds Handicap

Staton Flurry’s Mr. Misunderstood will look to keep two good things going in Saturday’s Gr. III $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap. The 4-year-old son of Archarcharch will be going for a sixth consecutive stakes victory as well as a continuous perfect record on grass when he emerges from post six at odds of 3-1 for the […]

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Barbara Fritchie, General George Highlight Saturday’s Winter Carnival At Laurel Park

Cash is King and Jim Reichenberg’s Ms Locust Point, already a stakes winner in each of her three local starts, puts that streak on the line as she goes after her first graded triumph in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel Park. The 66th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 3 and […]

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Wonder Gadot, Monomoy Girl Headline Talented Field Of Eight In G2 Rachel Alexandra

A field of eight 3-year-old fillies will face off in the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, a mile-and-a-sixteenth event on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track which is the second of three local preps on Churchill Downs Road To The Kentucky Oaks and awards the Top 4 finishers points according to […]

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Working For The Weekend: Navarro Set To Saddle 12 Runners On Gulfstream’s ‘Starter Stakes’ Saturday Card

Thirteen starter stakes worth a total of $680,000 in purses will kick off Presidents Day weekend at Gulfstream Park Saturday, when trainer Jorge Navarro, as expected, will be a very active participant in the showcase for horses that have competed in claiming races during their careers. “I’m going to have two horses in a lot […]

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Holding Gold Hopes To Use Colonel Power Stakes As Springboard For Dubai Trip

Live Oak Plantation’s Holding Gold makes his seasonal bow in Saturday’s $50,000 Colonel Power Overnight Stakes. Should the son of Lonhro (Aus.) put up a solid effort in the five-and-a-half furlong event over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course, trainer Mark Casse will likely send him overseas next out in the Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-I) at Meydan […]

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Gold Town Hopes To Shine In UAE 2000 Guineas

Meydan Racecourse stages the sixth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival, featuring the US$250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) and Mazrat Al Ruwayah (G2) for Purebred Arabians. Both highlights are over 1600m on the dirt track with the UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors, restricted to three-year-olds, having originally attracted the maximum […]

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Compelled Comes From Behind For Mardi Gras Score

len Hill Farms’ Compelled fired off the bench to take the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Fat Tuesday feature- the $75,000 Mardi Gras Stakes, which is run at five-and-a-half furlongs for fillies and mares on the Stall-Wilson Turf Course. Trained by Tom Proctor and ridden to victory by Corey Lanerie, the 4-year-old daughter of War Front came from […]

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Champion Stakes Hero Cracksman ‘Unlikely’ To Make Dubai Trip

Cracksman’s owner Anthony Oppenheimer feels it is “unlikely” his star colt will travel to Dubai for the Sheema Classic on World Cup night, although a final decision has yet to be made. The John Gosden-trained colt was placed in the Derby and the Irish equivalent last season and ended his campaign with a spectacular victory […]

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Gonzalez Lucks Out With Stakes-Winning Former Claimer Afleet Willy

Claudio Gonzalez, who led all trainers in Maryland last year with 84 victories while securing training titles during Laurel’s summer and fall meets, claimed Afleet Willy on a cloudy day out of a victory over a sealed, muddy track two days after Christmas in 2015. The son of Wilburn has turned out to be a […]

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