Unlucky True Valour Looking To Turn The Tables For Callaghan In Shoemaker Mile

If it weren’t for bad luck in his last four races, True Valour would have had no luck at all. The Irish-bred turf miler trained by Simon Callaghan for Qatar Racing Limited was 10th in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile last Nov. 2, steadying past the eighth pole; eighth in the G2 Joe Hernandez […]

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Wong Seeking First Grade 1 Success With Keeper Ofthe Stars In Gamely

Jonathan Wong has made a noteworthy impact on California racing in a relatively short period of time. He began his career as a groom at 16, working for Art (California Chrome) Sherman and Lonnie (early Lava Man) Arterburn. Currently Wong is the runaway training leader at Golden Gate Fields in Northern California, ahead of runner-up […]

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Ollie’s Candy Leads Tough Bunch In Grade 1 Gamely

Fresh off a huge second place finish on dirt, trainer John Sadler’s Ollie’s Candy heads a solid field of eleven fillies and mares three and up going a mile and one eighth on turf in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Ollie’s Candy will face stiff competition that includes Chad Brown’s lightly […]

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Preakness Winner War Of Will Headlines Monday’s Shoemaker Mile On Turf

Gary Barber’s War of Will, a winner of last year’s Grade I Preakness Stakes and idle since well beaten in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic, squares off with sharp veteran turf miler River Boyne, top French-bred miler Raging Bull and others, as they head an outstanding field of 11 three-year-olds and up in Monday’s […]

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Indiana Grand Releases Revised Quarter Horse Condition Book, Offering Higher Overnight/Stakes Purses

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has released its revised Quarter Horse Condition Book and Stakes Schedule for the 2020 season. Both are contingent upon the approval of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission on the recently proposed racing dates of a 94-day season beginning on Monday, June 15 and finishing on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The interruption […]

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‘Better At His Home Track’: Don’t Sleep On Mr. Money In Saturday’s Blame

Allied Racing Stable and Spendthrift Farm’s multiple Grade III winner Mr. Money will hope to return to his top form at his “home track” of Churchill Downs in Saturday’s $100,000 Blame presented by Norton Healthcare. Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Gabriel Saez, Mr. Money finished a non-descript seventh in the $1 million Breeders’ […]

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Top Sprinter Battaash To Make 2020 Debut At Royal Ascot

Charlie Hills-trained Battaash, the highest-rated horse among the hundreds worldwide carrying the Shadwell blue and white of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is on schedule for his 2020 and 6-year-old debut, per his conditioner. The gelded son of Dark Angel returned to Hills’ yard at Faringdon Place in mid-March and has been incrementally […]

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Cistron Bidding For Third Straight In Santa Anita’s Daytona Stakes

A head shy of seeking his fifth consecutive win, Hronis Racing’s versatile Cistron bids for his third straight as he heads a field of seven 3-year-olds and up going 5 ½ furlongs on turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Trained by John Sadler, Cistron comes off a […]

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East Vs. West: United Takes On Rockemperor In Charles Whittingham

A bicoastal showdown looms on Saturday at Santa Anita, as Richard Mandella’s United and Chad Brown’s eastern-based Rockemperor head a field of seven 3-year-olds and up in the Grade 2, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at a mile and one quarter on turf. A recent victor over the course and distance on Feb. 1, United, a […]

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