Triple Crown

Romans Pleased As Dennis’ Moment Records ‘Perfect’ Work Toward Fountain Of Youth

Trainer Dale Romans believes he has a “superstar” in Dennis’ Moment. That leads him to feel both confidence and anxiety as Albaugh Family Stables’ standout colt prepares to run in Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes, a Grade 2 stepping stone to the Kentucky Derby. After all, it’s the first race since Dennis’ Moment […]

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Max Player Back On The Work Tab, ‘Training Towards The Wood’

George E. Hall’s Grade 3 Withers victor Max Player resumed serious business on Wednesday morning for trainer Linda Rice, breezing an easy half-mile in 50.24 seconds over the Belmont Park training track. The dark bay son of second-crop stallion Honor Code garnered 10 qualifying points towards the Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby in the […]

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Shotski Tunes Up For Big Challenge In Fountain Of Youth

Ridden by trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer, Shotski tuned up for Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park with a four-furlong breeze Saturday morning at Laurel Park. Shotski, who captured the Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct in December, worked from the gate in company, covering the half-mile distance in 48.40 seconds, the fourth fastest clocking […]

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Chance It, Dennis’ Moment Headline Nominees For 50-Point Fountain Of Youth Stakes

Albaugh Family Stables LLC’s Dennis’ Moment and Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It are prominent on the list of nominations for the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park Saturday, Feb. 29. The 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth, a key prep for the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) March 28, will highlight […]

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Silver Prospector Looks To Rebel Following Southwest Victory

Silver Prospector turned in a golden performance Monday afternoon at Oaklawn, earning a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 97 for his one-length victory in the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds. The 1 1/16-mile Southwest was redemption for Silver Prospector, who was coming off a non-threatening fourth in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 24, […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: A Warrendale Sales Exacta In Southwest Stakes

The 3-year-old crop of 2020 has already been a standout one for the Warrendale Sales operation, spearheaded by British Idiom, last year’s Eclipse Award winner for champion 2-year-old filly. The bounty has multiplied rapidly over the past few days, with three Warrendale consignment graduates picking up points on the Kentucky Derby trail, including both parts […]

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Silver Prospector Rebounds For Southwest Victory

Ed and Susie Orr’s G2 Kentucky Jockey Club winner Silver Prospector may have finished fourth in his sophomore debut in last month’s Smarty Jones, but the colt rebounded along the Kentucky Derby trail this Monday to win the G3 Southwest Stakes by about a length over front-running Wells Bayou. The 3-year-old son of Declaration of […]

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Baffert Playing Triple Crown Cards Close To The Vest After Impressive Debut Of Charlatan

Bob Baffert unleashed another dazzling 3-year-old from his seemingly infinite band of blueblood buzz saws when he sent out Charlatan to capture his debut race Sunday, scoring by 5 ¾ lengths under Drayden Van Dyke in 1:08.85 for six furlongs, an eye-opening clocking on a track that has been playing seconds slower through the first […]

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‘Nothing Fazes Him’: Chance It Posts Penultimate Breeze Toward Fountain Of Youth

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds’ Chance It breezed five furlongs in 58.33 seconds Monday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a planned start in the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G3) Feb. 29 at Gulfstream. The workout, which produced the second fastest clocking of 37 recorded at the distance, was Chance It’s fourth since his triumph […]

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