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Plus Que Parfait, Tax Under Consideration For Belmont Stakes Starts

Following an eighth-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, trainer Brendan Walsh stated that Plus Que Parfait could race in the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 8. The son of Point of Entry, who won the Grade 2 United Arab Emirates Derby at Meydan Racecourse in his start prior to the […]

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Wood Runner-Up Tax Has ‘Tremendous’ Work At Belmont Before Heading To Churchill Downs

In putting the final touches on his preparation for the May 4 Kentucky Derby, Tax worked a half-mile over the Belmont Park training track Thursday morning in Elmont, N.Y., in a torrid 47.80 seconds – the swiftest of 48 recorded works at the four-furlong distance. Owned by R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh […]

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Pair Of Half-Brothers Capture Florida Cup Stakes At Tampa

The 17th annual Florida Cup, a celebration of the Sunshine State’s rich heritage of Thoroughbred breeding and racing excellence, was held under sunny skies, with temperatures in the low 80’s at Tampa Bay Downs. All the action took place on a fast main track and a firm turf course in front of a spirited crowd […]

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Tax Bulls His Way Through At The Rail For Withers Score

R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s Tax made a bullish move to gain the upper hand in Saturday’s G3 Withers Stakes, forcing his way through a narrow hole at the rail and racing on gamely to hit the wire a head in front. Off as the 2-1 top […]

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Former Claimer Tax Takes Aim At Derby Points In Grade 3 Withers

Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stables’ Tax, who finished third in the 105th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen on December 1 at Aqueduct, will take his next step towards the Kentucky Derby in the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, slated for Saturday, February 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Withers will offer 10-4-2-1 Kentucky Derby […]

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Day Phillips Brings Along Another Promising Filly In Ontario Lassie Winner Artilena

With another promising filly in her care, trainer Catherine Day Phillips won the $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes for the second consecutive year as Artilena prevailed in the 1-1/16 mile main track event co-featured on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson worked out the winning trip aboard the Ontario-bred two-year-old filly for owners George […]

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Ellis Park Turf: Bonnie Arch Proves Owner’s Faith In 0-For-4 Mare

In the wake of the 2008 stock market crash, Lindsay Bohannon found himself the sole owner in a filly named Archly, his partners wanting out. Because Archly was by Arch, whose son Blame had just handed the great racemare Zenyatta her only defeat in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs, Bohannon decided to […]

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Instilled Regard First Derby Mount For Louisville Native Van Dyke

At the tender age of 23 and already sparkling with an aura of stardom at Santa Anita, Drayden Van Dyke returns to his home town of Louisville Saturday to ride in his first Kentucky Derby. Van Dyke will pilot longshot Instilled Regard in the 144th running of the mile and a quarter classic, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Sunday […]

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Quality Road Filly Hammers For $800,000 To Lead Day One Of OBS Spring Sale

Hip No. 95, a daughter of Quality Road consigned by Eddie Woods, Agent, was purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing for $800,000,  topping the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, who breezed a quarter in :22 flat at Monday’s Under Tack […]

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Outside Looking In: Instilled Regard ‘Good And Fit’ If He Can Make Derby Field

The connections of Instilled Regard are keeping their options open for a next start, and that still includes the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer told the Daily Racing Form he and owner Larry Best (OXO Equine) are hopeful a Derby spot might open up. Instilled Regard, a colt by Arch who sold for $1.05 million […]

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