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Suburban Win Vaults Preservationist To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farms’ 6-year-old Preservationist (247 votes) , runaway winner of Saturday’s Suburban Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, has jumped to No. 3 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (247 votes) retains the No. 1 position, followed by Godolphin’s 5-year-old two-time Dubai World Cup […]

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Preservationist Finds More At The Rail, Defeats Catholic Boy In Suburban

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist stepped up into graded stakes company in a big way for Saturday’s G2 Suburban, ceding his lead to 6-5 favorite Catholic Boy in the backstretch and gamely pulling away from that rival in the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths. It was the third win in a row for the 6-year-old […]

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March To The Arch Storms Home On Top In Wise Dan

Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak homebred March to the Arch got his first graded stakes win in Saturday’s G2 Wise Dan at Churchill Downs, sparking a 10-1 upset by a neck over 71-1 longshot All Right on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Arch, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, covered 1 1/16 […]

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Arklow Prepares To Try Marathon Distance In Belmont Gold Cup

Donegal Racing, Joseph Bulger and Peter Coneway’s two-time graded stakes winner Arklow has capably run long distances in his past starts, but will stretch out even further when he competes in the two-mile Grade 2, $400,000 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational over the Widener turf course Friday afternoon at Belmont Park. Trained by Brad Cox, the […]

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Tax’s Belmont Stakes Status Up In The Air After Final Breeze

Tax breezed Saturday morning on the Belmont Park main track, with trainer Danny Gargan saying afterwards that a decision will be forthcoming on entering the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8. The Arch gelding registered four furlongs in 49.03 seconds in his second breeze since being placed 14th […]

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Belmont Notes: Tax Records ‘Nice Easy Work,’ Joevia ‘Still Learning And Improving’

Trainer Danny Gargan was looking for an easy move out of graded stakes winner Tax on Saturday morning and that’s exactly what he got as the 3-year-old gelded son of Arch went a half-mile in 49.80 seconds over the Belmont Park training track. Under mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the early 60’s, Gargan sent […]

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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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