Carter Handicap

Army Mule Taken Out Of Met Mile Consideration

Impressive winner of the Grade 1 Carter Handicap in April, St. Elias Stable’s Army Mule has unfortunately been ruled out of consideration for the Metropolitan Mile Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard. According to drf.com, the 4-year-old son of Friesan Fire is going to get time off in Ocala and point to a late summer campaign. […]

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Army Mule Sizzles Seven Furlongs in 1:20.94 To Take Carter In Stakes Debut

St. Elias Stable’s unbeaten Army Mule made his stakes debut a memorable one at Aqueduct on Saturday, winning the Grade 1 Carter Handicap by 6 1/4 lengths in what track announcer Larry Collmus called a “blistering” 1:20.94 for seven furlongs on a fast main track. Ridden by Joe Bravo, the Pennsylvania-bred 4-year-old son of the […]

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Awesome Slew Looking To Add Grade 1 To Resume in Carter Handicap

Awesome Slew, most recently third in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, will launch his 5-year-old campaign Saturday against 10 opponents in the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. A three-time graded stakes winner, Awesome Slew is the 121-pound high weight in the seven-furlong race for 4-year-olds and up. The Carter was carded as […]

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Defying The Odds: UPS Driver, Equine ‘Mike Tyson’ Could Go All The Way In Vanderbilt

Saturday’s G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga has several compelling story lines, but none so unique as 20-1 longshot Green Gratto. It was at similarly long odds earlier this year that the 7-year-old New Jersey-bred won the G1 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct, lighting up the tote board at 54-1. Though his status as a […]

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Unified, Mind Your Biscuits Expected For Rematch In Belmont Sprint Championship

Centennial Farm’s Unified is likely to skip the Grade 1, $1.2 million Metropolitan Handicap, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Sunday morning at Belmont Park, and will instead take aim at the Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship, a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, where he’s expected to face multiple Grade 1 […]

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Salutos Amigos Gets Elusive G1 In Carter Handicap

That long sought-after Grade 1 victory finally came to the 6-year-old gelding Salutos Amigos on Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack in the $400,000 Carter Handicap. Southern Equine Stables and David Jacobson’s Salutos Amigos, the 3/2 favorite in the field of eight older males, posted a head victory over California shipper Calculator in the seven-furlong Carter. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Feast For Derby Hopefuls

A great treat awaits racing fans this weekend as Kentucky Derby hopefuls line up across the country to contend for a total of 510 points toward the first Saturday in May. Three Grade 1 races offer 100 points each to the winner, and Kentucky Oaks contenders will be on display as well with four 100-point […]

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Aqueduct Offering Several Special Wagers On Wood Memorial Day

A $500,000 Guaranteed All Graded Stakes Pick 4, a $100,000 Guaranteed Pick 6 and the first Big Apple/Bluegrass Pick 4 are among the special wagers being offered at Aqueduct Racetrack on Wood Memorial Day, Saturday, April 9. The 12-race card, with a special first-race post time of 12:20 p.m. EDT, is topped by the 92nd […]

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Dads Caps Scores Repeat Victory In Carter

Dads Caps fought his way to the lead in mid-stretch and went on to a 1 ½-length victory in the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, becoming just the sixth horse in the Carter’s 115-year history to score back-to-back wins in the race. It was the first win in eight starts […]

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The Big Beast Returns To The Big Apple For G1 Carter Handicap

King’s Bishop winner The Big Beast will face a quartet of graded stakes winners in Clearly Now, Dads Caps, Palace, and the Wild Dude on Saturday, when he attempts to extend his four-race win streak in the 115th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. The seven-furlong Carter, for 4-year-olds and […]

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