Carter Handicap

Keeneland, Aqueduct Cross Country Pick 5 Pays $8,228

Saturday’s Cross Country Pick 5, featuring all graded stakes from Aqueduct and Keeneland, attracted a pool of $250,763 and produced a massive $8,228.75 payout for 50 cents despite favorites winning three of five legs. The sequence kicked off with the Grade 1, $300,000 Madison from Keeneland where Spiced Perfection ($11) collared Amy’s Challenge for a […]

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World Of Trouble Gets Grade 1 Status Winning Carter Handicap

Narrowly beaten in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs last November in his only previous Grade 1 appearance, World of Trouble secured Grade 1 status on his resume with a hard-fought victory on Saturday as the 4-5 favorite in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct in New York under jockey Manny Franco. Skyler’s Scramjet […]

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Vino Rosso Back On Familiar Ground In G1 Carter Handicap

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso will look to make Wood Memorial Day a winning one for a second straight year, headlining an eight-horse field in the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Vino Rosso will return to graded stakes company after posting a three-quarter […]

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Aqueduct Releases Winter Stakes Schedule Worth $7.3 Million In Purses

Aqueduct Racetrack’s winter and spring meets will feature a total of 52 stakes worth more than $7.3 million in purses, highlighted by the Big A’s traditional spring showcase, the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial on Saturday, April 6. The 2019 winter meet will be buoyed by the addition of one new stakes event, the $100,000 […]

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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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