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Daredevil Colt Clocks Fastest Quarter At OBS June Sale’s First Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 100, a son of Daredevil consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., agent, breezed a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 on Wednesday to post the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the under-tack show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 June 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale. The dark […]

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Anyportinastorm Lowers Governor’s Stakes Record To 1:07.54 For Six Furlongs

Anyportinastorm delivered a scintillating Northwest debut Sunday, romping home by 3 ½ lengths over stable mate Oh Marvelous Me in the $50,000 Governor’s Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs. Anyportinastorm ran six furlongs in a stakes record 1:07.54 and paid $2.40, $2.10 and $2.10. Juan Hernandez rode the winner at 124 lbs for […]

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Improbable Returns To Track For ‘Light Gallop,’ Barnes Says Colt ‘Ready To Go’

Improbable, who is expected to be installed as the morning-line favorite following Wednesday’s post-position draw for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, went back to the track for a mile gallop Tuesday at sunrise, the day after working a leisurely half-mile in 51.80 seconds at Churchill Downs. “He galloped a very light mile,” […]

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Improbable ‘Hitting On All Cylinders’ In Easy Work Before Preakness

With Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on the scene, Improbable worked an easy half-mile in 51.80 seconds on a chilly Monday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. “He worked really easy, an easy half around there,” Baffert said. “I didn’t want to do too […]

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Lack Of Maximum Security Encouraged Baffert To Enter Improbable In Preakness

In the absence of Maximum Security, Country House and Code of Honor, beaten Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Improbable is expected to vie for favoritism in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will try for his record-breaking eighth victory in the historic Preakness with Improbable, […]

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Game Winner, Roadster Arrive At Churchill Downs; Improbable ‘Likes This Track’

The media scrum piling up outside of Churchill Downs’ Barn 33 was a surefire indicator that the white-haired one himself was back on the scene. As Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert emerged to hold court for more than 20 minutes Saturday morning, he led off his Derby week testimonials by giving a hat tip […]

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Bullet Drills: Improbable Adds Blinkers, Omaha Beach ‘Great’

A pair of Arkansas Derby probables worked this at Santa Anita Park, each firing the fastest time at the distance. Omaha Beach, winner of the G2 Rebel in his most recent outing, breezed a half-mile on Friday, covering the distance in :47.80 under retired jockey Alex Solis. “I didn’t realize it was a bullet,” trainer […]

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Baffert Update: Game Winner To Santa Anita Derby, Improbable To Arkansas Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with the runs of his previously undefeated sophomore colts at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, as each lost a division of the G2 Rebel Stakes by a neck or less. According to drf.com, juvenile champion Game Winner (Candy Ride) will return home to Santa Anita Park and be pointed for the April […]

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Supplemental Entries Added To Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale

Fasig-Tipton has cataloged an initial three supplemental entries for its Gulfstream Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training. These new entries are cataloged as Hips 186-188 and will all be consigned by McKathan Bros., agent: Hip 186: Into Mischief x Shopit colt – Colt by top sire Into Mischief hails from the family of Grade 1-winning […]

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Caribou Club Upsets Stormy Liberal In Joe Hernandez

With a suicidal pace battle to exploit, Caribou Club, with Joe Talamo at the controls, split horses a furlong from home and rallied to take Tuesday’s Grade III, $100,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths over two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  A Glen Hill Farm […]

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