McLaughlin On Gotham Winner Haikal: ‘I Loved What I Saw This Morning”

Shadwell Stable’s homebred¬†Haikal, winner of the Grade 3 Gotham at Aqueduct Racetrack on March 9 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.21 on Thursday morning on the main track at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Haikal, who was a closing third in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets on April […]

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Haikal Has ‘Answered All The Questions’ For Jockey Rajiv Maragh

With weather calling for a good chance of rain in the Elmont area this Easter weekend, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin altered the work pattern for Shadwell Farm’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Haikal, breezing the graded stakes winning son of Daaher on Friday morning. Haikal took to the Belmont Park main track at 9:30 a.m. to record his […]

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‘Versatile’ Haikal Ready For Two Turns In Wood Memorial

Shadwell Stable homebred Haikal remains on target for the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday, April 6 and is expected to return to the work tab soon, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Friday morning. Haikal won his third consecutive start and earned a personal-best 95 Beyer Speed Figure when he posted […]

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Gotham 1-2 Finshers Haikal, Mind Control Headed For Wood Memorial

Speaking from his winter base at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida, conditioner Kiaran McLaughlin reported Shadwell Stable’s newly minted graded stakes winner Haikal exited his Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham victory on Saturday in good order. “He looks great,” said McLaughlin. “He appears to have come out of the race well and I have […]

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Jimmy Winkfield: Haikal Scores Black Type In Stakes Debut

Making his stakes debut in only his third career start, Shadwell Stable’s Haikal, under a confident ride from jockey Rajiv Maragh, found an opening along the rail in the final furlong, overtaking rivals Joevia and Tikhvin Flew to win the 35th running of the $150,000 Jimmy Winkfield on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sent off as […]

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Freshman sire Daaher gets first winner

First-crop stallion Daaher sired his first winner Friday when his daughter Gypsy Robin set the pace and drew off to win by seven and a half lengths in :50.34 for four and a half furlongs. Gypsy Robin races for trainer Wesley Ward and owner Gatewood Bell.¬† She is one of five foals from Daaher’s initial […]

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