Jerome Stakes

Independence Hall Nears Perfection In His Final Work Before Tampa’s Sam F. Davis

Perfection is difficult to achieve on the racetrack, so trainer Michael Trombetta settled for the next-best thing this morning in Independence Hall’s final workout for Saturday’s Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes. “He kicked on nice. I’m very happy with the breeze,” Trombetta said after his assistant, Sarah Shaffer, worked the 3-year-old colt in […]

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Independence Hall ‘Did Just Enough’ In Sunday Work At Tampa

That was trainer Michael Trombetta’s message this morning to his assistant and exercise rider, Sarah Shaffer – as well as area racing fans who hope to see unbeaten 3-year-old colt Independence Hall in action at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 8 in the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes. Trombetta was in touch with […]

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Now At Tampa, Independence Hall Could Point For Sam Davis Or Risen Star

Two Road to the Kentucky Derby options appear to be the primary choices for undefeated 3-year-old Independence Hall’s next start, trainer Michael Trombetta told horseracingnation.com on Monday. The son of Constitution, now based at Tampa Bay Downs after his win in Aqueduct’s Jerome Stakes on Jan. 1, could point to either the G3 Sam F. […]

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Unbeaten Independence Hall Cruises in Jerome After Tardy Start

Independence Hall, from the first crop of WinStar Farm’s Tapit stallion Constitution, was an easy four-length winner of Wednesday’s $150,000 Jerome at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y., despite breaking slowly from the gate in the Kentucky Derby points race for 3-year-olds. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, the Michael Trombetta-trained colt ran his record to a perfect […]

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Independence Hall Returns For Wednesday’s Jerome Stakes At Aqueduct

New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues New Year’s Day at Aqueduct Racetrack as a field of seven newly-minted 3-year-olds contest the 150th running of the $150,000 Jerome on Wednesday at the Big A. Carded as Race 7 with a scheduled post time of 3:55 p.m. Eastern, the one-mile Jerome is the second of […]

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Juvenile Standout Independence Hall No Longer Targeting Remsen

Posting a 101 Beyer Speed Figure in his 12 1/4-length victory in the G3 Nashua Stakes earlier this month, 2-year-old Independence Hall was initially under consideration for the G2 Remsen Stakes on Dec. 7. Instead, trainer Michael Trombetta told horseracingnation.com that the son of Constitution will race again before his stable ships south for the winter, […]

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Returned To Sprinting, Mind Control ‘Full Of Himself’ For Woody Stephens

A talented field of 11 will square off in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun, a seven-furlong sprint for sophomores on Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, at Belmont Park. The Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun is one of an unprecedented eight Grade 1 races on the card for the Grade 1, […]

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Gotham: Sacco Ready To Start ‘Tightening The Screws’ On Mind Control

Grade 1 winner Mind Control most recently won the Jerome Stakes on Jan. 1, and trainer Greg Sacco is pointing him for the G3 Gotham Stakes in March at Aqueduct. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Stay Thirsty has breezed four times since the Jerome, most recently a half-mile in :49.25 on Monday at Belmont […]

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Barber Purchases Jerome Runner-Up Our Braintrust; Colt Transferred To Casse

Gary Barber purchased sophomore colt Our Braintrust from Maryland’s Cal Lynch, reports drf.com, and the stakes-winning Kentucky Derby prospect is now based in Ocala with trainer Mark Casse. Casse breezed the son of Freud a half-mile in :49 on Tuesday, and discussed options like the G2 Withers or G3 Holy Bull as potential targets for Our Braintrust. […]

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Mind Control Readies For Distance ‘Test’ In Withers

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control, who captured the 149th running of the $150,000 Jerome on New Year’s Day, will take his next step towards the Kentucky Derby in the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, slated for Saturday, February 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Greg Sacco, the talented son of Stay Thirsty picked […]

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