Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Asmussen, Santana Double Up As Silver Prospector Prevails In Kentucky Jockey Club

Winning their second graded stakes race on the card this Saturday at Churchill Downs, trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. teamed up with 7-1 shot Silver Prospector to capture the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, owned by Ed and Susie Orr, found clear running in […]

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‘Big Dreams Like Everyone Else’; Sackatoga, Tagg Take Aim At Second Derby Run

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law was made the 7-5 morning line favorite by veteran oddsmaker Mike Battaglia for Saturday’s $300,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) – the co-featured event on Saturday’s penultimate day of racing at the 2019 Fall Meet. Trained by 2003 Kentucky Derby-winning conditioner Barclay Tagg, the undefeated Grade I winner has gotten […]

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Experienced Oxley Colt Likely A ‘Force’ In Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

John Oxley’s regally-bred $500,000 Breeders Futurity (Grade I) third-place finisher Enforceable will rely on his previous two-turn experience in next Saturday’s $300,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (GI) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs. “I think his experience going a route of ground will help him for the (1 1/16-mile) race,” trainer Mark Casse’s assistant David Carroll said. “He’s a […]

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‘First Horse’ Signalman Made Owner Crabtree ‘Off The Charts Lucky’

Signalman had another gallop session under Danny Ramsey at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning before vanning to Lexington for a scheduled Tuesday Tex Sutton flight to Baltimore, where the son of General Quarters is slated to run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The Preakness contender is a one-horse stable for co-owner Steve […]

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Churchill Downs’ Single 6 Jackpot Hit For $500,000 Saturday

On the penultimate day of racing at Churchill Downs, the Single 6 Jackpot wager was taken down by a single bettor for a whopping $500,256.88. Drf.com reported that the winning ticket was purchased via a TwinSpires ADW account. Fancy Dress Party ($7.40) kicked off the sequence, followed by Super Steed ($8.20). Next, the longest shot on […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner McCraken Retired To Airdrie Stud

McCraken, a multiple Graded Stakes-winning son of leading sire, Ghostzapper, has been retired from racing and will stand at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky in 2019. A homebred for Mrs. Janis R. Whitham’s Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC, and trained by Ian Wilkes, McCraken first rose to national prominence during an undefeated juvenile campaign in 2016 that […]

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McLaughlin Will Train Enticed At Palm Meadows For The ‘Weather,’ ‘Quiet’

Godolphin Racing’s Enticed emerged from his runner-up finish in Saturday’s Wood Memorial at Aqueduct no worse for wear and will continue to target the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs, said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin Sunday morning. Enticed, by Medaglia d’Oro and out of multiple Grade 1 winner It’s Tricky, raced in second early behind rank pacesetter Old Time Revival and battled […]

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‘Big Sound Horse With A Great Mind’: Enticed Likely To Return For Wood Memorial

Godolphin’s homebred Enticed has emerged from his 2 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds at a mile at Aqueduct Racetrack in good order, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Sunday morning. “All is well,” McLaughlin said by phone. “He came out of the race in great shape.” Currently ranked second on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with 63 […]

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Enticed Looking For ‘Clean Face’ In Saturday’s Gotham

Godolphin’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed has settled in to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s barn at Belmont Park for his bid in Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham at a mile, and went out for an easy gallop over the training track Friday morning. Originally scheduled to arrive in New York on Wednesday along with fellow Gotham entrants Whereshetoldmetogo and Dale Romans trainees Free Drop Billy and Cove Blue, […]

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Pennington, Injured In Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Back In The Winner’s Circle At Parx

Jockey Frankie Pennington found his way back to the winner’s circle on Saturday at Parx, less than one month after a scary spill in the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs. The Pennsylvania track’s leading rider won the fifth race on Saturday, piloting Champions Maternal to a 7 3/4-length triumph for trainer […]

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