Preakness Stakes

Travers: No Decision Yet From Cloud Computing Team, Girvin ‘Confident’ In Final Breeze

The decision on whether Klaravich Stable’s Cloud Computing will run in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets will have to wait until Monday, according to trainer Chad Brown. The colt by Maclean’s Music breezed five furlongs on Saratoga Race Course’s main track Saturday morning, shortly before 9 with Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano in the irons. The […]

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Cloud Computing ‘Moving Extremely Well’ In Friday Breeze, Under Consideration For Travers

Preakness winner Cloud Computing breezed Friday morning, logging four furlongs in 49.09 seconds on the fast main track, remaining a possibility for the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets on August 26. Cloud Computing breezed for the first time since finishing fifth in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy July 29. Ridden by […]

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Good Samaritan Tries Dirt, Bests Two Classic Winners In Jim Dandy

WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, China Horse Club, and SF Racing Group’s Good Samaritan upset both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, flying from last-to-first in the stretch to win by 4 3/4 lengths. The sophomore son of Harlan’s Holiday, who had never raced on the […]

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Opinion: Make The Jim Dandy ‘A Good Old-Fashioned Match Race’

Though a small field is already expected for Saturday’s G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, Michael Spector of racingdudes.com suggests taking the contest one step further: why not make the Jim Dandy “a good old-fashioned match race” between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing? Spector admits that certain logistical problems likely stand in […]

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‘No Place Else I’d Rather Be’: Krigger Making The Most Of Northern California Opportunities

Jockey Kevin Krigger started riding horses at age four as he grew up in the Virgin Islands, and by the time he was 29 Krigger was the regular racing companion of Goldencents. The pair finished 17th in the Kentucky Derby, then fifth in the Preakness, but Krigger was taken off the colt before his Breeders’ […]

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Gunnevera Fires Another Bullet In Preparation For Travers Stakes

Peacock Racing Stables’ Gunnevera turned in his fourth consecutive bullet workout at Gulfstream Park West Saturday while breezing five furlongs in a sharp 58.80 seconds under Edgard Zayas. Unraced since finishing fifth in the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico May 20, the Antonio Sano-trained 3-year-old colt was credited with the fastest of 12 workouts recorded at the five-furlong […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Solid,’ Cloud Computing ‘Great’ In Final Preps For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming turned in a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.71 over the Oklahoma training track Saturday morning at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at 1 1/8 miles on July 29. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez guided the Bodemeister colt through splits of 13.93 […]

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Classic Empire ‘Hasn’t Been As Aggressive,’ Will Skip Haskell Invitational

Juvenile champion Classic Empire has officially been taken out of consideration for the July 30 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile was scratched out of the Belmont Stakes with an abscess, and seems to have not fully recovered from the hoof ailment. Classic Empire recently […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing Fires A Bullet In Works Toward Jim Dandy

Always Dreaming put in his final breeze at Belmont before shipping to Saratoga on Monday, going 49.45 seconds on the training track, according to trainer Pletcher. The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner is scheduled to work two more times at the Spa before the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on July 29. “It was a good, relaxed work,” […]

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Hence Back In Winning Form With Last-To-First Rally In Iowa Derby

Calumet Farm homebred Hence was the star of the show Friday night at Prairie Meadows Racecourse, settling well off the early pace to rally five-wide on the far turn and score by 1 1/2 lengths in the G3 Iowa Derby. The sophomore son of Street Boss was perfectly handled by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, […]

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