Red Smith Handicap

Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: ‘Forty Coats’ And The Tale Of Mr Maybe

With a victory in the Grade 3 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct on Nov. 14, Mr Maybe became the latest stakes winner and graded winner for Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, the most successful stallion son of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Awesome Again. Journalist and racing scribe Red Smith, for whom the handicap was named, […]

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Mr Maybe Authoritative In G3 Red Smith Handicap Victory

Mr Maybe left no doubts when cruising to a 4 1/4-lengths victory in Saturday’s Grade III Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct. Contested over a mile and three-eighths on a firm turf course, the $250,000 race was all too easy for the 4-year-old gelded son of Ghostzapper. Mr Maybe followed the field early, sitting well behind […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Oxley, Casse a ‘Dynamic’ Duo

Although Dynamic Sky had been winless in five previous tries on the turf, it really seemed to be just a matter of time before he found his way to the winner’s circle. After all, the 4-year-old colt had finished second in the G1 Northern Dancer Stakes and third in the G1 Pattison Canadian International this […]

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Dynamic Sky Kicks Clear To Win Red Smith

Bursting through a seam on the rail in mid-stretch, Dynamic Sky and Cornelio Velasquez pulled away to win the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, the colt’s first victory since a win by disqualification this June. “I had a good trip; I saved ground all the way, and I had […]

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Photos of the Week: 11.18.13

This week our friends at EquiSport Photos take us to California and Betfair Hollywood Park, where Arethusa was impressive in the Sharp Cat Stakes. We also travel to New York, where Shug McGaughey and the Phipps Stable once again were victorious in the Red Smith Handicap, this time capturing the race with Imagining. To see […]

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Imagining Earns Graded Win in Red Smith Handicap

Closing with a flourish from the outside, Imagining grabbed the lead in midstretch and held on for a half-length triumph over Hangover Kid in the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his third consecutive win in the 1 3/8-mile race. Off a step […]

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Tannery Takes on the Boys Again in the Red Smith

Multiple stakes winners Hyper, Tannery and Imagining look to close out their 2013 seasons with a flourish as they head a jam-packed field for Saturday’s 57th running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Red Smith Handicap, the year’s final graded turf stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. No worse than third in eight starts this year, Hyper most […]

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New Book Highlights Red Smith’s Love Affair With Racing

A new book of old prose from iconic racing writer Red Smith samples the experiences of a journalist fortunate enough to write about great horses from Seabiscuit to Spectacular Bid, according to a report in The Atlantic. Smith wrote for the New York Herald Tribune and later The New York Times, on everything from great […]

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Boisterous bids for repeat in Red Smith

Phipps Stable’s Boisterous bids for a repeat victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) at Aqueduct. The 5-year-old son of Distorted Humor enters the race off a sharp two-length win in the Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont in his last start, which was his second consecutive victory in that contest. Boisterous will […]

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