Red Smith

Pegasus Turf: Albertrani Says Sadler’s Joy Is ‘Up For The Challenge’

Trainer Tom Albertrani said he’s been pleased with the progress of his stakes-contender contingent training at Palm Meadows in Florida, with four-time graded stakes-winner Sadler’s Joy remaining on target for the Grade 1, $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf on January 25 at Gulfstream Park. Owned by Woodslane Farm, Sadler’s Joy has been steadily working […]

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Sadler’s Joy Scores His First Victory Since 2018 In Red Smith

Woodslane Farm’s Sadler’s Joy stayed off the pace and rallied late with a strong move from the outside to earn his first win since March 2018, outkicking Red Knight by two lengths to capture the 60th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Sadler’s Joy, […]

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Village King Crowned In Dramatic Off-The-Turf Red Smith

Village King, expertly handled by Javier Castellano, nosed out Soglio in a dramatic photo finish to capture the off-the-turf Grade 3 Red Smith on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher for Angels of Catalina Inc., Village King and Soglio tracked pacesetters Exulting and Control Group through a quarter-mile in 25.20 seconds and the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Grade 3 Trio

A trio of graded stakes highlight this Saturday’s racing action in North America, starting with the G3 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct. The 1 3/8-mile turf contest drew three entrants from trainer Mike Maker, including the 5-2 morning line favorite Zulu Alpha. The New York-bred Call Provision has a strong chance for trainer Chad Brown, […]

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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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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 easily wins Red Smith

In one of only two graded stakes races not at Santa Anita on Saturday, Boisterous defended his 2011 victory in the the Red Smith Handicap (gr. II) on the inner dirt track at Aqueduct. The 5-year-old horse covered the 1 3/8 mile distance in a time of 2:19.38 with Edgar Prado on his back. It […]

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NOVAK: Stall set to live Breeders’ Cup dreams

Claire Novak, who according to her official website biography “writes in the style of legends such as Red Smith Joe Palmer, and Grantland Rice”, gives a depiction of trainer Al Stall Jr. as a boy who always figured he’d be a part of racing history. Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Blame is certainly his chance to […]

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Much-loved sportswriter and editor Vic Ziegel, who covered everything from Muhammad Ali to the New York Mets, died of lung cancer this morning. He twice won Red Smith awards for Kentucky Derby coverage and was an avid horse racing fan. Below are two tribute columns from the New York Times and New York Daily News. […]

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