Skip Away Stakes

Micromanage Orchestrates First Graded Stakes Win in Skip Away

Repole Stable’s Micromanage, representing the leading combination of trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Javier Castellano, parlayed a perfect journey into success in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (G3) today at Gulfstream Park. Equipped with blinkers for the first time, the 4-year-old colt broke from the outside post in the 1 3/16-miles contest and secured a […]

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Itsmyluckyday ‘Looks Like A Million Dollars,’ Headed to Skip Away

Multiple stakes winner Itsmyluckyday bounced out of his first published work in nearly seven months in good shape, leaving trainer Eddie Plesa excited about a 2014 campaign. “He looks like a million dollars,” said Plesa, who trains Itsmyluckyday for his wife, Laurie, and Trilogy Stable. “He came out of the work 110 percent. He’s anxious, […]

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Cigar Street Smokes Rivals in Skip Away

Rashard Lewis and Jake Ballis’ 4-year-old Cigar Street shed a little brightness on to a theretofore disappointing Saturday afternoon for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott’s powerful stable when he posted his third consecutive victory in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park to give jockey John Velazquez his fourth victory on the […]

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Take Charge Indy, Golden Ticket to Clash in Skip Away

It was a year ago that Take Charge Indy jumped out of the gate first in the $1 million Florida Derby and kept going and going and going and… Trained by Pat Byrne, Take Charge Indy left seven other 3-year-olds in his wake, including favored Union Rags, on his way to a dramatic one-length victory […]

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Half-brother to I’ll Have Another to run in Skip Away Stakes at Monmouth

Those Wer the Days, a 5-year-old son of 1995 Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch and Arch’s Gal Edith, has won five of his six lifetime starts and will attempt to extend his five-race consecutive win streak when he takes on a strong field of six other horses in Saturday’s $75,000 Skip Away Stakes at 1 […]

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S.S. Stone scores in Skip Away Stakes

S.S. Stone did his best running late, getting clear in deep stretch to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Skip Away Stakes at Gulfstream Park Sunday. With Julien Leparoux riding, S.S. Stone wore down pacesetter Colizeo and kept Jackson Bend at bay late to win by two lengths in 1:55.73 for 1 3/16 miles.  S.S. Stone […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Two surefire signs of spring—Oaklawn Park’s Racing Festival of the South and Keeneland’s opening day–kick off the weekend stakes action Friday afternoon, and while the Fantasy at Oaklawn and Transylvania at Keeneland are well worth watching, it’s the big Kentucky Derby preps that will get most of the attention one day later. Those two Grade […]

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