Suburban

‘Headstrong’ Dual-Surface Star Catholic Boy To Stay On Dirt, Point For Woodward

Robert V. LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm, and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy earned a 102 Beyer Speed Figure for his runner-up effort to Preservationist in Saturday’s Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban, a 1 1/4 mile test on Big Sandy. Last year, the dual-surface star won the turf Grade 1 Belmont Derby and Grade 1 […]

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Preservationist Finds More At The Rail, Defeats Catholic Boy In Suburban

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist stepped up into graded stakes company in a big way for Saturday’s G2 Suburban, ceding his lead to 6-5 favorite Catholic Boy in the backstretch and gamely pulling away from that rival in the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths. It was the third win in a row for the 6-year-old […]

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Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Card Features All-Graded Stakes Late Pick 5

The Stars & Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park features an enticing opportunity for horseplayers with an all-graded stakes Late Pick 5 encompassing Races 6 through 10 on Saturday’s 11-race card. The sequence kicks off with the Grade 3, $250,000 Dwyer, which sees the return of graded stakes winner Code of Honor for Hall of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Enable Returns, Stars & Stripes

On Saturday, two-time Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner and reigning Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf heroine Enable (GB) is slated to make her 2019 debut in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. The inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara for sophomores over three legs at Belmont […]

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‘Very Competitive’ Lone Sailor Will Add Blinkers For Suburban

Trainer Tom Amoss plans on sending graded stakes winner Lone Sailor to Belmont Park for the Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban, one of six graded events scheduled for the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival on July 6. The G M B Racing-owned son of Majestic Warrior has placed in three of his four starts this year, […]

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Pletcher Aims ‘Rearing To Go’ Marconi At Suburban, Vino Rosso To Whitney

Marconi closed out last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival with a victory in the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, earning his first graded stakes win for owners Bridlewood Farm, Mr. and Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Conditioner Todd Pletcher reported the 4-year-old Tapit colt has exited the race in good order. […]

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Marconi Leads All The Way In Brooklyn Invitational

In the finale of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, Marconi led at every point of call en route to a half-length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational at Belmont Park. Breaking from the rail under jockey Jose Lezcano, Marconi led the field into the first turn of the 1 ½ mile […]

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‘Matured’ Catholic Boy Targets July 6 Suburban Handicap

Catholic Boy was known for his high-level consistency and versatility during his 3-year-old campaign with Grade 1 triumphs on dirt and turf. Following a comeback win in the Grade 2 Dixie over the grass at Pimlico in his 4-year-old debut, he could go back to the main track for the Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban Handicap […]

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Diversify ‘On The Muscle’ In Return To Work Tab; Catholic Boy Possible For Dixie

With only one start through the first two weeks of the Belmont spring/summer meet, trainer Jonathan Thomas will look to increase his productivity in the coming weeks with multiple Grade 1-winners Diversify and Catholic Boy preparing to return to action with several other stakes contenders in tow as well. Diversify, the 2018 New York-bred Horse […]

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Brooks Named Grand Prize Winner In Breeders’ Cup Capture The Classic Challenge

Breeders’ Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious Thoroughbred horse racing events, announced on Friday that Bob Brooks, of Kitchener, Ontario, has been selected as the Grand Prize winner for the $100,000 Capture the Classic Challenge. Launched in June 2018, the interactive promotion tasked fans to predict the winners of select races for a chance […]

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