Switzerland Too Fast For Rivals In Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash

Woodford Racing’s Switzerland bounced back from a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga to win the 27th running of the G3, $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash at Laurel Park on Saturday. Under jockey Feargal Lynch, the 4-year-old colt by Speightstown went to the front shortly […]

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De Francis Dash Attracts Switzerland, Always Sunshine In MATCH Series Sprint Finale

Switzerland and Always Sunshine, whose lone graded stakes success each came in the same Maryland race two years apart, and a trio of multiple stakes winners are among nine older sprinters entered in a wide-open edition of the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park in Maryland. The 27th […]

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Switzerland Gives Santana, Asmussen Fifth Stakes Win On Preakness Weekend In Maryland Sprint

Giving the jockey/trainer duo of Ricardo Santana and Steve Asmussen their fifth win of the Preakness Stakes weekend, Woodford Racing’s Switzerland followed a similar pattern in laying just off the pace and striding clear in the lane to win the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint by 3 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old son of Speightstown covered six […]

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MATCH Series: Lewisfield Faces Biggest Test To Date In Maryland Sprint Stakes

Lewisfield has done everything asked of him thus far, and on May 19 at Pimlico Race Course he’ll face his biggest test to date in the Grade 3, $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs. The Maryland Sprint, which attracted a field of nine and is slated as the ninth race, […]

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Video: Jockeys on skis!

Every February, in the high altitude of St. Moritz, Switzerland, there is “turf” racing.  The turf, of course, is white. On Sundays this month, the ski resort is hosting its annual White Turf meeting, which was first held on the town’s frozen lake in 1907.  The events include skijoring – where jockeys on skis are […]

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