Wayne Catalano

Unbeatean At Oaklawn, Arkansas-Bred Hoonani Road ‘Full Of Himself’ Ahead Of 2020 Season

Arkansas-bred star Hoonani Road is back at Oaklawn and took his first step toward a 2020 local campaign by working a half-mile in :51.80 over a fast track Friday morning for trainer Wayne Catalano and owner Jerry Caroom of Hot Springs. Hoonani Road is unbeaten in seven career starts at Oaklawn – all against state-breds […]

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Dugout Hangs On To Capture Steel Valley Sprint

Richard Ravin, Patricia Hope LLC and Larry Rivelli’s Dugout ($21.80) scored the biggest win of his nine-race career on Monday when he caught the speedy Ohio-bred Dare Day in the stretch and held off an oncoming Manny Wah to take the $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Hollywood Casino at Mahoning Valley Racecourse. The six-furlong Steel […]

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Robby Albarado Ready To ‘Ease Into’ Riding Races At Kentucky Downs

Robby Albarado, who suffered a fractured wrist when he went down in a June 23 spill at Churchill Downs, will resuming riding races on Saturday’s opening-day card of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. Albarado has the mount on the Wayne Catalano-trained Well Spent in the $500,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies. The jockey will ride […]

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Family Tradition: Winter Sunset Could Be Third Generation Winner Of Lake George

Coffeepot Stables and Phillips Racing Partnership’s Winter Sunset will look to notch her first graded stakes win after multiple competitive efforts, heading the Grade 3, $200,000 Lake George over the inner turf on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. The Wayne Catalano-trained gray or roan daughter of Tapit could be a third generation winner of the […]

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Kentucky Oaks Notes: Liora In Blinkers For Friday Tune-Up

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Champagne Anyone galloped a mile and three-eighths under Kara Lee for trainer Ian Wilkes. Winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) in her most recent start, Champagne Anyone has had three local works since that victory and is scheduled for her final Oaks work this weekend.   CHOCOLATE KISSES – Debbie Oxley’s Honeybee […]

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Royally-Bred Winter Sunset Targeting Summer’s Belmont Oaks

The Fair Grounds’ Shantel Lanerie Memorial Overnight Stakes winner Winter Sunset looked “fabulous” following her triumphant stakes debut according to trainer Wayne Catalano, who stated that the Grade I $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational on July 6 will be a main target for later this year. “I talked to (Owners) Mr. Bob (Cummings of Coffeepot Stables) […]

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Winter Sunset Earns Stakes Score In Shantel Lanerie Memorial

The expectations are always high with a well-bred horse and Coffeepot Stables and Phillips Racing Partnerships’ Winter Sunset ($7.40, $3.20 and $2.40) took her connections’ hopes and aspirations up a notch with a victory in Saturday’s $60,000 Shantel Lanerie Memorial Overnight Stakes at the Fair Grounds. Guided by jockey Channing Hill, the 3-year-old daughter of […]

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Liora, Cowgirls Like Us Top Kentucky Oaks Hopefuls In Silverbulletday

Recent Kentucky Oaks winners Monomoy Girl, Lovely Maria, Untapable, Believe You Can, Rachel Alexandra and Proud Spell all wintered at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Could this year’s Oaks winner also take their path to success through New Orleans? The $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes is the first of three local preps on the Road To […]

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Kennedy, Agent O’Connor ‘Walking The Miles’ To Success At Fair Grounds

Spending a season at a whole new racetrack can be tough for a young rider like Ty Kennedy, but this Fair Grounds meet, he has proven that he’s capable of handling a challenge. Kennedy, 24, is making his first winter in New Orleans a successful one so far with a dozen victories finishing in the […]

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