Withers Stakes

Tax ‘Doing Phenomenal’ Ahead Of Jim Dandy

R.A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s graded-stakes winner Tax remains on target to make his return in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets, exiting a sharp final work in good shape. Working in company, Tax blazed four furlongs over the main track in 47.09 seconds […]

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Sunny Ridge Rides The Rail To Salvator Mile Win

Sent to post as the 8-5 favorite, Dennis Drazin’s homebred Sunny Ridge got the job done in Saturday’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile. The 6-year-old son of Holy Bull defeated second choice Diamond King by about three-quarters of a length at the wire, earning his first graded win since 2016. Jose Lezcano piloted the Jason Servis […]

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‘Push-Button’ Tax Has Alvarado Excited For Third Derby Mount

Count jockey Junior Alvarado among those impressed with Tax’s blistering half-mile work on Thursday in preparation for the Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby. Alvarado, who is set to make his third career Derby mount when he pilots Tax on May 4 at Churchill Downs, watched as Tax recorded a 47.80-second breeze, the fastest of […]

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Tax Bulls His Way Through At The Rail For Withers Score

R. A. Hill Stable, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Hugh Lynch and Corms Racing Stable’s Tax made a bullish move to gain the upper hand in Saturday’s G3 Withers Stakes, forcing his way through a narrow hole at the rail and racing on gamely to hit the wire a head in front. Off as the 2-1 top […]

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Our Braintrust Hopes To Outsmart Rivals In Grade 3 Withers, Collect Derby Points

After being purchased privately earlier this month, Our Braintrust will make his first start for new owner Gary Barber and trainer Mark Casse while also attempting to earn more Kentucky Derby qualifying points Saturday in the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers at Aqueduct Racetrack. Offering 10-4-2-1 qualifying points for the “Run for the Roses” on May […]

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Le General Defects From Withers; Moretti Could Inherit Favoritism

New York-bred Le General came out of his latest workout with a sore suspensory ligament, according to drf.com, and will not be entered in Saturday’s G3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. The two-time winner in restricted company was expected to be the morning-line favorite in the Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race. Instead, that position may […]

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Mind Control Readies For Distance ‘Test’ In Withers

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control, who captured the 149th running of the $150,000 Jerome on New Year’s Day, will take his next step towards the Kentucky Derby in the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, slated for Saturday, February 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Greg Sacco, the talented son of Stay Thirsty picked […]

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New York-Breds Not That Brady, Le General Aim For Derby Points In Withers

Multiple-winning New York-breds Not That Brady and Le General have both been confirmed for the G3 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct on Feb. 2, according to drf.com. Both will be aiming to earn their first points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Not That Brady is a 3-year-old son of Big Brown trained and part-owned by […]

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NYRA Releases 2019 Race Dates For Aqueduct Racetrack

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) today announced the remaining race dates for Aqueduct Racetrack through the end of the spring meet on April 20, 2019. The Aqueduct winter meet, which runs until March 31, 2019, kicked off on Friday, December 7 with Saturday’s $100,000 Garland of Roses, won by Vertical Oak, as the first […]

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Avery Island Ruled Out For 90 Days, Off Derby Trail

After an evaluation by Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Derby prospect Avery Island has been ruled out for 90 days. Godolphin’s Twitter account did not release any details about the Street Sense colt’s diagnosis, indicating that he would be re-evaluated after the prescribed timeline. Three-year-old colt #AveryIsland is out for 90 […]

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