Withers

O’Dwyer On Remsen Winner Shotski’s Next Start: ‘We’ll Let The Horse Do The Talking’

Trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer picked up his first graded stakes win when Shotski, sent to post at 8-1, led gate-to-wire in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y. Owned by Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Blue River Investment Partners, O’Dwyer wisely decided to scratch out of a sloppy renewal of the […]

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Rodriguez ‘Encouraged’ By Not That Brady’s First Start Over Nine Furlongs

Not That Brady, co-owned by Michael Imperio, Lianna Stables and his trainer Rudy Rodriguez, went from claim to fame with his victory in the Damon Runyon, and will look to add a graded win to his resume when he steps forward in the Grade 3 Gotham on March 9, at Aqueduct. The Big Brown gelding, […]

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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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Barber Purchases Jerome Runner-Up Our Braintrust; Colt Transferred To Casse

Gary Barber purchased sophomore colt Our Braintrust from Maryland’s Cal Lynch, reports drf.com, and the stakes-winning Kentucky Derby prospect is now based in Ocala with trainer Mark Casse. Casse breezed the son of Freud a half-mile in :49 on Tuesday, and discussed options like the G2 Withers or G3 Holy Bull as potential targets for Our Braintrust. […]

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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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Aqueduct Releases Winter Stakes Schedule Worth $7.3 Million In Purses

Aqueduct Racetrack’s winter and spring meets will feature a total of 52 stakes worth more than $7.3 million in purses, highlighted by the Big A’s traditional spring showcase, the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial on Saturday, April 6. The 2019 winter meet will be buoyed by the addition of one new stakes event, the $100,000 […]

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Avery Island ‘Improving All The Time’; Withers Winner Headed To Louisiana Derby

Godolphin’s homebred Avery Island breezed five furlongs on Friday at Florida’s Palm Meadows Training Center, earning an official time of 1:01.20 at the distance. According to drf.com, the sophomore son of Street Sense will make his next start in the G2 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds. “He worked very well and galloped-out strong,” trainer Kiaran […]

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Firenze Fire The ‘Rodney Dangerfield’ On Road To The Triple Crown

Mr. Amore Stable’s homebred Grade 1 winner Firenze Fire turned in his final work on a windy Sunday morning at Belmont Park for Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham for Kentucky Derby hopefuls at a mile at Aqueduct. The Jason Servis trainee took to the training track in company shortly after 9:30 a.m. with jockey Manny Franco aboard. Firenze Fire broke off […]

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Avery Island Holds Strong Late For Withers Victory

Godolphin Racing’s homebred Avery Island made a successful start to his 2018 season, finishing up strongly to win the G3 Withers by about two lengths over Firenze Fire and Marconi. Off at even money, the Kiaran McLaughlin trainee was hounded early by Coltsandmississippi, then shot to the lead around the far turn and never relinquished […]

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NYRA ‘Showdown’ Free Handicapping Contest Returns Feb. 3

NYRA’s popular “Showdown” contest, a free online handicapping competition, will return on Saturday, February 3, with mythical wagering on races at Aqueduct Racetrack, Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park. The contest will coincide with telecasts of FOX Sports Saturday At The Races on FS2 over the course of five Saturdays in February and March. Saturday’s […]

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