arnaud delacour

Hawksmoor Proves Deserving Favorite In Endeavour

Lael Stables’ Hawksmoor got 2019 off to a solid start with a 7-5 victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 Endeavour Stakes at Tampa. The 6-year-old daughter of Azamour, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Arnaud Delacour, covered 1 1/16 miles over the firm turf in 1:40.83. In her first win since the 2017 G2 New York […]

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‘Proven’ Knicks Go A Deserving Favorite, But No Sure Thing In Sam F. Davis

Most of the trainers with runners in Saturday’s Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs view the mile-and-a-sixteenth race for 3-year-olds on the main track as a wide-open affair. “I think it’s a good race for everybody to see what kind of level their horse can compete at,” said Arnaud Delacour, […]

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Honest, Hard-Trying Bombshell Seeks First Graded Stake In G3 Marshua’s River

Team Valor International’s Bombshell, a winner of two straight to cap her 2018 campaign, makes her 6-year-old debut while seeking her first career graded stakes victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Marshua’s River (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 17th running of the 1 1/16-mile Marshua’s River for fillies and mares four and older is the second of two […]

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No Dozing Leaves No Doubt In Bold Ruler

Lael Stables’ No Dozing notched his first graded stakes win, staying close to the early pace, taking command before the turn and clearing away for an emphatic 9 ¾-length win in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Friday, Opening Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 43rd running of the Bold […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Chalon ‘Peaking Now’ For Delacour

Lael Stables’ Chalon, a Laurel Park stakes winner in her 4-year-old debut this spring, breezed Saturday morning ahead of her next engagement in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) Nov. 3. Chalon went five furlongs in 1:01.80 over the all-weather track at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., where […]

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True Timber, Coal Front Clash In Bold Ruler Handicap At Belmont

Calumet Farm’s True Timber will return to stakes competition coming off back-to-back impressive wins in optional claimers when he competes against five others in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y The 43rd running of the Bold Ruler, contested at seven furlongs on […]

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Stakes Veteran On Leave ‘Better Than Ever,’ Leads Belmont’s Athenia Field

Stuart S. Janney III’s On Leave will look to notch her second consecutive stakes win when she competes against a talented nine-horse field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Athenia for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The penultimate of the 18 total graded stakes for the Belmont […]

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Fresh Chalon Will Try To Make Up For ‘Lost Time’ In TCA

Under new management, Chalon has returned to Keeneland for a run in Saturday’s $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) for fillies and mares going 6 furlongs on the main track. The race is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race with the winner getting a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at […]

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Uni One Of Two For Chad Brown In Noble Damsel

Michael Dubb and Head of Plains Partners’ Uni will be seeking her third consecutive stakes win when she headlines a field of six in the Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday on Belmont Park’s Widener turf in Elmont, N.Y. The 31st running of the Noble Damsel, carded […]

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Comebacking Battle Of Midway Ships East, Carries Top Weight In Kelso Handicap

Alydar winner Realm will make his graded stakes return as part of a field of seven in Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at a mile at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Carded as Race 8 with a scheduled post time of 5:18 p.m. ET, the 38th running of the Kelso […]

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