breeders’ cup juvenile turf

Decorated Invader Overcomes Slow Start To Win Summer Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds, William Freeman and William Sandbrook’s Decorated Invader proved a deserving 2-1 favorite in Sunday’s Grade 1 Summer Stakes, overcoming a slow start and rallying the stretch to win by about two lengths. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, ridden by Irad Ortiz for trainer Christophe Clement, covered a mile over Woodbine’s […]

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‘He Was Good To Me’: Hootenanny Returns To Ward Ranch To Stand Privately

In many ways, Hootenanny represented the best of what Wesley Ward has done as a trainer. Now, he’ll try to do the same for Ward as a stallion owner. The 7-year-old son of Quality Road will relocate to Ward Ranch across the road from the Keeneland property in Lexington, Ky., to stand privately for the […]

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Fields Shaping Up For ‘Win & You’re In’ Natalma, Summer Stakes At Woodbine

The Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which offers the winner a fees-paid berth for the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita, a Grade 1, $2 million race on November 2, will not be the only race run here this weekend which is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” series. On Sunday, the Natalma […]

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Uncle Benny Gets A Clean Trip To Score In Allied Forces Stakes

Beach Haven Thoroughbreds’ Uncle Benny remained perfect in stakes action at Belmont Park with a rallying score in Sunday’s $100,000 Allied Forces, a six-furlong turf sprint for sophomores. Trained by Jason Servis, the Declaration of War bay graduated at first asking at Monmouth Park ahead of half-length win in the Futurity at Belmont in October. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Runner Up Uncle Benny Returns To Action In Wednesday’s Mahony

Following a nine-month hiatus, Grade 1-placed Uncle Benny will return to action in Wednesday’s $100,000 Mahony for 3-year-olds going 5 ½ furlongs over the Mellon turf course at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Beach Haven Thoroughbreds, the bay son of Declaration of War won his first two career starts, breaking his maiden over the main […]

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‘Terrier-Like’ Breeders’ Cup Winner Line Of Duty Leads Godolphin Hopes For Investec Derby

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby is hoping Line Of Duty can emulate stablemate Masar by winning the 2019 G1 Investec Derby at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day and day two of the Investec Derby Festival. Masar provided a first victory for Godolphin’s royal blue colors in the 239th running of the premier […]

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Favored Somelikeithotbrown Gives Maker Fifth Jeff Ruby Steaks Victory

Trainer Mike Maker saddled his fifth winner of the G3 Jeff Ruby Steaks this weekend when he sent out Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable’s Somelikeithotbrown to a three-length triumph in Turfway Park’s signature Kentucky Derby prep race. The 3-year-old son of Big Brown was favored at 3-5, and under Tyler Gaffalione the colt covered […]

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Somelikeithotbrown Kicks Off 2019 With Battaglia Memorial Victory

A smart, measured ride by jockey Rafael Hernandez put Somelikeithotbrown in the winner’s circle of the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes (listed) Friday at Turfway Park. The race was the colt’s first stakes victory and his first start since he finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) November 2. Somelikeithotbrown finished 3 1/2 lengths […]

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Lecomte: War Of Will ‘Couldn’t Have Been More Impressive’ On The Dirt

With Road to the Derby Kickoff Day five weeks away, trainers have already started making plans with some of their highly regarded soon-to-be 3-year-olds. Trainer Mark Casse is pointing impressive maiden winner and Grade I-placed War of Will to the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes on January 19 at the Fair Grounds. Owned by Gary […]

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Henley’s Joy Rebounds From Breeders’ Cup To Dominate Pulpit Stakes

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy rebounded from an off-the-board finish in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) this Saturday, scoring a dominating 4 ½-length victory in the $75,000 Pulpit Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Pulpit, a mile turf event for 2-year-olds, was one of six stakes for juveniles that preceded the $600,000 Clasico […]

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