Can’thelpbelieving Gives Motion Back-To-Back Sky Classic Wins

Albert Frassetto’s Can’thelpbelieving passed the dueling race leaders down the homestretch to claim the victory in the $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Gr. 2) on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Trainer Graham Motion earned his second consecutive win in the 1-3/8 mile turf event for horses three years old and up following a victory with Messi in last […]

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Dragon Bay Translates Slow Pace Into Nijinsky Victory

Brent McLellan, Russell McLellan and owner/trainer Stuart Simon’s Dragon Bay set a mild pace in Saturday’s G2 Nijinsky Stakes at Woodbine, then held off the late challenge of heavily favored Can’thelpbelieving to win by about 1 1/2 lengths at the wire. The 4-year-old son of Parading covered 1 1/4 miles on the firm turf in […]

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Bigger Picture Up The Rail For Thrilling United Nations Victory

Three Diamonds Farm’s one-time claimer Bigger Picture proved once again what a bargain he was when claimed for $32,000; the gelding captured Saturday’s Grade 1 United Nations Stakes by a head over Can’thelpbelieving after an absolutely flawless ride from Joe Bravo. The 6-year-old son of Badge of Silver, trained by Mike Maker, covered 1 3/8 […]

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Can’thelpbelieving Gets First Graded Win In Cliff Hanger

Albert Frassetto’s Can’thelpbelieving made a bold late surge to take Sunday’s Grade 3 Cliff Hanger Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths. Under Trevor McCarthy, the 5-year-old son of Duke of Marmalade covered nine furlongs in 1:46.77 over Monmouth Park’s firm turf for trainer Graham Motion. “He broke well and I just sat on him to let […]

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My Afleet Kicks Off Kentucky Downs Season With Dueling Grounds Derby Victory

It was truly an aptly named race. My Afleet and Medal Count staged a tremendous duel down the stretch in the inaugural running of the $250,000 Dueling Grounds Derby on opening Day at Kentucky Downs, with My Afleet emerging as the victor by a narrow nose in the 1 5/16 miles marathon over the European-style […]

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