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Champion Jockey Irad Ortiz Adds Another Five Winners To His Tally On Friday At Gulfstream

Two-time defending Eclipse Award winner Irad Ortiz continued his domination at Gulfstream Park Friday, riding five more winners to run his Championship Meet total to 97 victories. Ortiz, the defending Championship Meet titlist, scored back-to-back victories aboard Red Sorrell ($6.80) in Race 1 and Frank First ($5.80) in Race 2 before winning back-to-back with Sabina […]

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Storm The Court ‘Got A Lot Out Of’ San Vicente, Could Target San Felipe

Peter Eurton is satisfied with Eclipse champion Storm the Court’s three-year-old debut despite it being a fourth in the San Vicente Stakes last Sunday. “He got a lot out of that,” the trainer said. “I like how he came out of it, too. We’ll see how he goes and ponder our next race, but it […]

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Midnight Bisou Puts In ‘Another Stellar’ Workout Toward Saudi Cup

Targeting the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup on Feb. 29 at Riyadh, 2019 champion older mare Midnight Bisou recorded a five-furlong breeze at the Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. The 5-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute stopped the clock in 1:00 1/5, the second fastest of 50 workouts at the distance. “She looks as fast as […]

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Red-Hot Champion Jockey Irad Ortiz Wins Six Races Sunday At Gulfstream Park

Defending two-time Eclipse Award champion Irad Ortiz Jr., who rode three winners Friday and four winners Saturday, brought home six more winners on Sunday’s 11-race card at Gulfstream Park. “I’m having a great meet so far. I’m so happy right now. I’m enjoying the moment. My agent [Jay Rushing] is doing a great job. I’m […]

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‘Excited To See What 2020 Holds’: Champion Monomoy Girl Shipping In To Fair Grounds This Week

As her half-brother Mr. Monomoy prepares to take on the G3 Lecomte this Saturday at the Fair Grounds, 2018 Eclipse Champion Monomoy Girl is expected to join trainer Brad Cox’s barn at the New Orleans oval this week to continue preparing for her 2020 season. Bloodstock agent Liz Crow, who picked out the 5-year-old daughter […]

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Triple Crown Champion Justify’s First Foal Is A Filly

The first official foal reported for Triple Crown champion Justify is a filly born to Foreign Affair, according to a post on Audley Farm’s Facebook Page. Foreign Affair, a winning daughter of Exchange Rate, was sold to Audley Farm with the Justify filly in utero for $385,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Mixed sale. Foreign […]

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Bricks And Mortar Voted Winner Of Secretariat Vox Populi Award

Horse racing fans have spoken, and they have voted 5-year-old turf king Bricks and Mortar as the winner of the 2019 Secretariat Vox Populi Award in the year-end online poll. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the award annually recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the general public and gained […]

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Delta’s Royalty, Lone Foal Of Royal Delta, Wins On Debut At Kempton

The only foal out of the late three-time Eclipse champion Royal Delta, Delta’s Royalty showcased some of her dam’s exceptional talent with a debut victory at Kempton this week. The 2-year-old Galileo filly, trained by Roger Varian, won a one-mile fillies’ novice event on polytrack over 13 rivals, fending off her nearest challenger by about […]

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Standardbred Champion Staying Together Passes At Age 30

Champion Standardbred, Staying Together, died October 28, 2019, at the Kentucky Horse Park where he had been retired after a successful pacing career. At the age of 30, the gelding was euthanized due to infirmities of old age. The champion known as “Stanley” came to the Kentucky Horse Park in September 1995. “Staying Together became […]

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