distorted humor

Fair Grounds Allowance Race Could Serve As Prep For January’s Lecomte Stakes

We’re feasting on stakes, six of them to be exact, on Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds Racecourse, but you’ll want to stick around for dessert. Race 13 of 14 on Saturday is carded as a first-level optional claimer for 2-year-olds, but in reality, it’s a major stepping stone to the Lecomte (G3), to be […]

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Pletcher Sends Out Marconi, You’re To Blame For Inaugural Grand Prix American Jockey Club

Trainer Todd Pletcher will look to kick off the Belmont Fall Championship meet on a strong note entering a pair of talented runners in Marconi and You’re to Blame for the inaugural running of the $300,000 Grand Prix American Jockey Club Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park. On a day featuring three stakes races, the […]

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East Coast Quartet Takes On Pacific Classic

They’ve come from the East in numbers unprecedented in TVG Pacific Classic history. Four horses in a field of 10, with highly-regarded connections, have shipped in for the $1 million, 1 ¼-mile signature event of the Del Mar summer meeting. The group is sufficiently impressive to track oddsmaker Russ Hudak that he made Seeking the […]

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Arrogate’s Half-Sister Immediate Impact Wins On Debut At Del Mar

Clearview Stables’ Immediate Impact, a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup winner Arrogate, made her debut on Sunday in the first race at Del Mar. The 2-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, trained like her famous sibling by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, won by 6 3/4 lengths in the […]

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Quip, Tom’s D’Etat Considered For Starts In ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Trainer Rodolphe Brisset is considering a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on August 3 at Saratoga for Quip, who ran a game second behind Seeking the Soul in Saturday’s Grade 2 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the two-time graded stakes winning […]

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$400,000 Tapit Colt Tops OBS June Sale’s Opening Session

Hip No. 277, a son of Tapit consigned by Pick View LLC, agent, went to M Racing for $400,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The chestnut colt, a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Verrazano, who breezed an eighth in […]

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Guarana Speeds Away To Stay Undefeated In Acorn

She broke her maiden in her first start by 14 3/4 lengths at Keeneland in April, and Three Chimenys’ homebred Guarana delivered on that promise in Saturday’s Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper defeated Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress by six lengths as the 9-5 post-time favorite, completing a […]

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Distorted Humor Colt Clocks Fastest Furlong At Second OBS June Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 254, a bay colt by Distorted Humor consigned by de Meric Sales, agent, breezed an eighth in :9 4/5 to post the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the under-tack show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale. The bay colt […]

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You’re To Blame Turns Back In Three Weeks For Brooklyn Invitational

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out a formidable trio of contenders in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park led by dirt marathon maven You’re to Blame. The Brooklyn, run at 1 ½ miles on the main track, is the lone Grade 2 race on Belmont Stakes Day and […]

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Oaklawn Handicap: Quip Emerges Victorious In Five-Horse Blanket Finish

Quip, making just his second start since finishing far behind Justify in the 2018 Preakness, held off a fast-closing Lone Sailor to win Saturday’s $750,000, Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap by a neck. Pioneer Spirit finished another neck back in third, a neck in front of Remembering Rita, who was a neck in front of Giant […]

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