gotham Stakes

Instagrand ‘Considered’ For Derby Trail Following Credible Gotham Third

OXO Equine’s Instagrand made a solid return to action with a third-place effort in the Gotham picking up 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. Trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, Instagrand arrived at the Gotham from an August 11 score in the Grade 2 Best Pal at Del Mar. The Into Mischief bay, bred in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio On Tap

This weekend’s slate of racing features a trio of tests offering qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby: the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs, the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, and the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Live television coverage of the Gotham, Jeff Ruby, […]

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Vino Rosso To Make First Start Since Travers On Gotham Stakes Day

With eight wins, 10 second-place finishes, and eight thirds from 48 starts at the current Aqueduct winter meet, good for a 54 percent in-the-money percentage heading into Friday’s card, conditioner Todd Pletcher will look to stay hot on Gotham Day with a trio of formidable stakes contenders. Vino Rosso, last year’s Grade 2 Wood Memorial […]

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Best: ‘Not About The Kentucky Derby Right Now’ For Instagrand In Gotham Stakes

Owner Larry Best, who races under the nom de course OXO Equine, was at Aqueduct Racetrack Friday morning to watch his undefeated colt Instagrand enjoy his final gallop ahead of Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham. As part of New York’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series, the Gotham offers 50-20-10-5 qualifying points to the first four finishers […]

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New York-Bred Not That Brady Looks To Steal Gotham Stakes

Popular New York-bred Not That Brady, co-owned by Michael Imperio, Lianna Stables [Vinny Vivolo] and his trainer Rudy Rodriguez, enters Saturday’s Gotham from a gusty runner-up effort in the Grade 3 Withers. The Big Brown chestnut, bred in New York by KatieRich Farms, suffered a minor setback after coming out of his February 17 breeze at […]

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No San Felipe But Trio Of Kentucky Derby Points Races Saturday

This week’s Road to the Kentucky Derby features a stakes tripleheader on Saturday. Originally, four races were scheduled but the San Felipe (Grade II) has been tabled while Santa Anita’s track undergoes additional extensive testing. The $300,000 Gotham (GIII) at one mile begins Saturday’s stakes procession at 5:09 p.m. (all times Eastern) and is followed by […]

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Knicks Go, Mind Control, Instagrand Lead Formidable Group Of Eight In Gotham

Grade 1 winners Mind Control and Knicks Go, along with undefeated California raider Instagrand, headline a formidable field of eight in the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham, a one-turn mile for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. As part of New York’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series, the Gotham offers 50-20-10-5 qualifying points to the […]

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Kumin Buys Into Sophomore Colts Comedian, Tikhvin Flew

Madaket Stables LLC (Sol Kumin) has purchased a minority interest in 3-year-old colts Comedian (Into Mischief) and Tikhvin Flew (Street Sense). They will both run under the ownership of Bloom Racing Stable, LLC and Madaket Stables, carrying the Bloom Racing Stable silks. Tikhvin Flew’s 2019 campaign started with a thrill after breaking his maiden first time out […]

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Instagrand Set For First Start Back In Gotham; Knicks Go A Maybe

OXO Equine’s undefeated Instagrand will make his 2019 debut in the Grade 3 $300,000 Gotham Stakes, slated for Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Part of New York’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series, the Gotham, a one-turn mile, offers qualifying points of 50-20-10-5 to the first four finishers. The Gotham headlines a lucrative card that also […]

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Busher: Please Flatter Me ‘Training Phenomenally,’ ‘Versatile’ Oxy Lady Seeks Rebound

Please Flatter Me remains on target for the $250,000 Busher Invitational on Gotham Day March 9, as trainer Mark Reid said the undefeated Munnings filly remains scheduled for one final workout at Pimlico before shipping to Aqueduct Racetrack. After starting her career 3-for-3, including a 5 ¾-length win in the seven-furlong Gin Talking last out […]

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