itsmyluckyday

Itsmyluckyday Prevails Over Moreno in Woodward

It was a two-horse race at Saratoga on Saturday evening, with Itsmyluckyday just getting up by a half-length over a resilient Moreno in the Grade 1, $600,000 Woodward Stakes. As he did in his Whitney score, Moreno got the early lead, but not far behind was the eventual winner and his jockey, Paco Lopez. After […]

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Moreno Hunting for Second Grade 1 Score in Woodward

What a difference a race makes. Southern Equine Stable’s Moreno has long held a reputation as a fast and dangerous horse that fights hard all the way but gets caught at the end of the biggest graded stakes events. The 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding changed that way of thinking in dramatic fashion August 2, winning the […]

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Itsmyluckyday to Stand at Spendthrift in 2015, Will Finish Racing Season

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding interest in Itsmyluckyday, who was most recently a close runner-up in the Whitney H. (G1) at Saratoga. The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Lawyer Ron will continue racing throughout the remainder of 2014, starting with this Saturday’s $600,000 Woodward S. (G1) at Saratoga, before he takes […]

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Itsmyluckyday to Wear Blinkers for Woodward Stakes

New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Plesa said his multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Itsmyluckyday will van up from Monmouth on Friday and is set to run the following afternoon in the Grade 1 Woodward, a 1 1/8-mile dirt fixture for 3-year-olds and up. Itsmyluckyday, a son of Lawyer Ron, was a top 3-year-old last year, winning the […]

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Whitney: Palace Malice, Will Take Charge Grow Better With Age

“There is no disputing Palace Malice and Will Take Charge as the most accomplished runners in Saturday’s nine-horse lineup for the $1.5 million Whitney Handicap,” wrote Alicia Wincze Hughes for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Palace Malice is the morning-line favorite for the race, coming off four straight wins in 2014, including the Grade 1 Met Mile […]

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Power Clash Set for Whitney; Palace Malice Draws Post Five

From the beginning, the talent of Palace Malice looked unmistakable to trainer Todd Pletcher. Only the Dogwood Stable colt’s development and maturation took time. As a 3-year-old, Palace Malice ran exclusively with the very best, and when he was good – in victories in the Belmont Stakes and Jim Dandy – he was very good. […]

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Whitney Hopefuls Train for Race

Palace Malice, the lead candidate for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney on Saturday, August 2, made a surprise visit to the main track Saturday morning, working five furlongs under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez for trainer Todd Pletcher. Pletcher hand-timed the work in :59 4/5 and Palace Malice galloped out willingly around the […]

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Whitney Next for Itsmyluckyday

Trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr. confirmed that his graded stakes winner and classic-placed colt Itsmyluckyday will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney Handicap at Saratoga on Aug. 2. “He came out of his last race great,” said Plesa, referring to a geared down victory in Monmouth’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile on […]

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Itsmyluckyday Superior in Salvator Mile

Itsmyluckyday made a three-wide move for the lead before opening a daylight advantage in the lane and reporting home a geared down length and a half winner of the Grade 3 Salvator Mile. Dispatched the 6-5 favorite in the field of nine, Itsmyluckyday and jockey Paco Lopez went the distance over a fast main track […]

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Itsmyluckyday Favored in Salvator Mile

Riding a two-race win streak into Sunday’s $150,000 Salvator Mile at Monmouth Park, the classic-placed Itsmyluckyday will break from post seven in a full field of 12 in the Grade 3 test. “He’s doing great, anxious to run,” said trainer Eddie Plesa, who trains the 4-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron for Trilogy Stable and his […]

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