itsmyluckyday

Itsmyluckyday Sent to Clinic for Further Tests

Itsmyluckyday, who was pulled up after a running a half-mile in the G3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park Sunday, was transported to the Mid-Atlantic Equine Medical Center in Ringoes, NJ. The son of Lawyer Ron will undergo further tests at the clinic, including a nuclear scan. Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. told the Daily Racing Form […]

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Verrazano Sprouts Wings in Pegasus; Itsmyluckyday Pulled Up

A record Father’s Day crowd of 28,951 was on-hand at Monmouth Park Sunday to see Verrazano cruise to an easy 9 ¼ length victory in the Grade 3, $150,000 Pegasus Stakes. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Verrazano took command right from the outset and set easy fractions of :24 4/5 for the first quarter of a […]

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Verrazano, Itsmyluckyday Looking for Wings in Sunday’s Grade 3 Pegasus

Grade 1 winner Verrazano and Classic-placed Itsmyluckyday are among a field of seven entered for this Sunday’s Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park. Owned by Let’s Go Stable, Tabor, Magnier and Smith, Verrazano was a perfect four-for-four going into the Kentucky Derby with victories in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby and Grade 1 […]

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Lukas’ Trio, ‘Lucky, Arrive at Pimlico

Five-time Preakness winner D. Wayne Lukas arrived at Pimlico Race Course with his three-horse contingent of  Oxbow, Titletown Five and Will Take Charge at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday following a grueling 12 ½-hour van ride from Churchill Downs. “They’re better than I am probably. It’s a long little trip.” said the 77-year-old Hall of Fame trainer, […]

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Photos of the Week: 5.13.13

Jockey Rafael Bejarano reached a career milestone Saturday when he recorded his 3,000th career victory aboard Ondine in the first race at Betfair Hollywood Park. Also victorious on Saturday were Charlie Em in the Senorita Stakes and Freedom Child in a sloppy Peter Pan at Belmont Park. To see more great photos like these, just […]

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Preakness News & Notes: May 8

On a rainy Wednesday morning at Belmont Park, Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable’s Orb went to the racetrack for the first time since his Kentucky Derby victory last Saturday, jogging a mile under exercise rider Jenn Patterson in preparation for the Preakness Stakes on May 18. “The weather was terrible, so instead of galloping, […]

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ESPN’s ‘In The Gate’ Podcast Features Plesa, O’Brien

ESPN Radio has brought back its daily Kentucky Derby podcast, “In The Gate”. Monday’s podcast features interviews with trainers Aidan O’Brien (Lines of Battle) and Eddie Plesa (Itsmyluckyday). Also featured is a commentary by Barry Abrams. Enjoy! In The Gate podcast    

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More Than Just Luck: Pair of Derby Hopefuls Received Early Lessons from Eisaman

Barry Eisaman and his wife, Shari, have been breaking and training Thoroughbreds for close to three decades. Several talented runners have gotten their early education at the Eisaman’s facility in Williston, Florida. With the Kentucky Derby just over two weeks away, the Eisamans have a special interest in two contenders for the roses – Itsmyluckyday […]

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McGaughey Says Orb ‘Probably Better the Farther They Get’

Shug McGaughey made the trip to Payson Park Sunday morning to check on Orb, who was rather bright for a late-developing colt who had just outrun nine rivals to win the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park late Saturday afternoon. “I’m kind of surprised how well he bounced out of his […]

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Big Guns Set to Clash in Florida Derby

Stuart Janney III’s Orb emerged as an ascending star in this year’s crop of Kentucky Derby (G2) and Triple Crown prospects after winning the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 23 by a half-length for trainer Shug McGaughey. But Orb faces his biggest challenge yet in Saturday’s $1 million Besilu […]

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