jim dandy

War Of Will ‘Effortless’ In Breeze Toward Jim Dandy; Tacitus ‘Going Good’

Gary Barber’s Grade 1 Preakness winner War of Will breezed in company with John C. Oxley’s Strike Silver at 5:45 a.m. on Saturday as the sun rose over the Saratoga main track. With Tyler Gaffalione in the irons, War of Will, breezing outside of Strike Silver, overtook his stablemate down the lane and galloped out […]

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‘He Found The Hole And He Was There’: Travers The Target For Code Of Honor

Bill Farish’s homebred Code of Honor had no trouble in his return earning a 97 Beyer Speed Figure for his impressive 3 1/4 length score in Saturday’s Grade 3 Dwyer at Belmont Park, traveling last-to-first in his first race since being placed second following the disqualification of Maximum Security in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby. […]

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Scratched From Ohio Derby, Global Campaign To Aim For Jim Dandy

Global Campaign was unable to contest last weekend’s Ohio Derby due to a quarter crack, but according to horseracingnation.com the talented 3-year-old son of Curlin is being aimed at a start in the July 27 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga instead. “The main thing is, he’s already proven he’s a nice horse,” said co-owner Sagamore […]

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Tenfold Drifts Out But Holds On In Jim Dandy

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Tenfold bore out badly in the final sixteenth of a mile, but still managed to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Flameaway and Vino Rosso. For the red-hot partnership of jockey Ricardo Santana and trainer Steve Asmussen, Tenfold completed nine furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main […]

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Pletcher Hoping To ‘Sharpen’ Vino Rosso For Distance Cutback In Jim Dandy

Trainer Todd Pletcher’s Vino Rosso turned in his final work for next weekend’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy Saturday morning over Saratoga Race Course’s Oklahoma training track in company with Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney-bound Tapwrit. Vino Rosso, fourth to Justify in the Belmont Stakes last time out, and 2017 Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit went the first quarter-mile in 25 […]

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Out Of Training, Audible To Get Complete Physical In Kentucky

Third-place Kentucky Derby finisher Audible has been sent to Kentucky for a physical exam, trainer Todd Pletcher told the Daily Racing Form Monday. Last week, Audible’s connections — the same as Triple Crown contender Justify’s owners’ group — decided to reroute the colt from a start in the Belmont to a summer campaign. Monday, Pletcher […]

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Giuseppe The Great Available To ‘Take The Shot’ In Pegasus After Allowance Score

Grade 1-placed Giuseppe the Great returned to winning form Sunday at Gulfstream Park, prevailing by a neck in the featured third race, a $50,000 entry-level allowance. The Nick Zito-trained 3-year-old colt’s six most recent starts had come in graded stakes, including a third-place finish in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and second-place finishes in the Jim Dandy (G2) […]

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Cloud Computing Confirmed; All Three Triple Crown Race Winners To Enter Mid-Summer Derby

Trainer Chad Brown confirmed Monday morning that Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Grade 1 Preakness winner Cloud Computing will enter the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday, August 26 at Saratoga. By Maclean’s Music, a son of multiple graded stakes winner Distorted Humor, Cloud Computing impressively won his debut […]

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Good Samaritan, Giuseppe The Great On To Travers; Pletcher ‘Proud’ Of Always Dreaming

Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy winner Good Samaritan came out of the race in good shape, according to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, and is headed to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 26. The Harlan’s Holiday colt’s first start on dirt after six career starts on turf worked out well, and […]

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Good Samaritan Tries Dirt, Bests Two Classic Winners In Jim Dandy

WinStar Farm, Head of Plains Partners, China Horse Club, and SF Racing Group’s Good Samaritan upset both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, flying from last-to-first in the stretch to win by 4 3/4 lengths. The sophomore son of Harlan’s Holiday, who had never raced on the […]

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