Joe Sharp

Lady T N T Goes All The Way In Charles Town Oaks

Scott and Evan Dilworth’s Lady T N T posted a surprise 37-1 victory in Saturday evening’s Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks, leading from the start and holding on by two lengths at the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of Justin Phillip, ridden by J.D. Acosta for trainer Joe Sharp, ran seven furlongs over Charles Town’s muddy […]

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Suffolk Downs Readies To Celebrate Final Weekend Of Live Racing

Live racing will return to Suffolk Downs for the final time in the track’s 84 year history this Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, as the track hosts the final live racing and food truck festival weekend which will feature twelve races each day and over $1 million in purses and incentives. More than 130 horses […]

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Mom’s On Strike Prevails In Mint Julep Stakes

Carl Moore and Brad Grady’s 6-year-old mare Mom’s On Strike grabbed the lead with a sixteenth of a mile to run and held off late runs from Smart Shot and Limari to win Saturday’s 43rd running of the $125,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Stakes (GIII) at Churchill Downs by a neck. Ridden by Adam Beschizza […]

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Old Forester Mint Julep: Limari Seeks Fifth Straight Win; Mom’s On Strike Returns From Layoff

Don Alberto Stable’s Limari will attempt to land her fifth consecutive victory Saturday when she tests stakes company for the first time in the $125,000 Old Forester Mint Julep (Grade III) for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on Churchill Downs’ Matt Winn Turf Course. Limari, a 4-year-old filly by Medaglia d’Oro, was transferred to trainer […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Regulatory Fairness Left At Starting Gate In Minnesota

In her written decision recommending dismissal of any sanctions against the owner and trainer of a horse testing positive for minuscule levels of methamphetamine at Monmouth Park in 2017, Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola said New Jersey Racing Commission steward Stephen Pagano testified in the case that he had never heard of a meth […]

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Lab Contamination? Administrative Law Judge Recommends Meth Positive Be Thrown Out In New Jersey

An administrative law judge has recommended to the New Jersey Racing Commission that it reverse a $1,500 fine against Joe Sharp and a $60,000 purse forfeiture from a horse he trains that tested positive for methamphetamine at Monmouth Park in 2017. In making her ruling, Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola said post-race samples from […]

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Seclusive, $1.05 Million Half Brother To Honor Code, Set For Racing Debut

The expectations for Lanes’ End Farm stallion Honor Code are high and his first crop were met with favor in the sales ring last year. In Saturday’s third race at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., the 2015 Eclipse Award winner and Grade 1-winning multimillionaire’s half-brother Seclusive will make his career debut for trainer Joe […]

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Jason Barkley Prepares To Saddle First Stakes Starter At Oaklawn

Trainer Jason Barkley is scheduled to saddle his first career stakes starter (Arch Avenue) in Saturday’s $125,000 Martha Washington for 3-year-old fillies, Oaklawn’s first of three major preps for the Kentucky Oaks. Barkley, 29, has already checked off one box this year at Oaklawn, winning last Sunday’s fifth race with Strolling ($8.20). It was Barkley’s […]

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Exercise Rider Severely Injured, Two Horses Killed In Head-On Collision At Fair Grounds

An accident during Monday’s morning training hours at the Fair Grounds resulted in the death of a pair of Thoroughbred racehorses and severe injuries to one exercise rider, Roderick “Roddy” MacKenzie. According to various individuals with knowledge of the situation, an unnamed young horse from the barn of Joe Sharp unseated his rider and took […]

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Classy John Gets The Job Done In Louisiana Futurity

There may have been an anxious moment or two, but in the end the heavy favorites of both divisions of the Louisiana Futurity got the job done on Saturday at the Fair Grounds. In the colts and geldings division, Valene Farms’ Classy John held off the late advances of Jimi’s a Star to win by […]

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