juvenile racing

Jockey Perez Sweeps Laurel’s Baby Races On Opening Day

Jockey Xavier Perez kicked off Laurel Park’s summer meet in style by riding longshot first-timer Guilty and heavily favored Quad Eights to victory, sweeping the two juvenile races on Friday’s Opening Day program. J R Sanchez Racing Stable’s Guilty ($27) got the meet off to a rousing start with a 12-1 upset of the opener, […]

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Fillies Saturday, Colts Sunday: Monmouth Park Kicks Off 2-Year-Old Racing Season

Monmouth Park’s first “baby” races of the year take place this weekend, with 2-year-old fillies heading to the track on Saturday and then 2-year-old colts and geldings going on Sunday, and for trainer Anthony Margotta it’s one of his favorite times on the racing calendar. “It’s what we look forward to – at least I […]

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Saratoga To Offer Racing Series For Juveniles With Sales Price Of $45,000 Or Less

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced it will offer a series of races restricted to 2-year-olds purchased for $45,000 or less at their most recent auction starting in July at Saratoga Race Course. “We are happy to try something new at Saratoga,” said Martin Panza, NYRA’s senior vice president of racing operations. […]

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Juvenile, Turf Racing Returns To Laurel Park This Thursday

Live racing returns to Laurel Park with an eight-race program Thursday, April 18 that marks the seasonal debut of both juvenile and turf racing to the Maryland calendar. Thursday’s opener is a $40,000 maiden special weight sprint going 4 ½ furlongs on the main track which attracted nine 2-year-old fillies, including a pair each from […]

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Gulfstream Park: Juvenile Racing Takes Center Stage During Spring/Summer Meet

The juvenile racing season kicks off at Gulfstream Park Thursday, when eight fillies are scheduled to contest a $65,000 maiden special weight dash at 4 ½ furlongs.. Marva, a daughter of Iqbaal, is likely to vie for favoritism on the strength of trainer Wesley Ward’s celebrated prowess with juveniles and a sharp three-furlong breeze from […]

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Avie’s Flatter Tops Woodbine’s Coronation Futurity For Canadian-Bred Juveniles

Avie’s Flatter heads into the 115th running of $225,000 Coronation Futurity, set for Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack, in top form for owner/breeder Ivan Dalos. A son of Flatter, Avie’s Flatter will look to deliver his connections the biggest win of his career in a significant race on the Woodbine Thoroughbred calendar for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds. […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Into the Home Stretch

Peter Miller has virtually wrapped up his third summer training title at Del Mar, which enters its final week of racing on Wednesday. Miller is clicking at 30 percent, saddling 28 winners from 92 starts. That puts him 12 ahead of Doug O’Neill, who came back down to earth after winning four races opening day […]

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Ellis Park: ‘Economical Alternative’ To Saratoga For Juvenile Racing?

“We’re getting ready to head to Two-Year-Old Town.” That’s what trainer Dale Romans calls Ellis Park, which begins its race meet July 1 and where for years he has run most of his 2-year-olds in the summer. The track’s “baby races” no longer rank among racing’s best-kept secrets. The parade of stakes horses coming out of Ellis […]

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Haslett: American Influence Important As Australia’s 2-Year-Old Season Begins

In a week in which a colt sired by American stallion More Than Ready was the most expensive horse sold at Australia’s renowned Magic Millions Yearling Sale in Gold Coast, the city also hosted the first major race of the country’s two-year-old season, the Jeep Magic Millions 2YO Classic. The filly who won the $2 AUD […]

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Delta Downs Jackpot Daily Update: Been There, Done That

There’s a certain skill to successfully stepping up a lightly raced 2-year-old into graded stakes company or to handling a young, green racehorse in the heat of battle. That’s why experience plays an important role in a race like the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, set for Saturday afternoon. In our latest Jackpot […]

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