Pletcher Pleased With Stakes-Winning Trio, Planning Future Starts For 3-Year-Olds

Stablemates Sandiva, Mshawish, and Constitution, winners of Saturdays’ Suwannee River (G3), Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1), and Donn Handicap (G1), respectively, are doing well following their big efforts, according to trainer Todd Pletcher. “So far so good,” Pletcher said. “Everyone looks like they came out of it in good order.” Sandiva and Mshawish, both Al […]

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Mshawish Takes Charge in Ft. Lauderdale

Despite swinging out wide on the far turn, Al Shaqab Racing’s Mshawish got the job done in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes at Gulfstream Park, earning his first stateside graded stakes victory in the process. Javier Castellano took a hard hold of Mshawish and settled him behind pace-setting Silver Freak, pouncing on the […]

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Pletcher Saddles Liam’s Map, Mshawish to Gulfstream Stakes Wins

Trainer Todd Pletcher saddled four winners Saturday at Gulfstream Park, including Enchantress ($3.40) in the first, Escondido ($7.40) in the seventh, Mshawish ($5) in the eighth, the $100,000 El Prado Stakes, and Liam’s Map ($4.20) in the ninth, the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday. In his first three races, the last two of them runaway wins, Liam’s […]

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Legendary Scores Strong Knickerbocker Victory

Walter Swinburn’s Legendary took the lead at the top of the stretch to pull away convincingly in the Grade 3, $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday. Up With the Birds closed from the back of the pack to finish second; Mshawish was third. Final time for the nine furlongs over a yielding turf […]

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BC Mile: Flotilla, Mshawish Doubtful for Race

Flotilla and Mshawish, both contenders for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile, are unlikely to ship to California, according to a report by the Daily Racing Form. Flotilla was scheduled to make the journey from France on Saturday, but trainer Mikel Delzangles said she had developed a foot bruise that was unlikely to improve quickly enough that […]

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Back in the Groove: Dettori Notches First Stakes Win Since Return

Frankie Dettori’s new partnership with Sheikh Joaan Al Thani is beginning to payoff with Dettori notching his first stakes victory since his return to the saddle at Deauville Tuesday. Dettori guided the 3-year-old colt Mshawish to a neck victory in the listed Prix de Tourgeville. The Medaglia d’Oro colt was making his first start since […]

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