nikki’s sandcastle

Silver Max Leads Every Step in Firecracker

Favored Silver Max returned from nearly seven months on the sidelines with style as he led from the start to collect the 10th stakes triumph of his career in a 1 ½-length victory under jockey Robby Albarado in Saturday’s 25th running of the $224,800 Firecracker (GII) for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the […]

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Nikki’s Sandcastle Wins Blanket Finish in Hanshin Cup

Richard Sherman’s Nikki’s Sandcastle closed from mid-pack to win the Grade III $150,000 Hanshin Cup by a half-length on Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse. Leandro Goncalves rode the David Kassen trainee who covered the one-turn mile over Polytrack in 1:35.57. The 7-year-old Castledale gelding has a propensity to get in traffic during his races so […]

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Frac Daddy Much The Best in Keeneland’s Ben Ali

Magic City Thoroughbred Partners’ Frac Daddy blew away nine rivals to win the 84th running of the $150,000 Ben Ali (G3) at Keeneland on Saturday by 4 3/4 lengths. The 2011 Keeneland sales graduate tracked pace-setting Red Rifle to the middle of the far turn, where he took command and then drew off unopposed to […]

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Nikki’s Sandcastle Wins Fayette

Richard Sherman’s homebred Nikki’s Sandcastle rallied in the middle of the stretch past a tight bunch of horses to score a 1 1/4-length victory over Winning Cause to win the 56th running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2) before a closing-day crowd of 19,093 at Keeneland. Second in this race last year to Newsdad, Nikki’s […]

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