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Got Stormy Hoping For Firmer Ground In Holiday Winter Memories

Gary Barber’s Got Stormy will look to get back to winning ways in Thursday’s $150,000 Winter Memories, part of a stakes-laden Thanksgiving card, at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Mark Casse, the Get Stormy chestnut enjoyed a spectacular run of form this summer when travelling a mile on the turf, winning the Penn Oaks, the Wild […]

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Fire Key Sparks Floral Park Upset; Stella Di Camelot Prevails In Pebbles

Backwards Stable homebred Fire Key, sent to post at odds of 7-1, provided a minor upset with a wide-rallying effort in the inaugural running of the $100,000 Floral Park at Belmont on Saturday, a six-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upwards. Trained by Patrick Kelly, the 5-year-old daughter of Friesan Fire, patiently […]

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Rubilinda By A Nose In Thrilling Pebbles Stakes

Don Alberto’s Rubilinda was the 6-5 favorite in Saturday’s $200,000 Pebbles Stakes at Belmont Park, restricted to sophomore fillies over a mile on the turf. The daughter of superstar Frankel was forced three-wide around the far turn and faced an unexpected challenge from 54-1 Sylphide for most of the stretch, but Jose Ortiz managed to […]

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Sheikh Mohammed’s Maroon & White Silks Set To Appear On British Racecourses Once Again After Long Absence

A famous set of silks are set to reappear on British racecourses in the near future after a long absence. The Racing Post reports that Sheikh Mohammed’s maroon and white silks, carried to victory by such stars as champions Pebbles, Oh So Sharp, and Singspiel, will soon be worn by jockeys that ride horses owned by Sheikha […]

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Thundering Sky Surprises In Belmont’s Pebbles

Thundering Sky overtook Believe in Bertie in midstretch to post her first stakes victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Pebbles for 3-year-old fillies on the Widener turf at Belmont Park. The Matthew Schera-owned Thundering Sky registered first career turf win in completing the one-mile course in 1:33.47. Trained by George Weaver, the daughter of Sky Mesa stayed […]

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Legendary Jockey Pat Eddery Dies At 63

Pat Eddery, who was named champion Flat jockey 11 times in England and captured 14 British Classics during his career, has died at age 63. The Telegraph reports that Eddery won 4,633 races during his career; only Sir Gordon Richards captured more races in Britain since World War II. Eddery was born in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland on March […]

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Legendary British Trainer Clive Brittain Announces Retirement

Multiple classic-winning trainer Clive Brittain has announced that he will retire at the end of the season. According to the Racing Post, the 81-year-old trainer, who has held a license since 1972, broke the news to his staff Thursday morning. Brittain indicated that he planned on putting his training yard up for sale. Brittain has […]

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