Factor This Denies Synchrony In Fair Grounds Stakes

Gaining Ground Racing’s Factor This grabbed the lead at the start of Saturday’s G3 Fair Grounds Stakes, and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan had enough left to fend off defending two-time winner Synchrony (2-1 favorite) by a length on the wire. The 5-year-old son of The Factor, trained by Brad Cox and sent to post at 8-1 […]

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Silver Dust, Synchrony Seeking Repeat Stakes Victories On Louisiana Derby Preview Day

Tom Durant’s Silver Dust looks to add yet another graded stakes victory to his resume while at the same time defending his title when he faces ten others in the $200,000 Mineshaft (G3), to be run at 1 1/16th miles on Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course. The Mineshaft is carded as race nine of […]

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Following Six-Week Freshening, Synchrony Will Seek Three-Peat In Fair Grounds Stakes

In his fourth local work since finishing a close eighth in the City of Hope Mile Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park on October 5, Pin Oak Stable’s 7-year-old homebred Synchrony breezed six furlongs in 1:14.00 over a fast track on Monday morning at Fair Grounds. He continues to prepare for the Fair Grounds Stakes […]

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Woodbine Mile News Minute: Depth Of Field

The 23rd running of Saturday’s Ricoh Woodbine Mile features a field of 11 horses vying for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. In today’s Paulick Report News Minute Woodbine Mile edition, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the depth of this year’s contenders and pick out a couple […]

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Heavy Favorite Synchrony Delivers In King Edward

Even-money favorite Synchrony rallied determinedly under Javier Castellano to notch a one-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 $178,850 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine. A one-mile turf race for three-year-olds and upward, the King Edward attracted a field of eight and Synchrony was making his Toronto oval debut for trainer Michael Stidham. The chestnut son of […]

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Emmaus Looking For Breakthrough North American Win In Woodbine’s King Edward

Emmaus, a sharp second when making his local bow in the Grade 2 Connaught Cup, will be looking to go one better as he returns from his Kentucky base for Saturday’s Grade 2 King Edward Stakes at Woodbine. The $175,000 King Edward, a one-mile turf race for th3ee-year-olds and upward, attracted a field of eight. […]

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Almanaar Survives Objection To Capture Monmouth Stakes Over Synchrony

Trainer Chad Brown’s hopes for a repeat in the Grade 1 United Nations on June 22 at Monmouth Park will apparently fall to the brawny shoulders of Almanaar. The muscular 7-year-old gelding shook off the rust from a five-month layoff to score a neck victory over Synchrony in the Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes on Saturday, […]

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‘Real Honest Horse’ Synchrony Ready For Saturday’s Monmouth Stakes

Trainer Michael Stidham has no qualms about shipping Synchrony wherever there’s a graded turf stakes race that fits the horse’s schedule, which explains why six of his past eight starts have been at different racetracks and on both coasts. But there is no place the ultra-consistent 6-year-old enjoys more than Monmouth Park’s turf course. “He […]

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Stidham Ahead Of Synchrony’s G2 Muniz Memorial: ‘We’ll Take On Whoever Runs’

It’s no secret that Synchrony has a strong affinity for Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Stall-Wilson Turf Course having maintained a perfect record in four starts over the surface. But if he wishes to protect his title in Saturday’s Grade 2 $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap, the 6-year-old son of Tapit will face his toughest test […]

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