Turf Triple

Turf Triple On The Horizon For ‘Very Impressive’ Decorated Invader

Christophe Clement secured his 2,000th win in North America when Otter Bend Stables’ Gufo won a grassy optional-claiming event on Friday at Gulfstream Park, and the veteran conditioner didn’t rest on his laurels winning with 3-of-7 starters on Saturday including a successful seasonal bow for Grade 1-winner Decorated Invader. Miguel Clement, assistant trainer to his […]

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‘Great Concept’: Owners, Trainers Embrace NYRA’s New Turf Triple Series

Considering that the famed Triple Crown for 3-year-olds that starts with the Kentucky Derby and ends with the Belmont Stakes has been around for about 100 years, it’s a big ask of a new series to create a buzz in its first year. Yet in its inaugural edition, the New York Racing Association’s two Turf […]

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A Thread Of Blue, Henley’s Joy Ready For Rematch In Jockey Club Derby

Leonard C. Green’s A Thread of Blue and Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy square off in Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational, the third and final leg of the Turf Trinity at Belmont Park. The 37-day Belmont fall meet begins Friday, offering 45 stakes worth $11.525 million in purse money and eight Breeders’ Cup […]

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A Thread Of Blue Goes All The Way In Saratoga Derby Invitational

Leonard Green’s A Thread of Blue was sent off as a 13-1 chance in Sunday’s $1 million Saratoga Derby Invitational, but the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun managed to hold his lead all the way around the turf course to win by a length over Digital Age (9-2). Ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Kiaran […]

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Concrete Rose Chasing Inaugural Turf Tiara In Friday’s Saratoga Oaks Invitational

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s three-time graded stakes winner Concrete Rose will look to capture the first two legs of NYRA’s first-year Turf Tiara series as part of a talented six-horse field of 3-year-old fillies competing in the inaugural running of the $750,000 Saratoga Oaks Invitational on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. The Turf Triple, […]

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‘Clean Trip’ Propelled ‘Serious Contender’ Henley’s Joy To Belmont Derby Upset

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy kicked off the Turf Trinity with a rousing score in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trained by Mike Maker for Bloom Racing Stable, Henley’s Joy rated in third position in the 10-furlong test on the inner turf and showed good acceleration down […]

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Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Festival Generates Record Handle Of $25 Million

Saturday’s 11-race Stars & Stripes Racing Festival card, highlighted by an upset victory by Henley’s Joy in the 70th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational, generated all-sources handle of $25,766,176, the highest handle figure since the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) launched the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival in 2014. […]

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Henley’s Joy Springs 20-1 Upset In Belmont Derby

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy surprised bettors with a 20-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Belmont Derby, his first win of 2019. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy and jockey Jose Lezcano defeated 16-1 chance Social Paranoia by three-quarters of a length on the wire, completing 1 1/4 miles over Belmont’s firm turf course in […]

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Turf Triple: ‘Big Race’ On Tap For O’Brien-Trained Blenheim Palace; Coral Beach ‘Encouraging’

Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s Turf Triple contingent trained over the Belmont main track on Friday morning, as Blenheim Palace once again led the quartet, followed by fellow Belmont Derby contender Cape of Good Hope and the fillies Coral Beach and Just Wonderful, who will start in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. “They jogged one lap […]

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