Gunnevera Back On The Work Tab, All Systems Go For Breeders’ Cup Classic

Margoth’s multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera breezed five furlongs Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park West in advance of his next anticipated start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. With regular rider Edgard Zayas aboard, Gunnevera completed the distance in 1:02 over a wet-fast main track, second-fastest of 13 horses. It was his […]

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Despite Early Rain, Saratoga Meet Generates Second-Highest Handle In History

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today concluded its 2018 season at Saratoga Race Course with the second highest all-sources handle in history, despite a summer meet that was inundated with more than 10 inches of rain. Total all-sources handle generated during the meet was $659,083,459, in spite of the fact that 50 races […]

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No Definitive Plans For Yoshida’s Next Start; Colt Exits Woodward In Good Condition

Yoshida came out of his win in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward in good order, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said from his barn Sunday morning at Saratoga. Making his debut on dirt after his first 10 races came on turf, Yoshida rallied from 10th at the half-mile mark before gaining ground and surging in the stretch to defeat […]

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Woodward Card Sets New Record Handle; Wagering Up 11.3 Percent Over 2017

A strong card featuring four graded stakes on the final Saturday of the 2018 meet – highlighted by Yoshida’s victory against a full field of 14 in the 65th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward – generated an all-sources handle record of $31,030,034, easily eclipsing the previous Woodward Day record set in 2017 by […]

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‘Honest Little Horse’ Discreet Lover A Live Longshot In Woodward

Owner-trainer Uriah St. Lewis’s feels confident in his 5-year-old horse Discreet Lover, who will make his 43rd lifetime start in Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodward. The horse by Repent arrived at his temporary stall on the Saratoga Harness track backstretch after a four-hour drive from Park in Pennsylvania. His companion, Norma’s Charm will start in Friday’s […]

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Weekend Lineup: Labor Day Extravaganza

A strong three-day lineup awaits horse racing enthusiasts this holiday weekend, culminating with Labor Day on Monday and a pair of Grade 1 stakes for 2-year-olds, potentially candidates for next year’s Kentucky Derby trail. Kicking off the action on Saturday are a pair of Grade 1 races at Saratoga, the Spinaway for juvenile fillies, a […]

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Gunnevera Continues To Please With Preparations For Woodward

Margoth’s Gunnevera breezed six furlongs in 1:13.20 at Gulfstream Park West Friday morning in preparation for a scheduled start in the Woodward (G1) at Saratoga Sept. 1. “The horse worked very, very good. I’m very happy with him,” trainer Antonio Sano said. The multiple graded-stakes winner, who was ridden by jockey Edgard Zayas, is scheduled […]

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Gunnevera ‘100 Percent’ In First Start Since Dubai World Cup

Returning from a 4 ½-month layoff, Margoth’s Gunnevera scored by 6 ½ lengths in Friday’s featured fourth race at Gulfstream, showing he hasn’t lost a step after recovering from a hoof injury. The multiple grades-stakes winner hadn’t seen action since exiting an eighth-place finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 31 with a nasty hoof injury. […]

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Tapwrit ‘Struggled With The Track,’ Will Be Trained Toward Woodward

Following Tapwrit’s distant fourth-place finish in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney after thunderstorms delayed the start contributing to a sloppy track, trainer Todd Pletcher made no excuses for the 4-year-old son of Tapit, who still remains in search of his first win since capturing the last year’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. “He seemed to come out of the race […]

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