A last-minute decision to ship Maximum Security from his Belmont base to Aqueduct on Sunday morning helped trainer Jason Servis and owners Gary and Mary West make the decision about the 3-year-old’s next start. According to drf.com, the colt will be pointed to the Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Dec. 7, rather than the […]
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Peter Brant’s Thais has been scratched from Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf after being “placed on the vet’s list as unsound,” reports drf.com. The California Horse Racing Board’s equine medical director Dr. Rick Arthur made the recommendation to scratch the 5-year-old daughter of Rio De La Plata. Trained by Chad Brown, the multiple Grade […]
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The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that the 2019 Belmont Park fall meet generated all-sources handle of $274,929,718, a 2.2 percent increase in all-sources handle over the 2018 Belmont Park fall meet. Originally scheduled for 38 days of live racing, NYRA was forced to cancel the entire card on Thursday, October 17 […]
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Trainer Chad Brown led all conditioners with 28 wins, and jockey Manny Franco (44 victories) picked up his first-ever riding title at Belmont Park as the curtain closed on the 38-day fall meet Sunday. Klaravich Stables registered 10 wins to pace all owners, outlasting Peter Brant (nine victories) and Repole Stable (eight) for the top […]
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Trainer Chad Brown had been vacillating between the Breeders’ Cup Mile and the Turf for Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar, and made his decision after the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway put in his final workout on Saturday. After an easy half-mile at Belmont in 49.11 seconds, Brown told drf.com that the 1 […]
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Making his first start since a colic episode kept him out of the G1 Pennsylvania Derby, Gary and Mary West’s high-profile colt Maximum Security led gate-to-wire in the G3 Bold Ruler at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day, ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Jason Servis, ran seven furlongs over the fast […]
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Accomplished graded stakes winners Instagrand and Complexity will square off in Closing Day Sunday’s third race, an allowance event going 6 ½ furlongs over the Belmont main track. Instagrand, an Into Mischief bay owned by Larry Best’s OXO Equine, has not raced since finishing eighth in the Grade 3 Pat Day Mile on May 4 […]
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With one week remaining until the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park from November 1 – 2, conditioner Todd Pletcher oversaw the final major preparations on Friday morning at the Belmont Park training track before the contingent travels west on Monday. Headed towards the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, 4-year-old Vino Rosso […]
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Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Code of Honor put in his penultimate workout on Monday, ridden by John Velazquez over a sloppy surface at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old Noble Mission colt covered five furlongs in 1:00.26, according to drf.com. “I thought he went awful well,” said trainer Shug McGaughey. “I needed to make sure going out there […]
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Augustin Stable’s Xenobia opened up a lead by the half-mile mark and repelled a late charge from Sweet Bye and Bye in the rain to post a 1 ½-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Athenia for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at Belmont Park. A group stakes winner in her native Ireland, Xenobia […]
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