In a stretch run no one saw coming until it was too late, Sam-Son Farm homebred El Tormenta skimmed the rail all the way to an upset victory in the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes (G1T) Sept. 14 at Woodbine.
Also on the Sept. 14 card, Yorkton repeated in the Bold Venture Stakes (G3).
With the Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) beginning with the Sept. 14 Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs, a points leader was established with victorious Dennis’ Moment, and perhaps, too, a legitimate early Derby favorite.
Blowout cruised along on a quick but clear lead over firm turf and then pulled away in the stretch under John Velazquez to record a 2 ¼-length victory in the one-mile Pebbles Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale continued its momentum during the Sept. 14 session that saw one seven-figure transaction and significant market depth throughout.
The Groupie Doll seemed a quality race when it was run this summer at Ellis Park Aug. 11, and was proven as such when the 1-2 finishers from it, Go Google Yourself, and Divine Queen, returned to win stakes races Sept. 14 at Churchill Downs.
European invader Old Persian ($3.30) overtook Tiz a Slam inside the three-sixteenths pole and drew away to win the Grade 1, $304,200 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths over Nessy on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine.
It’s been a productive season for the Winter Quarter Farm consignment. In August, the operation of Don Robinson made history when it handled the highest-priced horse ever offered at the Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Yearlings Sale, a $775,000 Malibu Moon filly that sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine. That momentum carried into the Keeneland September Yearling […]
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The 29-1 longshot Raki stormed down the center of the Gulfstream Park turf course Saturday to capture the $75,000 Miss Gracie by a length over Beachwood Ella.
Sam-Son Farm’s El Tormenta finally got some racing luck in Saturday’s Woodbine Mile, and the late bloomer put it all together for a 44-1 upset in the Grade 1 event, with a jubilant Eurico Da Silva riding for trainer Gail Cox.