Red Baron’s Barn’s multiple Grade II-winner Itsinthepost (FR) is ready to return to the races from a nearly 10-month layoff as the 5-1 co-morning line favorite in Saturday’s $250,000 Wise Dan (GII) at Churchill Downs. Trained by Jeff Mullins, the 7-year-old gelded son of American Post (GB) won the 2018 San Marcos (GII), San Luis […]
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Red Barron’s Barn multiple graded stakes-winning Itsinthepost (FR) is set to take on 13 rivals, including Admission Office, Siem Riep, and Bourbon Resolution in Saturday’s 3 Grade 2 Wise Dan. Itsinthepost, who has been on a layoff since August, is slated to return to action in the Wise Dan for trainer Jeff Mullins. The 7-year-old […]
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Florent Geroux, rider of 2018 champion filly Monomoy Girl and 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner, will stay in Kentucky this summer in another sign of the increasing quality of racing and enhanced purses offered at Ellis Park. Also new to the Ellis Park jockey colony: ✦ Tyler Baze, long a California mainstay and […]
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Calumet Farm’s Coachwhip drew clear in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the GIII Arlington Matron impressively on Saturday, the best in a field scratched down to six older fillies sent 1 1/8 miles over the Arlington synthetic main track. Jockey Tyler Baze made the trip to Chicago to ride the Calumet homebred […]
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A game runner-up effort behind Midnight Bisou in the G1 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn convinced trainer Don Schnell to give Escape Clause another crack at her three-time G1-winning multimillionaire rival in the G1, $700,000 Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes Day, June 8, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Owned by Schnell in partnership with Barry Arnason and […]
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Hooties Racing, WSS Racing and 4G Racing’s Honey Bunny earned her first graded stakes victory on Saturday, tallying a fifth win in a row with a decisive two-length score in the Grade 3 Winning Colors Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Tapizar, ridden by Tyler Baze, completed six furlongs over Churchill Downs’ fast main track in […]
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Vic Stauffer, track announcer at Oaklawn Park, which ended its first extended race meet last Saturday, has begun booking mounts for jockey Tyler Baze at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Stauffer, who has also worked as a racing official, had previously served as agent for Baze in California. Stauffer had stints booking mounts for Joel […]
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C T R Stables LLC. and Steven Keh’s Fight On, a 10-1 outsider, lived up to his name with a hard fought victory by a nose over fellow longshot Casino Star in Sunday’s $150,000 Fifth Season Stakes at Oaklawn Park. He completed the 1 1/16-mile race in 1:44 3/5 over a good track. “I called […]
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Touted as the lone speed in the five-horse G2 San Luis Rey Stakes, DP Racing’s Epical did not disappoint as the even-money favorite. The 4-year-old son of Uncle Mo, ridden by Tyler Baze, took the lead out of the starting gate and never looked back, making it look easy as he crossed the wire about […]
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There was plenty of Southern California star power on display last weekend at Oaklawn, notably champion Game Winner and Grade 1 winner Improbable for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert in a split $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds. Game Winner and Improbable jetted home Tuesday, but some of that Southern California star power remained. […]
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