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November 10, 2017

‘Improper Behavior?’ Jockey Da Silva Suspended One Day For Sand-Throwing Incident

Trainer Amy Murphy questioned the decision to suspend jockey Raul da Silva for one day for throwing sand at a horse at Chelmsford on Thursday night. Da Silva was aboard the Murphy-trained Sandkissed and was banned after he “appeared to gently throw a handful of the Polytrack surface at his filly's quarters to encourage it […]

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Taking A ‘Page’ From Ben’s Cat In Laurel’s Richard W. Small

Never having met on the track but linked by longevity and success, 7-year-old Grade 3-winning gelding Page McKenney fittingly makes his return to Laurel Park on Ben's Cat Day in Saturday's $100,000 Richard W. Small. The Small, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, and the $75,000 Geisha for Maryland-bred/sired fillies and mares 3 […]

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Scat Daddy’s Get Jets Makes Graded Stakes Debut In Saturday’s Red Smith Handicap

Set to make his graded stakes debut and looking to pick up his third consecutive victory, Team D's Get Jets will headline a field of 12 in the 58th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith at 1 3/8 miles on the inner turf on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. A 4-year-old New York-bred colt […]

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‘Tough, Talented’ Run Away 8-5 Favorite For Saturday’s Bob Hope Stakes

Simon Callaghan-trained Run Away returns to the track and distance of his lone defeat as the 8-5 morning line favorite in a field of six for Saturday's $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar. The seven-furlong test for Juveniles, known for 33 years as the Hollywood Prevue, is the first of 12 stakes that have been regularly […]

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Top-Rated Bolt D’Oro Committed To San Felipe, Santa Anita Derby In 2018

America's top rated 2-year-old, Bolt d'Oro will stay home at Santa Anita on the road to the Kentucky Derby in May, according to owner/trainer Mick Ruis. “We appreciate having stalls at Santa Anita and we want to run our horse here,” said Ruis, when reached by telephone Thursday afternoon in New York City. “Right now our plan […]

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Weekend Lineup: Red Smith, Sunshine Millions Preview

The weekend after the Breeders' Cup World Championships, graded stakes action across the country will still offer several competitive wagering opportunities for horseplayers. In Aqueduct's G3 Red Smith Handicap on Saturday, a field of 12 entrants will contest 1 3/8 miles on the turf. Chad Brown-trained Money Multiplier headlines the group, with stablemate Call Provision […]

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NYTHA Says Split Sample Program Has Started

In a release sent to members, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said a split sample program for horsemen racing at New York Racing Association tracks started with opening day of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet Nov. 3.

Backtalk Moves to GoldMark for 2018

Backtalk, a grade 2 winner and sire of multiple stakes winner Soutache, moves to GoldMark Farm near Ocala, Fla., for the 2018 breeding season. The son of Smarty Jones previously stood at Vinery Florida and Bridlewood.