Trainer Brad Cox indicated this morning that Rupp Racing's Owendale is on target for Saturday's Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers after his four-furlong workout over the Churchill Downs surface that went in 48.80 seconds on Saturday. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief will arrive at Saratoga on Tuesday, and will gallop over the track […]
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Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing's Concrete Rose will miss the remainder of the 2019 season due to a hairline fracture in her right foreleg. The Rusty Arnold-trained daughter of Twirling Candy was training towards a start in the $750,000 Jockey Club Oaks Invitational, final leg of the Turf Tiara, following wins in the first two […]
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Despite the fact that Da Hoss Stakes winner Extravagant Kid was invading from Kentucky (via Toronto), the son of Kiss the Kid has strong Virginia ties with owner David Ross of DARRS Inc. who was instrumental in bringing racing back to the Commonwealth. Sheldon Russell rode the 6-year-old gelding to a one-length victory covering the […]
Godolphin SNC's undefeated Earthlight (IRE), under jockey Mickael Barzalona, held off Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum's favored filly Raffle Prize (IRE) by a neck to win Sunday's six-furlong Darley Prix Morny (G1) for 2-year-old colts and fillies at Deauville. With this victory, Earthlight, trained by Andre Fabre, gained the first automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup […]
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Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC's Chance It breezed a half mile in 46.85 seconds under motionless jockey Edgard Zayas Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a scheduled start in the $200,000 Affirmed Division of the 2019 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Series Aug. 31. The workout, which was the fastest of 79 recorded at the […]
April Scanio competed in the 2018 NHC Qualifier at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., and a member of her group won the qualifier. This year, it was April's turn to take home the top prize as she topped a field of 105 entries to win the fourth annual NHC Qualifier at Indiana Grand Saturday, Aug. […]
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The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot continued to swell to life-changing proportions Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 25th consecutive racing day. The carryover jackpot climbed to $712,697.13 for Sunday's 12-race program. Multiple tickets with six winners Saturday were each worth $67,829.24. The carryover jackpot is only paid […]
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Sponsorships have again been obtained for all four of the races Kentucky Downs made available for Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Day, to be held on Saturday, August 31. Equibase, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, and Starlight Partners are each sponsoring an overnight race. All sponsorship dollars go to Grayson to support […]
Christian Hellmers, from Rancho Santa Fe, CA, hit a race 4 exacta that paid more than $16,000 to blast into the lead in Saturday's Pacific Classic Betting Challenge at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Hellmers held on from there over 206 total entries with a final bankroll of $18,420. In addition, […]
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Hronis Racing and John Sadler have now earned back-to-back $1 million Pacific Classic victories, starting with eventual champion Accelerate in 2018 and continuing with rising star Higher Power in the 2019 edition. A 4-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro, Higher Power had a single stakes placing to his name when he was entered in this April's […]
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