In the best race of his career, Dalmore, who is trained by Keith Desormeaux and was ridden by his brother, Kent, engaged heavily favored Danzing Candy a quarter mile from home and proved best by a half length in Saturday's Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. With longshot Beaumarchais and Danzing Candy carving […]
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Total handle Saturday on Gulfstream Park's Summit of Speed program, featuring two ‘Win & You're In' Breeders' Cup races, was $9.702 million, an increase of 18-percent from 2015 when Gulfstream first played host to the Summit of Speed. Saturday's total handle on the Summit of Speed represented a 108-percent increase from 2013, the last year […]
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The Pick 6 eluded bettors for the second consecutive day on Saturday at Belmont, triggering a two-day carryover of $117,463 into Sunday's card. Saturday's Pick 6 began with favorites Man of Wiregrass' in Race 5 ($4.90) followed by Galileo's Song ($4.30) in Race 6. Life in Shambles ($14.80) upset race 7 and My Sweet Girl […]
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Didiel Osorio, last year's Ellis Park riding champion, captured the first race of the meet aboard the John Hancock-trained Elona ($13.60 to win) and the last on the Wayne Catalano-trained Optical ($4.20) to finish the day with four victories. He also won the fifth race on Siempre Mia ($14) for trainer Tom Amoss and the […]
Maryland's leading rider Trevor McCarthy took off his final three mounts with a sore knee after being unseated following the fourth race Saturday at Laurel Park. Update: Gabby Gaudet announced via Twitter that McCarthy would be off all of his mounts on Sunday due to continuing soreness in his right knee. McCarthy's agent, Scott Silver, […]
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Jockey David Flores had never before been to Ellis Park. But he didn't waste any time earning his first victory at the western Kentucky track on Saturday's opening card. Flores teamed with trainer Buff Bradley to capture the featured second race, a $40,000 second-level allowance race that the 3-year-old Divine Warrior took by 3 1/2 […]
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Smack Smack came from off the pace to narrowly edge front-running Shotgun Kowboy in Saturday's $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap for owner-breeder Toby Keith's Dream Walkin Farm and trainer Don Von Hemel. Under jockey Shane Laviolette and 115 pounds, the 5-year-old gelding by Closing Argument out of Smack Madam, by Victory Gallop, covered 1 1/8 […]
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Someday Farm's Res Judicata took control right from the start, controlled the pace the entire way and kicked clear to a 3 ¾ length score in the Grade 3 Salvator Mile at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon. Trained by John Servis, Res Judicata stepped the mile over a fast main track in 1:36.07 and returned […]
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