John Oxley's Classic Empire made a bold late bid to come home a 3/4-length winner in Saturday night's Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes, one of the first juvenile stakes of the season. The 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile blazed through six furlongs in 1:09.39 over Churchill Downs' fast main track, ridden by Julien Leparoux […]
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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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