Kaitlin Free gets you caught up with the Sport of Kings with Backside Blurbs:
Time to Reign is following the same path as older sister, Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign. Scored this past weekend in the Silver Slipper Stakes.
The Autumn Sun won his 2019 debut in the G2 Hobartville Stakes. The impressive colt won’t be facing stablemate Winx any time soon though per connections.
Alizee took the G1 Futurity Stakes this past weekend at Caulfield. This was her final prep for the All Star Mile.
Win Bright successfully defended his Nakayama Kinen title on Sunday. Top horses Lucky Lilac, Stelvio, Suave Richard, Epoca d’Oro, and Deirdre all finished in order behind him. Suave Richard and Deidre head to Dubai next, the remaining top 5 finishers are all possible for the Osaka Hai on the same day.
Maximus Mischief will not race in this weekend’s Fountain of Youth Stakes. He will be given a break after a subpar workout and is off the Kentucky Derby Trail.
Global Campaign will race in the Fountain of Youth this weekend unless he draws a poor post or it rains.
Chocolate Martini started off her 4YO season with an allowance win at Oaklawn on Sunday.
Runaway Ghost now 2 for 2 since returning from injury. Took Sunday’s Curribot Handicap at Sunland Park.
Two time Everest winner Redzel impressed in his second trial before he makes his 2019 debut. First target is the G1 TJ Smith Stakes.
Elliott Walden reported that Battle of Midway will be buried outside of the WinStar office in their equine cemetery.
Pakistan Star has been removed from Tony Cruz’ stable by his owners. Will now be under the care of trainer Paul O’Sullivan.
Nolo Contesto, Roadster, and Dessman are all set to clash in a stacked 3YO allowance this Friday at Santa Anita.
Chad Brown confirmed this morning that undefeated filly Feedback will not be making her 2019 debut against Jaywalk in this weekend’s Davona Dale Stakes. She will wait for the Ashland Stakes on April 6 at Keeneland.
Winx returns to action this Friday in the Chipping Norton Stakes. She will face a maximum of 9 rivals as she tries to win the race for a fourth time.
Newspaperofrecord returned to work on Monday with a 3F work at Palm Meadows. On track to make her 2019 debut at Keeneland.
Stormy Liberal has suffered no adverse effects after his allowance race last weekend. He remains on track for the Al Quoz Sprint on Dubai World Cup Night.
Karl Broberg secured his 3,000 win. He is the fastest trainer to reach that milestone.
Santa Anita’s main track will remain closed in the mornings due to renovations & examination by officials. A fourth breakdown occurred Monday morning.