Tacitus surged to a 1 1/4 length victory in the Grade 2, $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday and secured his spot in the gate for the Kentucky Derby. Under Jose Ortiz, the son of Tapit split horses in deep stretch and found his way [...]
Haikal, ridden by Rajiv Maragh, made a wide move on the three tiring leaders in deep stretch to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday. Knicks Go broke well and got the lead, but Much Better also wanted to get to [...]
SPORTS BETTING Is it Good or Bad for Horse Racing? Editorial by Michael Valiante There is one advantage of being old. If you live long enough you truly will “have seen it all”. So when sports betting was promoted as being a goose that would lay golden eggs [...]
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Dylan davis, son of former jockey Robbie Davis scored the second 5 bagger go his career at Aqueduct. The first time he accomplished winning 5 races on a card was at Indiana Downs. Robbie has to be proud and pleased with how young Dylan is progressing as a rider. Read [...]
Three year olds with or looking to catch Kentucky Derby fever are prepping this week at the Fair Grounds, Aqueduct, and Oaklawn Park. There is a long way to go and an awful lot can happen but it is time to start paying attention. Pay attention to the improving horses [...]
The frigid weather has prompted Aqueduct to cancel racing through the weekend. I can't say I blame them but I do remember spending many an icy frigid day there growing up when they almost never cancelled. Things change.
It is that time of year, the three year olds are gearing up for the Kentucky Derby trail, and we will see Firenze Fire and some others in the Jerome on New Years Day at Aqueduct. Read more about the Jerome here.....
It wasn't that long ago the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct was a major race, and considered a significant stepping stone on the way to the Kentucky Derby. I gave and still gives two year olds the chance to go a mile and an eighth late in the season. This helps [...]