Aqueduct

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Always Shopping Heads Black Eyed Susan

2019-05-13T06:55:38-05:00May 13th, 2019|

  Repole Stable's Always Shopping, who broke her maiden in stakes company, heads a field of nine probable starters in the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Grade 2) at Pimlico Race Track on May 17 in the test for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/8 miles. Always Shopping, trained by Todd Pletcher, [...]

Maven First in US

2019-04-21T16:57:10-05:00April 21st, 2019|

    Wesley Ward missed out on being the trainer of the first winning American Pharoah offspring, but he doesn't mind being second-best in that regard. That distinction went to Aidan O'Brien and Monarch of Egypt. You can read about Monarch of Egypt here..... "I'll always be second to Aidan," [...]

Tacitus Overcomes Trouble in Wood Memorial

2019-04-07T09:35:39-05:00April 7th, 2019|

    Tacitus, trained by Bill Mott for Juddmonte Farms, and ridden by Jose Ortiz, proved best in a stretch drive with Tax to prevail in the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on Saturday. The early stages of the race were a little messy. The break was uneventful, [...]

Wood Memorial Analysis

2019-04-05T10:28:16-05:00April 5th, 2019|

  Our own George Sette is back with his well thought out and detailed analysis of this major Kentucky Derby prep and points race.   Geo at work ......     Aqueduct Race # 10 $750,000.00  Grade 2 Wood Memorial One Mile & 1/8  Estimated Post Time 6:00PM [...]

Kentucky Derby Points Up For Grabs

2019-04-04T10:20:57-05:00April 4th, 2019|

Three major Kentucky Derby prep and points races will be run Saturday. The Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass at Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita. The Wood Memorial drew 11 horses led by Tampa Bay Derby winner Tacitus, and Gotham winner Haikal. The Blue Grass [...]

Tampa Bay Derby Recap

2019-03-10T11:22:44-05:00March 10th, 2019|

          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 [...]

Gotham Stakes Recap

2019-03-10T11:07:34-05:00March 10th, 2019|

          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 by Michael Valiante

2019-02-21T13:46:45-05:00February 21st, 2019|

    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 [...]

Uncertain Futures

2019-02-16T12:14:23-05:00February 16th, 2019|

  Maybe the uncertain future of the Sport of Kings is even more uncertain than we realize. Read Uncertain Futures, this week's Past the Wire here.......   The Arm, Be With Us, #MEMBERSHIP  Subscribe to our columns at PastTheWire.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel Past the Wire Like us on [...]