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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," [...]

Decision Is In

2019-04-17T05:46:10-05:00April 17th, 2019|

In what jockey Mike Smith described as the toughest decision of his career, he opted to ride Omaha Beach in the upcoming Kentucky Derby. This left the mount open on Roadster and Bob Baffert wasted little time before he named Florent Geroux to his improving colt. Mike Smith won the [...]

American Pharoah Off the Right Way

2019-04-14T06:50:43-05:00April 14th, 2019|

  Monarch of Egypt became the first runner and first winner sired by Triple Crown hero American Pharoah  when the 2-year-old trained by Aidan O'Brien took opening contest of Naas's April 13 card, the five-furlong Irish Stallion Farms EBF race. The late-March foal was ridden by Ryan Moore and raced [...]

Omaha Beach Upsets

2019-03-17T05:32:38-05:00March 17th, 2019|

    Omaha Beach showed some brutal stubbornness to hold off a charging Game Winner to win the second leg of the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes on Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Under Mike Smith, Omaha Beach broke alertly and grabbed the early lead out of the gate but Smith [...]