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Alwaysmining Earns Preakness Birth

2019-04-21T16:42:17-05:00April 21st, 2019|

Sure most eyes are on the Kentucky Derby as we head to the first Saturday in May. Most, not all as Runnymede Racing's Alwaysmining drew off to his sixth consecutive win April 20 in the $125,000 Federico Tesio Stakes at Laurel, earning an automatic berth to what would be his [...]

Jockey Shuffling

2019-04-16T11:24:21-05:00April 16th, 2019|

The major jockey decision in this year's Kentucky Derby is that of Mike Smith and whether he rides Roadster for Bob Baffert, or Omaha Beach for Richard Mandella. Mike has long standing strong ties with both barns however one would think at this point in Mike's story book career he [...]

Owendale upsets Lexington

2019-04-14T05:33:04-05:00April 14th, 2019|

  Making a wide, mega-move on the far turn, Owendale inhaled his competition en-route to a decisive 1-3/4 length victory in the Grade 3, $200,000, Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday. Knicks Go and Hawaiian Noises vied for the early lead but Hawaiian Noises proved the quicker of the two [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]