Grade 1

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Peter Lee’s Top 20

2019-07-20T10:57:10-05:00July 19th, 2019|

In 1999, the Blood-Horse published a list of the top 100 American racehorses of the 20th century, which caused a great deal of discussion (Man o'War ahead of Secretariat? Ruffian at only #35?). We're almost one-fifth of the way through the 21st century; what horses may make the Blood-Horse's top [...]

The Haskell 2019

2019-07-18T19:21:49-05:00July 18th, 2019|

Our ace handicapper Georgio Sette goes for a repeat of last year's Haskell with his detailed analysis and predicted order of finish. A heat wave is looming but Geo is hoping it holds off and Monmouth can safely run their marquee invitational event on schedule. The 2019 $1,000.000.00 Grade 1 [...]

Galileo Has Sired 4 Epsom Derby Winners

2019-06-02T10:21:04-05:00June 2nd, 2019|

  Galileo has now sired 4 Epsom Derby winners to date. Anthony Van Dyck joined Australia, Ruler of the World, and New Approach as Derby winners. Galileo's dam, Urban Sea, produced another Derby laureate in Sea the Stars. This is quite the family. What can you say? He's a Galileo," [...]

Investec Derby to Anthony Van Dyck

2019-06-01T12:24:04-05:00June 1st, 2019|

It stood to reason one of Aidan O' Brien's 7 entrants in the 2019 Grade 1 Investec Derby run at a mile and a half would win. The question was which one. As it turned out previously undefeated favorite Sir Dragonet was not the one. It was Anthony Van Dyck [...]

Defoe in Investec Coronation Cup

2019-05-31T09:24:51-05:00May 31st, 2019|

  Defoe trained by Roger Varian and ridden by Andrea Atzeni got through on the inside splitting horses and fought off a game Kew Gardens under Ryan Moore. Kew Gardens, trained by Aidan O' Brien made a big wide move coming out of the last bend and seemed on his [...]

Zabeel Prince wins at Longchamp

2019-05-27T11:35:11-05:00May 27th, 2019|

  Loup de Vega fired in a notable group 1 double over the weekend as Zabeel Prince ran a powerful race to take the Prix d'Ispahan (Grade 1) at Paris Longchamp just over 24 hours after Phoenix of Spain had given the sire a first classic success in the Tattersalls [...]

The Latest Belmont Stakes and Festival Doings

2019-06-02T10:14:37-05:00May 26th, 2019|

  Belmont Stakes and Festival Doings: (updated) The Latest Belmont Park Notes Pletcher contingent post final breezes for Belmont Stakes Racing Festival assignments Tax works at Belmont Park; status for "Test of the Champion" still to be determined Fancy Dress Party on trend for G1 Acorn Whitmore headed to G2 [...]

Enable to Target Ascot

2019-05-16T12:22:10-05:00May 16th, 2019|

  Enable takes Breeders' Cup Turf   Two time and back to back Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Grade 1) and Breeders' Cup Turf (Grade 1)winner Enable has been taken out of the May 31 Investec Coronation Cup (Grade 1) at Epsom, with John Gosden and Juddmonte [...]