Grade 2

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Black Eyed Susan Day Recap

2019-05-17T19:22:26-05:00May 17th, 2019|

  Chalon came back from a layoff to score easily in the Skipat Stakes under Javier Castellano. Trainer Arnaud Delacour had her ready to fire her A-game and she did. She finished the six furlongs in 1:09.46 and paid $3.20 as the odds on choice. Covfefe ran a hole in [...]

Oaks Day Stakes Recap

2019-05-04T01:30:25-05:00May 3rd, 2019|

  Serengeti Empress gets home first in the Kentucky Oaks under Jose Ortiz     Your 2019 Kentucky Oaks winner               In a Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) that looked on paper to be loaded with speed and begging for a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gleneagles Starts Right

2019-04-13T10:12:21-05:00April 13th, 2019|

Gleneagles got his stud career off the right way when Highland Chief, his very first runner to hit the racetrack won his debut in the West Berkshire Brewery Newcomers EBF Maiden Stakes at Newbury April 12. The Paul Cole trained colt raced in the  middle of the pack before launching [...]

Juarez Suspended

2019-04-08T21:04:04-05:00April 8th, 2019|

  Jockey Nik Juarez has been suspended for 15 days by New York stewards. Juarez was disqualified from seventh to last in Saturday's Grade 2 Wood Memorial, when he and his mount Joevia cut over to the rail from the far outside post position and impeded several riders. Juarez was [...]

Street Band Takes Oaks

2019-03-24T07:04:54-05:00March 24th, 2019|

  1/5 favorite, Serengeti Empress was hustled out of the gate early by James Graham, secured the early lead in the Grade 2, $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks and looked serious as a heart attack to go wire to wire in the 1-1/16 mile event. She cut out a 1/4 mile [...]