Mike Smith

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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 [...]

Midnight Bisou takes Azeri

2019-03-17T05:14:48-05:00March 17th, 2019|

  Midnight Bisou showed her class and made short work of some top females in the $350,000, Grade 2, Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. Tapa Tapa Tapa assumed the early lead out of the gate and Shamrock Rose tracked in second after veering out at the break through [...]

An Epic Distaff

2019-03-13T19:53:17-05:00March 13th, 2019|

    An Epic Distaff   By Jonathan Stettin       There have been many great horse races that turned into epic battles of heart and will. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff definitely falls into that category by any standards. This race just was not a test of heart, [...]

BACKSIDE BLURBS

2019-03-07T11:04:00-05:00March 7th, 2019|

  Fountain of Youth runner up Bourbon War will be pointed to the Florida Derby. Global Campaign grabbed a quarter badly in the Fountain of Youth. Will have some time off and is off of the Derby Trail. Jaywalk came out of her fourth place in the Davona Dale just [...]

Preakness Review by Jonathan Stettin

2018-05-20T09:03:46-05:00May 20th, 2018|

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Mike Gets Days, Won’t Affect the Big Ones

2018-05-11T10:44:43-05:00May 11th, 2018|

Mike Smith received a 4 day suspension from the California Horse Racing Board in a controversial non "DQ" but it won't affect him on Preakness or Black Eyed Susan day as they are considered designated races. If he rides he can serve the suspension on different days. Obviously he'll ride [...]