/Tag: Travers

Another Week of Summer Racing

2019-08-16T16:08:16-05:00August 16th, 2019|

The Travers stakes is almost here. Despite two defections we'll still see Code of Honor, Tax, Tacitus and some others battle it out in the mid-summer Derby. The defections were Maximum Security who is opting for the Pennsylvania Derby, and Game Winner who is reported to have a virus. Jason [...]

Maximum Security Questionable for Pegasus

2019-06-12T09:31:34-05:00June 12th, 2019|

    Trainer Jason Servis is not committing to the Pegasus just yet as Maximum Security's next start. Three races in 69 days seems to be the concern with both the Haskell and Travers on the colts summer schedule.   "I'll make a decision (Thursday). I don't want to tell [...]

West Coast Vaults to Head of the Class

2017-08-28T10:50:36-05:00August 28th, 2017|

West Coast handled the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont, Haskell, Jim Dandy, Blue Grass, Florida Derby, Indiana Derby, Ohio Derby, Matt Winn, Tampa Bay Derby, Sam Davis and Fountain of Youth winners in front running Travers score. I don't know what else the late developing Bob Baffert trainee could have done [...]

Big Boys Coming Back, Making Plans

2017-06-22T10:38:45-05:00June 22nd, 2017|

Classic Empire, Cloud Computing, Always Dreaming and the other big boy three year olds are making their summer plans. With the division still wide open on paper, these decisions and the ensuing results will go a long way in establishing the champion three year old. If you want to just [...]

Hovdey on Arrogate

2017-03-28T09:19:56-05:00March 28th, 2017|

Jay Hovdey weighs in on Arrogate in a somewhat negative manner, downplaying his historic significance to racing. While opinions on horses from different eras in racing are indeed subjective, sometimes the ability of a trained eye to recognize greatness isn't. I don't know if Jay has that eye or not, [...]