SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – While the connections of Exaggerator continue to mull over whether to run in Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, the connections of other 3-year-olds finalized their plans and preparations for what will be a busy weekend in the sophomore division.
Her Emmynency Retired, Auntjenn Filling Impressive Shoes Ike and Dawn Thrash’s Grade I winner Her Emmynency has been retired and will be sent to Kentucky at the end of the week where future plans for her post-racing career will be worked out, trainer Kristin Mulhall said. The 4-year-old daughter of Successful Appeal had gone winless […]
The heat couldn’t stop her. The humidity couldn’t stop her. Carina Mia, despite her best efforts, couldn’t stop her. Not even the Graveyard of Champions could stop her. Songbird came to the East; she saw; and she conquered. The Coaching Club American Oaks was to be Songbird’s toughest test to date… and it was. After […]
Sunday’s $100,000 Cougar II Handicap (GIII) at Del Mar originally drew a field of six older horses to race the somewhat exotic distance of 1 1/2 miles, but the race lost a bit of its luster when likely early favorite Hoppertunity spiked a fever and was scratched. Now down to five, the group boasts a […]
Saturday’s $200,000 San Diego Handicap (GII) at Del Mar marked the return of two fan favorites — 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, making his first start in four months; and multiple Grade 1 winner Dortmund, returning to action for the first time since late last November after battling foot trouble. And the energized […]
DEL MAR, Calif. – Enola Gray exerted minimal effort to remain unbeaten after three starts with a convincing win in $147,000 Friday’s Fleet Treat Stakes for California-bred 3-year-old fillies at Del Mar.
To say the Coaching Club American Oaks is steeped in history is an understatement. Some of the best sophomore fillies in the history of racing have taken home the trophy after a victory and this year Fox Hill Farm’s champion Songbird ventured as far east as she could go to Saratoga in her attempt to […]
No matter where it’s held — Aqueduct, Belmont or Saratoga — the Coaching Club American Oaks always manages to draw top talent. This year, it has drawn a compact, yet quality-filled field of five. Heading the field is Rick Porter’s undefeated champion Songbird, who flew in this past Tuesday. Since arriving, she has been described […]
* The weekly divisional ratings are based on an opinion of the top 10 horses in each division, both national and international. * Two-year-old ranking will debut late summer. Three-Year-Old Dirt Males 1) Nyquist: The Kentucky Derby winner has been idle since his defeat in the Preakness Stakes (GI), but has returned to the track […]
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Mike Smith has ridden some of the best female horses of all time – four, in fact, who are in the Hall of Fame, including Zenyatta, whose induction takes place in less than three weeks.
The Breeder’s Cup “Win and You’re In” series will take us to Ascot on Saturday for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (GI). The winner of this affair will have free entry into the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Turf run at Santa Anita Park later this fall. The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth […]
“Christmas in July” begins on Friday, July 22, as Saratoga Race Course opens for the 147th meet of the track’s history. Saratoga Springs, NY, is a town where time stands still, and it has been hosting races since 1863. This year’s meet is shaping up to be nothing short of spectacular, as many championship aspirations […]
Below are links to FREE Race Report Cards for Del Mar, Saratoga and Woodbine for July 22-24, 2016: Del Mar (07/22/16) Del Mar (07/23/16) Saratoga (07/22/16) Saratoga (07/23/16) Saratoga (0/724/16) Woodbine (07/24/16) Derek Simon Derek Simon is the Senior Editor and Handicapper at US Racing. http://www.usracing.com
When the field for Saturday’s $200,000 San Diego Handicap (GII) at Del Mar was drawn on Wednesday, not too many people were surprised that only six will line up to face 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome. It will be the Art Sherman-trained colt’s first start since winning the March 26 Dubai World Cup […]