From Indiana Grand’s media department SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; – May 16, 2017 – Turf racing is back at Indiana Grand. A pair of turf races were held on the Tuesday, May 16 racing program, marking the first time on the grass this season. Trainer Phil Sims swept both events to record a
Always Dreaming continues to dream of the U.S. Triple Crown while preparing for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes but, across the Atlantic, the picture for the original Derby in England remained in soft focus after weekend races on both sides of the Channel. A European invader took the Grade I Man o’
From Keeneland’s publicity department LEXINGTON, KY (May 16, 2017) – Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward won 11 races during Keeneland’s Spring Meet to lead all trainers. On Tuesday, he sent out six of those winners, including European champion Lady Aurelia, for half-mile works over the firm turf course here in preparation
by Heather Pettinger for NYRA The guys proved no match for John D. Murrell’s Zhukova on Saturday at Belmont Park, as the 5-year-old Irish mare dominated her male competition in the Grade 1, $400,000 Man o’ War for 4-year-olds and up at 1 3/8 miles on the inner turf course.
by Heather Pettinger for NYRA Lael Stable’s Hawksmoor broke on top and never looked back to register her first U.S. victory by a head in the Grade 3, $150,000 Beaugay for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at 1 1/16 miles on the grass on Saturday at Belmont Park. Hawksmoor,
FRANKLIN, Ky. (Saturday, May 13, 2017) —Kentucky Downs’ five-date all-turf meet in September has topped the 2017 HANA Racetrack Rankings for the third consecutive year. The rankings, in their ninth year, are based on an algorithm using factors indicative of horseplayer betting value, gleaned from both empirical and academic study,
From Santa Anita’s publicity department ARCADIA, Calif. (May 11, 2017)—In her second stateside start, English-bred Pellucid served ample notice she could be a force to be reckoned with in future turf stakes with a dominating gate to wire allowance win at Santa Anita under Flavien Prat. Trained by Simon Callaghan,