by Brian Bohl for NYRA Phillips Racing Partnership’s Bellavais will look to capitalize on class relief and a cutback in distance as part of a talented field of eight 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s fourth running of the $100,000 Soaring Softly at seven furlongs on the Belmont Park Widener turf. Bellavais
How cool is this? Full brothers tackle each other (and Twilight Eclipse) in Churchill Downs’ Louisville Handicap at 1 1/2 miles on turf. From Churchill’s PR team: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 17, 2017) – Five-year-old Bullards Alley, the 2016 Louisville Handicap victor, is slated to compete against his 4-year-old full
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,