Tucci Stables' Riker picked up his third win in as many starts Saturday, Sept. 5 when the son of Include cruised to a front-end win over four other juveniles in the $125,000 Swynford Stakes on the Woodbine Polytrack.
Graded stakes winner Cashel Castle has been relocated to Richard Duchossois' Hill 'N Dale Farm near Barrington, Ill.
Graded stakes winner Cashel Castle will stand at Brent Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., for $2,500.
The first foal by graded stakes winner Cashel Castle is a colt born Jan. 29 out of the winning End Sweep mare Persnickity Gal.
Graded stakes winners Mr. Livingston and Cashel Castle, along with Austinpower, will stand at Lou Gurino's Lou-Roe Farm near Morriston, Fla.
Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) contender Cactus Ridge posted a strong workout at Hawthorne Race Course on Saturday morning, finishing his half-mile drill in :49 2/5.
Barry & Sondra Buchholz' Cashel Castle makes his fist start aft a 16-month absence in Saturday's $100,000 Arlington Sprint. The Arlington Sprint is a six-furlong dash for 3-year-olds & upward and attracted a field of seven.
Arlington Park invader Coach Jimi Lee surprised racing fans at Hoosier Park by taking the $100,000 Hoosier Juvenile Saturday at Hoosier Park.
Sky Terrace gets an off track and runs away with the Derby Trial.
The Michael Tabor-owned pair of Mayakovsky and Shah Jehan were among nine horses entered for the Derby Trial (gr. III), which highlights Saturday's opening day card at Churchill Downs.
Jockey Pat Day guided undefeated Cashel Castle to a 4 1/4-length romp in the $111,300 Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland Sunday, giving the veteran rider his 800th career win at Keeneland.
- By Steve Haskin
Saturday's seven-furlong Hutcheson Stakes, recently more of a vehicle for non-Kentucky Derby horses, could provide a fascinating glimpse at the classic picture with the presence of the late-closing Maybry's Boy and the exciting prospect Axis.
Several 3-year-olds saw action on the work tab Tuesday morning. At Santa Anita, The Thoroughbred Corp's Popular breezed an easy five furlongs in 1:03 for Saturday's seven-furlong Hutcheson Stakes.
The one trainer who seems to be establishing his niche in this year's Derby picture is Shug McGaughey. With Saarland, Maybry's Boy, and D'Coach, it's as if McGaughey is standing at the quarter pole with a slingshot and launching some speeding projectiles down the Aqueduct stretch.
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