Only five passed the entry box for Belmont Park’s $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. III), with impressive first-out maiden winner Theory figuring to be the one to beat.
Ron Paolucci's War Story will bypass the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in favor of the June 20 Ohio Derby (gr. III), the owner confirmed May 26.
WinStar Farm's Commissioner put away stubborn rival Sr. Quisqueyano March 28 at Gulfstream Park, winning the $150,000 Skip Away (gr. III) by a head after a prolonged battle.
After finishing seventh in the May 2 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), adjudged 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Ria Antonia could head to the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) for trainer Tom Amoss.
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Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert sent Hoppertunity through his final move for the Kentucky Derby and Ria Antonia through her prep for the Oaks on April 28, squeezing in the drills between downpours at Churchill Downs.
Turfway Park concluded its 46th winter/spring meet March 30 with Albin Jimenez and Mike Maker repeating their respective leading rider and trainer titles.
What makes a man take a longshot gamble, and how often can he expect to be on the winning end? In a restaurant on Bourbon Street, Ron Paolucci contemplated this question. "That's how you hit the home runs," he said.
Adjudged Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Ria Antonia will make her season debut against the likes of Streaming and Untapable Feb. 22 in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds.
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