Trainer Gary Contessa, the winner of more than 2,000 races, sends out his first Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) starter May 3 with New York-bred Uncle Sigh.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Afleet Again||Robert E. Reid, Jr.||
|Castaneda||Gary C. Contessa||
|D' Funnybone||Martin D. Wolfson||
|Ibboyee||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Most Happy Fella||Richard E. Schosberg||
|Spangled Star||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.||
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Eleven years after Funny Cide became the first New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), two more horses bred in the Empire State stamped themselves as legitimate classic prospects.
There is nothing quite as humbling on the Derby trail as attempting to set off two fireworks on the same day, especially when you light them minutes apart. read blog
Evan Hammonds recaps the wins by Samraat, Vinceremos, and Wildcat Red over the weekend. watch video
Two New York-breds stood out in a six-horse field heading into the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, and those two put on quite a show with undefeated Samraat prevailing in the end.
The old wives' tale to starve a fever doesn't work with the Kentucky Derby variety -- not because the charms of the First Saturday in May are so irresistible 13 weeks away but because sustenance is unavoidable. read blog
TimeformUS Saturday Plays from Santa Anita, Tampa Bay and Aqueduct read blog
Two highly regarded New York-breds lead a field of six 3-year-olds entered for the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack on Feb. 1, both coming off impressive performances to tackle open company.
Evan Hammonds recaps his top 5 performances in Kentucky Derby prep races. Who else would you include? watch video
Louisiana Derby (gr. II) morning line favorite Revolutionary has continued the graded stakes-winning tradition that has lasted in his female family for three profitable generations.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Making his 2013 debut, War Pass' son Revolutionary produced a remarkable performance, weaving through traffic to score a last-to-first victory in the Withers Stakes.
Evan Hammonds recaps weekend races with a focus on performances by Flashback, Revolutionary, Verrazano, and more! watch video
What WinStar Farm's Revolutionary lacks in seasoning he made up for in heart at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2, closing late with a tremendously game effort to win the $200,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) by a neck.
Pete Denk and Claire Novak handicap the Withers Stakes and take a brief look at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. watch video
I can't wait to see Revolutionary run on Saturday in the grade III Withers Stakes, but I am even more interested in watching the colt that was the first foal out of Round Pond.
Todd Pletcher's impressive maiden winner steps up to stakes company at the Big A.
Vinery New York has scheduled its annual stallion show and open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 at Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag, N.Y.
Vinery has announced their 2013 stud fees for the stallion divisions in Kentucky and New York. All fees are payable when foal stands and nurses.
- By Steve Haskin
No one can claim the Alpha Adventures have been boring, and he hasn't even gone anywhere. read blog
Jason and Tom handicap the Robert B. Lewis and the Withers. Watch Video
Alpha is the heavy favorite for the $200,000 Withers (gr. III), which replaces the Whirlaway Stakes as the first of three New York preps leading up to the Triple Crown. The Feb. 4 race is now at two turns on the inner track.
Repole Stable's 3-year-old How Do I Win, pointing to the $200,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Feb. 4, breezed a half-mile in :49 flat over Belmont Park's training track.
The 1 3/4-mile Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) came down to just a head when distance-loving Eagle Poise outfought Harrods Creek in deep stretch to capture the $150,388 event on Woodbine's closing day Dec. 4.
Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) winner Afleet Again is the headliner in the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) Dec. 4 at Woodbine, but for those looking for a better price there are reasons to look elsewhere.
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