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.
Long River and Romansh face five opponents in the 1 1/8-mile test for older horses at Aqueduct March 22.
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin examine the Santa Anita Handicap field, the history and memorable horses. Steve and Lenny recap the Gotham Stakes, rivalries, Del Mar's dirt and interview trainer Nick Zito about Spot. watch video
Listen to Steve Haskin state the case for the rivalry of Samraat and Uncle Sigh.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Swale Stakes, Palm Beach Stakes, and of course the Gotham Stakes. watch video
All but assured of a berth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), undefeated Samraat was on his way back to Florida on the afternoon of March 2, a day after his Gotham Stakes (gr. III) victory at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Undefeated Samraat edged Uncle Sigh March 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack to secure a $500,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. II) victory by a neck; pacesetter In Trouble hung tough another neck back for third.
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Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the talented field of the Gotham Stakes. A Kentucky Derby points race with serious contenders, it includes a rematch of Uncle Sigh and Samraat. watch video
The beauty of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager is that it allows bettors to put their money where their mouths are (assuming the price is right). read blog
Samraat, Uncle Sigh, and Havana are among the box-office stars entered to race in this week's Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and Swale Stakes (gr. II). But could they be overshadowed by the supporting cast? read blog
Two horses have dominated the New York scene this winter, and now they look to validate their form against new blood in the Gotham Stakes.
Four weeks after a memorable stretch drive in which Samraat just held off Uncle Sigh in the Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, those two rivals will hook up again in the Gotham Stakes (gr. II) March 1.
Gotham Stakes (gr. III) hopefuls Deceived and Master Lightning took to the Belmont Park training track Feb. 23 in tune-ups for the March 1 race at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Dual stakes winner Norman Asbjornson has been retired from racing to stand at Dr. William O. Solomon's Pin Oak Lane near New Freedom, Pa.
Grade II winner Honor Code is unlikely to contest the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, but could target the March 1 Gotham (gr. III) at Aqueduct.
Dual grade I winner Stay Thirsty sired his first reported foal, a colt born Jan. 8 at Coolmore's Creekview Farm near Paris, Ky. The colt is out of the Giant's Causeway mare Opulence.
Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., has announced its 2014 stud fees, led by Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat--Maria's Storm, by Rahy), who will stand for $85,000, the same fee as last year.
After some deliberation, Take Charge Indy's connections will run the grade I-winning colt in the July 28 Monmouth Cup (gr. II), where he'll carry 123-pound highweight against the likes of Hymn Book, Pants on Fire, and more.
Some prominent names -- including Flat Out and Pants On Fire -- are set to clash in the April 27 Westchester Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park.
Evan Hammonds recaps his top 5 performances in Kentucky Derby prep races. Who else would you include? watch video
Game On Dude and Ron the Greek, two of the top older horses in training, are among the seven horses entered in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 20.
Ron Turcotte looks back on Secretariat's victory in the Gotham.
Last Gunfighter overcame a troubled start and came through on the rail to win the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) March 23 at Aqueduct, while 2011 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Ruler On Ice finished fifth.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Dawly||J. David Braddy||
|Isn't He Perfect||Eugene Reiff||
|Nacho Saint||Kelly J. Breen||
|Norman Asbjornson||Carlos A. Mancilla||
|Preachintothedevil||Gary C. Contessa||
|Starship Caesar||Bisnath Parboo||
|Stay Thirsty||Todd A. Pletcher||
|The Fed Eased||Mark Passley||
|Toby's Corner||H. Graham Motion||
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