Willis Horton's Will Take Charge seeks redemption in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 14 against Revolutionary, Departing, Prayer for Relief, and others.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Amerigo Vespucci||Timothy J. Tullock, Jr.||
|James Jingle||Patrick J. Kelly||
|Long River||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Mudflats||Scott P. Hammond||
|Notacatbutallama||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Siete de Oros||Ramon Preciado||
|Vegas No Show||Kelly J. Breen||
|Vyjack||Rudy R. Rodriguez||
In the time that has passed since Palace Malice won the 2013 Belmont Stakes, both Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow have retired -- but Palice Malice is still going strong.
Grade II winner Vyjack, at this time last year a contender on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), returned from a lengthy layoff April 27 to win a seven-furlong allowance at Aqueduct.
His reputation restored with a superb win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Game On Dude looks for a repeat victory in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) the night of April 19 at Charles Town Races.
Cluster of Stars, an undefeated multiple grade II winner for Harvey Weinstein's Turtle Bird Stable, was voted the 2013 New York-bred horse of the year.
Godolphin entrymates Romansh and Long River ran one-two, respectivley, in the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack March 22.
Long River and Romansh face five opponents in the 1 1/8-mile test for older horses at Aqueduct March 22.
A sharp Cairo Prince continued his preparations for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) by breezing a bullet five furlongs March 1 at Palm Meadows, the Gulfstream Park satellite training facility.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES
Lecomte Stakes winner Vicar's in Trouble is keeping the spotlight on his sire Into Mischief.
Prime Cut, whose prominent half siblings are graded stakes winners Vyjack and Tepin. Prime Cut was bought by Carrie Brogden of Machmer Hall for a mere $1,000 at last year's Keeneland November mixed sale. read blog
PORTER ON PEDIGREES
In just his third start, Noble Moon impressed with a determined two-length victory in the Jan. 4 Jerome Stakes.
Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale kicked off with solid trade and a gain in median but few fireworks during the opening session Jan. 6 in Lexington.
Life Happened, the dam of grade II winner Vyjack, was purchased by Solis/Litt for $750,000 as the top-priced offering early during the Jan. 6 first session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.
Odds-on choice Noble Moon proved a popular winner of the $200,000 Jerome Stakes (gr. II) as the 3-year-old season started in New York Jan. 4 at frigid Aqueduct Racetrack.
Presenting a a fair odds line for the Jerome. read blog
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst preview the Jerome Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct. Watch Video
Eight 3-year-old colts line up in the grade II Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct Jan. 4 as they begin the long trail to the spring's classic races.
Catching up with the winners of last year's Kentucky Derby prep races -- including returns for Vyjack, Itsmyluckyday, Super Ninety Nine, and more. read blog
George and Lori Hall's Vegas No Show will attempt to notch his third straight stakes victory when he faces seven others in the Nov. 2 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
King Kreesa and Notacatbutallama headline Mohawk, while filly Effie Trinket seeks second stakes score in Ticonderoga Stakes Oct. 19 at Belmont Park.
Sam-Son Farms' homebred Up With the Birds closed with a rush to take the $500,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) Oct. 5 at Belmont Park, earning his first graded stakes victory for trainer Malcolm Pierce.
Admiral Kitten will take on familiar foes Stormy Len, Jack Milton, and War Dancer when he aims for his second grade I win in the $500,000 Jamaica Handicap Oct. 5 at Belmont Park.
Fred Allor's homebred Five Iron scored a third straight front-running victory Sept. 1, this time nailing down the first graded stakes win of his career in the $150,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course.
The American Graded Stakes Committee decided Saratoga's off-the-turf National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Stakes will retain a grade III status for 2013.
Notacatbutallama, given plenty of rallying room along the inside, outfought North Slope to capture the off-the-turf National Museum Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. III) on a sloppy main track Aug. 9 at Saratoga Race Course.
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