AQUEDUCT, Ozone Park, NY
|1||Last Gunfighter||Margin: 2||TrueNicks: A++||$90,000|
2009 | Dark Bay or Brown Colt | First Samurai - Saratoga Cat, Sir Cat
Sire: First Samurai , Chestnut, 2003. Lifetime: 149 yearlings sold, median $42,000.
Broodmare Sire: Sir Cat, Dark Bay or Brown, 1993. In 2009: 1.28 AEI.
|2||Mordi's Miracle||Margin: 5½||TrueNicks: A+||$30,000|
2009 | Chestnut Colt | Lawyer Ron - Enchanted Woods, Woodman
Sire: Lawyer Ron, Chestnut, 2003. Raced 3 years. 26 starts, 12 wins, $2,790,008. Lifetime: 68 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
Broodmare Sire: Woodman, Chestnut, 1983.
Fasig-Tipton Florida Select 2-Year-Olds in Training 2011, ($475,000).
|3||Isn't He Perfect||Margin: 3||TrueNicks: B+||$15,000|
2008 | Bay Horse | Pleasantly Perfect - Reciclada (CHI), Rictorious
Sire: Pleasantly Perfect , Bay, 1998. Raced 4 years. 18 starts, 9 wins, $7,789,880. Lifetime: 128 yearlings sold, median $24,000.
Broodmare Sire: Rictorious, Bay, 1984.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $27,000.
|1||Last Gunfighter||Rajiv Maragh||Chad C. Brown|
|2||Mordi's Miracle||Christopher P. DeCarlo||Todd A. Pletcher|
|3||Isn't He Perfect||Kent J. Desormeaux||Edward Lotruglio|
|4||Joan's Choice||Jose L. Ortiz||Richard A. Violette, Jr.|
|5||Ruler On Ice||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Kelly J. Breen|
|6||Colizeo||Cornelio H. Velasquez||Gustavo Rodriguez|
|7||Heart Butte||David Cohen||Todd A. Pletcher|
On the day before the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), horsemen were primarily trying to make the best of things as steady showers dampened conditions--if not spirits--around New York's Belmont Park.Friday, June 07, 2013
Two years after winning the Belmont Stakes, George and Lori Hall's Ruler On Ice will again travel the full circuit of the Belmont Park main track oval June 7 when he starts in the 1 1/2-mile Brooklyn Handicap.Monday, June 03, 2013
Odds-on choice Last Gunfighter collared pacesetter Eighttofasttocatch in the final furlong and drew off by 4 1/4 lengths for his sixth consecutive victory May 17 in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) in Baltimore, Md.Friday, May 17, 2013
A full field of 13, including four graded stakes winners, will clash in the May 18 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park.Wednesday, May 15, 2013
John Gunther's Last Gunfighter, who has won five in a row since his maiden victory last October, will invade Maryland and face mostly locally based horses in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) May 1.Sunday, May 12, 2013
New Jersey-based trainer Kelly Breen and jockey 'Jersey' Joe Bravo have Black Onyx ready for a longshot run at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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.Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Won the Excelsior Stakes on March 23 for his 5th straight win.Saturday, March 23, 2013
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.Saturday, March 23, 2013
The 3-1 second choice on the morning line for the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) March 23 at Aqueduct Racetrack is 2011 Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice, who won an Aqueduct optional claimer Jan. 30.Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Classic winner Ruler On Ice created some buzz at Aqueduct on a Wednesday afternoon when the 2011 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner unleashed a powerful stretch run to win an allowance optional claiming race Jan. 30.Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Six older horses seek their first graded stakes score in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2, led by 120-pound highweight Mine Over Matter and the recently claimed Johannesburg Smile.Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Apprentice jockey Jose Ortiz won the first three races and brother Irad Ortiz Jr. took races 4 through 7 to give them a sweep of the first seven races Jan. 20 at Aqueduct Racetrack.Sunday, January 20, 2013
A sloppy track in 1988 saw Alysheba scratch from the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), paving the way for Waquoit to splash home by 15 lengths. Who in this year's cast has the best off-track form?Friday, September 28, 2012
The Bill Mott pair of Ron the Greek and Flat Out are the two morning line favorites.Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Though it seemed doubtful 11 days ago, the resilient Jackson Bend was entered in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) to be contested Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Betting opportunities abound at Saratoga. A man with a rabbit's foot and a hat pin and program can line his pockets by wagering on overlays.Thursday, July 26, 2012
I'll Have Another will have an additional rival in 144th running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 9 in New York as he tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years.Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Ed McNamara of Newsday and Todd Simmons of the Staten Island Advance earned top honors in The New York Racing Association's third annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest.Thursday, May 31, 2012
Led by the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 29, Monmouth Park will offer a stakes schedule worth $6 million including 17 graded events for the 2012 racing season.Wednesday, April 04, 2012
A sharp claim a year ago, Marilyn's Guy notched his first graded stakes victory March 17 at Aqueduct when he held off a game effort by San Pablo to win by a neck in the $150,000 Excelsior (gr. III).Saturday, March 17, 2012
Burning Sands Stable's San Pablo has been nearly flawless for more than a year, and now he will try to take his game to the next level in the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) March 17 at Aqueduct.Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The industry cannot move fast enough in the area of improving Thoroughbreds' care after they've retired from racing.Tuesday, February 14, 2012