BELMONT PARK, Elmont, NY
|1||Straight Story||Margin: neck||TrueNicks: A||$60,000|
2006 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Giant's Causeway - Eventail, Lear Fan
Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997. Raced 2 years. 13 starts, 9 wins, $3,078,989. Lifetime: 771 yearlings sold, median $140,000.
Broodmare Sire: Lear Fan, Bay, 1981.
Keeneland Association September 2007 Yearling Sale, $400,000.
|2||Hudson Steele||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: A++||$20,000|
2007 | Dark Bay or Brown Gelding | Johannesburg - Strike the Sky, Smart Strike
Sire: Johannesburg, Bay, 1999. Raced 2 years. 10 starts, 7 wins, $1,014,585. Lifetime: 687 yearlings sold, median $52,000.
Broodmare Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992.
|3||Sal the Barber||Margin: nose||TrueNicks: A++||$10,000|
2006 | Dark Bay or Brown Horse | Alphabet Soup - Alya, Deputy Minister
Sire: Alphabet Soup , Roan, 1991. Raced 4 years. 24 starts, 10 wins, $2,990,270. Lifetime: 301 yearlings sold, median $12,820.
Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister, Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
Trainer Pat Byrne had Take Charge Indy sharp for the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III), but even he did not expect the overpowering 6-length performance the 2012 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner turned in May 3 at Churchill Downs.Friday, May 03, 2013
Trainer Christophe Clement will be well represented with two starters in the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Belmont Park May 4, including 2-1 morning line favorite Speaking of Which.Thursday, May 02, 2013
Cyber Secret has not won on the dirt at Churchill Downs, but fresh off a 5 3/4-length victory in the April 13 Oaklawn Handicap, trainer Lynn Whiting is willing to put his unbeaten season on the line.Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Saturday April 20, 2013 Arson Squad visited Keeneland with Michael Blowen to help raise awareness of Old Friends Retirement facility and educate fans on the importance of Thoroughbred aftercare.Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Favored Za Approval took advantage of a hot pace to rally for his first career stakes victory in the $100,000 Appleton (gr. III) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.Saturday, March 30, 2013
Silver Max, who captured six consecutive races on turf last year, makes his 4-year-old debut March 30 in the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park.Thursday, March 28, 2013
View Arch and several of his progeny who have had careers on the race track. View this feature in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Off a smashing victory in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, Groupie Doll, from the outside post of 7, challenges a salty cast of older runners in the Nov. 24 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct.Thursday, November 22, 2012
Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Hymn Book returned to winning ways Oct. 19, taking the $80,750 Frank "Pancho" Martin Stakes by 5 3/4 lengths in the slop at Belmont Park.Friday, October 19, 2012
Trainer Shug McGaughey says Point of Entry, his Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) winner Sept. 29, should be a prime contender for Horse of the Year if he can win the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).Sunday, September 30, 2012
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
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey expressed his pleasure with the way his Super Saturday-bound Point of Entry and Hymn Book worked on the morning of Sept. 23 at Belmont Park.Sunday, September 23, 2012
Fort Larned, impressive winner of the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. III) last time out, became a grade I winner in the Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) when he strutted clear Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race CoursSaturday, August 04, 2012
Tom and Pete handicap the Whitney Invitational Handicap and the West Virginia Derby this week.Thursday, August 02, 2012
Ron the Greek heads a nine-horse field as the 3-1 favorite for the $750,000 Whitney Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 4 at Saratoga Race Course.Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The path to the Breeders' Cup Classic heads to Upstate New York Saturday when the $750,000 Whitney (GI) is run at Saratoga Race Course, with the winner earning an automatic starting berth into the Classic.Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Several key contenders for the Aug. 4 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) breezed July 29 on the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course, and trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed Mike Repole's Caixa Eletronica.Sunday, July 29, 2012
Even though it's more than a week away, the Aug. 3-5 stakes extravaganza at Saratoga Race Course is taking shape, with the release by the New York Racing Association of a list of probables for the four graded stakes.Thursday, July 26, 2012
f Americans are going to have any chance against the mighty Europeans in this year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), they're going to have to show what they're made of. They can start July 14 in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes.Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith flew from California to ride Mucho Macho Man in the $300,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park July 7, and the trip paid off as the big bay colt won the 1 1/8-mile test.Saturday, July 07, 2012
This Saturday marks a second start in the Suburban Handicap for the now-seasoned 6-year-old runner.Thursday, July 05, 2012
Top older horses face off at Belmont Park July 7 in the 127th renewal of the $350,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II), one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious races.Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Pender Harbour, Canada's champion 3-year-old male of 2011, will try to make it two straight when he takes on five rivals in the Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine July 1.Thursday, June 28, 2012
Making his second start in the U.S., Desert Blanc won a stretch duel with Papaw Bodie to win the Woodford Reserve Manhattan (gr. IT), the turf marathon on the June 9 Belmont Stakes card.Saturday, June 09, 2012