For all the jaw dropping that surrounded the success of Scat Daddy's offspring at the Royal Ascot meet came a bit of head scratching about how this could have been predicted.
Disco Partner not only answered the question of whether he could handle added distance in the $150,000 Forbidden Apple Stakes, he did so in a manner that made the query look foolish.
An interesting field will face off in the one-mile Forbidden Apple, including grade 1 winner Grand Arch and Mohaymen, who will be trying grass for the first time
In his quest to reassert himself as a divisional leader, Oscar Performance turned in a sparkling effort Feb. 24, when he worked four furlongs in :47 2/5 over the main track at Palm Meadows Training Center.
Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile Handicap, Remsen, Japan Cup, Demoiselle, Falls City Handicap, Golden Rod, Fall Highweight Handicap, Hollywood Turf Cup, Jimmy Durante, Kentucky Jockey Club, Mrs. Revere, My Charmer Handicap, Native Driver and more.
Thatcher Street capped a big day at Churchill Downs for Australian-born trainer Ian Wilkes when his 5-year-old gelding came back to beat chief rival Pleuven by a half-length to win the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 24.
Stalwarts The Pizza Man and Are You Kidding Me will face a competitive field in the River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 24.
An extremely deep roster will take a crack at the $1 million purse of the Shadwell Turf Mile. Last year's winner Grand Arch will tackle invaders from every direction as a half dozen grade I winners square off.
Grade I-placed multiple times, Tourist finally got his breakthrough win at the highest level Aug. 20 in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course.
Grand Arch seeks to defend his 2015 title in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IT) Aug. 13 at Saratoga Race Course.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Three of the six entrants for Belmont's June 18 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at a mile are grade I winners. Red-hot trainer Chad Brown trains two of the others.
Ex-claimer Chocolate Ride will be seeking to defend his title in the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 26 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots as the son of Candy Ride has been assigned top weight of 124 pounds.
Arch, the sire of 11 grade I winners, died Jan. 20 of an apparent heart attack, according to Bernie Sams, representative of Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., where the 21-year-old son of Kris S. stood at stud.
Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart bounced back from a 10th-place finish in the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) to win the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 26.
Mill Ridge Farm has announced that 1998 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Keeper Hill died Nov. 20 at age 20.
Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart will seek a third Churchill Downs stakes win in the $100,000 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 26.
Trainer Dale Romans says "there's a strong possibility" that Donegal Racing's Keen Ice could make another start this year in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs.
Tepin delivered her second straight monster performance in a grade I turf race at Keeneland, this time beating males in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 31.
The Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) has a rich history of female winners, and this year three distaffers will attempt to add to that legacy against a strong male lineup.
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak briefs us on the day's works, cancellations, and who to expect on the track tomorrow. Hear about Beholder's visits to the Keeneland training track and paddock as well as Wesley Ward's turf workers. watch video
Jim and Susan Hill's son of Arch went four furlongs in an easy :50 4/5 Oct. 25 at Keeneland, a maintenance work for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
Claire Novak briefs us on the day's works, cancellations, and who to expect on the track tomorrow. Hear about Beholder's visits to the Keeneland training track and paddock as well as Wesley Ward's turf workers.
Dr. Mick Peterson, executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, was on hand at Keeneland the weekend of Oct. 10-11 to review testing and measuring procedures to ensure the safety of the dirt track.
Tom LaMarra and Ellis Starr of Equibase discuss the Shadwell Turf Mile featuring Seek Again, Grand Arch, Grand Tito, and The Pizza Man. Sponsored by Equibase. Watch Video
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Coalport||Michael J. Maker||
|Daddy Nose Best||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Exothermic||George R. Arnold, II||
|Grand Arch||Brian A. Lynch||
|Keep Up||Alex Clarkson||
|Ol Army||Chuck Peery||
|Olympic Thunder (BRZ)||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Potomac River||Jose M. Camejo||
|Seruni||Philip J. Oliver||
|Set the Sail||Charles LoPresti||
|Skyring||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Star Channel||Eddie Kenneally||
|Tahoe Lake (BRZ)||Richard L. Valentine||
|Villandry||David M. Carroll||
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|Clasico Constitucion S. (G1)||CMR|
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|Cougar II H. (G3)||DMR|
|Jonathan Kiser Novice S.||SAR|
|Honorable Miss H. (G2)||SAR|