Michael Langford's Carve, third in the grade II Oaklawn Handicap in April, worked out a nice trip to win the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino the evening of June 28.
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Golden Ticket, who dead-heated for the victory in the 2012 Travers Stakes at Saratoga and who won last year at Prairie Meadows, returns to Iowa and is the 3-1 morning-line choice in the nine-furlong Cornhusker Handicap.
At $500,000 the Brooklyn Invitational pot has been sweetened, and a field of eight runners will seek to last the mile and a half in a division that has been weakened by the cancellation of the Breeders' Cup Marathon.
Midnight Taboo, one of two 3-year-olds owned by Mike Repole that had been entered in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Indiana Downs Oct. 5, will be withdrawn, trainer Todd Pletcher said.
It may not be worth points on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but the $750,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) drew a packed field of 14, including some familiar names, when entries were taken April 17
- By Steve Haskin
Just seeing the name Broad Brush brought back a flood of memories, evoking images of one of the toughest racehorses I've ever been around, and in many ways the most remarkable. read blog
Ground Transport, one of the locally-based sophomores preparing for the upcoming $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II), is attracting some attention after posting consecutive bullet moves at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Withers Stakes (gr. III) winner Revolutionary heads a group of 13 sophomores considered probable for the 100th running of the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 30.
|Owner||St. Elias Stable, West Point Thoroughbreds, Nixon, Calabrese, Farrell et al.|
|Breeder||River Bend Farm, Inc.|
|Ground Transport View Five-Cross Pedigree||Big Brown||Boundary|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||E.J. Sipus Jr.||Three Chimneys Sales, agent for River Bend Farm||$40,000|
|Two-year-old||Richwood South, agent||($75,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.