Keyword: Gary Granade

  • Hawthorne Notebook: Santos Proves the Best 'Conductor'

    COOL CONDUCTOR (Stravinsky) is a head strong colt that neither Pat Day nor Cornelio Velasquez could keep under control. Jose Santos had him under control soon after the start on Saturday, under a hard hold and in behind other horses.

  • Meadowlands Notebook: Stormy Ray Okay After Scratch

    Trainer Bob Durso confirmed that STORMY RAY (<a href="" target="_blank">Storm Creek</a>) is in fine shape after being scratched from Friday night's Cliff Hanger H. (G3) when he was caught underneath the gate just seconds prior to the start of that $200,000 event.

  • Meadowlands Notebook: Pletcher Faces Decision

    <i>by Gary Granade</i> -- With the Breeders' Cup looming on October 30, Pletcher could elect to keep Balto Star on the dirt for the $4 million Classic (G1). The Meadowlands Cup, his first run on the main track in over a year, was a compelling argument for that course of action. On the other hand, Balto Star is a Grade 1 winner on the grass, making the $2 million Turf (G1) a viable option.

  • Meadowlands Notebook: Zito's Graded Prospects Improve

    <i>by Gary Granade</i> - Pies Prospect was never far off the pace in the 1 1/8-mile race. Eddington, the even-money favorite who has contested most of the major three-year-old stakes this year, surged into contention with a dramatic four-wide move on the final turn and looked poised to score his first win since February.