Keyword: high star

  • Siphonic, one of the "winter wonders" who has been galloping in preparation for a return to racing.

    Where Have the Winter Wonders Gone?

    Their names used to slide off the tongue with such ease – Siphonic, Repent, Saarland, Nokoma, just to name a few. Those were supposed to be the sounds of spring, not War Emblem, Sarava, Magic Weisner and Proud Citizen.

  • Danthebluegrassman Sizzles in Workout; Other 3-Year-Olds See Action

    Danthebluegrassman zipped five furlongs in :58.6 at Santa Anita Park on Monday as he posted the fastest time of the day among the 49 horses working at that distance. His workout was the highlight of a busy workday Monday for 3-year-olds at tracks across the country.

  • Jockey Gary Stevens.

    Stevens Gets Mount on High Star; McPeek Pair Work

    First there was John Velazquez, who is the regular rider of Kentucky Derby contenders Saarland and Nokoma. Then it was Jerry Bailey, who already was in great shape with Siphonic and Blue Burner, adding Repent to his roster of live Derby mounts. Now you can add Gary Stevens to the list of top riders doubling up (and even tripling up) on hot Derby mounts.

  • 'Field' Slips to 3-1 in Derby Future Wagering

    The favored mutuel field entry, consisting of all 3-year-olds except the 23 individual betting interests, drifted up to 3-1 following the third day of wagering in Pool One of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The field began the day at 8-5.

  • Booklet and Harlan's Holiday, finishing one-two in the Holy Bull, will face off again in Saturday's Fountain of Youth.

    Top 3-Year-Olds Clash in Fountain of Youth, Allowance Races

    The blurry Kentucky Derby picture should begin clearing up Saturday, as a number of Triple Crown hopefuls meet to determine who makes that all-important leap forward. The grade I Fountain of Youth Stakes, which drew a field of eight, is split right down the middle, with four stakes winners facing off against four up-and-coming stars. And in supporting allowance races, two promising colts lock horns in a prep for the Florida Derby, and a former Coolmore colt makes his U.S. debut.

  • Repent, shown winning the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, had a fast workout Wednesday.

    Repent Blazes 5 furlongs in :58; Harlan's Holiday Breezes

    With the Gulfstream surface doing a Jekyll & Hyde transformation, Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Repent blazed 5 furlongs Wednesday in :58 flat, working in company with stablemate Take Charge Lady. The Kentucky Jockey Club winner galloped out 6 furlongs in 1:11 4/5.

  • Easyfromthegitgo was all out to win the Lecomte Stakes.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Not So Easy For 'Gitgo'

    Normally, a weekend that features the Lecomte Stakes from Fair Grounds and a pair of allowance races from Gulfstream is not going to cause any great tremors on the Derby trail. While this past weekend was no exception, we did have several impressive performances, by losers as well as winners, that could have an impact in the weeks ahead.