Keyword: Murray Johnson

  • Perfect Drift Has Minor Foot Abscess

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift continues to be pointed toward Friday's Clark Handicap (gr. II) despite a minor foot ailment that canceled a work on Saturday and kept him in the barn for a second consecutive day on Sunday.

  • Perfect Drift in Bullet Move at Churchill

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, third in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and winner of the Spiral (gr. II) and Indiana Derby (gr. III), continued his training for the Clark Handicap (gr. II) with a sharp six-furlong breeze Saturday at Churchill Downs' Trackside Louisville training center.

  • Perfect Drift Prepares for Clark Handicap

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift continued his preparation for the $400,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) on Nov. 29 with a four-furlong work on Saturday at Churchill Downs' Trackside Louisville training center.

  • Perfect Drift Returns to Track

    The Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Arlington Park was a tougher journey than anticipated for Stonecrest Farm's homebred Perfect Drift, but the 3-year-old gelding came out of the race little worse for the wear

  • Perfect Drift: The Forgotten Derby Horse

    There are five horses from this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) set to run Saturday in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). That is the most ever, the previous high being three, most recently in 1999.

  • Perfect Drift Outlasts Easyfromthegitgo in Indy Derby

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, who was making his first start since the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 8, took command at the head of the stretch and held off the fast-closing Easyfromthegitgo to win the eighth running of the $400,000 Indiana Derby (gr. III) by 3/4 of a length at Hoosier Park Saturday.

  • Perfect Drift, foreground, winning the Spiral Stakes.

    'Ferry' Meets Perfect Drift in Indiana Derby

    Wiseman's Ferry, the Lone Star and West Virginia Derby (both gr. III) winner, has been installed the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's Indiana Derby (gr. III), and the son of Hennessy will face 11 rivals including Triple Crown runners Perfect Drift and Easyfromthegitgo.

  • Perfect Drift to Miss 60 Days Due to Shin Problem

    Trainer Murray Johnson said Monday that Perfect Drift, who finished 10th as the 5-1 second choice in the Belmont Stakes, came out of the race with a shin problem, which will keep him out of serious training for about 60 days.

  • Just the Beginning for Perfect Drift

    This may be the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but trainer Murray Johnson sees it as just the start for Perfect Drift, who he sends out Saturday to try and deny War Emblem a Triple Crown.

  • Perfect Drift wins three-horse photo finish in the Spiral Stakes.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report (3/25): Spiraling Upward

    You've heard it said many times: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Well, things certainly are changing each week on the road to the Kentucky Derby, but we seem to be just about where we were when we embarked on the journey almost three months ago.

  • Perfect Drift, Saratoga Blues Prep For Spiral

    Perfect Drift put the finishing touches on his preparations for Saturday's Lane's End Spiral Stakes (gr. II) Tuesday with a five-furlong drill at Trackside training track in Louisville.