Keyword: Stutts

  • Bennie Stutts, trainer of Smooth Air

    Stutts a Hit at Derby Trainers' Dinner

    An interview with Benny Stutts Jr. was the highlight of the annual Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners' and Breeders' Association's Derby trainers' dinner, as the 70-year-old trainer expressed his delight at preparing to saddle his first Kentucky Derby starter - Mount Joy Stables' Smooth Air.

  • Smooth Air returned to the track April 27 after missing two days of training due to a fever.

    Smooth Air Back on the Track

    Mount Joy Stables' Smooth Air and 70-year-old trainer Bennie Stutts saw things return to normal Sunday, April 27, at Churchill Downs, including the colt's temperature, appetite and morning regimen.

  • Smooth Air with trainer Bennie Stutts on April 26.

    Smooth Air's Derby Start in Jeopardy

    Mount Joy Stables' Smooth Air spiked a slight fever Thursday that prevented his going to the track for a scheduled gallop in preparation for the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Smooth Air works at Calder on April 19.

    Smooth Air Works at Calder

    Mount Joy Stables' hombred Smooth Air turned in a strong seven furlong work at Calder Race Course April 19 in preparation for a start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Smooth Air, winner of the Jan. 5 Hutcheson (gr. II), is pointing to the March 29 Florida Derby (gr. I).

    Florida Derby Picks Up Another Contender

    Mount Joy Stables' Smooth Air became a prime contender for the $1-million Florida Derby (gr. I) March 29 at Gulfstream Park after working a mile March 9.