Keyword: true north

  • Abel Tasman, Mike Smith up, on her way to winning the G1 Acorn

    The Week in Photos 6/13/2017

    Belmont, Mohegan Sun Metropolitan, Woodford Reserve Manhattan, Ogden Phillps, Acorn, Longines Just A Game, New York, Woody Stephens, Brooklyn Invitational, True North, Belmont Gold Cup Invitationals, Jaipur Invitational and more.

  • Benny the Bull makes his long-awaited return in the True North Stakes.

    Benny the Bull Gearing Up for True North

    He was somewhat shadowed on Belmont Day last year by his stablemate Big Brown. But Benny the Bull may play a starring role this time around for trainer Rick Dutrow and the IEAH Stables, as the 6-year-old makes his long-awaited, somewhat surprising return in the $250,000 True North Stakes (gr. II) on June 6.

  • Benny the Bull overtakes Man of Danger to take the True North.

    Benny the Bull Gets Up in True North

    If Benny the Bull's victory in the True North Handicap (gr. II) is any indication of how trainer Rick Dutrow and owner IEAH Stables will fare with Big Brown later in the day in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), things are looking good for the Triple Crown-chasing team.

  • Champion The Wicked North's Dam Dead

    Wicked Witchcraft, dam of 1994 champion older male The Wicked North, died March 13 of natural causes at David and Marylyn Randal's Randal Farm near Fallbrook, Calif.

  • Bold Ruler win propels rebounding Tiger into True North.

    Healthy Tiger Back for More in True North 'Cap

    Tiger tries to stay unbeaten against stakes rivals when he meets seven others in the $200,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs on the Belmont Park main track.

  • Judiths Wild Rush Romps to Vigil Repeat

    Judiths Wild Rush, Canada's champion sprinter in 2005, made it back-to-back wins in the $150,000 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine on Saturday with a four-length score.

  • Woke Up Dreamin wakes up a winner in the True North.

    Mike Smith, Holy Bull Connection Scores Again

    Mike Smith won a stakes race at Belmont Park Saturday aboard a son of Holy Bull. No, not the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with Giacomo, though he certainly hopes that happens later on the card.

  • Speightstown Rolls To Win In True North Handicap

    John Velazquez was on some speedballs Saturday at Belmont. A race after he guided Bear Fan to a track record going 6 1/2 furlongs, he took Speightstown on a tour-de-force at six furlongs.

  • Shake You Down, foreground, wins the True North Handicap.

    Shake You Down Splashes to True North Win

    Shake You Down continued to show an affinity for an off track, running fast fractions over a sloppy surface at Belmont Park to win the $190,000 True North Breeders' Cup (gr. II). It was the fourth straight win for Shake You Down since being claimed by trainer Scott Lake, the last two graded stakes victories.

  • Denon, raring to go for Saturday's Manhattan Handicap.

    Four Graded Stakes Highlight Belmont Undercard

    Four graded stakes will play the supporting role to the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park Saturday. Post time for the True North, the first graded stakes race on the day, is 3:52 p.m (EDT).

  • Explicit Wins True North

    The complexion of the True North Handicap (gr. II) changed at the start, when Summer Note, who was unbeaten in four starts and had always showed speed, hopped at the start. Yonaguska and Explicit then were the two left on the lead, and Explicit proved best in the six-furlong race.

  • Say Florida Sandy, Aaron Gryder up, wins the 23rd running of The True North.

    True North Goes Sandy

    Bucking a daylong speed bias, John Rotella's Say Florida Sandy rallied from off a torrid pace to capture the $150,000 Grade II True North Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard.