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  • Yonaguska, winning the Hutcheson earlier this year.

    Yonaguska Draws Rail in Fall Highweight; To Carry 131 Pounds

    Yonaguska, winner of the Hutcheson Stakes and Sport Page Handicap this year, drew the rail as 11 horses were entered for the Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. II) that highlight's Thursday's Thanksgiving Day card at Aqueduct.

  • Yonaguska (rail), shown finishing ahead of Macho Uno and in a dead heat with City Zip in the 2000 Hopeful, won on the Breeders' Cup undercard. All three horses were in action at Belmont Saturday.

    Yonaguska Wins Sport Page on Breeders' Cup Undercard

    Yonaguska completed a chalky Daily Double on the Breeders' Cup undercard Saturday at Belmont Park. He won the second race, the Sport Page (gr. III), under Chris McCarron. He was 7-5 and first race winner Graeme Hall was 4-5.

  • Spain, who worked in the mud Monday, will seek to duplicate this win in last year's Distaff.

    Four Lukas Contenders Work in Mud at Belmont Park

    D. Wayne Lukas, the leading trainer in Breeders' Cup history with 16 victories, worked four horses scheduled to start in the World Thoroughbred Championships on October 27. With overnight rains, the Belmont Park track was labeled muddy with the dogs up.

  • Griffinite Pulls Upset in Lafayette

    If you had watched Griffinite before the Layfayette Stakes (gr. III) Wednesday at Keeneland, you would have thought he had no shot. You would have been wrong.

  • D'Wildcat Cruises to 10 1/2-Length Swale Win

    Fog City Stable's D'Wildcat settled behind the early pace, moved outside approaching the stretch, and drew off to win the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. III) by 10 1/2 lengths in a dominating performance Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Under jockey Corey Nakatani, the 3-year-old colt completed the seven furlongs in 1:22.25 on a fast track.

  • Songandaprayer, winning the Fountain of Youth.

    Florida Derby Update: Songandaprayer Works; New Jock for City Zip

    Fountain of Youth Stakes winner Songandaprayer was on the track for a serious seven-furlong trial on Thursday. With jockey Edgar Prado in the saddle, Songandaprayer was clocked in 1:23 4/5 handily and is on schedule for his appearance in the $1 million Florida Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles here on March 10. Songandaprayer went in fractions of :36 1/5 for three furlongs, :47 4/5 for the half-mile, :59 4/5 for five furlongs, 1:23 4/5 for seven furlongs and galloped out a mile in 1:38 3/5.

  • Fillies Ready For Friday Stake; Yonaguska Works

    Word Puzzle, sixth in the Grade 3 Herecomesthebride in her first start of the year, is being pointed toward Friday's $52,000-added Via Borghese Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at a mile and a sixteenth on the grass. Free the Magic, a winner of her last two in a row on grass but a distant seventh in the grade III Herecomesthebride when that race was taken off the turf, is also pointing to Friday's race.

  • Steve Haskin

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Expect a Big Blue Invasion

    The cry of "Go, Big Blue" resounded throughout the New York area on Super Bowl Sunday. Although it was silenced following the New York Giants' defeat to the Baltimore Ravens, don't be surprised if it is resurrected by Gang Godolphin around the first Saturday in May. That's when Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum and his faithful followers will invade Churchill Downs bearing gifts and exuding confidence. Boxloads of Godolphin jackets, shirts, and caps will turn Churchill Downs into a sea of blue. Over the past two years, three members of Maktoum's Marauders made it to the starting gate on Derby Day, their coats shining like burnished copper. But there really wasn't a Derby horse beneath those glistening exteriors.

  • Hutcheson Draws Eleven 3-Year-Olds

    A field of 11, led by City Zip and Yonaguska, has been entered for Saturday's Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. The seven-furlong, $150,000 race is the third leg in the series of races leading up to the Florida Derby. City Zip, a multiple grade II winner, is the 122-pound topweight in the Hutcheson. Yonaguska, who finished in dead heat with City Zip for first in the Hopeful Stakes, will tote 119.

  • City Zip (9), with jockey Jose Santos aboard, and Yonaguska, right, with jockey Jerry Bailey up, battle to a dead heat in the 96th running of the Grade I Hopeful Stakes Sept. 2, 2000, at Saratoga. Macho Uno, center, was third.

    Yonaguska To Be Supplemented to Hollywood Prevue

    Michael Tabor's Yonaguska, who finished 11th in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in his most recent start, will be a $5,000 supplemental entry to Sunday's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park, according to assistant trainer Randy Bradshaw.

  • Lukas Juveniles Work; Unbridled Time Pre-Entered

    Trainer D. Wayne Lukas won't saddle one of the favorites in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, but he likes the chances of two of his colts after they worked five furlongs over the Louisville track on Monday.

  • Zito Savors Champagne Victory

    Jorge (Chop Chop) Chavez moved Celtic Pride Stable's A P Valentine through on the rail and gamely outdueled Point Given for a 1 3/4-length triumph in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I).

  • City Zip (outside) and Yonaguska (on the rail) battle to a dead heat in the Hopeful Stakes Saturday at Saratoga. Macho Uno, center, was third. The race was run early without a post parade beacause of a severe thunder and lightning storm.

    City Zip, Yonaguska Dead Heat in Hopeful

    Michael Tabor's Yonaguska earned his first graded stakes win and City Zip became the first horse since Dehere in 1993 to sweep Saratoga's three major juvenile stakes when the two finished on even terms in the $200,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) Saturday.

  • City Zip highlights a 12-horse field in Saturday's Hopeful Stakes.

    City Zip Heads Hopeful Field

    City Zip will attempt to become the first horse since Dehere in 1993 to sweep Saratoga's juvenile stakes when he faces 11 rivals in Saturday's $200,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I). The Hopeful is also the first leg in a new bonus series offered by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association.

  • City Zip Wins Sanford as Yonaguska Fades

    The 2-year-old Carson City colt City Zip led early, dropped back off the pace on the backstretch, saved ground on the turn, and came on again in the stretch outside of a tiring Yonaguska to win Thursday's $108,700 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga.