There was a time in the early 1980s when the quick wit of the late comedian Don Rickles was matched with the speed of the equine Don Rickles.
A second juvenile champion proved Pioneerof the Nile's depth as a sire.
Protonico, a four-time graded stakes-winning son of Giant's Causeway, has been retired and will stand the 2017 breeding season at Taylor Made Stallions in Kentucky for a fee of $6,500.
Day 9 of the Keeneland November sale sees a Tapit mare sell for $140,000 and a Cairo Prince weanling colt that brings $120,000 as its session leaders.
Leading the roster are Creative Cause, Cairo Prince, and Majesticperfection at $15,000.
Godolphin Racing's Hemsworth broke his maiden in his stakes debut, and he did it leading gate-to-wire in the $200,000 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds on opening day of the 2016 Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet.
A talented group of 2-year-olds will line up for the one-mile Nashua Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 4.
With three horses across the track at the eighth pole, Hoppertunity forged to the lead late to secure a half-length victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
While this year's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) lacks superstar power, the field of six older horses is an interesting mix of consistent veterans and less consistent types who have at times flashed talent.
Rise of Empire Maker and his sons and grandsons is good for Cherokee Run as a broodmare sire.
On Friday, Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs, Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex will try to nail down the first grade I victory of his career when he faces an expected eight other horses in the $500,000 Clark Handicap.
Keen Ice, who is possible for the Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs, and Effinex, who is pointing to the Clark off his runner-up finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), both breezed Nov. 21.
With his stud fee doubling from $10,000 this year to $20,000 for 2016, Majesticperfection will carry the top fee for the upcoming season at Brereton Jones' Airdrie Stud.
Coming off a half-length win in his debut at Belmont Park Sept. 19, Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen impressed in his first start against winners and in stakes competition, taking the one-turn mile Nashua (gr. II) by 1 3/4 lengths.
Magna Light and Sunny Ridge, both runners-up in grade I races early in their still youthful careers, will renew their rivalry in the $200,000 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 4, opening day at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Matthew Schera's Race Day moved between horses leaving the second turn and continued his momentum to win the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) in track-record time on the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup card at Keeneland.
Grade 1 winners Hoppertunity and V. E. Day plus a trio of horses from trainer Todd Pletcher headline a field of 11 entered for the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II).
One race after being caught late in the Whitney Stakes (gr. I), Liam's Map led at every call in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course, drawing off to easily earn his first grade I victory.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. read blog
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) featuring Wicked Strong, Liam's Map, Mylute, and Protonico. Watch Video
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) featuring Wicked Strong, Liam's Map, Mylute, and Protonico. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Woodward.
Four weeks after just missing his first grade I victory in the Whitney Stakes (gr. I), Liam's Map will try again when he faces an expected seven other horses in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course.
If horses on the list of probable starters all show up, the Sept. 5 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course could prove very interesting.
Classic winner Palace Malice is scheduled to make his first start since May in the $100,000 Alydar Stakes Aug. 9 at Saratoga Race Course.
Joseph Sutton's Bradester collected his first grade II victory and continued his success at Monmouth Park, coming off a score in the July 5 Salvator Mile Stakes (gr. III) to win the $200,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (gr. II).
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Awesome Wildcat||Guadalupe Preciado||
|Cairo Prince||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Financial Mogul||Richard A. Violette, Jr.||
|Grand Arrival||Linda Rice||
|Intense Holiday||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Jose Sea View||Reade Baker||
|Louisiana Flyboy||Karl Broberg||
|Manhattan Johnnie||Jeremiah C. Englehart||
|Master Lightning||Heather Wallerstedt||
|Noble Moon||Leah Gyarmati||
|Protonico||Todd A. Pletcher||
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