While the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) features some promising youngsters trying stakes company for the first time, Include Betty enters as the most accomplished in the expected field of 10 3-year-old fillies.
StarLadies Racing, headed by Laurie Wolf and Barbara Lucarelli, have Eskenformoney for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) from their first band of runners. The Eskendereya filly was a $225,000 yearling buy in 2013.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap two Kentucky Derby prep races this week. The Louisiana Derby featuring International Star and the Besilu Stables Florida Derby featuring Upstart. watch video
Ekati's Phaeton, a surprise winner of the one-mile Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II), attempts to stretch out an additional sixteenth of a mile March 28 in the $250,000 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II).
Although Upstart has a better pedigree for getting a distance than many of his contemporaries, there is reason to think he might be better suited to intermediate distances.
Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Japan, Santa Anita, Oaklawn, Australia, Turfway and More. View Slideshow
Frank Angst analyzes the Kentucky Derby picture following interesting prep races from the weekend, specifically weight assignments. read blog
Gulfstream had all-sources pari-mutuel handle of $20,583,598 for its 12-race Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) card Feb. 21, its second-best wagering total on a non-Florida Derby (gr. I) day since it opened its new facility.
Trainers of the top three finishers in the Feb. 21 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds reported their horses exited the 1 1/16-mile event in good order.
The transcript for the chat is now available.
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst preview the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park. Watch Video
Millennium Farms near Lexington has released fees for its 2015 stallion roster that includes newcomers Ice Box and I Want Revenge.
- By Steve Haskin
There is little doubt that Ahmed Zayat is determined to own Thoroughbreds. And there is no greater qualification when it comes to horse ownership than determination and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity. read blog
Aikenite, a multiple grade II stakes winner, will stand at John and Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season.
Old Fashioned's 2015 fee will rise to $12,500 based on graded stakes success. The son of Unbridled's Song is the third=leading second-crop sire as of Nov. 6.
Ice Box, a grade I winner and runner-up in the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will be relocated to Millennium Farms near Lexington to stand in 2015.
The catalog for Equine Sales Company's select yearling sale is now available online with the 233 head representing a significant increase over the 174 cataloged for the inaugural yearling sale in 2013.
How far Wildcat Red will go is anyone's guess, but he has already gone farther than many people thought he might and shown fine gameness while doing so.
Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen was rocked by the Risen Star and Fountain of Youth Stakes over the weekend. See who was removed from the top 12! read blog
Evan Hammonds picks apart the efforts of Intense Holiday in the Risen Star Stakes and Wildcat Red in the Fountain of Youth Stakes. watch video
Wildcat Red and General a Rod, the one-two finishers in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will likely take their nascent rivalry to the next level in the $1 million Florida Derby.
Rise Up has a 10-point Prime Power advantage on the field in the Risen Star. read blog
TimeformUS Saturday Plays from Gulfstream and Fair Grounds read blog
With Cairo Prince and Honor Code sitting out the next leg of the Florida sophomore series on the road to the Kentucky Derby, the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth attracted a strong 13-horse field led by Top Billing.
It's an age-old handicapping question -- what do you do when the horse you like has drawn a poor post position? read blog
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Aikenite||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Buddy's Saint||Bruce N. Levine||
|Eskendereya||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Ice Box||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Jackson Bend||Stanley I. Gold||
|Lost Aptitude||Dale L. Romans||
|Pleasant Prince||Bruce R. Brown||
|Positive Split||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Prince Will I Am||Michelle Nihei||
|Pulsion||Patrick L. Biancone||
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