Equinox Bi took advantage of a late break by the leading Corleone Kosmos and won the $726,000 Breeders Crown Open Trot Final in 1:52 at Mohawk Racetrack. Winning driver Trevor Ritchie was a last-minute replacement for Mike Lachance, who competed at the World Trotting Derby in Illinois. “I got the call when I was home
Donato Hanover extended his winning streak to 14 in a row by holding off Adrian Chip and winning the $600,000 World Trotting Derby at the Du Quoin State Fair on Saturday. Driven by Ron Pierce, Donato Hanover pulled away in the stretch and won by 1 1/2 lengths, covering the mile in 1:51.2 on breezy
Heavy favorite Precious Kitten continued on her path to next month’s Breeders’ Cup, leading from gate-to-wire in the $250,000 Palomar Handicap for fillies and mares Saturday at Del Mar. The Bobby Frankel-trained 4-year-old filly dashed straight to the front of the field of nine under jockey Julien Leparoux and held off a rallying Black Mamba
Nobiz Like Shobiz is 2-for-2 on the turf. The 3-year-old colt won the $500,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday, edging Twilight Meteor by a nose to top $1 million in career earnings. Nobiz Like Shobiz, who finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby, won his turf debut Aug. 6 when the son of Albert
Wise Answer beat Hey Byrn by 6 3/4 lengths in the $150,000 Affirmed division of the Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder Race Course on Saturday. Wise Answer, ridden by Raymundo Fuentes, ran the seven furlongs in 1:24.17 and paid $5.80, $3 and $2.40. Hey Byrn returned $3.60 and $2.40, and Dynhocracy paid $2.80.
Icy Atlantic rallied in the stretch to beat Touched By Madness in Saturday’s Red Bank Stakes at Monmouth Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Joe Bravo, Icy Atlantic covered the mile over firm turf in 1:32.42. A 6-year-old son of Stormy Atlantic, Icy Atlantic paid $3.60, $2.60 and $2.20. Touched By Madness, who
Lawyer Ron pulled away in the stretch and won the $500,000 Woodward Stakes by 8 1/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, moving to the top of the handicap division. “I think he’s arguably one of the top older horses in training,” winning trainer Todd Pletcher said. Lawyer Ron added the Grade 1 Woodward
Jockey Edgar Prado was thrown from his horse after a race at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, apparently injuring his ankle in the fall. Prado, who won the 2006 Kentucky Derby aboard Barbaro, had guided Admiral Bird to a second-place finish in the seventh race, and was galloping out around the clubhouse turn when the
Zanjero and Bwana Bull will renew their rivalry in the Pennsylvania Derby on Monday, a month after they battled down the stretch in the West Virginia Derby with Zanjero winning by a nose. The colts will take on nine other horses in the state’s first $1 million race. The derby, last run in 2005 for
Latin Rhythms and Rush with Thunder won divisions of the El Cajon Stakes for 3-year-olds on Friday at Del Mar. Latin Rhythms had a 1 3/4 -length victory in the $111,400 second division after Rush with Thunder won the $112,650 first division by 1 1/2 lengths. Third in the recent La Jolla Handicap on the
Nownownow raced to his first career victory, beating Zee Zee by three lengths in the $80,000 With Anticipation/P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Friday. Under Julien Leparoux, the 2-year-old son of Whywhywhy ran 1 1-16 miles on the outer turf course in 1:41.26, paying $14.60, $5.70, and $4.70 to win.