Dixie Chatter upset Salute the Sarge in the $250,000 Norfolk Stakes for 2-year-olds at Santa Anita on Sunday. Ridden by Richard Migliore, the 5-2 second choice covered 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita’s new Cushion Track in 1:42.64. Dixie Chatter paid $7.80, $3.80 and $3. Salute the Sarge returned $3.20 and $2.60, and Shore Do
So whose the favorite for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic in four weeks? Preakness winner Curlin stated his case Sunday, beating Lawyer Ron by a neck after a riveting stretch duel in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park. The victory came a day after Kentucky Derby and Travers winner Street Sense
ELMONT, New York (Ticker) – Curlin proved he could beat someone older.
English Channel squeezed through an opening along the rail and went to win the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park on Sunday for the second straight year. The 2-length victory over Stream of Gold earned English Channel an automatic berth in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park on
Unbridled Belle edged stablemate Indian Vale at the finish and won the $600,000 Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park on Sunday, earning an automatic berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff next month. With Ramon Dominguez aboard, Unbridled Belle outdueled favorite Ginger Punch and then passed Indian Vale in the final strides to give trainer
Fabulous Strike pulled an upset in the $400,000 Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont Park on Sunday, defeating 4-5 favorite Discreet Cat and earning an automatic berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint next month. The 5-year-old gelding drew away from Talent Search in the stretch for a 5 3/4 -length win. Discreet Cat ran behind
Student Council may not be a fluke, after all. Taking the lead in the stretch, Student Council pulled away for a 1 1/4-length victory over Jonesboro in the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap on Saturday, nearly six weeks after his surprise win in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar at odds of 23-1. Ridden by
Youth trumped experience when an aggressive Tiago showed up his elders. Taking on older horses for the first time, Tiago edged 4-year-old Awesome Gem by a nose to win the $500,000 Goodwood Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday. Racing for the first time in 2 1/2 months, Tiago and Awesome Gem hooked up for a
Hard Spun turned the tables on Street Sense, going right to the lead and then holding off the Kentucky Derby winner in a determined drive to win the $350,000 Kentucky Cup Classic on Saturday at Turfway Park. Hard Spun broke from the inside post and was taken to the lead immediately by jockey Mario Pino,
Hard Spun exacted a measure of revenge on Street Sense.
Lahudood found an opening in the lane and squeezed through for the upset Saturday in the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational for fillies and mares at Belmont Park. Lahudood had the rail in the 1-mile race on the turf and jockey Alan Garcia never vacated the fence. He sent the 4-year-old through an inside gap in