Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches will miss the Alabama Stakes on Saturday, and is now scheduled to run in the $300,000 Ruffian Stakes at Belmont Park on Sept. 8. Despite an encouraging workout at Saratoga on Sunday, trainer Todd Pletcher said his star 3-year-old filly missed too much training time while undergoing a complete
Testament, who has won three of 20 career starts, collapsed near the winner’s circle at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday after apparently suffering from heat exhaustion. The 4-year-old gelding, trained by Daniel Conway, Jr., finished fifth in a field of seven in the first race. Testament returned to the area in front of the clubhouse,
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Medici Code rallied for a 1-length victory over favorite Wordly in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap for 3-year-olds Saturday at Del Mar. Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Medici Code was third at the top of the stretch, shot past early leader Latin Rhythms in the final eighth and held off a charge from Worldly to cover
Safe Play outlasted John’s Pic through the stretch to win the $60,000 My Frenchman Stakes by a neck at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Trained by Jason Servis and ridden by Chuck C. Lopez, Safe Play paid $6.80 to win after covering the 5 1/2 furlongs on the main track in 1:03. There was no place
It was perhaps the best money Catherine Day Phillips ever spent, when she and her husband dropped $2,500 to buy Jambalaya in 2003. On Saturday, the 5-year-old gelding from Canada spoiled some race history and created some, too, by winning the 25th Arlington Million. “He’s the absolute fairy tale horse.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois (Ticker) — Jambalaya used a late run to win Saturday’s Arlington Million.
Grand Couturier beat odds-on favorite English Channel in Saturday’s $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga Race Course. Grand Couturier, who finished third in the Sword Dancer last year, trailed the field going into the first turn and did not begin to pick up horses until the far turn, when jockey Calvin Borel angled him over
Flying Circle beat Unbridled Sidney by three-quarters of a length Saturday in the $250,000 Distaff Turf Sprint Championship at Calder Race Course. Flying Circle, ridden by Manuel Aguilar, ran the five furlongs in 56.23 and paid $11.80, $5 and $2.60. Unbridled Sidney returned $3.80 and $2.80, and Smitty’s Sunshine paid $2.40 to show.
The Duke of Windsor was told he should not go to the Queen’s coronation in 1953, historical documents reveal.
After Market, the morning line favorite to win the Arlington Million at odds of 2-1, was scratched from the race Saturday morning because of less than firm track conditions. “Unfortunately the weather in Chicago the previous week was so rainy, the turf course hasn’t completely dried out yet,” trainer John Shirreffs said, acting on the