Bob Baffert led all trainers at the 11-day Los Alamitos winter meeting with six wins, two of which were in Grade 1 races. On Dec. 9, Baffert became the first trainer to win the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes and Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity in the same year. The Los Alamitos meet began Nov.
It’s not every day that a racing company’s plans for the future are laid out in stark terms anyone can understand. More often than not, the public is delivered corporate platitudes and pies in the sky. Not so last Wednesday at Santa Anita, where track owner Frank Stronach and chief operating officer Tim Ritvo answered
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Nine months after winning the Grade 3 Skip Away here in impressive fashion, Fear the Cowboy returned to Gulfstream Park and repeated the performance, rallying from far back under Javier Castellano to register a 2 1/4-length decision over a determined Mr. Jordan in Saturday’s Grade 3 Harlan’s Holiday. The effort could
Shakhimat registered his first stakes win in more than 20 months when pulling an 11-1 upset Saturday in the 39th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Tropical Turf at Gulfstream Park in south Florida. Sent to the lead by Edgard Zayas down the backstretch of the one-mile turf race, Shakhimat turned back all challenges in
The Stronach Group sold nine of the 12 slots to its Pegasus World Cup prior to a Friday evening deadline for the transactions and will buy the other three $1 million slots with the intent of marketing them to late comers in the six weeks until the Jan. 27 race at its Gulfstream Park in
Of all the generous donations descending upon Del Mar in the wake of the San Luis Rey Downs fire evacuation, few rang with more of a sense of pure community than the van load of stable supplies that pulled up to the backstretch recreation room late last Tuesday afternoon. From Thoroughbred trainers in Florida.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — The amazing Page McKenney returns to south Florida for just the second time in his long career when he takes on eight rivals in Saturday’s $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Harlan’s Holiday is one of five Grade 3 stakes on Saturday’s 11-race program, which is scheduled to begin
If required, I, and a lot of other folks I’m sure, could make a compelling case in defense of the majority (NOT unanimous) stewards’ decision to disqualify Solomini from first in Saturday’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and place him third for coming in slightly in the stretch and bumping Instilled Regard, who was
CYPRESS, Calif. — Solomini finished first in Saturday’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity at Los Alamitos, but was disqualified and placed third behind stablemate McKinzie and Instilled Regard for causing interference in the final sixteenth. The stewards voted 2-1 to disqualify Solomini, who drifted in late and bumped with Instilled Regard and McKinzie, who
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. completed one of the most memorable days of his career, and one of the most memorable days in the 51-year history of the Clasico Internacional del Caribe, when he guided Mexico’s Jala Jala to a convincing nine-length victory over Fray Angelico in the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe