Back on their preferred surface after stints on the Triple Crown trail, Airoforce and Oscar Nominated have run well since the Kentucky Derby in multiple starts on turf, but have yet to find the winner's circle despite close calls.
On the bare face of things, the decision to use blinkers on Dubai World Cup starter Keen Ice is unusual. The 4-year-old has made 15 starts, none in blinkers, and the equipment change comes as Keen Ice gets set to line up in the richest race of his life, and while he is stabled and training thousands of miles from trainer Dale Romans's winter base in Florida.
Uncle Mo is the next great sire. While some may think that making that statement so early in a stud career is premature, foolish, outlandish, or all of the above, history suggests that you can reach some educated conclusions about a sire's future arc based on his first crop of foals.
Blofeld rallied up the rail and ran down stable mate Stanford in the final strides to upset Saturday’s$500,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap, giving trainer Todd Pletcher a one-two finish in the Grade 2 event.
Already guaranteed his place in the history books as the only horse to beat 2015 US Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, the Dale Romans-trained Keen Ice embarks on his latest quest, a crack at the 2016 Dubai Wold Cup, when he lines up in at Meydan tomorrow evening.
The question needs to be asked: Just how good has Tepin become? The way she finished last year, and the way she has begun this year, it seems to me the Champion Turf Mare is starting to approach the exalted territory of special.
John C. Oxley's Airoforce has done little wrong in his career.
A smashing winner on debut going six furlongs on the grass at Kentucky Downs in a sharp 1:10.34, the son of Colonel John was equally as dominant in the Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) next time out at Keeneland in his two-turn debut.
Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Tepinenjoyed a few weeks kicking up her heels in South Florida after beating the boys Oct. 31, but now it's time for Robert Masterson's Bernstein runner to get back to work.
Kentucky Derby Top 10: Casey’s Picks– Another weekend has come and gone, and more Kentucky Derby points have been distributed. So far, horses are emerging as either tough competitors or top competitors.
Don’tforgetaboutme (Malibu Moon) will join the Claiborne Farm broodmare band with an expected visit to War Front next spring after selling for $675,000 during Thursday’s session of the Keeneland November sale.
TEPIN and AIROFORCE Tune Up for Breeders' Cup While Greathouse Bloodstock yearling purchase TEPIN didn't blaze in her final workout before facing males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 31 font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-color> at Keeneland, trainer Mark Casse was pleased with the 4-year-old filly's half-mile breeze Oct. 23 at Churchill Downs.
After winning the first main-track mile race held in many years—perhaps ever—at Keeneland, jockey Corey Lanerie had some advice for riders trying the distance in the weeks to come, including the Oct. 30 Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I): Get out of the gate.
KEEN ICE SPRINGS TRAVERS UPSET ON 'PHAROAH' Before the running of the $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Dale Romans thanked the New York Racing Association for capping attendance at
DERBY 141 FEATURES ANOTHER GLENCREST BRED Drawing post position #14 is Glencrest bred KEEN ICE (c, Curlin--Medomak, by Awesome Again). On Saturday, April 25 KEEN ICE covered five furlongs in 1:01.60 (15/67), with splits of :11.80, :24 and :48.60 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:15.60.
WATCH OUT FOR BLOFELD He won't make the Derby, but expecting BLOFELD to make plenty of noise during his three year old campaign. If this morning's work alongside no less a mate as Palace Malice is any indication of things to come.
GLENCREST BREDS WIN AT GULFSTREAM & KEENELAND Racing at Gulfstream on Saturday, three year old ELEMENT made his third start a winning one after switching to turf. The next day at Keeneland ALLIDOISDREAMOFYOU won his second career start for Jay Em Ess Stable.