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Churchill Barn Notes

By Darren Rogers —- McCRAKEN’S KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB WIN WAS A BREATH OF RELIEF FOR WILKES LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016) – Trainer Ian Wilkes felt relieved on Sunday morning following his promising 2-year-old McCraken’s victory in the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club...
Posted On 29 Nov 2016
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Aqueduct Racetrack Notes: Connect exits G1 Cigar Mile victory in fine fettle

NYRA RELEASE —- • Mo Town ‘fantastic’ following G2 Remsen score • Verve’s Tale in good order after posting career-best speed figure • Elate impressive for Mott in debut • Rodriguez G2 Demoiselle contingent in good shape after 2-3-4 finish • Delacour...
Posted On 29 Nov 2016
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Fair Grounds Barn Notes: Aktabantay Looking for Confidence Builder

By Michael Adolphson —- • Conquest Tiz One Likely for Champions Day • Jones Getting Jensen Rolling Again • Untapped Highlights Work Tab AKTABANTAY LOOKING FOR CONFIDENCE BUILDER Rainbow’s End Racing Stable’s Group III winner Aktabantay (GB) has long been held in high esteem...
Posted On 29 Nov 2016
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McCraken Unleashes Late Run to Collar Wild Shot in 90th Kentucky Jockey Club

By Darren Rogers —- McCraken; Churchill Downs/Coady Photo MCCRAKEN UNLEASHES LATE RUN TO COLLAR WILD SHOT IN 90TH KENTUCKY JOCKEY CLUB, EARNS ‘ROAD TO KENTUCKY DERBY’ POINTS LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016) – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten odds-on favorite...
Posted On 27 Nov 2016
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Lubash Awarded 18th Victory in Grade 3 Tropical Turf Handicap

By David Joseph —- Veteran Turf Star Placed First Via DQ of Rose Brier MIAMI GARDENS, FL – Having amassed 17 victories and $1.4 million in earnings during a 50-race career, Lubash was the most experienced and accomplished horse that went to post for Saturday’s $100,000...
Posted On 27 Nov 2016
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Ring Weekend, Journey Home Win Del Mar Stakes

DMTC News – From the Wire —- Eastern-based trainer H. Graham Motion and jockey Drayden Van Dyke collaborated to sweep Del Mar’s stakes doubleheader on a rainy afternoon Saturday, winning the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes with Journey Home and the Grade II...
Posted On 27 Nov 2016
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Churchill Downs Barn Notes

By Darren Rogers —- CLARK HANDICAP VICTORY WITH GUN RUNNER GIVES ASMUSSEN CONFIDENCE NEXT YEAR LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016) – Ron Winchell and Three Chimney Farm’s Gun Runner scored his first Grade I victory when facing older horses in Friday’s Clark Handicap...
Posted On 27 Nov 2016
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Fair Grounds Barn Notes: Running Mate Stays Undefeated in Landslide Win

By Michael Adolphson —- • R Naja Comes Through for Stidham • Work Tab RUNNING MATE STAYS UNDEFEATED IN LANDSLIDE WIN On Oct. 5 at Delaware Park, Bret Jones of Airdrie Stud and veteran conditioner Larry Jones unveiled a compact, attractive son of Airdrie’s freshman sire...
Posted On 27 Nov 2016
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Recap: Mo Town, Miss Sky Warrior, Verve’s Tale score Graded Victories

Mo Town rocks in G2 Remsen victory Mo Town; Joe Labozzetta Photo By Lynne Snierson OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Mo Town was the talk of the town Saturday as the son of Uncle Mo inserted himself into the Kentucky Derby conversation with a decisive victory over nine other promising...
Posted On 27 Nov 2016
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Connect puts it together with hard-fought G1 Cigar Mile Win

By Heather Pettinger —- OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Paul Pompa Jr.’s Connect held off a hard-charging Divining Rod to seize his first stakes win against older horses – and first Grade 1 – in Saturday’s featured race, the 28th running of the $500,000...
Posted On 27 Nov 2016
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