Lady and The Track | March 29, 2017

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Mind Your Biscuits Takes Aim at Golden Shaheen Glory

March 25, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The New-York-bred star has found himself very far from home, but Mind Your Biscuits is right where he belongs, competing with the best the world has to offer in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (GI). The colt was joined on his journey to Dubai by fellow American sprinters Stallwalkin’ Dude and St Joe […]

King and His Court, Kitten’s Cat Headline Spiral Stakes

March 24, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon While the Spiral Stakes (GIII) has only come up with two Kentucky Derby (GI) winners in its 41-year history, it has proven to be a useful starting point overall for many top horses such as Hard Spun, Broad Brush and the filly Serena’s Song. The 2017 edition of the race has drawn […]

Master Plan Takes on the World in UAE Derby

March 24, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon The path to the Kentucky Derby (GI) for Todd Pletcher’s Master Plan has led him straight to the desert, where he takes on 15 other 3-year-olds in the UAE Derby (GII) at Meydan on Dubai World Cup night. Among the notable runners lining up to face him are Epicharis, Thunder Snow and […]

Aiken Trials 2017 Photo Essay

March 22, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Being the 75th anniversary of the trials, the Aiken Training Track had plenty of festivities planned throughout the day starting with a flyover from old military planes. The pre-race festivities continued with a visit from the Wells Fargo wagon. As well as 2017 Miss South Carolina USA, Megan Gordon. The festivities concluded […]

California Shippers Hold Favoritism in Oaklawn’s Rebel

March 17, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Trainers Bob Baffert and John Sherriffs have tasted plenty of success when shipping horses into Oaklawn Park. Baffert, in particular, has won six of the past seven editions of the Rebel Stakes (GII) and has this year’s favorite in American Anthem. Winning will be no easy task, though, as John Sherriffs has […]

Daddys Lil Darling Starts Year Off On Turf in Florida Oaks

March 10, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Normandy Farm’s primary goal may be the Kentucky Oaks (GI) with Daddys Lil Darling, but the Kenny McPeek-trained daughter of Scat Daddy is starting her year off on the turf in the Florida Oaks (GIIIT), where she will face the well-regarded Mark Casse pair of Tamit and La Coronel. When she broke […]

Pletcher Pair Heads Tampa Bay Derby

March 10, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon In the absence of Sam F. Davis Stakes (GIII) winner McCraken, a field of ten will line up to compete in Saturday’s $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (GII) at Tampa Bay Downs. Headlining the group are Sonic Mule and Tapwrit and both are trained by Todd Pletcher, who has won three of the […]

El Areeb Goes for Five Straight in Gotham

March 3, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Since breaking his maiden in October, El Areeb has been nothing but dominant putting together a four-race winning streak that includes an 11 ¼-length romp in the slop in the Jerome Stakes (GIII) and a 4 ¼-length win in the Withers Stakes (GIII). The son of Exchange Rate will try to extend […]

Irish War Cry Faces Stiff Test in Fountain of Youth

March 2, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Irish War Cry has already taken down a reigning champion with ease. Now he must prove it was no fluke when he faces a talented field in Saturday’s $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (GII) at Gulfstream Park. Among his key opponents will be the multiple grade 1 winner Practical Joke and Made […]

Mohaymen Posts Second Breeze, Progresses Steadily Toward 4-Year-Old Debut

February 25, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon In his second work back off a lengthy vacation at owner Shadwell Farm’s Kentucky base, four-time grade 2 winner Mohaymen breezed 3-furlongs in :36 at the Camden Training Center on Saturday morning. The now 4-year-old galloped out the half-mile in :48 (with splits of :12 3/5 and :23 2/5 and the last […]