G Laurie Romps in Debut

  Madaket Stables LLC’s G LAURIE was an eye-catching winner in her first start at Colonial Downs this afternoon. The field of seven 2-year-old maiden fillies went 1 1/16 miles on the inner turf course. Ridden by Jorge Ruiz, the daughter of Oscar Performance raced toward the back of the pack down the backstretch before […]

Dataman Scores at Colonial Downs

Wertheimer & Frere’s homebred 2-year-old DATAMAN kept the ball rolling this afternoon, breaking his maiden at Colonial Downs shortly after his stablemate Hendrickson did the same at Presque Isle Downs. Paddock analyst Jessica Paquette mentioned that the big gray colt displayed “some Tapit-like behavior” when he entered the walking ring. He also displayed Tapit-like talent […]

Hendrickson Leads Off A Monday Double

Carrying very familiar red and blue striped silks, HENDRICKSON broke his maiden today at Presque Isle Downs in just his second start for Herringswell Racing Partners II, Yurie Pascarella and Carl Pascarella. Antonio Gallardo had the mount in the maiden special weight going a mile on Presque Isle’s all-weather surface. The pair sat third early, […]

A Cliffhanger at Woodbine

It was so close, even her rider thought they’d won. Crystal Cliffs (FR) and Rafael Hernandez missed winning the Canadian Stakes Presented by The Japan Racing Association-G2 at Woodbine yesterday afternoon by what literally appeared in the photo to be a nostril. There are tough beats….and then there are tough beats. So maybe it wasn’t […]

“Spendarella turns it into a procession”

Photos by Ernie Belmonte Her last race was Ascot’s Coronation Stakes in June where she finished a game and ultra-impressive second to champion European filly Inspiral. Today, Spendarella earned her Grade 1 crown in the Del Mar Oaks. Thirteen 3-year-old fillies entered the gate for the  1 1/8 miles contest on the Jimmy Durante turf […]

California Girl

    Photos by Ernie Belmonte Every now and then, a girl just needs a weekend at the beach. Just ask Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ SISTER OTOOLE, who won the listed CTT and TOC Stakes at Del Mar last evening. Accompanied by stablemate Spendarella and groom Lisa Conway, Sister OToole hopped on a plane from Maryland […]

King For The Day

It was one of those postcard-perfect afternoons at Colonial Downs in New Kent, Virginia, and KING VEGA (GB) enjoyed a 1 1/8 mile romp on the lawn in the $150,000 Buckland Stakes with jockey Angel Suarez. Breaking from the 9 hole, the 4-year-old gelding was sharp from the start, tugging Angel to the lead to […]

Serifos Scores at Delaware Park

Despite jockey Victor Carrasco losing an iron late in the race, SERIFOS earned career win number two this afternoon in a one mile allowance race on the dirt at Delaware Park. Victor was back on Wertheimer and Frere’s 3-year-old homebred gelding by Into Mischief out of Soldata, by Maria’s Mon. He was aboard for the […]

Gizala (IRE) Gets First North American Win

She was making just her second start outside France, where she broke her maiden at Chantilly six months ago. In her last outing, she was fourth behind stablemate Sparkle Blue in the Christiana Stakes at Delaware Park.  But GIZALA (IRE) put it all together today at Woodbine, winning an allowance optional claiming race going 1 […]

Perfect Measure

Now that was a horse race. GOOD MEASURE earned her second career win at Saratoga this afternoon thanks to a patented tour de force ride from Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. It was a busy trip, with a bit of brushing around the first turn and again around the second turn in the 1 […]

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