Naptown (ON) Wide Awake at Woodbine

He was third in his debut at Laurel Park on October 5, but NAPTOWN (ON) ventured north to Woodbine and left no doubt that today was his day. Rafael Hernandez was in the irons for the 7 furlong maiden special weight, and a field of 12 2-year-olds entered the gate on the all-weather track. Breaking […]

Catching Up With: Ascend

(Mary Motion on Ascend in Lexington, KY. Photo courtesy of Kristin Van Meter) We know folks love a big gray horse, and we know a lot of them really loved THIS big gray horse (we get it…..we loved him too). So it’s great fun to see what ASCEND is up to these days! He was […]

Miss San Gabriel Kicks Off a Three-Win Day

MISS SAN GABRIEL started off an afternoon of three Herringswell wins with her score in Saratoga’s second race, a one-mile contest on the inner turf course. It was career start number four and win number two – her second consecutive – for the 3-year-old filly by Temple City out of Here Comes Frock, by Artax. […]

Easter (FR) Scores at Belmont

He was out of the gate a tad slow, but that didn’t stop EASTER (FR) from notching career win number four in a one-mile allowance on the grass at Belmont Park this afternoon. He spotted the field nearly five lengths before shifting into gear under Flavien Prat, who allowed him to settle down the backside […]

Miss San Gabriel Sharp in Maiden-Breaker

She went off as the 6/5 favorite, and she ran like one. MISS SAN GABRIEL was keen out of the gate under Jorge Ruiz, going straight to the lead on the Pimlico turf course. Negra Gata sat glued to her flank down the backstretch, but Jorge had tons of horse under him into the turn. […]

Eye Candy for Nagirroc Fans

Well, it’s official – the photography squad from BloodHorse are huge NAGIRROC admirers! We received these beauties from Mathea Kelley, who travels internationally for BloodHorse, shooting racing’s biggest days all over the world. You’ll see images from Mathea from Royal Ascot in a few weeks, so stay tuned. But two weeks ago, she was like […]

More Preakness Day Images

We’re very grateful to veteran BloodHorse photographer Chad Harmon for sharing these fantastic photos taken of our two winners on Preakness Day at Pimlico. Sumaya U.S. Stable’s AMANI’S IMAGE won her allowance – the 5th race on the card – with John Velazquez aboard. Shooting from the inside rail on the turf course, Chad got […]

A Win….And He’s In

He was making just his second start for Herringswell and wheeling back from his first – a maiden special win – in 15 days. And today NAGIRROC earned his Breeders’ Cup berth with a score in the $150,000 Futurity Stakes-G3 going six furlongs on the outer turf at the Belmont at Aqueduct meet. The 2-year-old […]

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 […]

Crystal Cliffs (FR) In a Dead-Heat

There was another nail-biter of a stakes win this afternoon when CRYSTAL CLIFFS (FR) hit the wire together with Lady Speightspeare in the Nassau Stakes-G2 at Woodbine. Crystal Cliffs (FR) and Rafael Hernandez stalked the pace, swung out on the turn and continued to advance on Lady Speightspeare and Emma Jayne Wilson with both mares […]

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