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Champion Songbird Retired From Racing

Songbird (Medaglia d’Oro) and jockey Mike Smith win the Ogden Phipps (Gr I) at Belmont Park 6/10/17. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Fox Hill Farm Two-time Eclipse champion Songbird has been retired from racing, it was announced Thursday morning. After the filly’s second-place finish in the G1 Personal Ensign, owner Rick Porter had her sent to Kentucky to be examined by ...

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Well-Timed Ride From Stevens Helps Sharp Samurai Prevail In G3 La Jolla Handicap

Sharp Samurai and jockey Gary Stevens, right, overpower Fashion Business (Joseph Talamo), left, to win the Grade III, $ 150,000 La Jolla Handicap Under a well-calculated ride by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, favored Sharp Samurai surged into command while five-wide entering the stretch and then withstood the last-ditch challenge of Fashion Business to win the headlined Grade III $ ...

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Two-Time G1-Winning Sprinter A. P. Indian Retired From Racing

A. P. Indian (Indian Charlie) and jockey Joe Bravo win the Forego (Gr I) at Saratoga Racecourse 8/27/16. Trainer: Arnaud Delacour. Owner: Green Lantern Stables Talented sprinter A. P. Indian, winner of both the G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt and G1 Forego in 2016, has been retired from racing, according to the Blood-Horse. The 7-year-old gelding by Indian Charlie was forced to ...

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‘The Pride Of Maryland’ Ben’s Cat Retired From Racing

Multiple graded stakes winner and Maryland Horse of the Year Ben’s Cat has been retired from racing at age 11. The Daily Racing Form reports that the hard-knocking gelding finished his career with 32 wins from 63 starts, and earned over $ 2.6 million. Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury, who also bred and owned Ben’s Cat, told the Form on Tuesday, “I feel bad about ...

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Asmussen Expecting ‘Sharp’ Effort From Untrapped In Ohio Derby

Third choice on the morning line at 9-2, Untrapped is one of four Kentucky Derby (G1) starters entered in Saturday’s $ 500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at JACK Thistledown. Unplaced in the Kentucky Derby (G1), Untrapped earned his way to the Run for the Roses with runner-up finishes in the LeComte (G3) and Risen Star (G2) stakes and a third-place effort ...

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Bendable Returns From Eight-Month Layoff To Win Desert Stormer Under Mike Smith

Under the patient handling of Mike Smith, Claiborne Farm’s homebred Bendable overcame an eight-month layoff to take Sunday’s Grade III, $ 100,000 Desert Stormer by 1 ½ lengths.Trained by Richard Mandella, she got six furlongs in 1:09.04. With Northwestern invader Invested Prospect and favored Pretty N Cool winging up front, Smith sat a measured third heading to the far turn, ...

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