Tag Archives: Road

‘Road To The Kentucky Derby’ Adds European Series To Points System For 2018

Churchill Downs is eager to stimulate added international interest in next year’s $ 2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) through the creation of a path to gain a berth in America’s greatest race for horses based in Europe and the expansion of its current series for Japan’s top dirt horses. Those initiatives and other adjustments to ...

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Curlin Road Upsets Hard Aces In Cougar II Handicap At Del Mar

Curlin Road, claimed for $ 40,000 last April at Santa Anita, declared a generous dividend on his new owners’ investment with a courageous triumph in the featured Grade III $ 100,000 Cougar II Handicap at the marathon distance of a mile and one-half over Del Mar’s main dirt track Wednesday. Sent postward at 9-1 under jockey Flavien Prat, Curlin Road ...

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8-Year-Old Farhaan Gets First Graded Stakes Victory In Thunder Road

Matthew Schera’s Farhaan, an 8-year-old horse by Jazil, captured his first graded stakes in his 31st start on Saturday, winning the G3 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita Park under Tyler Baze. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Farhaan rallied from last as an 8-1 outsider to defeat Perfectly Majestic by just under a length, with 6-5 favorite Bolo third and Fabozzi fourth ...

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USA: Derby favourite Classic Empire begins road to Kentucky

Gulfstream Park: plays host to Kentucky Derby favourite a week after Arrogate romped to victory in the Pegasus World Cup   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Nicholas Godfrey 5:02PM 4 FEB 2017  Preview: USA, Saturday 10.35pm GMT (live on ATR) Gulfstream Park: Holy Bull Stakes (Grade 2) 1m½f, dirt, 3yo AFTER the hulabaloo of last weekend’s Pegasus World Cup, the focus is on ...

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Berry: JCR plan to close Kempton is road to hell

John Berry: is opposed to the plan to seel Kempton   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Lee Mottershead 7:01PM 19 JAN 2017  OPPOSITION to the Jockey Club’s controversial plan to sell Kempton for housing is increasing among trainers, according to their professional body, which claims 80 per cent of members now want the plan scrapped. A desire to maintain Kempton ...

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Road To The Kentucky Derby: Mo Town, McCraken Enter Top Ten

The latest updates to the point standings on the Road to the Kentucky Derby show that both of Saturday’s juvenile winners have entered the top ten on the leaderboard. Mo Town was the convincing winner of the G2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct, and McCraken remained undefeated to take the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs. Each colt earned 10 ...

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Stacked Deck Determined In Near-Record Kennedy Road Performance

Bruce Lunsford’s Stacked Deck, Canada’s reigning champion sprinter, showed his class with a determined effort to win Friday’s $ 210,800 Grade 2 Kennedy Road Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Barb Minshall, Stacked Deck stopped the clock in a rapid 1:08.19 just a few ticks off the six furlong track record of 1:08.16 set by Essence Hit Man in the 2011 ...

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