Horse Racing News by Mike Welsch
The amazing Tackleberry did it again.
Pluck had a bad trip in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. Hopefully he'll have a smoother one when he journeys to the Curragh this spring for the first major objective of his 3-year-old campaign, the prestigious Irish 2000 Guineas.
The inevitable comparisons between reigning Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver and his baby brother Brethren will continue.
Boys At Tosconova, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile behind division leader Uncle Mo, is off the Kentucky Derby trail.
Mucho Macho Man, who finished fourth as the favorite in the Grade 3 Holy Bull in his 3-year-old debut, could make his next start in the Feb. 19 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, trainer Kathy Ritvo said on Wednesday.
A field of eight, led by Hal's Hope winner Soaring Empire and Sunshine Millions Classic winner Tackleberry, was drawn for Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship.
Dancinginherdreams and R Heat Lightning had attracted all the pre-race publicity coming into Sunday's $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but Pomeroys Pistol had a race over the track.
Dancinginherdreams will draw the most support when a field of seven 3-year-old fillies gathers for Sunday's extremely attractive, Grade 2, $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Dynaslew will begin her 2011 campaign in a much easier spot when she meets a field restricted to just Florida- and California-breds in Saturday's $300,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf at Gulfstream Park.
First Dude, runner-up last season in the Preakness and third in the Belmont, Haskell, and Travers, tops the $500,000 Classic at Gulfstream, where he will face Duke of Mischief.