Horse Racing News on November 25, 2017
Canadian Horse of the Year contender Pink Lloyd capped a remarkable 8-for-8 campaign in Woodbine stakes with a decisive score in near track-record time in Saturday's Grade 2, $197,050 Kennedy Road Stakes.
When the year began, trainer Tony Dutrow justly believed Mo Town was his derby horse. Turns out, he was right. It wasn't the Derby on the first Saturday in May, rather a derby on the last Saturday in November.
Brendan Walsh sent Multiplier to win the Illinois Derby here at Hawthorne this past spring, and on Saturday evening he won the Grade 3, $150,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup with Scuba.
He was still wearing his Breeders' Cup Classic morning training saddle towel on the track at 6:30 a.m. last Friday at Fair Grounds, but by now Gun Runner's connections have earned the right to train him in a Hawaiian grass skirt if they so choose.