Horse Racing News
Eightyfiveinafifty, who imploded as the 1-4 favorite in the Whirlaway Stakes on Feb. 6, returned to the work tab on Thursday, breezing five furlongs in 1:00.03 over the inner track. The move was the fastest of 11 at the distance.
Wall Street Wonder looked like a sprint star in the making when he romped to an 81/2-length victory in the Paumonok Stakes here on Jan. 23.
One would be hard-pressed to find the name of any of the 10 3-year-olds entered in Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on a top 20 list of Kentucky Derby candidates.
Summer Bird, the champion 3-year-old of 2009, has resumed training and jogged Wednesday and Thursday at Oaklawn Park, said his co-owner, K.K. Jayaraman.
Arson Squad, a graded stakes winner who has raced with the likes of Well Armed, Albertus Maximus, and Grasshopper in recent starts, looks for his first win since taking the Grade 2 Meadowlands Cup in October 2008.
Although it was postponed by one week, the Grade 3, $150,000 Sham Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita had the field largely remain intact.
Front-running gray Ever a Friend would have been tough to beat no matter who else showed up Saturday in the Grade 1, $250,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap.
Blind Luck won the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes by seven lengths in December. When she made her 2010 debut last month, she won the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes by a nose.
When a 5-year-old mare named St Trinians heads postward in Saturday's running of the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1), she'll attempt to become the first female winner in the race's 73-year history.
The National Museum of Racing has changed its voting procedures that determine which horses, jockeys, and trainers are elected into the racing industry's Hall of Fame, according to the organization.