Horse Racing News
Trainer Mark Hennig was in New York on Wednesday, getting a little taste of winter as snow fell gently outside of his Belmont Park office.
Itsinthepost won his fifth Grade 2 stakes in the last year in Saturday's $200,690 San Marcos Stakes at 1 1/4 miles on turf at Santa Anita, holding off Hayabusa One to win by a nose.
What failed on the backstretch worked in the homestretch for Accelerate in Saturday's Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita.
Trainer Todd Pletcher called a bit of an audible when bringing his talented New York-bred Audible down to south Florida a little earlier than originally planned due to the inclement weather and spate of cancellations at Aqueduct earlier this winter.
Speed Franco took the length of the stretch to reel in front-running Gidu in a photo finish while Untamed Domain had to settle for the best view when finishing another 2 3/4 lengths back in third in a field of nine 3-year-olds Saturday in the Dania Beach.
It is a common conceit of human nature that we think we know what animals are thinking. But, in the case of Chris Baker and Gun Runner, we'll give him a pass.
The unbeaten 3-year-old colt Mask, considered a top prospect for the Kentucky Derby, has had a setback "that will require him to miss approximately two weeks of training," trainer Chad Brown said Tuesday.
Game Over, scratched from the Fred Hooper Stakes last Saturday, will be turned out for about 90 days and gelded after recently coming up with a foot issue, according to owner Ron Paolucci.
Hoppertunity, a multiple stakes-winning millionaire, will miss Saturday's Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita while undergoing treatment for an abscess in a foot.
Texting became a graded stakes winner and avenged a loss to Daring Duchess from earlier in the meet when rallying to a three-quarter-length victory in Saturday's Grade 3 La Prevoyante Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Taralena rallied mildly for finish third.