Horse Racing News
Posted 1/20/18 11:44 PM by
Starship Jubilee, ridden by Jose Lezcano, wore down Daddy's Boo in the 16th running of the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf after Galleon Mast got up in the final jumps to win the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf.
X Y Jet indicated he's cycling back to his peak form from two years ago by running away to an easy 5 1/2-length victory over an unlucky Mo Cash in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.
Coniah won the first graded stakes of her career in Saturday's Grade 3 Las Cienegas Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita, a victory her Hall of Fame jockey sensed was likely early in the turf sprint.
Gun Runner settled in perfectly Thursday night at Gulfstream and was sent through an easy gallop Friday as final preparations begin for the likely Horse of the Year to make the last start of his brilliant career next Saturday in the Pegasus World Cup.
Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., has canceled Friday's nine-race program due to the effect of freezing temperatures since Monday night.
Even though Arrogate's last three starts of 2017 were losses of varying disappointing degrees, his victories in the Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup earlier in the year did nothing to shake the 134 rating he received at the end of the 2016 season.
Fear the Cowboy, a 6-year-old horse who won two Grade 3 stakes races at Gulfstream Park last year, is being pointed to the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup as a starter in the slot co-owned by Gulfstream owner Frank Stronach, the track announced on Wednesday.
Shining Copper reasserted himself after being headed in late stretch by One Go All Go to register a well-deserved head victory in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale.
Tower of Texas burst to the lead in the late stages for a 1 1/2-length victory over Galton in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds. It was another neck back in third to Saham.
Instilled Regard did everything right Saturday at Fair Grounds and was rewarded with his first stakes win as he captured the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes.