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Saratoga: Gemologist’s defection leaves eight for Jim Dandy Stakes

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonAlpha will be among the favorites as part of a field of eight in Saturday's Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The complexion of this weeke... Read More...

Bodemeister will miss Haskell due to temperature

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserBodemeister will miss a planned start in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park due to a temperature.The other shoe dropped on the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Su... Read More...

Belmont Park notes: It’s Tricky unlikely for Delaware Handicap

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserIt’s Tricky will probably skip the Delaware Handicap and run at Saratoga.ELMONT, N.Y. – It’s Tricky, the multiple Grade 1-winning 4-year-old filly, most like... Read More...

Alpha to Miss Belmont Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Godolphin Racing’s Alpha will miss the June 9 Belmont Stakes after developing a fever, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin old NYRA Press on Thursday. “He spiked a temperature on Tuesday evening,” McLaughlin said. “103. He was fine by 11 p.m. that evenin... Read More...

2012 Belmont Stakes: Alpha out, one fewer opponent for I’ll Have Another

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserAlpha hasn't been to the track since Sunday.ELMONT, N.Y. - Alpha, one of just four graded stakes winners among the dozen 3-year-olds being pointed to the June 9 Belmont St... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Baffert still a Belmont player with Paynter

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserPaynter, shown winning an allowance on the Preakness undercard, will represent trainer Bob Baffert in the June 9 Belmont Stakes.ELMONT, N.Y. - While Bob Baffert sent Kentu... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Maragh officially gets mount on Alpha

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserAlpha finished second in the Wood Memorial under Ramon Dominguez, but will be ridden in the Kentucky Derby by Rajiv Maragh.LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rajiv Maragh finally got some ... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: McLaughlin glad to have Alpha at Churchill

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonAlpha gallops over the Churchill Downs track on Tuesday morning.Following his Monday arrival, Wood Memorial runner-up Alpha was on the track Tuesday morning for... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Rousing Sermon works on light morning at Churchill Downs

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Shigeki KikkawaRousing Sermon worked five furlongs in 1:00.13 Tuesday at Churchill Downs.LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rousing Sermon worked five furlongs in 1:00.13 at Churchill Downs on Tuesday... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Alpha gets green light after sharp drill at Belmont

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening NYRA PhotoAlpha works five furlongs Saturday under Rajiv Maragh, who is likely to ride him in the Kentucky Derby.Alpha, the Wood Memorial runner-up, passed a significant hurdle Satu... Read More...

Alpha Drills Fast Five Furlongs at Belmont Park

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Kentucky Derby (G1) contender Alpha worked over the Belmont Park training track on Saturday morning, traveling five furlongs in :59.54. Ridden by Rajiv Maragh, Alpha worked in company with stablemate Steele Road, according to NYRA Press. He galloped ou... Read More...

Kentucky Derby notes: Zayat sells minority stake in Bodemeister; Liaison works

DRF | 2 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonMichael Moreno, who races as Southern Equine Racing Stables, has purchased a minority stake in Bodemeister.Both on and off the track at Churchill Downs on Wednesd... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Alpha looks to be healing well

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening On Thursday, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin got his first look at Alpha on the track since his runner-up finish in the Wood Memorial on April 7 and was satisfied with what he saw in the ... Read More...

Aqueduct: Alpha staying home for now

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserAlpha cut up a shin during the Wood Memorial, in which he ran second.OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Though Alpha, the Wood Memorial runner-up, did not ship to Churchill Downs as... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Race for graded stakes cash intensifies

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Benoit & AssociatesFrom left: I’ll Have Another, Creative Cause, and Blueskiesnrainbows run 1-2-3 in the Santa Anita Derby.ARCADIA, Calif. – In the winner’s circle follo... Read More...

Trip Notes: Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby, Illinois Derby, and more

DRF | 3 years ago
Michael Hammersly Saturday, April 7, 2012 Aqueductread more Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Gemologist, Alpha headed for rematch in Louisville

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserWood winner Gemologist (right) and runner-up Alpha both received a 98 Beyer Speed Figure.OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Gemologist and Alpha, separated by a neck when first and second... Read More...

Wood Memorial: Gemologist a perfect 5 for 5 after holding off Alpha in the Wood Memorial

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonGemologist holds off Alpha to win the Wood Memorial and punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby.OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Trainer Todd Pletcher left Aqueduct following ... Read More...

Gemologist, Alpha Ready for Battle in Wood Memorial at Aqueduct

As of today, Todd Pletcher has one horse heading to the Kentucky Derby next month. El Padrino has $250,000 in graded earnings thanks mostly for his win in the Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds on February 25. His 4th place performance in the... Read More...

Wood Memorial: Alpha follows new path to Kentucky Derby for Godolphin

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserAlpha is Godolphin's best hope for this year's Kentucky Derby. The colt will have his final prep in Saturday's Grade 1 Wood Memorial.Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum&... Read More...

Wood Memorial: Tiger Walk to get class test

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserTiger Walk will try to prove himself worthy of a Kentucky Derby start in Saturday's Grade 1 Wood Memorial.OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The connections of Tiger Walk could have... Read More...

Aqueduct: Alpha heading back to New York for Wood Memorial

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Farrell Tom KeyserAlpha is to fly to New York on Friday afternoon for the Wood Memorial on April 7 at Aqueduct.OZONE PARK, N.Y. – From week to week, Alpha seemingly had a different des... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Union Rags looks ready for another step forward in Florida Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserPeter Brette sits atop Union Rags (left) accompanied by Michael Matz on Wednesday at Palm Meadows.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – As good as Union Rags ran last time out in t... Read More...

Hansen likely to run in Blue Grass; Alpha re-routes to Wood Memorial

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserHansen is likely to make his final Kentucky Derby prep in the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.Hansen will likely make his final Kentucky Derby prep in the Blue Grass rather t... Read More...

Aqueduct: Dominguez hopes to return in a couple of weeks after suffering separated collarbone

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonJockey Ramon Dominguez, injured in a Sunday spill, is hoping to return to action in a couple of weeks.OZONE PARK, N.Y. – An optimistic Ramon Dominguez sai... Read More...

Alpha Targeting Wood Memorial

Sunday morning trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told the communications team at NYRA Press that the Wood Memorial (G1) on April 7 at Aqueduct is the likely next stop for his Kentucky Derby hopeful Alpha. Winner of the Count Fleet and Withers Stakes (G3) at Aq... Read More...

Alpha ’60-40′ for Wood Memorial, says McLaughlin

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonAlpha, with Ramon Dominguez riding, wins the Withers.Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is undecided on where his top 3-year-old, Alpha, will make his next start, but in... Read More...

Still wide open

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel discuss the trio of key three-year-old prep races over the weekend in Florida, New York and California. Who stepped up? Who disappointed? And who looks best moving forward on the Triple Crown Trail? Read More...

Prep Preview

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon & Joel preview Saturday’s trio of key Derby preps, and explain why this weekend could be the biggest so far in this young Triple Crown season. Which 3yos will step up? Watch it. Comment. Read More...