Tags ‘Fort Loudon’

Gulfstream Park, Calder present trio of Grade 3 stakes

DRF | 7 months ago
The 2013 racing season will end with a bang in south Florida with four stakes races to be decided locally Saturday, two each at Gulfstream Park and Calder, with three of the four carrying Grade 3 status. Read More...

Calder: Black Diamond Cat looks to fire fresh in Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap

DRF | 8 months ago
Black Diamond Cat was conspicuous in his absence from last Sunday’s Sunshine State Stakes at Gulfstream Park. But the vastly improved gelding will be front and center and the one to beat when he returns from a 90-day freshening in Saturday’s $75,000 Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap at Calder. Read More...

Belmont Park: Sahara Sky by a nose in Metropolitan Handicap

DRF | 1 year ago
Cross Traffic had fended off the early pace challenge of Handsome Mike and then turned back a stretch bid from Mark Valeski. With a furlong to go in Monday’s 120th Metropolitan Handicap, it looked as though Cross Traffic was going to avenge his tough head loss in the Grade 3 Westchester Handicap last month. Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Fort Loudon handles pressure in Gulfstream Sprint Championship

DRF | 1 year ago
Mike Welsch 0 Elizabeth MacyFort Loudon, cutting back from 1 1/8 miles, scores under Jose Lezcano in the seven-furlong Gulfstream Park Spr... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Fort Loudon will get another chance around two turns in Sunshine Millions Classic

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch 0 Barbara D. LivingstonFort Loudon, primarily a sprinter, will attempt 1 1/8 miles in the Jan. 19 Sunshine Millions Classic.HA... Read More...

Saratoga: Zito continues to be plagued by near-misses

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Saturday was a bittersweet afternoon at the races for trainer Nick Zito who came close to winning a pair of prestigious Grade 1 Stakes only to come out ... Read More...

Saratoga: Fort Loudon breezes in tune-up for King’s Bishop

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Two hours after his Jackson Bend escaped serious injury in a mishap on the Oklahoma training track early Saturday morning, trainer Nick Zito sent another of his sprint stars, Fort Lou... Read More...

Saratoga: Brei, Zito using familiar playbook with Fort Loudon

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonFort Loudon comes into the Grade 2 Amsterdam off a victory in the Grade 3 Carry Back at Calder.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – A year ago, owner-breeder Fred Brei ... Read More...

Saratoga: Zito takes charge of Fort Loudon, another Brei homebred

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Last summer, owner Fred Brei sent Jackson Bend to trainer Nick Zito before the Saratoga meet and wound up winning both the James Marvin and Grade 1 Forego sta... Read More...

Calder: King’s Bishop could feature rematch between Fort Loudon, Trinniberg

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Coady PhotographyCarry Back winner Fort Loudon (left) and runner-up Trinniberg are likely to clash again in the Aug. 25 King's Bishop at Saratoga.MIAMI – Fort Loudon and Trinnib... Read More...

Calder: Fort Loudon gets the best of Trinniberg in Carry Back

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Coady PhotographyFort Loudon, with Fernando Jara riding, wins the Carry Back.MIAMI - Five 3-year-olds went to the post for Saturday’s $150,000 Carry Back, but the Grade 3 dash t... Read More...

Calder: Kaplan wins two on Summit of Speed Preview card

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Trainer Bill Kaplan was the star of Calder’s Summit of Speed Preview Day program on Saturday, winning two of the four stakes on the card with longshots Another Romance and Wild ... Read More...

Calder: Fort Loudon, Rosebud Road defy track bias in stakes victories

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch MIAMI – Trainer Stanley Gold was justifiably proud of the performances of Fort Loudon and Redbud Road, who captured the In Summation and French Village stakes here at Calder las... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Fort Loudon gets another shot at top competition

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserFort Loudon, fifth in the Fountain of Youth, will get another shot at top competition in the Florida Derby.As a 2-year-old, Fort Loudon was the favorite son at Calder, the w... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Discreet Dancer off Kentucky Derby trail, getting a break

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Todd Pletcher has decided to take Discreet Dancer, who finished a tiring third behind Union Rags in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, off the Tripl... Read More...

Fountain of Youth Stakes attracts compact, competitive field

By MICHAEL COMPTON As the Kentucky Derby trail kicks into high gear this weekend, Sunday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park should go a long way in helping sort out the 3-year-old picture, at least in South Florida. With a field that includes the undefeated Todd Pletcher-trained pair of Algorithms and Florida-bred Discreet […] Read More...

Pletcher Pair to Clash With Union Rags

Photo of Algorithms courtesy of Gulfstream Park/Coglianese photo Sunday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park promises answers in sorting out contentious 3-year-old division. As the Kentucky Derby trail kicks into high gear this weekend, Sund... Read More...