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‘He Lied Like Nobody’s Business’: A Racing Con Man and His Trail of Deception

Five months ago, Jonathan Pippin was living large. A small-time Ohio grifter who had convinced a handful of Twitter followers to invest in horses he didn’t own, Pippin had been working for months at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

First mares confirmed in foal to Gemologist

DRF | 2 years ago
DRF Breeding Staff 0 Grade 1 winner Gemologist, standing his first season at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., has had his first mares conf... Read More...

Belmont: Gemologist sent home for evaluation

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening 0 Barbara D. LivingstonGemologist has been sent to WinStar Farm to have a physical in an attempt to pinpoint why he has not ... Read More...

Haskell: Nonios could spring surprise at Monmouth Park

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Shigeki KikkawaNonios will make his first start on dirt in Sunday's Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.Paynter and Gemologist are the marquee names going into Sunday&rsqu... Read More...

Haskell Invitational: Paynter, Gemologist draw side by side

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonGemologist's post position draw may allow him to put early pressure on Haskell favorite Paynter.If Paynter is deemed the horse to beat in Sunday’s Grade 1... Read More...

Paynter Installed as Morning-Line Favorite for Haskell Invitational

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Paynter has been installed as the 3-2 morning-line favorite for Sunday’s $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park. Paynter drew post position No. 3. Beaten narrowly by Union Rags in the Belmont Stakes (G1) last time out, Paynter will be ... Read More...

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...

Monmouth: Gemologist to run in Haskell instead of Jim Dandy

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonGemologist hasn't raced since finishing 16th in the Kentucky Derby.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Though he would have been the favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2, ... Read More...

Curlin, Haskell, and Jim Dandy will sort out new-look 3-year-old division

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserPaynter headlines what is expected to be a small field in the Haskell.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – With its stars sidelined, the 3-year-old division will be looking for ... Read More...

Saratoga: Gemologist pointing for Travers via Jim Dandy or Haskell

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonGemologist, Javier Castellano aboard, works five furlongs in 58.67 at Saratoga on Sunday.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - The way he worked Sunday morning at Saratoga, ... 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: Gemologist resumes training with Pletcher

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserPlans call for Gemologist to resume racing this summer.ELMONT, N.Y. – Though he is not running in the Belmont Stakes, Wood Memorial winner Gemologist has recently re... Read More...

El Padrino and Gemologist Get Feel For Track at Churchill Downs

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Todd Pletcher’s Florida-based Kentucky Derby entrants El Padrino and Gemologist arrived in Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday and visited the track on Wednesday. “We’ve had a very successful winter training at Palm Meadows. We won 40 percent of our race... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Depth makes for dynamic event

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gemologist has won all five of his starts, including the important Wood Memorial last time out. He also owns two victories here at Churchill Downs. His trainer... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Futures wager provides bargains, underlays

DRF | 3 years ago
Marty McGee LOUISVILLE, Ky. - As usual, the way the Churchill toteboard looks when the Derby runners enter the starting gate Saturday will provide a fascinating contrast to how betting unfolded t... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Union Rags relaxes without tongue tie

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Churchill Downs Sunny Temp. 68 Track FastLOUISVILLE, Ky – No official workouts to report but still plenty to see on a balmy Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs, where 18 of... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Castellano lands on Gemologist after roller-coaster ride

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserJockey Javier Castellano rode Gemologist to victory in the Wood Memorial after starting 2012 as the rider of Union Rags and several other Derby hopefuls.Most jockeys spend... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Wet Florida weather alters schedule for Take Charge Indy, Pletcher horses

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonTake Charge Indy, whose training was interrupted by rainy weather in Florida, is expected to arrive at Churchill Downs on Tuesday.Kentucky Derby hopefuls Gemol... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Less than ideal conditions for Gemologist, El Padrino

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonEl Padrino worked more slowly than trainer Todd Pletcher wanted to see during pre-dawn hours over a muddy track Sunday at Palm Meadows.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - May... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Rain keeps Gemologist, El Padrino in their Florida barn

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonTodd Pletcher says he is leaning towards sending Broadway's Alibi to the Kentucky Oaks.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – The electronic sign on the Florida Turnpike r... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Gemologist, El Padrino get in works for Pletcher

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonGemologist worked two days earlier than planned at Palm Meadows.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Trainers Todd Pletcher and Bisnath Parboo both pulled an audible with their ... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Pletcher may shift Gemologist’s work

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - Trainer Todd Pletcher has scheduled Gemologist’s first work since his victory in the Grade 1 Wood for Sunday morning at Palm Meadows but could be forced to... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Reveron may enter Lexington in last-ditch effort for graded earnings

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonReveron could make a start in the Grade 3 Lexington at Keeneland on April 21.MIAMI – Trainer Agustin Bezara said Monday that he will nominate Reveron to the... 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...

Hoop Dreams at Aqueduct

New Jersey Nets head coach Avery Johnson celebrated Gemologist’s Wood Memorial victory with the winning connections on Saturday at Aqueduct. Johnson, known as the “Little General” during his NBA playing days, is a close friend of Elliott Walden a... Read More...

Gemologist Remains Perfect in Wood Memorial

WinStar Farm’s Gemologist kept his perfect record intact on Saturday winning the 88th running of the Wood Memorial Stakes (G1) at Aqueduct. The son of Tiznow charged to the front at the head of the lane under Javier Castellano. Alpha made a serious r... 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...

Wood Memorial: Gemologist gives Pletcher another shot

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonGemologist will most likely need a top-two finish in Saturday’s $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct to make it into the field for this year’s Kentucky Derb... 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: Gemologist gets post 6 in field of eight

DRF | 3 years ago
David Grening Bob CoglianeseGemologist brings his record to 4 for 4 with an allowance victory at Gulfstream to begin his 2012 campaign.OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Undefeated Gemologist drew post 6 i... 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...

Tiznow expresses stamina, free-running speed of Man o’ War

The Man o’ War sire line is alive and kicking in the US today through WinStar’s Tiznow, whose descent to the iconic chestnut great goes like this: through Cee’s Tizzy/Relaunch/In Reality/Intentionally/Intent/War Relic/Man o’ War... Read More...

Wood Memorial Next for Gemologist

WinStar Farm’s undefeated Gemologist is headed to Aqueduct for next month’s $1 million Wood Memorial (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed by phone to NYRA officials on Wednesday morning. Also targeting the Wood are: Hansen, Street Life, The Lumber... Read More...

Louise Humphrey, breeder of Gemologist, dies at 93

DRF | 3 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Louise Ireland Humphrey, who bred Gemologist and other graded winners, died March 18 at her Woodfield Springs Plantation in Miccosukee, Fla., according to the Tallahassee Demo... Read More...

Rebel Stakes recap

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
Jon and Joel discuss three key races from the weekend, including the Rebel Stakes (G2). Which of the 3 winners – Secret Circle, Gemologist and Street Life – move up the TCI Top 10? You may be surprised. Read More...

Gemologist Returns in Style

Gemologist returned to the races in style on Friday, coming off a 3 ½-month layoff to post a seven-length victory in an $80,000 allowance race at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow, who had been idle since winning the Kentucky Jockey Club (... Read More...

Currency Swap and Gemologist meet at Gulfstream

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Currency Swap and Gemologist, two 3-year-olds with designs on the classic races, are set to clash in an allowance test at Gulfstream Park on Friday. Both horses are making their seasonal bows in the $80,000 race. Read More...

Gulfstream: Gemologist, Currency Swap meeting in ’12 debuts

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Gemologist and Currency Swap, two of the more highly regarded members of the 2-year-old class of 2011, will make their belated 3-year-old debuts against... Read More...

Currency Swap and Gemologist entered at Gulfstream

DRF | 3 years ago
Jay Privman Currency Swap and Gemologist, two of the nation’s elite 2-year-olds from last year, are entered to make their first starts of the year on Friday at Gulfstream Park in a one-mile... Read More...

Oaklawn: Gemologist among 14 probables for Rebel

DRF | 3 years ago
Mary Rampellini Churchill/rRed Palmer PhotographyGemologist, trained by Todd Pletcher, is scheduled to make his first start since winning the Kentucky Jockey Club last Nov. 26 in next Saturday's ... Read More...

Fast-Paced Derby Snapshot

2012 Triple Crown | 3 years ago
The TCI boys quickly catch you up on the progress of major Triple Crown contenders yet to make their 3-year-old debuts, and tell you where they will likely surface. They also discuss a couple of races this weekend that could have an impact on the Triple Crown Trail. Read More...