Tags ‘Neck N Neck’

Gulfstream Park: Uncaptured, Neck ’n Neck look to upset Donn Handicap

DRF | 8 months ago
Uncaptured and Neck ’n Neck will be among the outsiders going up against the likes of Will Take Charge, Revolutionary, Lea, and River Seven in the Donn Handicap, but trainers Mark Casse and Ian Wilkes are looking forward to giving their horses another opportunity to become Grade 1 winners here Sunday. Read More...

Weekend Warrior for Jan. 11: Picks for Hal’s Hope, Fort Lauderdale, San Pasqual

DRF | 9 months ago
Neck 'n Neck will be overlooked in the betting Saturday after his dull effort last time out in the Harlan’s Holiday that made him 0 for 4 at Gulfstream. That’s okay, because I believe Neck 'n Neck is still good enough to win the Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Neck ‘n Neck gets sharpener in Harlan’s Holiday

DRF | 9 months ago
Life in the handicap division without Fort Larned begins Sunday for trainer Ian Wilkes when he sends out Neck 'n Neck against a strong group in the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Downs After Dark faces competition from football

DRF | 11 months ago
For the first time since Churchill Downs began hosting night racing, a Downs After Dark program will directly conflict with a University of Louisville football home game at nearby Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on Saturday, calling into question whether track attendance might be adversely affected. Read More...

Indiana Downs: Neck ’n Neck begins comeback in Schaefer Memorial

DRF | 12 months ago
A year ago, Neck ’n Neck captured the Indiana Derby in the midst of a career upswing. The colt returns to the Hoosier State on Saturday, but this time will be making his first start in nearly a year after injury halted his season in its tracks. Read More...

Churchill Downs: Neck ‘n Neck has successful surgery

DRF | 2 years ago
Marty McGee 0 Neck ’n Neck, the late-blooming 3-year-old who would have been one of the favorites Friday in the Clark, underwent suc... Read More...

Churchill Downs: Neck ‘n Neck comes from off the pace to win Ack Ack

DRF | 2 years ago
Byron King 0 Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer PhotographyNeck 'n Neck, with Brian Hernandez Jr. riding, leads the field to the wire in the Ack ... Read More...

Hoosier Park: Neck ‘n Neck overcomes wide trip to win Indiana Derby

DRF | 2 years ago
Marcus Hersh: 0 Linscott PhotographyNeck 'n Neck wins the Indiana Derby, giving jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. a sweep of Hoosier's two bigge... Read More...

Crist: Travers stacks up as appealing after all

DRF | 2 years ago
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Saratoga: Wilkes trying Travers formula again with Neck ’n Neck

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonNeck ‘n Neck is a son of the 2004 Travers winner, Flower Alley.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – In 2009, trainer Ian Wilkes and owner Steven Miles came to the T... Read More...

Saratoga: Wilkes shooting for Whitney-Travers parlay

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer PhotographyNeck 'n Neck won the Matt Winn and ran second in the Jim Dandy.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Trainer Ian Wilkes will attempt to complete a rare... Read More...

Saratoga: Alpha has history on his side for Travers

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserAlpha, winner of Saturday's Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes, will make his next start in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – In addition to being an ast... 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...

Saratoga notes: Wilkes ready for strong showing with Neck ‘n Neck and Fort Larned

DRF | 2 years ago
Mike Welsch Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer PhotographyNeck 'n Neck, winner of the Matt Winn, is pointed for the Jim Dandy.SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Ian Wilkes already knows what it’s like... Read More...

Gulfstream Park: Union Rags, El Padrino top prospective field of seven for Florida Derby

DRF | 3 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags is being pointed to the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 31.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A field of at least seven 3-year-olds now seems definite for t... 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...