Tags ‘Union Rags’

Belmont Stakes Contenders Expected to Breeze on Sunday

Michael Compton | 5 years ago
With the main track listed as sloppy following overnight rain, no Belmont Stakes contenders worked out at Belmont Park on Saturday. Instead, the majority of the field will have their final breezes on Sunday, according to NYRA Press. Dullahan had a leis... Read More...

2012 Belmont Stakes: Union Rags, Dullahan among those to have works postponed on Saturday

DRF | 5 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonStreet Life trains at Belmont Park on Saturday. He had his work postponed because of the wet track.ELMONT, N.Y. – Five of the 11 likely starters in next Sat... Read More...

Union Rags again: Unlucky or does he have curse of Gorytus?

What’s a Gorytus? A Gorytus is a case for holding arrows. Who’s Gorytus? He was a gorgeous physical specimen by Nijinsky out of Glad Rags, trained by Dick Hern for Alice duPont Mills in England. Gorytus won his first two starts at 2 in a ma... Read More...

Belmont Stakes 2012: Matz hoping Union Rags has ‘clear chance to run’

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Privman It is with a mixture of frustration, hope, and envy that Michael Matz prepares Union Rags to take on I’ll Have Another in the 144th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. Fru... Read More...

2012 Preakness: Matz still haunted by Union Rags’s slow start

DRF | 5 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonAs the horses passed the finish line the first time in the Kentucky Derby, Union Rags was already in trouble, sitting 18th of 20 horses.ELKTON, Md. – The ... Read More...

Photos: Kentucky Derby 2012, start to finish

DRF | 5 years ago
Photos from the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 5, show how the race unfolded. Union Rags gets pinched between Dullahan and the No. 3 horse, Take Charge Indy, at the start of the 138th Kentucky Derby and was never able to recover.... Read More...

Trip Notes: Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, Kentucky Oaks, and more

DRF | 5 years ago
Michael Hammersly Friday, May 4, 2012 Churchill Downsread more Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Matz calls Union Rags’s race a disaster

DRF | 5 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags, with Julien Leparoux riding, finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – On the morning of Feb. 27, less than 24 hours after Union ... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Starters spend Friday morning jogging, galloping

DRF | 5 years ago
Mike Welsch LOUISVILLE, Ky. - All 20 prospective starters in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby visited the racetrack on Friday morning for a variety of training activity that ranged from a very eas... Read More...

BreezeFigs Quick-Pix Saturday May 5th, 2012

DRF | 5 years ago
Bob Fierro & Jay Kilgore Old business first: Our Pick last week, Don Siete, pooped out in the stretch but returns today in the 12th at Tampa Bay—might be worth another look.  And t... Read More...

Crist: Bodemeister, Union Rags hard to get past

DRF | 5 years ago
Steven Crist Steven Crist Tom Keyser Bodemeister’s powerhouse victory in the Arkansas Derby stamped him as a horse to be reckoned with.I... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Hansen appears rank during final appearance before Derby

DRF | 5 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonHansen gave his exercise rider a difficult time when he went to the track Thursday morning and needed an outrider's assistance to come under control.Churchill Dow... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Union Rags’s post okay after all, Matz says

DRF | 5 years ago
David Grening Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags got post 4 for the Kentucky Derby.LOUISVILLE, Ky. - At first, trainer Michael Matz wasn’t so thrilled with Union Rags's draw of post 4 for ... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Depth makes for dynamic event

DRF | 5 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...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Union Rags relaxes without tongue tie

DRF | 5 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 | 5 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...

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

DRF | 5 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...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Matz content with Union Rags’s demeanor

DRF | 5 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonTrainer Michael Matz, schooling Union Rags in the Churchill Downs paddock Monday, said he was unconcerned that the 3-year-old was a bit sweaty, calling it "normal... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Woolley rooting for Take Charge Indy, but picking Bodemeister

DRF | 5 years ago
Marty McGee Benoit & AssociatesChip Woolley, who won the 2009 Kentucky Derby with 50-1 longshot Mine That Bird, is back in Louisville pulling for jockey Calvin Borel and trainer Pat Byrne with th... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Union Rags playful on Monday visit to Churchill Downs track

DRF | 5 years ago
Mike Welsch Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags got a bit hot on the track and while schooling in the paddock (above) on Monday. But trainer Michael Matz, who accompanied Union Rags to the paddock, w... Read More...

Kentucky Derby 2012: Bodemeister looks just as good as Union Rags did a day earlier

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonBodemeister (left) begins to close ground on stablemate Jemima's Pearl, a Kentucky Oaks contender, durig Sunday's workout at Churchill Downs.LOUISVILLE, Ky. &ndas... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Motion, Matz follow successful patterns with Went the Day Well, Union Rags

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonTrainer Graham Motion equipped Vinery Spiral winner Went the Day Well with blinkers for Saturday's workout and plans to use them in the Kentucky Derby.LOUISVILLE,... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Planned Union Rags drill could be delayed by storm

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Privman Audrey C. CrosbyUnion Rags gallops over the Churchill Downs main track on Friday morning.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A desire to avoid the unpredictable spring weather in Kentucky has kep... Read More...

Kentucky Derby workouts: Union Rags hits Churchill Downs track; I’ll Have Another works at Hollywood

DRF | 5 years ago
Mike Welsch Audrey C. CrosbyUnion Rags gallops under Peter Brette Friday at Churchill Downs.LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The first appearance at Churchill Downs of Union Rags and a somewhat unorthodox six-f... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Matz keeps Union Rags fresh for big day

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserUnion Rags’s preparation for the Kentucky Derby has mirrored that of Barbaro, who won in 2006. Above, Union Rags finishes third in the Florida Derby.To much of the racing ... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Matz unsure where Union Rags should work this weekend

DRF | 5 years ago
Marty McGee LEXINGTON, Ky. – Michael Matz was a medal-winning Olympic equestrian, saved four children from a burning airplane, and trained a legendary horse named Barbaro to win the Kentuck... Read More...

Keeneland: Kentucky Derby prospect Union Rags arrives from Florida

DRF | 5 years ago
Matt Hegarty Barbara D. LivingstonTrainer Michael Matz says he is uncertain whether Union Rags will work out over Keeneland's Polytrack or ship to Churchill Downs to work on dirt.LEXINGTON, Ky. &... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Union Rags puts in final Florida work; heading to Kentucky this weekend

DRF | 5 years ago
Mike Welsch Tom KeyserUnion Rags will ship to Keeneland on Saturday evening.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Union Rags had the first of his final three works leading up to the Kentucky Derby, and his... Read More...

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

DRF | 5 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...

Tuley: Union Rags remains future book Derby favorite in Vegas

DRF | 5 years ago
Dave Tuley Dave Tuley The calendar says it’s time for some spring cleaning, so it’s time to clean out this reporter’s no... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Latest round of preps muddle picture

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserTake Charge Indy (right) holds off Reveron (center) and Union Rags to win the Grade 1 Florida Derby.Upset wins by Take Charge Indy in the Florida Derby, Daddy Long Legs in t... Read More...

Trip Notes: Florida Derby, Gulfstream Oaks, Louisiana Derby, and more

DRF | 5 years ago
Michael Hammersly Saturday, March 31, 2012 Gulfstream Parkread more Read More...

Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, El Padrino heading to Kentucky Derby

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Privman Elizabeth MacyTake Charge Indy, winner of the Florida Derby, will make his next start in the Kentucky Derby.BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. – Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, and El Padrino al... Read More...

Kentucky Derby Future Wager: Union Rags starts final day as favorite in Pool 3

DRF | 5 years ago
Marty McGee Tom KeyserUnion Rags was the 7-2 favorite heading into the final day of wagering into Pool 3 of the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Despite being defeated Sat... Read More...

Take Charge Indy Takes Charge

Under a smart ride from Calvin Borel, Take Charge Indy wired Saturday’s Florida Derby (G1) field at Gulfstream Park, upsetting odds-on favorite Union Rags. Borel immediately put Take Charge Indy on the lead at the break. The son of A.P. Indy appeared... Read More...

Gulfstream: Take Charge Indy upsets Florida Derby; Union Rags third

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserTake Charge Indy (right) wins the Florida Derby under jockey Calvin Borel. Union Rags (left) had a difficult trip.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – He was right. Trainer Patric... Read More...

Union Rags Fuels Owner’s Dreams

Horse racing is about big dreams. Phyllis Wyeth, breeder and owner of Florida Derby (G1) favorite Union Rags, knows all about them. Wyeth shared with Gulfstream Publicity this week a story about a filly she had high hopes for years ago and how that fil... Read More...

Gulfstream: Union Rags an imposing challenge for El Padrino in Florida Derby

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Privman Barbara D. LivingstonEl Padrino gets some attention from exercise rider Isabelle Bourez at Palm Meadows on Wednesday.HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The barn of Todd Pletcher at the Pa... Read More...

2012 Florida Derby Preview – Union Rags and ??

For good reason, the overwhelming favorite in the 2012 Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park this Saturday is Union Rags. He has raced 5 times, with 4 wins and a 2nd place effort which came in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Hansen). His one... Read More...

Hovdey: Producer doesn’t have to look far for story

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Hovdey Family is not the most important thing in Thoroughbred horse racing, but just try getting from the quarter pole home on Derby Day without it. In that regard, the freshly minted Chloe J... Read More...

Free: Usually reliable mutuel field may fail to cash in Kentucky Derby Future Wager

DRF | 5 years ago
Ever get the feeling you took a wrong turn? Backed the wrong horse?Perhaps then, you will relate to apprehension regarding the 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Something this year is very odd.The third and final pool for the 2012 Derby closes Sunday a... Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Scouting the top horses and key prep races

DRF | 5 years ago
DRF staff Lynn RobertsEl Padrino (left) outduels Mark Valeski by a nose in the Feb. 25 Risen Star. What did the race say about both colts' Kentucky Derby chances?As March turns to April, our anal... Read More...

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

DRF | 5 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...

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

DRF | 5 years ago
Jay Privman Tom KeyserUnion Rags trains Wednesday at Palm Meadows in preparation for Saturday's Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.HALLANDALE, BEACH, Fla. – Union Rags drew post 6 and... Read More...

Jerardi: Union Rags sitting on big one in Florida Derby

DRF | 5 years ago
Dick Jerardi Barbara D. LivingstonUnion Rags figures to need a triple-digit Beyer Figure to win the Florida Derby.These 3-year-olds keep running faster. By the time they all reach Kentucky, it ma... Read More...

Gulfstream: Seven probable for Florida Derby

DRF | 5 years ago
Mike Welsch HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The fields for the seven stakes races on Saturday’s Florida Derby day program at Gulfstream Park are all but set, including the main event, which ... Read More...

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

DRF | 5 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...

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...

Jerardi: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile continues as key race

DRF | 5 years ago
Dick Jerardi Barbara D. LivingstonHansen (right) wins the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, holding off Union Rags (left), and Creative Cause (center).Here is some advice for you all you future-book fanc... Read More...