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Via Thoroughblog
PHAR OUT A canter in the park? A common gallop? Barely took a deep breath? AMERICAN PHAROAH left us with goosebumps yesterday as he crushed an overmatched field in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth in front of 60,000 fans. There was never any doubt he was going to win this [...]
Mon, Aug 03, 2015 4:35 AM, Read at the source >
*Races on this Civic Holiday Monday are handicapped for the grass – however, despite the hardness of the grass this week, there was a lot of rain yesterday… be ready to make adjustments to wagers Race 1 – POST Time – 1:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor [...]
Mon, Aug 03, 2015 3:22 AM, Read at the source >
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Mon, Aug 03, 2015 1:00 AM, Read at the source >
Rachel’s Winner
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Rachel's got a runner: The most anticipated juvenile starter of the summer didn't disappoint in her first afternoon appearance. Rachel's Valentina went to post as the 6-5 favorite in her debut race at Saratoga on Sunday and won the six-furlong maiden special weight by two lengths over Awesome Dame in [...]
Sun, Aug 02, 2015 1:00 PM, Read at the source >
RACE 1 – POST TIME – 1:00 PM First Half Daily Double / Exactor /.20 Triactor / .20 Pick 3 (Races 1-2-3) Woodbine CLAIMING $20,000 – $19,000 Purse $25,900. (Plus $10,400 – Other Sources) (Plus $5,200 – State Bred) (Plus $3,675 – Other Sources). For Fillies Three Years Old. Weight, 122 [...]
Sat, Aug 01, 2015 9:44 AM, Read at the source >
The “forgotten story” of Onion
Via Brooklyn Backstretch
On Sunday at Monmouth Park, American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner since 1978, will race for the first time since winning the Belmont Stakes on June 8. If Pharoah wins, he'l be the seventh Triple Crown winner to win his first race after capturing thoroughbred racing's biggest prize. Among the [...]
Sat, Aug 01, 2015 8:06 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
What a week and weekend (long in Canada) we are having…a thrilling Prince of Wales to start the week, $3 million wagered at Woodbine on Friday…AMERICAN PHAROAH on Sunday and 3 days of stakes action at Woodbine..hang on!It is AUGUST 1 – SATURDAY MORNING and already Canadian racehorses are making [...]
Sat, Aug 01, 2015 5:29 AM, Read at the source >
Valentina’s Debut
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Rachel's Valentina, the second foal of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is set to make her debut in race two at Saratoga on Sunday. It's a six-furlong maiden special weight, and the 2-year-old Bernardini filly is the 6-5 morning line favorite in a field of eight that includes [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 11:26 AM, Read at the source >
Trainer Bob Baffert didn't mince words this week when asked about what's next for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. He only wanted to talk about one thing. “I'm talking Haskell. That's it,” Baffert told reporters on a teleconference. Meanwhile, Monmouth Park created some controversy by dropping another $750,000 into the Haskell Invitational [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 5:01 AM, Read at the source >
First run in 1968, find out more about the race that's been giving away a hat since 1988. [...]
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 4:50 AM, Read at the source >
2015 Calvin L. Carter. All rights reserved.Since American Pharoah raced to Triple Crown glory in the Belmont Stakes, my brother, Dallas, and I have been working on rebuilding the website for my bloodstock consulting firm, Classic Champion Thoroughbreds, LLC.To view my website, please click here.Dallas has done an outstanding job [...]
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 4:56 PM, Read at the source >
There's mucho consternation about the new-found $750,000 for a Haskell Stakes purse bump. With the William Hill Haskell just four days away, Monmouth Park announced a $750,000 purse increase for their signature race.Hey, for that extra $750,000 I will enter my horse.Hold it, entries are closed?As Jessica pointed out, this [...]
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 6:25 AM, Read at the source >
Via Horse Racing Business
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Thu, Jul 30, 2015 5:00 AM, Read at the source >
About 10 minutes before American Pharoah arrived at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ on Wednesday afternoon, the track announced that the purse for Sunday's William Hill Haskell Invitational would be increased from $1 million to $1.75 million. While it's not unusual for purse incentives to be added to big races to [...]
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 3:44 AM, Read at the source >
Shore Thing
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Alert! American Pharoah has arrived at Monmouth Park for Sunday's Haskell. Let the beautiful, absurd hoopla begin. Fans were there to greet him at the Atlantic City airport, and an even bigger crowd awaited him at the barn. The Triple Crown winner is about to make his first start since [...]
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 1:42 PM, Read at the source >