March 31, 1995 |
Seven boys, all looking for Kentucky Derby berths, will be chasing the same girl here tomorrow in the $600,000 Jim Beam Stakes, and the oddsmakers say they'll never catch her. Serena's Song, the top-rated filly in America, is the 8-5 favorite in the 1 1/8-mile Grade II race at Turfway Park that has become a major prep for the Triple Crown. In the 1990s the Beam has produced two Kentucky Derby winners and winners of three other Triple Crown events. But win or lose, Serena's Song isn't going to the Derby.
July 25, 2014 |
A DECADE ago, Ron Winchell thought he might have his family's first Kentucky Derby winner. Trainer Michael Dickinson knew Tapit had rare talent, but, unfortunately, a lingering lung infection trumped the talent in the spring of 2004. "We never really knew how much talent Tapit had other than he was off the scale," Dickinson said. "He was hugely impressive winning The Laurel Futurity at 2. He encountered serious lung disease in Florida [in early 2004]. " Tapit finished sixth in the 2004 Florida Derby, but then won the Wood Memorial as a final Derby prep.
April 30, 2013
Parx Racing will resume live racing Friday with a first post of 12:25 p.m. There also will be early wagering on Saturday's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
May 13, 1986
The fact that the horses that came in first and second in the Kentucky Derby were the only ones not on medication should make owners and trainers stop and think. Edith C. McKay Bryn Mawr.
May 4, 2005 |
New Jersey residents can now dial in their horse-racing bets with a phone-wagering system that opened for business yesterday. The automated phone system is an addition to New Jersey Account Wagering, which started in October with the Internet-only service, www.4njbets.com. Dennis Dowd, a senior vice president for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, said that more than 3,000 accounts opened for the Internet and phone betting are expected to generate a projected handle of more than $35 million this year.
March 7, 2005 |
Finally, some Kentucky Derby buzz. From Florida to Arkansas to California, 3-year-olds were out in force Saturday trying to show whether they truly are contenders for the Derby just 2 months away. Afleet Alex and Declan's Moon won in their long-awaited seasonal debuts, while High Fly soared to victory in the 1 1/8-mile Fountain of Youth Stakes at Florida's Gulfstream Park. The results solidified Afleet Alex and Declan's Moon's rankings as 1-2 in the latest Run to the Roses' Top 10, while High Fly moves in for the first time at No. 4. Alex Afleet won the Mountain Valley Stakes at Hot Springs, Ark., while Declan's Moon won the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes in Arcadia, Calif.
March 29, 2012 |
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Union Rags has been made the 6-5 morning-line favorite in a field of nine horses entered for the $1 million Florida Derby on Saturday. The 11/8-mile race is a major prep race for the Kentucky Derby on May 5. Considered a leading contender for the Run for the Roses, Union Rags drew the No. 6 post at Wednesday's post-position draw. The 3-year-old colt is trained by Michael Matz, who won the 2006 Florida Derby and the Kentucky Derby with Barbaro. Union Rags will be ridden by Julien Leparoux.
May 12, 1989 |
Churchill Downs stewards announced a five-day suspension for jockey Clarence "Jo Jo" Ladner 3d for careless riding in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. The suspension begins today and continues through Wednesday, but excludes Monday, the stewards said. They did not elaborate on the careless riding. Ladner was aboard Northern Wolf, who finished sixth in the race won by Sunday Silence.
June 11, 2007
The victory by Rags to Riches in Saturday's Belmont Stakes completed a sweep by the Daily News' Stan Hochman. Stan correctly selected for Daily News readers the winner of each of the Triple Crown races. He had Street Sense in the Kentucky Derby, Curlin in the Preakness and then Rags to Riches in the Belmont. A $2 win bet on each of Stan's selections would have brought home a total of $31.20.