Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realizing her ailing father’s dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, has died. She was 95. Chenery died Saturday in her Boulder, Colorado, home following complications from a stroke, according to her children. They announced her death
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Romantic Vision benefitted from a savvy ground-saving ride from Brian Hernandez Jr. when rebounding from two subpar efforts in pulling a 10-1 upset in the Grade 3, $100,000 Locust Grove, the first of four straight stakes that ended an 11-race Saturday card at Churchill Downs. Racing just inches off the inner rail,
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Tabulator stayed unbeaten in three starts while also earning an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup and eligibility points to 2018 Kentucky Derby with a dominating victory Saturday in the 36th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs. After racing just behind early leader Smart Remark, The
ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Johnny Bear ($20.20) nailed favored Hawkbill on the wire to win the Grade 1, $340,800 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes on Saturday at Woodbine. Hawkbill went right to the lead out of the gate and set reserved fractions, while Johnny Bear sat in a stalking position along the hedge under jockey Luis Contreras.
ELMONT, N.Y. — A better start led to a better finish for Uni, who won her first North American stakes by running down pace-setting La Coronel to win Saturday’s Grade 2, $400,000 Sands Point by a neck at Belmont Park. Uni had shown a strong turn of foot in her first two starts in the
LAUREL, Md. — Owner David Gruskos had pointed Chublicious to the De Francis Dash at Laurel Park for some time. He just thought Jorge Navarro would be his trainer, not Claudio Gonzalez. On Saturday, Chublicious won the Frank J. De Francis Dash as the longest shot on the board, paying $22.40 in a four-horse field.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A little over an hour after being unseated when Ivy Bell clipped heels and stumbled in midstretch of the Open Mind Stakes, jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. was in a far more familiar position at Churchill Downs: the winner’s circle. Hernandez piloted his fourth winner of the day in the Grade 2, $200,000
ETOBICOKE, Ontario — The favored World Approval put away a host of challengers on the lead before spurting away in the stretch to take Saturday’s Grade 1, $801,600 Woodbine Mile convincingly, giving jockey John Velazquez a record fifth win in the Breeders’ Cup Mile Win and You’re In qualifier. World Approval ($6.70) dueled up front
No one should need any reminders that the training and racing of Thoroughbreds is a dangerous endeavor. We get them anyway. On Thursday at Delaware Park, five jockeys went down like living dominoes on the far turn of the turf course when the lead horse slipped and fell. Three jockeys got up. The two that
ETOBICOKE, Ontario — After winning the Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga on Aug. 12, World Approval will look to give trainer Mark Casse his second consecutive win in the Grade 1, $800,000 Woodbine Mile on Saturday. Casse won last year’s Woodbine Mile with Tepin. Like Tepin, World Approval trained at Saratoga for the race