Horse Racing

ELMONT, N.Y. — Practical Joke, the fifth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, and Battalion Runner, the runner-up in the Wood Memorial, return to the races in Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Dwyer Stakes going a one-turn mile at Belmont Park. Last October, Practical Joke won the Grade 1 Champagne going a one-turn mile at Belmont. He
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ELMONT, N.Y. — Mind Your Biscuits, the winner of the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen in March, and Unified, who beat Mind Your Biscuits in the Grade 3 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship in February, head a seven-horse field entered for Saturday’s Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship. The Belmont Sprint Championship, run at seven furlongs,
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Apprentice jockey Evin Roman and journeyman Flavien Prat shared the riding title at the Santa Anita spring-summer meeting, which ended on Tuesday. Each won 41 races at the meeting, with Prat winning twice on Tuesday to tie Roman. The rematch will take place at the Del Mar summer meeting, which begins on July 19. During
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ETOBICOKE, Ontario — Woodbine Oaks winner Holy Helena strutted her best stuff against the boys at Woodbine in Sunday’s $1 million Queen’s Plate, winning the 158th running of the prestigious event decisively under Luis Contreras. Owned by Stronach Stable and trained by Jimmy Jerkens, Holy Helena joined some select company with her popular victory. She
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Obviously, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita last November and eight other stakes in a six-year career, has been retired after being diagnosed with a bone bruise in a foreleg. The injury was detected in recent weeks, according to trainer Phil D’Amato. A 9-year-old gelding, Obviously won
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ELMONT, N.Y. — Sea Calisi, the winner of the Grade 1 Beverly D. in 2016 and a two-time winner of the Grade 2 Sheepshead Bay, is sidelined indefinitely with an injury, trainer Chad Brown confirmed Saturday. Brown said Sea Calisi was injured on June 25, just prior to a scheduled workout over the Belmont turf
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