Oak Bluff Stables’ Therapist proved the winter wait was worth it, as the 4-year-old first-time gelding stayed undefeated on the Belmont Park grass by edging out Emmaus by a neck to win the sixth running of the $125,000 seven-furlong Elusive Quality on Saturday.
Following the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation's call for stakeholder groups within the industry to pursue compromise, "A New Way Forward" offers the opinions of five industry leaders over five different areas.
Trainer Richard Mandella opted to wait on working likely Kentucky Derby morning-line favorite Omaha Beach this morning, instead sending the Arkansas Derby (GI) winner out for a trip to the starting gate and a 1 ½-mile gallop over a track rated as good.
As we prepare to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy that turned the tide in World War II, it’s fitting that the potential Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite is named Omaha Beach – in honor of the bloodiest sector on that battlefield.
Trainer Wesley Ward, who has beaten the boys twice with fillies in the Kentucky Juvenile, will shoot for number three Wednesday when he sends out debut winners Nayibeth and Marva in a field of nine in the 26th running of the $125,000 race for 2-year-olds going five furlongs on the main track.
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