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Month: August 2016

DRF Releases 2-Year-Old Weekly Divisional Rankings

DRF Releases 2-Year-Old Weekly Divisional Rankings

drf.com released its 2-year-old weekly divisional rankings yesterday, and leading the pack is Chasing Aces, who won his maiden in a fast time at Del Mar, posting a 101 Beyer figure after a poor debut a month before (he finished second but posted a 73 Beyer). Second on the list is Straight Fire, who finished second to Chasing Aces at Del Mar but bounced back with an impressive win August 6 (98 Beyer). Third is Classic Empire, a half-brother of…

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Ardmore Bay Takes Tyro

Ardmore Bay Takes Tyro

Ardmore Bay came from off the pace to capture the $60,000 Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Saturday, winning a 1 /14 length victory over Bay Numbers. Lightning¬†Dove, a filly, took the early lead but was challenged quickly by Phone My Posse and Bay Numbers. Ardmore Bay lay off the pace, four lengths off the lead, followed by Follow the Rainbow in last place. Follow the Rainbow inched up down the backstretch and found a gap in between horses near the rail…

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Three Rules Dominates in Florida Sire

Three Rules Dominates in Florida Sire

Three Rules continued his dominance of 2-year-olds Saturday, winning his third straight race ¬†in the Florida Sire Stakes, a six-length winner over Blessed Halo. Three Rules broke cleanly and stalked the 70-1 longshot Awesome Standard, one-half length behind. As the field entered the final turn, Cornelio Velasquez let out a notch in the reins, and Three Rules quickly established a one-and-a-half length lead. Entering the homestretch, Three Rules simply exploded in front of the field for no reason; he had…

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