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Month: November 2016

Mo Town Triumphs in Remsen

Mo Town Triumphs in Remsen

Mo Town, another son of Uncle Mo, ran down the favorite Takaful in the homestretch en route to a 2-1/2 length victory over No Dozing in the $300,000 Remsen Stakes. Takaful, going off at 4-5, took a huge early lead of about five lengths over the rest of the field going into the backstretch. As he entered the far turn, Mo Town had made up most of the ground but still remained a length off the lead. They stayed that…

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Gunnevera Takes Delta Downs Jackpot with Ease

Gunnevera Takes Delta Downs Jackpot with Ease

Gunnevera┬ácame from way off the pace to take the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, an impressive win for a colt who had recently finished a poor fifth to Classic Empire in the Breeder’s Futurity. The pace was slow, with Stormin’ Norman and Hot Sean trading leads throughout the backstretch and Gunnevera┬átrailing the pack. Going into the far turn, Gunnevera┬ámade an explosive move toward the front, and reaching the homestretch he was a close second to Hot Sean (Stormin’ Norman had…

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Classic Empire Takes Breeder’s Cup Juvenile

Classic Empire Takes Breeder’s Cup Juvenile

Classic Empire put together a textbook run Saturday at the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile, staying just off the pace and putting together a stretch run that held off favorite Not This Time by a neck. The son of Pioneer of the Nile, the sire of American Pharoah, broke cleanly and stalked pace-setter Syndergaard for about six furlongs before making his move on the far turn. He clearly established himself as the front runner heading into the homestretch, then held off a…

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