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Month: December 2016

Mastery Masterful in Los Alamitos Futurity

Mastery Masterful in Los Alamitos Futurity

It was close for a while, but Mastery proved to be the leading colt coming out of the West for the Kentucky Derby with a convincing 7 1/4 victory in the Los Alamitos Futurity. Bobby Abu Dhabi broke well, but Mastery went straight for him, battling him down the backstretch, the two exchanging leads as they went 1/2 mile in 45.6 seconds. Into the far turn, the two continued neck and neck as Irap┬ámoved up to challenge them at the…

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McCraken Takes Kentucky Jockey Club

McCraken Takes Kentucky Jockey Club

It seems coming off the pace is working for two-year-olds. In ninth place at one time, McCraken made a beeline for the front on the far turn, battled with Wild Shot down the homestretch, and finally pulled away in the final 100 yards to register his third win in as many tries. Wild Shot stalked the leader, Uncontested, who had traveled far from his outside position to take the lead into the clubhouse turn. When Uncontested tired heading into the…

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