Derby Picture Gets Muddier with Surprise Wins

Favorites did not fare well Saturday as two new horses emerged in the Derby picture with upsets in the Gotham Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby.

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What We Learned from the Fountain of Youth

Code of Honor overtook a tiring Hidden Scroll in the stretch to take the Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday. The son of Noble Mission waited patiently as Hidden Scroll battled longshot Gladiator King through lightning-fast fractions. The two fought for the lead, Hidden Scroll taking the lead on the backstretch, […]

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How Good is War of Will?

As a 2-year-old, War of Will was looking like a fair to mediocre turf horse, having gone 0-for-4 on the surface. But trainer Mark Casse switched him to the dirt, and he won his maiden late in 2018. Enter 2019. The son of War Front took the G3 Lecomte Stakes by four lengths, and all […]

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Sam F. Davis Stakes – Where was Knicks Go?

Getting lost in the upset win by Well Defined in the Sam F. Davis Stakes yesterday was Knicks Go, the surprise winner last year of the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity and runner up in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Trainer Ben Colebrook was predicting a huge win for the son of Paynter, saying that another horse would […]

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