Bouncy

Gotta love that name – simple and fun!  Bouncy won today in her first try, at Keeneland no less.   Not breaking the best Jose Ortiz bided his time; he had to go four wide into the stretch but she proved much the best of these maiden runners today.  Congratulations to owner George Strawbridge, Jr. andContinue reading

Nakamura

Our Second Animal Kingdom colt to win a race is Nakamura, who won his first race over the weekend.  It was his second start and he came with a sweeping run to beat the long time leader to the wire at Laurel on their opening day of turf racing.  Congratulations to owners Bill Crager andContinue reading

Scholar Athlete – Wow!

In what was probably the toughest race so far for him, Scholar Athlete showed his grit and determination to win his sixth race at Aqueduct today.  It got pretty tight in the last sixteenth with about five horses across but Trevor McCarthy kept his place and he won by a neck with the fast finishingContinue reading

Three In A Row For Thewayiam

Versatile Thewayiam won her third race in a row – and her second consecutive Grade 3; this time the Herecomesthebride Stakes at Gulfstream Park.  This French-bred $18,600 yearling was a bargain for her original owners and has been great fun for new owners Great Point Stables, Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables. She’sContinue reading

First And Second

I said to a few people that it would be lovely if we were first and second in the fifth race at Tampa today.  Always difficult to have a favorite to run better than the other when you have two in the race but we did end up being first and second!  Scholar Athlete ranContinue reading

Lonely Weekend

It’s still sloppy at Laurel today as although a bit warmer the air is still damp so nothing had dried out.  Thankfully it didn’t deter Lonely Weekend from winning his first race, strongly ridden by Feargal Lynch.  Congratulations to owners and breeders Wertheimer et Frere.

Frechette Likes The Slop

Although she broke her maiden on a muddy track this was the first time she ran on the real slop.  Slopping around in the puddles on the inside rail her white face was just as white at the end of the race today!  Congratulations to owners Richard Golden and Two Legends Farm for their homeContinue reading

Proud Of Just Howard

Just Howard swept the board at the Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Renaissance Awards last night.  He took the MD bred three year old award, the MD bred turf horse award and to top it all off her also won MD bred Horse Of The Year.  Congratulations to Skeedattle Associates. Just Howard named Maryland-Bred Horse Of TheContinue reading

Just Thrilling!

It was a very big night in downtown Baltimore last evening for Skeedattle Associates’ JUST HOWARD. The Renaissance Awards, held at the fabulous Sagamore Pendry Hotel in Fells Point, celebrated the Maryland-bred champions for 2017. The 4-year-old son of English Channel captured the title in three divisions: Champion 3-Year-Old Male, Champion Turf Horse, and Maryland-bredContinue reading

Rafting Wins Again

I have no idea what happened to this post but it has disappeared so writing again as Rafting cannot go without a mention!  After being away from the races for almost two years he won his second race in a row on Saturday.  Although lightly raced with just eight runs, four of them are winningContinue reading

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