Will Lightning Spear accept his "Win and You're In" berth to the 2018 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs? (Photo by © Breeders' Cup/Jamie Rhodes 2011) Durability and consistency were rewarded on Wednesday when the veteran Lightning Spear finally (finally!) secured a signature victory in the Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood racecourse in Great Britain. On fifteen previous occasions—yes, fifteen!—Lightning Spear had competed against Group 1 company without scoring a single victory. Oh, there were plenty [...]
Trainer David Simcock has made a habit of shipping horses from Europe to snatch victories in major North American stakes races, and on Saturday he’ll stand a strong chance to nab the $800,000 Canadian International (G1) at Woodbine with #4 Desert Encounter.
From out of nowhere, Belmont Park has turned a quiet, post-Labor Day weekend into a stakes-laden showpiece afternoon of racing.
David Simcock doesn’t send runners across the Atlantic very often, but since 2011 he’s compiled a 5-for-19 record in North America. That’s why we're excited to see Simcock send #9 Spanish Mission to contest the inaugural running of the $1 million Jockey Club Derby at Belmont Park.