Surface Switch No Issue for Catholic Boy in Travers Stakes

Catholic Boy winning the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga - Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photograpy/Elsa Lorieul Turf to dirt? No problem! A switch in racing surfaces might be tricky for some horses to handle, but it certainly wasn’t an issue for Catholic Boy, who utilized his exceptional talent and stamina to crush nine rivals in Saturday’s $1,250,000 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. It’s not like Catholic Boy had never shown an affinity for dirt—last winter, he pulled [...]

Analyze It Faces Deep Field in Pennine Ridge Stakes

Analyze It winning the Transylvania Stakes (gr. III) - Keeneland Photo Just how talented is the unbeaten three-year-old turf star Analyze It? No one knows for certain, but we’ll get a better idea when he takes on a quality field of rivals in Saturday’s $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes (gr. III) at Belmont Park. The nine-furlong race serves as a prep for the $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. I) on July 7th at Belmont Park, so it’s not surprising [...]

Catholic Boy Wins Remsen, Impresses in Dirt Debut

Catholic Boy winning the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct - Viola Jasko/Adam Coglianese Photography Yesterday afternoon at Aqueduct, Catholic Boy delivered an eye-catching performance to win the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct by 4 ¾ lengths. But while his victory was decisive and placed him firmly on to the road to the Kentucky Derby, the biggest takeaway from the race might be the effect that the track had on the outcome and the final time. Catholic Boy [...]