Arlington Park spot plays: Larry Rivelli set for big Saturday

Racing down the homestretch at Arlington Park (Coady Photo/Arlington) Saturday could be a good day for trainer Larry Rivelli. With 21 wins from 45 starters—a 47% strike rate—Rivelli is leading the trainer standings at Arlington Park and will have five runners on the Illinois racetrack’s Saturday card. The star of the show is Daddy’s Boo, who could have a live chance to upset the Arlington Matron Stakes (G3), but Rivelli also has a couple of serious players entered [...]

2019 Kentucky Oaks Day: Scratches, Changes and Course Conditions

The Twin Spires at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Happy Kentucky Oaks Day! I hope you’re ready for an action-packed day of racing at Churchill Downs. The 13-race Friday card kicks off early at 10:30 a.m. ET and includes six graded stakes races. One of the topics everyone is discussing is how the weather will affect the track conditions. Rainfall has been plentiful in Louisville as of late, though a brief respite Thursday allowed the track to dry [...]

Signalman Digs Deep in Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Signalman winning the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) - Coady Photography You can argue that luck played a significant role in allowing Signalman to reach the wire first in Saturday’s $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. But luck merely put Signalman in the position to win, and it was unquestionably his class and determination that sealed the deal. Facing a full field of thirteen rivals in the 1 1/16-mile Road to the Kentucky [...]

Big Daddy Stakes at Remington Park

Two-time AQHA world champion, SLM Big Daddy will be remembered Saturday night at Remington Park in a stakes bearing his name.  The $50,000 SLM Big Daddy Stakes headlines the 11-race card, which gets underway at 6:00 pm. Mixed Fantasy, winner of the 2014 SLM Big Daddy Stakes at Remington Park The 550-yard stakes drew a solid field of ten, with Rocketair installed as the 3-1 choice. Jockey Ivan Carnero will ride for trainer Clinton Crawford. Mixed Fantasy, owned [...]