The unheralded Shotski sold for just $25,000 as a yearling, but with his triumph in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) on December 7 at Aqueduct, he has emerged as a genuine threat for next year’s classics.
Thousand Words knows how to win a driving finish—that much is certain. Whether he can give trainer Bob Baffert a sixth Kentucky Derby (G1) victory is another question entirely, but the colt took a big step toward that goal when he prevailed in a hard-fought edition of the $200,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (G2).
On Saturday, December 7, nine promising 2-year-olds with Kentucky Derby (G1) aspirations will head to the Aqueduct starting gate for the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2).
While horses like Smarty Jones and few are far between, there’s always a chance we could see a new Pennsylvania-bred star in action when the 2019 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes is contested Saturday, December 7.
Since he's a son of the talented turf horse Declaration of War, you might assume Silver Prospector is destined for a bright future on grass. Even Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen seemed to think so at one point.
It’s only December, but the 2019-2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby has already taken a few unexpected turns.
Saturday, November 30 is “Stars of Tomorrow” day at Churchill Downs, which means the Louisville track will host a dozen exciting races for juveniles.
In recent years the only European-based trainer to consistently take aim at the Kentucky Derby has been Aidan O’Brien, who has saddled a half-dozen starters since 2002.
Eight Rings has an abundance of talent. That much has never been disputed. The question is whether Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert can convince the promising colt to produce his best on a consistent basis.
Although Storm the Court’s pedigree suggests he might prove best on grass, his early success at Santa Anita indicates he can be a factor on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.