Top Sprinters Face Off in True North Stakes

Limousine Liberal winning the Aristides Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography. Some of the best male sprinters in the country are set to face off in the June 8th $250,000 True North Stakes (gr. II), one of five stakes races scheduled for the Friday card at Belmont Park. In fact, every one of the eight starters in this six-furlong sprint have won stakes races, and six of them have won at the graded stakes level, hinting [...]

Drefong a clear favorite in Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Drefong is well clear at the finish of the Forego Stakes at Saratoga. Photo: Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand Last time Drefong started at Del Mar, he threw his jockey off at the gap shortly after the start of the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1). A repeat of that seems the most likely way he would be stopped from defending his Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) title. Since finishing fifth on debut as a 2-year-old, Baoma Corporation’s Gio Ponti colt has won [...]

Roy H. Seeks Better Luck in Sprint Championship

A clean trip will be the main wish for the connections of Roy H. as he seeks a second chance at grade one glory in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) Oct. 7. Roy H. was carted several horse widths wide on the turn in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar July 29 by the riderless champion sprinter Drefong, giving Ransom the Moon a saloon passage along the rail. The eventual margin in Ransom the Moon’s favor was [...]