There were times last spring when all Kevin Kahkola could see from his vantage point located near the finish line at the Camden Training Center's mile-long main track was the sight of Mohaymen and stablemate Shagaf thundering in his direction during an early morning breeze.
Miss Temple City, which spent the winter at Graham Motion's barn at the Camden Training Center, became the first filly to win the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (G1) for older horses at Keeneland Race Course last Friday afternoon.
Shadwell Stable's undefeated Gotham winner Shagaf has been tabbed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite over seven rivals in the 92nd edition of the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
April 08, 2016|
By HEATHER PETTINGER
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- Mixed emotions prevailed at trainer Kiaran McLaughlin's barn on Sunday, the morning after Shadwell Stable's multiple Grade 2 winner Mohaymen suffered his first career loss in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.
On a day which opened with the rain showers and ended in brilliant sunshine, two things which stood out among Saturday's Carolina Cup were the constant wind, which played havoc with the infield and College Park tents, and safe racing.
Heading toward the 12th and final flight of fences all by his lonesome, Mark Watts took a peek beneath his right shoulder to see where the rest of the field was as he and Balance the Budget bounded their way home in Saturday's $75,000 Carolina Cup feature.
Harrods Creek, a stakes winner on the flat who showed promise over fences in 2014, returns to the races Saturday as the starting highweight in the $30,000 Budweiser Imperial Cup, the featured race of the golden-anniversary running of the Aiken Spring Races.
March 25, 2016|
By DON CLIPPINGER
Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.)
Shadwell Stable's highly regarded homebred Shagaf lived up to his lofty expectations to take the 64th running of the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham by 1 ¼ lengths Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack, earning 50 points to virtually lock down a spot in the Kentucky Derby on May 7.