Jump racing returns to New England on Saturday with two competitive races as part of the summer racing festival at historic Suffolk Downs in East Boston. A $30,000 Ratings Handicap and a $30,000 Sport of Kings maiden hurdle both attracted large, competitive fields with also-eligibles.
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.