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.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Mohaymen, which was developed at Shadwell Stables's barn at the Camden Training Center that is under the direction of trainer Kevin Kahkola, continued his impressive march toward the Triple Crown.
Last year's reserved parking space patrons and boxholders have until Monday, Feb. 15 in order to renew their spaces for the this year's Carolina Cup Steeplechase Races. All spaces not secured by that date will be placed on sale.