Trainer Barbara Minshall lauds the day that what was lost was found again. On Sunday, she won the 130th running of the Breeders Stakes with British Royalty, a horse she lost through the claiming ranks – but was able to get him back, and quickly. The thought that a horse with such a lofty name could find himself in a claiming race is one thing. But in this contracted … [Read more...] about British Royalty Rules the Turf.
Mighty Heart has become a bit of a locomotive in the Canadian racing world, the little man’s folk hero, the little engine that could. On Saturday, he will attempt to become the 13th Canadian Triple Crown winner, a good omen, considering that he broke from post 13 in the Queen’s Plate last month, and was listed at odds of 13 to 1. The one-eyed wonder is the … [Read more...] about Mighty Heart’s Date with History
Tone Broke is big and bullish, at least to a point. But so talented that he won the $400,000 Breeders Stakes over 1 ½ miles, in his first turf test on Aug. 17 at Woodbine. Patience was the key. And 34-year-old jockey Rafael Hernandez supplied it. Tone Broke scattered the pigeons when he broke from the gate in the Queen’s Plate, bearing to the inside, and then … [Read more...] about Tone Broke Conquers