Ticker
  • The breeding rights to Classic Empire have been acquired by Coolmore.Posted 2 days ago
  • Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 5 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 5 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Cambodia (9-2) gets the trip and rolls in the Gallorette.Posted 5 days ago
  • Whitmore (6-5) surges past A.P. Indian in the Maryland Sprint.Posted 5 days ago
  • Yoshida (5-2) wins the James W. Murphy Stakes like a good thing.Posted 5 days ago
  • Recruiting Ready (5-2) rolls to an impressive win in the Chick Lang.Posted 5 days ago
  • Get 10-1 Odds on Always Dreaming on TVG! Posted 5 days ago
  • No catching Everything Lovely (5-2) in The Very One Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015
Belmont Stakes 2017

Al Khali Breezes for Turf Classic

On Sunday morning, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott sent out expected Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational starter Al Khali for his final tune-up for next weekend’s Grade 1, 1 ½-mile race.  The son of Medaglia d’Oro covered a half-mile over the main track in 49.10 according to NYRA Clockers.

 

“He worked well,” Mott said of the Grade 2 Bowling Green winner. “He’s been close [going a mile and a half], but he seemed to handle the mile and three-eighths last time.”

 

Mott said he was also likely to start the 5-year-old mare Treat Gently in the Joe Hirsch, and she posted a five-furlong work at Belmont on Saturday morning, clocking in at 1:04.73 on the main track.

 

Finally, Mott reported that Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer, sidelined with an ankle injury in July, was doing well at WinStar farm and could return to training within the next two months.

 

“I saw Drosselmeyer last week,” Mott said. “He’s just getting some R&R, he’s been in the Aquatred. He looks sound and good and I guess we’re hoping to get him back to our barn maybe sometime in November, [but] he’ll begin training at WinStar.” 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories