Ticker
  • Strike Charmer (27-1) runs by Lady Eli late in the Ballston Spa.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Masochistic (1-5) sprints to an easy victory in the Pat O'Brien at Del Mar.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Arrogate (11-1) wins the Travers for fun in stakes record time!Posted 13 hours ago
  • Flintshire (1-5) rolls up the rail to win the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 14 hours ago
  • A.P. Indian (1-1) easily wins the Grade 1 Forego in stakes record time of 1:20.99.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Drefong (3-1) dominates the Grade 1 King's Bishop every step of the way.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (10-1) gets there with a strong late in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Cavorting (2-1) rolls late to get up in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Hit It Once More makes every pole a winning one in the Albany Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Syndergaard makes short work of the Funny Cide to remain perfect in two starts.Posted 1 day ago

Alternation Works for Oaklawn Handicap

Alternation - allowance win topstory

Pin Oak Stable’s Alternation, the local leader of the handicap division by virtue of his wins in the Essex and Razorback (G3) Handicaps this meet, had an easy maintenance work Thursday morning, breezing five furlongs in 1:02 2/5 under the watchful eye of groom and shedrow foreman Rocky Chapman, who has been deputized while trainer Donnie K. Von Hemel is in New York with Caleb’s Posse, one of the favorites for Saturday’s Carter Handicap (G1) at Aqueduct.

 

“It was just a useful work,” said Von Hemel by phone. “He went about 1:02 and change and that's what I was looking for. This sets him up for one more work in the middle of next week and we'll be ready to go next Saturday (in the Oaklawn Handicap). Everybody back there tells me it went smoothly."

 

The next two weekends are going to be very busy for the Von Hemel barn. In addition to Caleb’s Posse, the team will be represented by impressive Oaklawn allowance winner Z Rockstar in the $500,000 Illinois Derby (G3) at Hawthorne Saturday and next week at Oaklawn, Von Hemel will start Alternation and multiple stakes winner She’s All In in either the $100,000 Redbud Stakes April 12 or the $500,000 Apple Blossom (G1) April 13.

 

 

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories