Ticker
  • Lady Shipman breezes home much the best in Belmont's License Fee.Posted 2 days ago
  • Ben's Cat sprints home late to win his 10yo seasonal debut in thrilling fashion.Posted 2 days ago
  • Minding shows her class, easily winning the 1000 Guineas.Posted 2 days ago
  • Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 3 days ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 3 days ago
  • Olorda takes them all the way in the Bewitch Stakes on closing day at Keeneland.Posted 4 days ago
  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 7 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 9 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 10 days ago

Animal Kingdom Looking Great for Belmont

Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness runner-up Animal Kingdom is doing “super,” said trainer Graham Motion, and will resume galloping tomorrow morning in preparation for the Belmont Stakes.

 

“He jogged today and he was rather full of himself,” said Motion from the training center at Fair Hill, Md. “He’ll gallop tomorrow and have a week of galloping until he breezes next week.”

 

Motion is hoping to work the son of Leroidesanimaux next Monday, but has not decided whether it will be at Fair Hill or Belmont Park.

 

“I kind of want to see how the weather will be,” he said. “In an ideal world, I would like to breeze him next Monday, but I don’t want to ship and have to work him up there over a sloppy track.”

 

Also on Belmont Stakes day, Motion plans to run multiple graded stakes winner Gypsy’s Warning in the Grade 1 Foxwoods Just a Game, a one-mile turf race for fillies and mares. The winner of last fall’s Grade 1 Matriarch finished seventh over a yielding course in the Grade 2 Jenny Wiley at Keeneland on April 16 in her lone start of 2011.

 

Smart Bid, runner-up to Get Stormy in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs on May 7, remains under consideration for the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap on Belmont day, said Motion.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories