Ticker
  • Illuminant (8-5) sneaks up the rail to capture the Grade 2 Monrovia.Posted 16 minutes ago
  • Cowboy Culture (5-2) is the clear victor in the Grade 3 Arlington Classic.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Lady Eli (3-5) keeps Goodyearforroses at bay to win the Grade 1 Gamely.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Finley'sluckycharm (1-5) runs away with the Grade 3 Winning Colors.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Stormy Liberal (1-2) continues downhill turf success in the Grade 3 Daytona.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Starship Jubilee (10-1) rallies to Grade 2 Nassau win.Posted 2 hours ago
  • The breeding rights to Classic Empire have been acquired by Coolmore.Posted 4 days ago
  • Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 7 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 7 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 7 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015
Belmont Stakes 2017

Contested Completes Mother Goose Preparations

Contested wins 2012 Acorn
Photo: NYRA, Adam Coglianese
Contested, a five-length winner of the Grade 1 Acorn on Memorial Day, on Sunday posted her final workout prior to next Saturday’s Grade 1 Mother Goose, traveling six furlongs in 1:11.97, handily, on the Belmont Park main track.

 

Jim Barnes, an assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, flew in from California Saturday night to observe the workout.

 

“I had her in 1:11 4/5 and she galloped out nice,” said Barnes. “We’re ready. [Javier] Castellano worked her and was very happy with the way she worked. I couldn’t be happier. Bob is happy. We’re all happy.”

 

Baffert trains the daughter of Ghostzapper for his wife, Jill (Natalie J. Baffert). Contested will enter the Mother Goose, 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies, off four straight open-length victories, including a 4 ¾-length score in the Grade 3 Eight Belles on May 4 at Churchill Downs prior to her romp in the Acorn.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories