Ticker
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 15 hours ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 20 hours ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 4 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 5 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 6 days ago
  • Daddys Lil Darling (7-2) runs up to take the Grade 2 Pocahontas.Posted 7 days ago
  • Tepin (2-5) gets her eighth consecutive win in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 7 days ago

Hamazing Destiny Targets Vanderbilt

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas confirmed his rugged sprinter Hamazing Destiny will start next in the Grade 1 Vanderbilt on August 5.

 

The 6-year-old son of Salt Lake has competed in 18 stakes races, 13 of them graded, among 27 starts. With a record of 5-6-4 and earnings of $725,375, he broke through for his first graded stakes score on May 19 in the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint Handicap on Preakness Day at Pimlico.

 

In his most recent start, Hamazing Destiny finished a close-up fourth behind winner Caixa Eletronica in the Grade 2 True North Handicap on June 9 at Belmont Park, earning a 97 Beyer Speed Figure over a track Lukas said he didn’t like.

 

“That last race, he didn’t run well at Belmont,” Lukas said. “I expect him to run well here. A Grade 1 is always tough. He travels well, he runs well everywhere. He’ll once in a while get a surface he doesn’t care for, but most times he’s pretty good.”

 

The Vanderbilt will be Hamazing Destiny’s seventh start at Saratoga since he began his career in 2009. Last year, he ran three times at the Spa, finishing second to Jackson Bend in the James Marvin, then finishing sixth in the Vanderbilt and fourth in the Grade 1 Forego. 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories