• It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 1 day ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 2 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 3 days ago
  • Exaggerator holds off Sunny Ridge to win the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot.Posted 3 days ago
  • Button Down soars to victory in the Cardinal.Posted 3 days ago
  • Jet Black Magic pulls the upset in the Delta Downs Princess.Posted 3 days ago
  • Cougar Ridge holds off Departing to win the Delta Mile.Posted 3 days ago
  • Sky Flight edges Aztec Brave in the Artie Schiller.Posted 3 days ago
  • In his second work back, California Chrome went 4f in :50.20 this morning at Los Alamitos.Posted 3 days ago

Haynesfield tunes up for Westchester

10 02 2010: Haynesfield & Ramon Dominguez win the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup by 7 lengths, at 1 1/4, 3-year olds & up, Belmont Park, Elmont, NY. Trainer Steve Asmussen. Owners Turtle Bird Stable

Belmont Park’s stakes program kicks off April 30 with the 82nd running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Westchester and multiple graded stakes winner Haynesfield tuned up for his 2011 debut in the one-mile race with a five-furlong work in 1:00.43 over Belmont’s main track.


The move was the fastest of eight at the distance over the “good” main track, and marked the fourth straight bullet move for Turtle Bird Stable’s 5-year-old son of Speightstown since he returned to training in March.


“He went very well,” said Toby Sheets, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen, of Haynesfield. “As long as he comes out of it well, we’ll be on target for the Westchester.”


Haynesfield, winner of more than $1.1 million, was 3-1-0 from six starts last year, including victories in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup and the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap along with a runner-up finish to Jersey Town in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile. He was named New York-bred Horse of the Year in 2010.


Also on Asmussen’s worktab was Gold Square’s Rule by Night, who went five furlongs in 1:01.43 as he nears his 4-year-old bow. Sheets said he had not yet decided where to start the Malibu Moon colt.



comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories