Ticker
  • Majestic Harbor takes the G2 Alysheba.Posted 45 minutes ago
  • Rocket Heat leads all the way in Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3).Posted 1 hour ago
  • Carina Mia an impressive winner in Eight Belles (G2).Posted 2 hours ago
  • Curalina kicks away to win the La Troienne (G1).Posted 3 hours ago
  • Lady Shipman breezes home much the best in Belmont's License Fee.Posted 4 days ago
  • Ben's Cat sprints home late to win his 10yo seasonal debut in thrilling fashion.Posted 5 days ago
  • Minding shows her class, easily winning the 1000 Guineas.Posted 5 days ago
  • Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 5 days ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 6 days ago

Honor Code Sharp in Saratoga Debut

Saratoga 2013 logo.

Honor Code, a 2-year-old son A.P. Indy, went from last to first to capture his career debut by 4-1/2 lengths in the slop at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday.

Trained by Shug McGaughey and ridden by John Velazquez, Honor Code beat seven rivals including Pletcher favorite Misconnect and Al Stall Jr.'s Purple Sky. 

"He's a big, nice horse," said winning conditioner McGaughey. "He's had a reputation for a while. [Jockey] Johnny [Velazquez] came over and worked him in the gate one day, and he worked real well. I knew he wouldn't be quick, but I knew he would finish. I didn't think he'd get back as far back as he did, and [Velazquez] didn't, either. He said, 'I'm just going to drop him in and school him, let him get the mud in his face.' And then he said when he reached back and hit him, he just took off with him. Even if he got beat, I'm glad he stayed [inside] just so the horse would learn."

"[The Grade 1, $400,000 Champagne on October 5 at Belmont Park] isn't out of the question. I'll talk to [the owners] and go from there. He can run three or four times [as a 2-year-old]."

 

Honor Code completed his seven furlong journey in 1:23.48 and paid $8.50 to win. He is owned by Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm. His stakes winning mother Serena's Cat is also the dam of G2 American Turf hero Noble Tune.  

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories