• The Pizza Man dominates the Hollywood Turf Cup.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Heart to Heart runs away with the River City on the Churchill Downs turf.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Green Gratto holds off a brigade to win the Fall Highweight at 24-1.Posted 23 hours ago
  • It's all Favorite Tale in the Fabulous Strike.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lavender Chrissie romps past Calamity Kate in the Zia Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mobile Bay wins the Zia Park Derby, while International Star fades to fourth.Posted 1 day ago
  • It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 3 days ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 4 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 4 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 5 days ago

Hymn Book Gearing Up for 7yo Bow

Hymn Book(10) with jockey John Velazquez wins the Donn Handicap(G1) over Mission Impazible(2) at Gulfstream Park. Hallandale Beach, Florida. 02-11-2011

Stuart S. Janney, III’s Hymn Book is gearing up for his 7-year-old debut, which could come in next Saturday’s Westchester.


Winner of the 2012 Grade 1 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park, Hymn Book hasn’t raced since finishing last of five in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap in November at Aqueduct. He returned to the worktab in February at Payson Park and has turned in a pair of four-furlong breezes over Belmont’s training track on April 7 and April 16.


“He’s an honest, hard-trying horse, 7-years-old now,” said Buzz Tenney, assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey. “If we get a little of an off track, that will help him some. It will be a place to get him started. He’s a kind, quiet horse. You’d never know he’s in the barn. He’s easy to train and goes out and breezes the right way. He’s always been a sound horse, and he’s an easy horse to train. He runs well fresh, and pretty much always run well.”


In six starts at Belmont, Hymn Book has won three races, all overnight stakes. His 5 ¾-length win in Belmont’s Frank “Pancho” Martin overnight stakes in October preceded his start in the Cigar Mile.




comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories