Ticker
  • Blackjackcat (8-1) holds off Vyjack to win the Del Mar Mile.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Dak Attack (2-1) is an impressive winner of the Ellis Park Juvenile.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Channel Maker (8-5) wins the photo and survives multiple objections to win the Breeders' Stakes.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Kelly's Humor (11-1) rolls late to win Ellis Park Debutante.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Dream Dancing (6-1) nips Beau Recall in the Del Mar Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Collected (3-1) holds off Arrogate in the TVG Pacific Classic.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hunt (3-1) scores his second graded stakes win of the meet, this time in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 1 day ago
  • Elate (4-1) rolls home a big winner in the Alabama.Posted 1 day ago
  • Money'soncharlotte (5-2) holds off Martini Glass in the Lady Jacqueline.Posted 1 day ago
  • Proctor's Ledge (2-1) kicks home a winner in the Lake Placid.Posted 1 day ago

Joe Hirsch Logical Spot for Winchester

Trainer Christophe Clement reported Sunday morning that Sword Dancer Invitational winner Winchester returned from his fourth Grade 1 victory in good order.

 

“He looks well,” said Clement. “So far, so good. We haven’t thought about his next race; he won the [Grade 1] Joe Hirsch Turf Classic last year, so that is a logical next step, but the good thing is we don’t have to make a decision right away.”

 

Clement chose to remain in Saratoga with Winchester’s owners, Bert and Diana Firestone, for the Sword Dancer rather than travel to Chicago to saddle a small bevy of stakes horses at Arlington Park, including defending Turf Male Champion Gio Ponti, who finished second in the Grade 1 Arlington Million; Cheetah, ninth in the Grade 1 Beverly D., and Race to Urga, 10th as the favorite in the Hatoof Stakes.

 

“Gio Ponti is on his way back, and as of now, he came out of the race in good order,” said Clement. “He was a bit unlucky. Yet again, there was plenty of rain, which is slightly annoying. Let’s see if we can get a break at some stage. Cheetah ran disappointingly, especially considering her previous race [1st, Grade 3 Robert G. Dick]. And Race to Urga had no racing luck at all.”

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories