Ticker
  • Danzing Candy (3-10) makes it look easy going all the way in a muddy Lone Star Handicap.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2) bursts through under Gary Stevens to win his 2nd Charles Whittingham.Posted 19 hours ago
  • In his first race since the Travers, Destin finishes 3rd in the 8th at Belmont.Posted 21 hours ago
  • The well bred Souper Tapit (9-5) runs to the money in the Marine Stakes.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Cloud Computing will not run in the Belmont Stakes, instead waiting for Saratoga's Jim Dandy.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Cupid (7-1) makes a winning comeback in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 1 day ago
  • Illuminant (8-5) sneaks up the rail to capture the Grade 2 Monrovia.Posted 1 day ago
  • Cowboy Culture (5-2) is the clear victor in the Grade 3 Arlington Classic.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lady Eli (3-5) keeps Goodyearforroses at bay to win the Grade 1 Gamely.Posted 1 day ago
  • Finley'sluckycharm (1-5) runs away with the Grade 3 Winning Colors.Posted 1 day ago
Breeders Cup 2015
Belmont Stakes 2017

Joha Tries Dirt in Kentucky Jockey Club

Bluegrass Equine Bloodstock LLC’s Joha, winner of the Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (GI) on the Polytrack at Keeneland prior to finishing eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (GI), will make his dirt debut in Saturday’s Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) at Churchill Downs.

Much of the buzz around the Kentucky Jockey Club has revolved around Iroquois (GIII) winner Uncaptured and impressive maiden winner Frac Daddy while Joha, the lone Grade I winner in the field of 13, could be overlooked for his inexperience on dirt.

“He’s trying to do something against a solid field that he’s never done before,” trainer Mike Maker said. “He’s trained well on it, but a lot of them train well on it and then don’t take to it (in a race). Looking to next year, you gotta try it.”

Winner of the Colin at Woodbine and runner-up to Balance the Books in the With Anticipation (GII) on the turf at Saratoga, Joha will break from post 10 and be ridden by Joe Rocco Jr.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories