Ticker
  • Favorite Tara's Tango surges to win the Santa Maria at the wire.Posted 17 hours ago
  • O'Neill's strengthens his stable of 3-year-olds as Frank Conversation wins the El Camino Real Derby.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Bolo nabs Obviously in the final strides of the Arcadia.Posted 20 hours ago
  • BC Mile heroine Tepin crushes her foes in the Lambholm South Endeavor Stakes. Posted 21 hours ago
  • Dancing House is ultra-game in taking the Barbara Fritchie.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Penwith scores in the Royal Delta at Gulfstream Park.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Destin rolls home in the Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Polar River wins the UAE 1000 Guineas by a pole.Posted 3 days ago
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 6 days ago

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