• Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 7 hours ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Frosted is pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, per his connections.Posted 3 days ago
  • Erupt (IRE) at 12-1 closes to win the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International (G1)Posted 6 days ago
  • Al's Gal (6-1) wins the head bob and the E. P. Taylor (G1) at WoodbinePosted 6 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

Keep an eye on Archarcharch

"We're hoping he's a first-Saturday-in-May kind of horse," jockey Jon Court said, referring, of course, to the Kentucky Derby and to a long, lanky colt with a tintinnabulary name: Archarcharch.

It's that time of year, a time for dreaming of roseate possibilities and searching for promising young horses. And with his victory Saturday in the $60,000 Sugar Bowl Stakes at Fair Grounds, Archarcharch suggested he possesses considerable promise and hinted at a future that could ring with possibilities.

The Sugar Bowl was only his second race and his first victory; so he's still learning the reason for all this running in circles. In his debut last month in Kentucky, Archarcharch left the starting gate slowly, as though awakened from a deep sleep, and then he rushed into traffic, where Court had to grab a firm hold of the reins to keep the colt from running headlong over his rivals.

Archarcharch rallied strongly to finish second that day, but he ran like a novice. He didn't switch strides on cue; he came down the stretch tossing his head around as if looking for a companion. But his talent and potential were so conspicuous that his trainer, William "Jinks" Fires, decided to run the tyro in the Sugar Bowl.

Read More


comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Keep an eye on Archarcharch ...

Maybe Jon's year too !

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories