Ticker
  • Minding rolls home an easy winner of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 19 hours ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 1 day ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 1 day ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 6 days ago

McAnally Might Shake Own Hand in John Henry

Ron McAnally might wind up shaking his own hand if Interaction wins Sunday’s inaugural John Henry Turf Championship.

The 80-year-old Hall of Fame trainer conditioned legendary two-time Horse of the Year John Henry, who won 12 of his 20 career starts at The Great Race Place and whose statue stands regally in Santa Anita’s Kingsbury Fountain area. Formerly run as the Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship, the race was renamed this year to honor the rags to riches gelding.

“If I win it, I’ll make the presentation to myself,” McAnally quipped. “Seriously, it’s fitting to have a race named for John Henry where he won so many of his races. Throughout the country, there are other races named for him, but having one at Santa Anita carries more weight than he used to in his races.”

The field for the John Henry: Grassy, Alonso Quinonez, 6-1; Balladry, Patrick Valenzuela, 20-1; Casino Host, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Temple’s Door, Mike Smith, 20-1; Interaction, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Turbo Compressor, Joe Bravo, 5-2; Fire with Fire, Martin Garcia, 12-1; Slim Shadey, Garrett Gomez, 4-1; Bourbon Bay, 3-1; and Brushburn, Brice Blanc, 30-1.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories