• It's all Favorite Tale in the Fabulous Strike.Posted 41 minutes ago
  • Lavender Chrissie romps past Calamity Kate in the Zia Park Oaks.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Mobile Bay wins the Zia Park Derby, while International Star fades to fourth.Posted 3 hours ago
  • It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 2 days ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 3 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 3 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 4 days ago
  • Exaggerator holds off Sunny Ridge to win the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot.Posted 4 days ago
  • Button Down soars to victory in the Cardinal.Posted 4 days ago
  • Jet Black Magic pulls the upset in the Delta Downs Princess.Posted 4 days ago

McGaughey Looking at Baruch for Seal Cove

Shug Mcgaughey 615 X 400

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said on Thursday that Stuart S. Janney, III's Seal Cove could make his next start in the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap on August 31 after defeating eight opponents, all stakes winners, in an optional claimer on Wednesday at Saratoga.


"I want to keep him in places where he can be competitive and earn some money," said McGaughey of the 5-year-old gelding. "One spot that could come up is the Bernard Baruch, but I'll just have to wait and see to see how that turns up."


In the one-mile race on the inner turf course on Wednesday, Seal Cove raced in eighth early, hooked four wide into the stretch, and outkicked Grade 1 winner Turallure to win by a head. Hoofit finished an additional neck behind in third.


"I thought he ran great," said McGaughey. "He had been training really well. It came up a solid race. One mile isn't his gig; he wants to go farther than that. Javier [Castellano] rode him great. He took him back behind a closer pace than we expected, but he closed well. Javier made the right decision when he brought him off the rail; he prefers being outside of horses. Then [Turallure] came outside of him, but he was able to hold him off."




comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories