Ticker
  • Free as a Bird storms home to win the Caress! Posted 9 hours ago
  • Del Mar Pick 6 Carryover (Thursday, July 31) - $59,127Posted 2 days ago
  • Wake Up Nick romps in the Graduation Stakes! Posted 2 days ago
  • Stars Above Me rolls to victory in the Coronation Cup in her U.S. debut!Posted 2 days ago
  • Kingman defeats Toronado in the Sussex!Posted 2 days ago
  • Saturday's Del Mar card includes a Pick Six carryover of $77,661.Posted 7 days ago
  •  Better Lucky rolls late in the Shine Again!Posted 11 days ago
  •  Fashion Alert outduels Take Charge Brandi in the Schuylerville!Posted 14 days ago
  •  Enterprising flies late to win the Oceanside!Posted 15 days ago
  •  Belle Gallantey shocks Princess of Sylmar in the Delaware Handicap!Posted 20 days ago

Nicole H returns on short rest in Fritchie

Though Mike Hushion isn’t normally one to run his horses back on short rest, the veteran trainer sounds almost giddy about running Nicole H in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park just two weeks after her last start.

 

“This is one case where I’m really loving it,” Hushion said Thursday morning outside his Belmont Park barn. “You see her out there, you see how big and round she’s getting. Two weeks and a nice half-mile work to go seven-eighths, I really like it.”

 

Perhaps it’s simply the Barbara Fritchie that Hushion really likes. Hushion has won two of the last four runnings of this race – in 2008 with Golden Dawn and last year with Harissa – and is taking two shots at winning another. In addition to Nicole H, Hushion will also send out the New York-bred Lovely Lil.

 

The Barbara Fritchie tops a nine-race Laurel card that also includes the $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes for older males at 1 1/8 miles. Also Saturday, Laurel will pay homage to Rapid Redux, the sprinter who strung together 22 consecutive, including a perfect 19 for 19 campaign in 2011. A ceremony honoring the connections will take place after the third.

Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories