Ticker
  • Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 1 day ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 1 day ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 3 days ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 3 days ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 3 days ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 3 days ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 3 days ago
  • Multiple graded stakes winner, Alsvid, has been retired from racing.Posted 6 days ago

Nordic Truce Rallies in Dania Beach

Gulfstream Park
Photo: MEC

Ammerland Stud’s Kentucky homebred 3-year-old colt Nordic Truce rated comfortably off a blazing pace up front through the first half-mile of Saturday’s $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park before rallying through the stretch for an exciting neck victory as the favorite in the one-mile turf test for 3-year-olds under jockey Julien Leparoux.

A son of Yes It’s True, Nordic True was very impressive winning his only previous start for trainer Christophe Clement at Calder Race Course by 4 ½ lengths on Nov. 15 and took the big step-up to defeat a quality field of 3-year-olds. The race was timed in 1:33.66 over the firm turf.

J D Farms’ Bim Bam, a two-time stakes winner going into the Dania Beach, ran well to finish second. Call Shot was third.

 

Julien Leparoux (jockey, Nordic Truce, 1st) – “There was a lot of pace to sit behind. I was just patient, and when I could find a hole he just went through with no problem. He’s a real nice horse. He’s still a little green and has a lot to learn, which is good because that means he can get better. He’s still learning. And hopefully he will learn fast.”

 

Christophe Clement (trainer, Nordic Truce, 1st) – “He was very impressive breaking his maiden in his first start (Calder on Nov. 15). Obviously this was an ambitious spot for his second race. I don’t have anything in particular in mind for his next start. Hopefully, he will have a long successful career ahead of him.”

 

(Note: Clement did not see the race as he was boarding a plane for California at post time. Clement-trained Gio Ponti is a finalist for Eclipse champion turf horse with the winners announced in ceremonies in California Monday night. Clement also maintains a small division at Santa Anita in addition to the main string in South Florida at Payson Park.)

 

  Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories