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  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 16 hours ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Multiple graded stakes winner, Alsvid, has been retired from racing.Posted 3 days ago
  • In her 2017 debut, Winx was sensational again, raising her winning streak to 14.Posted 5 days ago
  • Iliad (2-1) much the best in the San Vicente Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Chanel's Legacy (13-1) pulls off the upset in the Martha Washington Stakes.Posted 7 days ago
  • Bolo (6-1) surges late to win the Arcadia for a second straight year.Posted 7 days ago

Sons of AP Indy Lead Freshman Sires

Generally, the fall is when the freshman sire race becomes intriguing. Often it’s a question of whether the fast-starting speed horses will get run down by the offspring of some of the later-maturing types as juvenile race distances lengthen.


This year has been something of an anomaly, however, as the sires viewed as the fastest and most precocious of the group never opened up the early lead one might have anticipated. In fact it’s been two sons of A.P. Indy, and a grandson, that have put up the most eye-catching performances to date. First is the Florida-based Congrats, who did win at Saratoga at 2, but who scored his first stakes victory at 4 and had to wait until the age of 5 to gain his first graded triumph, a feat he achieved in the San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II). Congrats already has 17 individual juvenile winners, including Wickedly Perfect, successful in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II) and Sorrento Stakes (gr. III), and Puerto Rican graded scorer Check My Cheeks. He’s also already represented by eight stakes horses, including Jordy Y, third to Wickedly Perfect in the Alcibiades and runner-up in the Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (gr. III), and the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) third I'm Steppin It Up.

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