Ticker
  • La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 5 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 8 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 11 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 11 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 11 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 11 days ago
  • Separationofpowers (9-5) impresses in the Frizette at Belmont Park.Posted 11 days ago
  • Roy H (4-5) lives up to favoritism in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.Posted 12 days ago
Breeders' Cup 2017

Gone Astray Takes Salvator Mile

In the Salvator Mile, Gone Astray earned a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile with his dramatic victory.


The 4-year-old colt by Dixie Union, trained by Shug McGaughey and ridden by Cornelio Velasquez, raced the one-mile over a fast track in 1:38 and paid $16.20, $6 and $3.80 across the board as the second longest shot on the board in the field of five.


Duke of Mischief held off You and I Forever by a neck to take the place and complete the $70.20 exacta, paying $4.40 to place and $3.60 to show. You and I Forever paid $4.20 to show.
Le Grand Cru (2-1) and Munnings (6-5) finished fourth and fifth.


Gone Astray was content to sit behind a slow pace (:50 for the half and 1:14 for the six furlongs) until he was ready to make his move in the stretch. He came running fastest of all and blew on by his rivals for a daylight score.


“The pace was so slow, but I was never worried,” Velasquez said. “On the far turn, Edgar’s horse (Le Grand Cru) and Garrett’s horse (Munnings) dropped out of it, so I had to swing my horse to the outside. He had so much run I never had a question.”

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories