Author Archives: Turfdom

Legitimate Target (GB): Finished 3rd with Good Interest only beaten by 1/2 length soon winner

Four year old gelding for Phil D’Amato made just his 2nd career start and 1st in the U.S. in the Sunday finale, a maiden claimer for $50,000 at 9 furlongs on the grass, 3 and up. Off at 6/1 in a field of 10, Fresu had him well placed on the rail throughout just 3 […]

Bolt d’Vine: Pulled Away Late for an 8 Length Victory Off Good 5/8 Gate Work

Three year old filly for Phil D’Amato was yet another Ready Rookie to get the money in his debut. Off at 3/1 in a field of 7 at ¾ on the main, 3 and up, he came out running under Frey and contended for the lead through fractions of 22.36 and 45.53 for the half. […]

Mc Vay: Huge Sweeping Move at 3/8 Pole to Go from 10 back to Lead at 1/4 Pole

Three year old colt for John Shirreffs finally got a chance to race where he belongs and he annihilated a good field of maiden special weights 3 and up at a flat mile on the main. Off as the 3/2 choice in a field of 9, he broke outward from the 9 hole, went six […]

Tapalo: Strolled Home to Win By 7 Over Heavy 2 to 5 Chalk

Three year old ridgling for John Sadler tried the 7 furlong Laz Barerra stakes on Sunday at 7 furlongs on the main. Off at 7/2 in a field of just 4 runners, he quickly took the lead under Hector Berrios and had two on the field by the 5/8 pole. With solid fractions of 22.69 […]

Soho: Quickly to Front but Lost by a Head Watch For at Del Mar

Three year old filly for John Sadler made her 2024 debut in Saturday’s third, a first allowance condition for soph fillies at ¾ on the green. Off at 2/1 in a field of just five and not having been to the post since October of last year, she came out running under Rispoli and quickly […]

Tom’s Regret: Quick Early Fractions While Staying With Dueling Leader To Lose By a Nose

Four year old filly for Steve Miyadi, off since July of last year, made her 2024 debut in a 2nd allowance condition race at ¾ on the turf on Saturday. Off at 3/1 in a field of five, she hopped a bit at the start to be away slowly, but quickly ran up to the […]

Vronsky Feint: 30/1 Experienced Router Clears Field by 10 Lengths in first Sprint

Five year old mare for Ed Moger, who had run in 12 consecutive route races, tried a sprint on Friday and it paid off handsomely at 30/1. With Tiago Pereira in the irons in this first allowance condition for Cal breds at ¾ on the turf, she settled in nicely down the back side just […]

Tees Touch (GB): Much Needed Race Here Should Be Tighter Next Time Out

Three year old gelding for Phil D’Amato made his 2nd career start and 1st in this country on Sunday in a maiden special weight event at ¾ on the lawn. Off at 8/1 in a field of 8, he broke running under Franco and chased the leader down the back side, just two off the […]

The Rabbi: Working for stamina and had impressive finish after poor start

Three year old colt for Ron Ellis made his debut on Sunday in the 1st in a maiden special weight event at ¾ on the lawn for 3 and up. Off at 41/1 in a field of 9, he broke very slowly and spotted the field 12 right off the bat. Ayuso got him over […]

Notime for Squalls: Fought Through Narrow Hole to Open Up Late and Win by two and a half

Three year old filly for Mark Glatt dropped into a maiden claimer in her 3rd career start and was sent two turns for the first time at a mile on the turf. Off at 5/2 and a lot of late money coming in the final two minutes, she broke ok from the fence under Tyler […]