Tag Archives: Arabian Knight

Arcangelo wins 2023 Travers

Beyond the 2023 Triple Crown: Updated Leaders

By Jarrod Horak I feel vindicated for keeping Arabian Knight on top of my list after he finished third in the Haskell. That effort was definitely better than appears, and he rebounded with a strong front running victory in the Grace 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar on Saturday, Sept. 2. Arcangelo won the Travers […]

Arabian Knight wins 2023 Pacific Classic

Del Mar 2023: Pacific Classic Week Stakes Recaps

By Jarrod Horak This was the biggest week at Del Mar so far. The Grade 1 Pacific Classic was the marquee race and Arabian Knight smartly wired the field in that heat, and he gets my star of the week award. Eight other stakes races were run between Sept. 2-4, and the summer meet is […]

Geaux Rocket Ride wins Haskell

Pacific Classic 2023 Analysis & Video

By Jarrod Horak The Grade 1 Pacific Classic will be run at Del Mar on Saturday, September 2. A total of eleven horses will line up in the starting gate and Geaux Rocket Ride is the 5-2 morning line favorite. This race has a good mix of improving sophomores and solid older horses. I will […]

Belmont Stakes 2023 winner Arcangelo.

Beyond the 2023 Triple Crown: Updated Rankings

By Jarrod Horak We are well into the second half of the year and the 3-year-old male division title is still very much up for grabs. Forte, last year’s 2-year-old champ, captured his third graded race in 2023 in the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday, July 29. A win in the […]

Geaux Rocket Ride wins the 2023 Haskell Stakes

Geaux Rocket Ride zooms away in Haskell

By Jarrod Horak Richard Mandella means business when he ships a horse to Monmouth Park for their marquee race. He previously won the Haskell in 2000 with Dixie Union. This year, his lightly raced California invader Geaux Rocket Ride stalked the pace and spurted away from Kentucky Derby hero Mage and Bob Baffert’s highly regarded […]

Mage wins 2023 Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby winner Mage returns in Haskell

By Jarrod Horak Eight sophomore males take center stage in the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday, July 22. Bob Baffert has won the Haskell a record 9 times and he is represented this year by undefeated colt Arabian Knight, the 5-2 morning line favorite.   Click here for Haskell […]

Beyond the 2023 Triple Crown: June Rankings

By Jarrod Horak The 2023 Triple Crown is in the rear-view mirror and we are speeding towards the big summer targets. The 3-year-old division is wide open at this stage and it is time to catch up with the sophomore leaders.  Two Phil’s appeared to reach the top of the leaderboard after an impressive score […]

Kentucky Derby 2023 Report: Forte is back

By Jarrod Horak The road to Kentucky Derby 2023 is picking up serious momentum. Two-year-old champion Forte made his much anticipated return in the Fountain of Youth Stakes on March 4, and he did not disappoint. He solidified his position as the early Kentucky Derby favorite with another strong stalk and pounce victory at 1 […]

Kentucky Derby 2023 Report: Arabian Knight Rolls

By Jarrod Horak The road to Kentucky Derby 2023 is starting to heat up. The races are getting longer and more points are on the line as we prepare to turn the calendar from February to March. Juvenile champion Forte is scheduled to make his much anticipated seasonal bow in the Fountain of Youth Stakes […]

Kentucky Derby 2023 Report: Leaderboard Update

By Jarrod Horak The ten juvenile points races on the road to Kentucky Derby 2023 have all been completed, and Forte is likely to be the juvenile male champ after Grade 1 victories in the Hopeful, Breeders’ Futurity, and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The latter race was deep with Cave Rock landing the place and National […]