Tag Archives: Mage

Good Magic at Pimlico Race Course in 2018

Breeders’ Cup Sires: Good Magic

By Jarrod Horak This is my second article in my five-part Breeders’ Cup sires series. I started my series with 2007 Breeders’ Cup Classic hero Curlin, and his son Good Magic is next in line.  Race Record Good Magic (Curlin – Glinda the Good, by Hard Spun) raced nine times with three wins, three place […]

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 […]

Arcangelo wins 2023 Travers at Saratoga

Travers 2023 Recap: Amazing Arcangelo

By Jarrod Horak Arcangelo moved to the head of the sophomore male division with a strong victory over Disarm in Saturday’s Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. In this post, I will go through each of the Travers entrants and discuss their rides and trips. Tapit Trice was the most pleasant surprise, and […]

Forte wins 2023 Jim Dandy.

Travers Stakes 2023 Analysis & Video

By Jarrod Horak The Grade 1 Travers will be run at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, August 26. A total of seven horses will face the starter and Forte is the 7-5 morning line favorite. I will go through the best Today’s Racing Digest pace ratings and final time ratings, and my video analysis is […]

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 […]

Was the 2023 Preakness Stakes a Strong Race?

By Jarrod Horak Only one Kentucky Derby 2023 participant competed in the Preakness and Mage was that runner. The Derby hero faced six rivals in Baltimore and Blazing Sevens was the only other graded winner.  The Preakness sure did not look like a strong race on paper and it got even weaker after the defection […]

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 […]