News & Barn Notes

Zito Weighs Options for Dialed In

By Ed Gray For

“It’s a great bonus and a great idea,” Zito said. “If you win something like that… it’s not bad.”

Giant Oak Has Break-Through Win In Donn

By Ed Gray

Giant Oak slipped through the back door to grab his Grade 1 credentials, but the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway broke down the door Saturday at Gulfstream Park. 

Teaks North Roars To Grade I Victory In Gulfstream Turf

By Ed Gray

After riding Teaks North to an upset victory in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (G1) Saturday, Jose Valdivia Jr. pretty much shared the opinion of the bettors who sent the relatively unknown gelding to post at 25-1. 

Zito Has Powerful One-Two Combination In Donn

By Ed Gray

Understandably overshadowed in the frenzy created by the monumental photo finish between Blame and Zenyatta in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs last fall was Fly Down’s race-long battle against adversity.

Biancone Filly Takes On Boys In Saturday's Gulfstream Park Turf

By Brian Skirka

All along, trainer Patrick Biancone was planning on running a girl against the boys in a Grade 1 race this Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

He just expected it to come on the main track. 

Rule Ready To Move Forward In Donn

By Ed Gray

After being away from the races for nearly 10 months, Rule returned to the races on January 8 with renewed enthusiasm, finishing a solid second behind impressive winner Soaring Empire in the Hal’s Hope (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
The 4-year-old son of Roman Ruler, who was turned out last spring when Todd Pletcher found something lacking in his training, seems poised to become the racehorse everyone expected him to be at Gulfstream Park last winter.

Donn Handicap On Ron The Greek's Comeback Trail

The Todd Pletcher-trained Rule isn’t the only 2010 Kentucky Derby prospect making his second start back from an almost 10-month layoff in Saturday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1).

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