Code of Honor Impresses at Dwyer

Code of Honor impressed many during his crushing return as he won the $250,000 Dwyer Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park. He improved his record to 7-3-2-1, and his earnings are now sitting at $1,215,820. This was his third victory in seven starts. In the mile-long event, Code of Honor broke from post 3 under John…

Baffert Ready for NY, Bourbon War to Derby

Baffert Contingent Bound for NY Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert won’t have an entrant in the 151st running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes a year after sweeping the Triple Crown series with Justify, but he will send a pair of formidable entrants to compete on the June 8 undercard. Multiple graded stakes winner…

Plenty of Servis Brothers News

Family Affair in the Salvatore Mile Brothers John and Jason Servis have both had success on the national stage, with John capturing a Kentucky Derby in 2004 with Smarty Jones and Jason establishing himself as one of America’s best with Maximum Security crossing the wire first in this year’s Derby before being disqualified. The $150,000…

Kentucky Derby Still Contentious

The Saga Continues While the Run for the Roses ended over one week ago, machinations still are taking place involving the race’s final outcome. Recently, jockey Luis Saez, who rode Maximum Security, was suspended 15 days by stewards in Kentucky for failing to maintain a straight course. Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security was disqualified…

Happenings Involving Top 3 Year Olds

Encouraging News For Instagrand Instagrand, once seen as a serious Triple Crown contender exited Saturday’s Pat Day Mile at Churchill Downs with a sesamoid fracture in his left hind leg that will require surgery, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said. Hollendorfer said owner Larry Best, who campaigns the colt under the OXO Equine banner, was told by…

Preakness Field Beginning to Shape Up

Not Letting It Go The more tape Gary West watches, the more and more convinced he becomes that there was no reason to strip a victory from his homebred Maximum Security in the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). If anything, West now believes it was Maximum Security who was fouled by…