August 29, 2011 - 7:35am
Stay Thirsty takes the 1 1/4 mile Travers Stakes at Saratoga.
The Grade 1 $1,000,000 Travers Stakes, the highlight of the Saratoga meet and a race that may determine the year's three-year-old champion, went to Mike Repole's Stay Thirsty. Sent off as the slight favorite in the field of ten, the Todd Pletcher trained runner vied for the lead briefly...
July 29, 2012 - 6:51pm
The Travers Stakes pits the Preakness and Belmont winners against Travers favorite, Stay Thirsty, who finished 12th in the Kentucky Derby.
The leading three-year-olds will fight it out in the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Travers Stakes to be run Saturday at Saratoga Race Course in New York. The ten-horse field includes the winners of the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes, Belmont, Haskell Invitational and the Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes. The race is...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
The Factor was not a factor for Archarcharch (or six other horses) in Saturday's Arkansas Derby.
The Factor was not a factor for Archarcharch (or six others) in the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby. Louisville-based jockey Jon Kenton Court, riding for his father-in-law William "Jinks" Fires, guided longshot Archarcharch to a narrow win over the late-running Nehro. The heavy favorite, The...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
Will we see another new Kentucky Derby hopeful enter the top twenty graded stakes earners by snagging the $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby purse or will The Factor add to his bankroll?
The Factor is the 7-5 morning line favorite going into the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby. Earlier this week, The Factor was instilled as the current Kentucky Derby favorite after the previously undefeated Uncle Mo finished third in the Wood Memorial. We'll see after Saturday if the...
March 21, 2011 - 8:45am
The Factor proves much the best with an impressive win in the Rebel Stakes.
The Factor dominated the Grade 2 $300,000 Rebel Stakes this weekend and made it known that he will be a factor for all others to contend with in the Kentucky Derby. Stretching out to two turns for the first time, The Factor, trained by Bob Baffert, showed that he was not just a sprinter and could...