Icabad Crane is continuing his steady progress up the ladder in three-day eventing. He makes his debut at training level today at the Fair Hill Summer Horse Trials with Olympian Phillip Dutton in the saddle. During a recent visit, Dutton had plenty to say about Icabad Crane – his education, his work ethic, and his ever-burgeoning fan base.
Ron Winchell's star filly Untapable, winner of the Kentucky Oaks in May, made her New York debut in smashing style on Saturday, taking the Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose by 9 1/4 lengths for trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey John Velazquez, subbing for injured Rosie Napravnik. Photographer Tod Marks has the day in pictures (www.todmarks.photoshelter.com)
Just back from international competition at the Luhmuhlen CCI four-star in Germany, Phillip Dutton was admittedly pleased and impressed with Icabad Crane’s progress over the past few weeks.
Photographer Tod Marks looks back at the stakes races he covered on this spring's NSA circuit.
Choices. A Saturday full of choices. Think about all the choices the horsemen made and now think about all the choices you’ll make. Parx to see California Chrome? Charles Town for a stakes-packed card? The Gallant Bloom at Belmont Park? Or stay at home and play remote-control-racing? Here is your Saturday Special from Newbury to Charles Town for September 20.
Photographer Tod Marks shares memories of Belmont Stakes Day. This is part 1. Stay tuned for part 2.
When Demonstrative runs the way he did Thursday, you almost have to ask – What's going to beat him?
Mike Repole thrives on being the underdog. He was an underdog when he co-founded Glaceau, maker of Vitaminwater and Smartwater, in his 30s and he was an underdog when he started Repole Stables less than 10 years ago. He’s in the midst of starting another sports drink, Body Armor, which has some of the sport’s worlds biggest names on board and his Repole Stable is clicking right along.
The NSA spring season came to a close with the Fair Hill race meet on Saturday, and it went out with a bang for jockey Ross Geraghty, who won four races -- three over jumps. It also was a boon for leading owner Irv Naylor, who stretched his advantage over nearest rival Bill Pape by capturing three victories. Tod Marks (www.todmarks.photoshelter.com) has the recap.