Headed to the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita in a few days, Hardest Core put in his last proper work before the Grade 1 stakes Sunday in Pennsylvania for trainer Eddie Graham. It's a unique workout, requiring two trips up a hill on a turf gallop at Fat Chance Farm. Photos by Nolan Clancy.
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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.
Photographer Tod Marks shares memories of Belmont Stakes Day. This is part 1. Stay tuned for part 2.