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)
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.
Photographer Tod Marks looks back at the stakes races he covered on this spring's NSA circuit.
Saratoga winners usually return to applause, pumped fists, smiles, the occasional shout of joy. The aftermath of Monday’s Grade 1 New York Turf Writers Cup steeplechase included no such signs of celebration.
Photographer Tod Marks shares memories of Belmont Stakes Day. This is part 1. Stay tuned for part 2.
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.