Monthly Archives: February 2015

Zito Longshot Still Alive for Kentucky Derby

While most of the attention surrounding last Saturday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Florida’s Gulfstream Park has been surrounding the race’s bizarre finish there’s another plotline that has gone unnoticed. Veteran trainer Nick Zito is still alive as he seeks his third Kentucky Derby title thanks to a late push by 63-1 longshot Frammento. Frammento…

Upstart Burnt by Bizarre Fountain of Youth Finish

If you watch horse racing long enough you’ll see just about everything. That being said, there’s occasionally something especially strange that happens. That was the case on February 21 in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Florida’s Gulfstream Park. Rick Violette’s highly regarded colt Upstart crossed the finish line first just ahead of the Todd…

Far Right Romps to Win in “Sloppy” Southwest

The connections of many top level race horses are understandably fearful of bad weather. The equine athlete’s physiology is very delicate in the best of circumstances and especially so during bad weather. With horrible weather at Arkansas’ Oaklawn Park last Sunday many horsemen would have scratched out of the Grade 3 $300,000 Southwest. Ron Moquett…

As we near the Kentucky Derby in 2015…

Todd Pletcher has by all accounts a serious Kentucky Derby contender in a horse named Khozan. Despite drawing a ton of attention from the horse racing cognoscenti, Khozan really hasn’t done much yet. He won his debut race at Gulfstream Park in January with relative ease beating an uninspired field by 3 ¾ length earning…