Month: February 2019

Report: Instagrand diverts to one-turn Gotham Stakes – Horse Racing Nation

Photo: Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire Instagrand, originally pointed to make his 3-year-old debut against the likes of Game Winner and Improbable in Santa Anita’s March 9 San Felipe Stakes (G2), will instead hit the 2019 Kentucky Derby trail that same afternoon in New York. The Daily Racing Form’s David Grening reported Thursday that the son of…

Three Longshots to Consider for a Fountain of Youth Upset

The 77th running of the Grade 2, $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park appears to be a bellwether race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve with 11 horses lined up and a few appearing poised for breakout efforts. Those proven in top company already include Grade 3 Nashua Stakes…

Horse deaths rose at Monmouth Park during 2018 race meet – Asbury Park Press

CLOSE Governor Phil Murphy was live at Monmouth Park Racetrack placing the first legal sports bet in New Jersey. Thomas P. Costello, Asbury Park Press The tragic events at Santa Anita have focused the national spotlight both on the historic Southern California racetrack, where 19 horses have died from on-track incidents over the past two…