Gulfstream Park West kicked off its inaugural Fall Turf Festival Wednesday afternoon with full fields, sunny skies, a revitalized turf course and horsemen and fans welcoming the first race day of the 44-day meet.
Wise Dan treated racing fans to another scintillating performance in winning the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland on Saturday.
Despite losing ground on both turns, Shared Belief collared Fed Biz in the stretch and fought to an impresssive win in Saturday’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita.
In a near repeat of last year’s event, Private Zone surrendered the lead in the stretch and fought back along the inside to win the Vosburgh Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park on Saturday.
Bayern defeats California Chrome and a strong field in the Pennsylvania Derby.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas is back on the Kentucky Derby trail in a big way this year after saddling the top two finishers of the Rebel Stakes (G2) on Saturday at Oaklawn Park.
Apprentice jockey Alexandra Jara registered her first career victory in the U.S. while lighting up the toteboard in Sunday’s second race at Gulfstream Park.
Carlo Vaccarezza enjoyed a spectacular 2012 racing season when his homebred Little Mike put the local restaurateur and his wife, Priscilla, in the winner’s circle following some of the industry’s biggest events.