- Polly’s Jet S. (DEL) – Diva Spirit, trainer Oussama Aboughazale, owner Sumaya U.S. Stables
- Jersey Juvenile S. (MTH) — Flay Mignon, trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr., owner Laurie Plesa, bred in New Jersey by Laurie Plesa
In our LookBack, we follow up on some of last week’s top stories, plus some other notes of interest…
- Laurel Park held its fall Champions Handicapping Contest this weekend, and here on The Racing Biz, we held what Derby Bill Watson called the Grade 1 Racing Biz Invitational Handicapping Contest, 100% Degenerates, which is about as comprehensive (and accurate) a description as one could hope for. A late-running Ted Black was along in time to get the title by just $1 over Derby Bill (here).
- Speaking of handicapping, here on these pages on Saturday Gabby Gaudet gave out the late pick-three (here). It paid $126 for a $2 wager — nicely done!
- Over the weekend Pimlico hosted the Retired Racehorse Training Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover (here). Some two dozen retired Thoroughbreds came from all over the country to show off their new skills — as fox hunters, dressage horses, jumpers, cutting horses. The goal of the effort is to increase demand for retired racers by demonstrating just how adaptable Thoroughbreds can be. Look for more coverage of the event here on The Racing Biz in the coming days.
- Last Monday’s Fasig-Tipton Timonium sale returned mostly good news for sellers, even if buyers had to dig a little deeper into their wallets (here), while for Maryland-breds, there was “more energy” to go along with more horses on offer (here).
- Some big stories from the last week:
(Featured image by Laurie Asseo.)