Kicking off our Triple Crown trail coverage, we will follow all of the horses bred in the mid-Atlantic that are nominated to the big races. Here, our “Results ticker” coverage: who raced this weekend and how they did.[su_list icon=”icon: clipboard”]
- Moon River finished fifth in an allowance race at Gulfstream. The three-year-old Virginia-bred son of Bluegrass Cat was beaten nearly seven lengths as the 5.20-1 third choice in the one-mile grass race. Bred and owned by William Backer, Moon River debuted in 2014 by winning the Jamestown Stakes for Virginia-bred juveniles at Laurel Park. He has not won in three subsequent starts, though he did finish second to Souper Colossal in the grassy Texas Glitter Stakes at Gulfstream on February 7. He’s trained by Jonathan Sheppard.
- Pennsylvania-bred Refer finished fifth of seven — beaten 18 1/4 lengths — in a maiden special weight event at Aqueduct. Owned by Zayat Stables, the son of Divine Park was bred by Barlar, LLC and is trained by John Terranova. He is unplaced in two starts.
- Maryland-bred Milhaud finished ninth of 11, beaten 10 lengths, in a maiden special weight sprint at Santa Anita Park. The Great Notion gelding is trained by Richard Mandella for Burt and Jane Bacharach, and he was bred by Burt Bacharach. He is unplaced in two starts.
And don’t forget to check out our Mid-Atlantic Triple Crown Trail page, featuring a sortable (and searchable) table of all of this year’s Midlantic-bred Triple Crown nominees.