Imperative strikes again with sloppy GII Charles Town Classic win – Results and Replay

Imperative, found that lightning does strike twice in the same place as the 2014 Charles Town Classic winner found the finish line first (by a neck) again in this year’s sloppy track edition of the $1.25 Million, GII Charles Town Classic Stakes at Charles Town Races today.

N.Y. invader Matt King Coal, was a very game 2nd but did battled hard all the way down the home stretch, 3rd went an equally game War Story, witBodhisattva, coming from the back of the pack to fill out today’s superfecta!

Race favorite Stanford, faded to an off the board and tired looking fifth finish after slugging it out in the slop with 80/1 shot Cautious Giant, on the front end in the early stages!


Track Condition: Sloppy
Winning Time: 1:53.05

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Imperative Javier Castellano 12.00 4.80 5.00
Matt King Coal Horacio Karamanos   7.40 4.60
War Story Tyler Gaffalione     3.80

Also ran were:
7 – Bodhisattva , 1 – Stanford , 2 – Sunny Ridge , 3 – Gangster , 8 – Cautious Giant

Wager Type Winning Numbers Payoff
$2 Pick 3 3-4-5 (3 correct) 70.80
$2 Daily Double 4-5 20.80
$2 Exacta 5-4 100.00
$0.10 Superfecta 5-4-6-7 153.05
$2 Trifecta 5-4-6 425.00

Classic Empire Strikes Back with GI Arkansas Derby win – Results and Replay


(Link to the Final 2017 Derby Points Leaderboard)

Classic Empire – returning to his winning ways here in the $1,000,000 GI Arkansas Derby today and is now back in the Kentucky Derby conversation with enough “Derby Points” for a berth in that May 6th classic!

Classic Empire, rallied up late in deep stretch to win by 1/2 length today’s GI Arkansas Derby putting him back in the Kentucky Derby conversation with 132 points.

Conquest Mo Money, took the runner -up spot and the 40 Derby Points to put him on the road to Louisville, while Lookin At Lee, took 3rd back another length back also with a big late run as Sonneteer, 2nd in the GII Rebel Stakes last time filled out today’s super! 

Malagacy, the race co-favorite was 5th but still has enough points for a May 6th, Kentucky Derby start!


Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:48.93

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Classic Empire
Julien R. Leparoux 5.80 4.40 3.80
Conquest Mo Money
Jorge Carreno   12.00 7.80
Lookin At Lee
Luis Contreras     5.40

Also ran were:
7 – Sonneteer , 12 – Malagacy , 9 – Untrapped , 3 – Silver Dust , 8 – Rowdy the Warrior , 4 – Petrov , 10 – One Dreamy Dude , 5 – Grandpa’s Dream , 1 – Rockin Rudy

Wager Type Winning Numbers Payoff
$0.50 Pick 3 5-7-2 (3 correct) 287.70
$1 Exacta 2-11 50.10
$0.10 Superfecta 2-11-6-7 282.01
$0.50 Trifecta 2-11-6 193.60

Tapwrit just right in GII Tampa Bay Derby win – Results and Replay

Tapwrit – a convincing winner of the 2017 GII Tampa Bay Derby by 4 1/2 lengths!

Tapwrit, did as he has done before here in the GIII Sam Davis as he sat back early on letting the early speed burners like State of Honor, lead the way early on but upon entering the far turn Tapwrit, started threading his way thru his tiring running mates then went around a tired front runner in State of Honor, to roll home to a convincing 4 1/2 lengths win in today’s GII Tampa Bay Derby .

State of Honor, did hold on for 2nd with Wild Shot, coming 3rd, as No Dozing filled out the super for this race

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:42.36

Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Tapwrit Jose L. Ortiz 4.20 3.20 2.80
State of Honor Julien R. Leparoux   7.00 4.60
Wild Shot Robby Albarado     4.00

Also ran were:
4 – No Dozing , 6 – Beasley , 3 – Basha , 1 – Tale of Silence , 7 – Sonic Mule , 10 – Zion Valley , 2 – The Money Monster

Gunnevera rolls to big win in GII Fountain of Youth Stakes – Results and Replay

Gunnevera – winning the 2017 GII Fountain of Youth Stakes

Gunnevera, who was sitting dead last halfway down the back stretch did what any son good of Dialed In would do over this Gulfstream main track as he rallied up quickly 4 wide on the far turn to snag a lead near the top of stretch then rolled home to 5 3/4 lengths and widening win over Practical Joke and the front-running Three Rules, who were just heads apart for 2nd and 3rd respectively with Talk Logistics, filling out today’s super for you!

The 2/5 post time favorite in Irish War Cry, could do no better than a very distance 7th finish in this important 2017 Kentucky Derby prep race.

Gunnevera, now with 64 Kentucky Derby Points is the new king of the Derby Points leaderboard this week and gains a May 6th berth into this season’s GI Kentucky Derby off this impressive win.

(“Current” 2017 Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard and Derby Trail Races Schedule)

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:44.25
Prgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Gunnevera Javier Castellano 10.40 4.00 3.20
Practical Joke Jose L. Ortiz   4.60 3.40
Three Rules Luis Saez     4.40

Also ran were:
4 – Talk Logistics , 11 – Lookin for Eight , 3 – Quinientos , 8 – Irish War Cry , 10 – Takaful , 9 – Made You Look , 1 –Huracan Americo

Scratched horses:
Beasley  (Trainer)