2017 GIII Withers, GIII Robert B. Lewis and GII Holy Bull Stakes – Results and Replays

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:44.47
# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
El Areeb Trevor McCarthy 3.10 2.50 2.10
True Timber Kendrick Carmouche   13.60 8.00
J Boys Echo Robby Albarado     3.80
Also ran were:
5 – Bonus Points , 2 – Apartfromthecrowd , 9 – Square Shooter , 6 – Fillet of Sole , 8 – Small Bear , 7 – Always a Suspect , 3 –Jaime’s Angel

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:43.48
# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Royal Mo
Victor Espinoza 5.00 3.40 2.20
Mario Gutierrez 4.20 2.60
Sheer Flattery Mike E. Smith 2.20
Also ran were:
4 – Term of Art , 3 – Dangerfield

Track Condition: Fast
Winning Time: 1:42.52
# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Irish War Cry Joel Rosario 10.80 4.00 2.20
Gunnevera Javier Castellano   4.00 2.10
Classic Empire
Julien R. Leparoux     2.10
Also ran were:
4 – Talk Logistics , 8 – Cavil , 2 – Perro Rojo , 7 – Shamsaan
Scratched horses:
Fire for Effect  (Trainer) , Fact Finding  (Trainer)


2017 GIII Withers Stakes – Entries – Free PP’s – M/L Odds – Post Positions

2017 Kentucky Derby Free Past Performances (Triple Crown Nominations)

El Areeb – winner of last month’s GIII Jerome Stakes here at Aqueduct looks to be favored once again in this Saturday’s GIII Withers Stakes as the 3yo season rolls on here in Ozone Park, NY!

RACE 8, Withers S. (Grade III)  POST TIME – 4:20 PM

Purse $250,000. For Three Year Olds. One And One Sixteenth Miles.(DIRT) 

(with 10/4/2/1 derby points up for grabs)

Saturday’s Free PP’s for Aqueduct


PP Horse M/L Odds A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 True Timber (KY) 8/1 3/C L K Carmouche 116 K P McLaughlin
2 Apartfromthecrowd (FL) 5/1 3/C L I Ortiz, Jr. 116 C C Brown
3 Jaime’s Angel (NY)  50/1 3/C   A Garcia 116 R Metivier
4 El Areeb (KY)  6/5 3/C L T McCarthy 122 C A Lynch
5 Bonus Points (MD) 12/1 3/C L M Franco 116 T A Pletcher
6 Fillet of Sole (KY) 10/1 3/C L R Maragh 116 T A Pletcher
7 Always a Suspect (KY) 20/1 3/C L A A Gallardo 116 K P McLaughlin
8 Small Bear (KY)  30/1 3/G L D Davis 118 G Sciacca
9 Square Shooter (KY)  12/1 3/C L F Pennington 118 M Lerman
10 J Boys Echo (KY) 4/1 3/C L R Albarado 116 D L Romans

2017 Kentucky Derby Trail returns in earnest this weekend with 3 big tests – Probables and Free PP’s

the 2017 Kentucky Derby Trail returns to the spotlight this weekend with 3 Big Graded Stakes tests.

The 2017 GI Kentucky Derby trail returns in full force this weekend with 3 big Graded Stakes at Gulfstream, Santa Anita and Aqueduct.

Aqueduct offers up the 2nd of its four 2017 derby tests with the GIII Withers Stakes – A 10/4/2/1 Derby Points test.

Free Nominations PP’s

Looks for the early season GIII Jerome Stakes winner El Areeb, to be the leader of this pack.

Gulfstream Park will feature the GIII Holy Bull Stakes, also a 10/4/2/1 Derby Points test.

Free Nominations PP’s,

where the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire looks to maybe make his 3yo debut.

Other probables might be Cool Arrow the Springboard Mile winner, Gunnevera the GIII Delta Downs Jackpot Winner and GII Kentucky Jockey Club winner McCracken.

The GIII Robert B. Lewis Stakes, also a 10/4/2/1 Derby Points test will be Santa Anita’s 2nd of 4 Kentucky Derby Trail tests this season on Saturday where –

Free Nominations PP’s

Mastery and or Gormley, could lead this pack on Saturday at Santa Anita!

Remember horse racing fans the 2017 GI Kentucky Derby is only about 3 months away now, so it is time to pick up you’re Free PP’s and get on the trail to Louisville this May 6th at Churchill Downs!


“Heads Up” There’s a Big Saturday of Racing coming just for the “Boys”!

“Heads Up” a “Big Saturday” of Horse Racing for the Boy’s is coming this Weekend!

Hey there Racing Fans, it looks pretty much like it will be an all boy’s day out at the races this Saturday as the 3yo’s will return to the Derby Trail in the GIII Withers Stakes and GII Robert B. Lewis Stakes offering up much-needed Derby Trail Points and the Handicap div. boys are really coming out in force this Saturday in the GII San Antonio Stakes and the big GI Donn Hcp. plus a little older boys sprinting action in the GIII Toboggan Stakes with a little bit of South Florida top veteran turfing action in the GI Gulfstream Park Turf Hcp, as well!

(For The 3yos Colts)

 El Kabeir, winner of the GIII Jerome Stakes last out, looks to pour some quick drying cement into one of the 20, 2015 Kentucky Derby starting gates this Saturday, as a win in the GIII Withers Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday would give him 31 Derby Points and if he stays healthy, he would most probably be a shoe-in for a run in the “141st – Run for the Roses” on May 2nd!

PP’s for this Race

Dortmund, winner of the GI Los Alamitos Futurity last out also goes gunning for more derby points on Saturday in the GII Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita where he’ll  have to face the likes of Punctuate and an old foe in Firing Line, to claim that winner’s 10 Derby Points prize!

PP’s for this Race

(For the 4yos and Up, Boys)

This year’s GII San Antonio Stakes offers a Breeders’ Cup Classic rematch between 2014 HOY California Chrome and his west coast nemesis in Shared Belief with Hoppertunity also a probable for this $500,000, 1 1/8 mile, west coast handicap divisional dust-up!

PP’s for this Race

The GI Donn Hcp at Gulfstream Park this Saturday is their signature handicap race of the winter season as defending champ Lea who looked so good in winning the GIII Hal’s Hope here last month is back for a Donn Hcp. title defense.

But, Liam’s Map, Constitution, Commissioner and Elnaawi will all be laying in wait for him here on Saturday along with the graded winners in Protonico, East Hall, upstart Catholic Cowboy and the graded millionaire veteran Prayer for Relief, who all look to be in the mix here on Saturday for this first big GI test of the 2015 older boys handicap divisional season!

PP’s for this Race

The GIII Toboggan Stakes, will bring together Salutos Amigos and Dads Caps, once again for some good wholesome grudge match sprinting action over the Aqueduct inner track on Saturday “if the weather holds” 

PP’s for this Race

As the GI Gulfstream Park Turf Hcp. will offer the older male turfers their first GI action of the 2015 turf season at 1 1/8 mile, for $300k, over the Gulfstream turf course, where Mshawish, Imagining, and a revitalized Lochte, are some of the top turfing guns coming out onto the Gulfstream sod this Saturday!

PP’s for this Race

So yes, Race Fans it is a big “boy’s day out” this Saturday in the thoroughbred racing world as we rev up the Big -Time 2015 racing season with some truly great graded action and classic match- ups this weekend just for the boy’s!

“Buckle up everyone” cause here we go again!