Videri is back in the mornings training at Palm Beach Downs.
01/29 – 3f:38.23 (Palm Beach Downs)(Outside horse)
Escalation has settled in with Jimmy Jerkens and has begun a breeze schedule.
10/29 – 3f:37.75 (Belmont Park),
11/17 – 3f:37.20 (Belmont Park),
11/26 – 3f:36.88 (Belmont Park),
12/02 – 4f:48:05 (Belmont Park),
12/17 – 4f:48.50 (Palm Meadows),
12/24 – 4f:48.00 (Palm Meadows),
12/31 – 5f:1.00.95 (Palm Meadows),
01/08 – 4f:48.00 (Palm Meadows),
01/22 – 4f:49.65 (Palm Meadows),
01/29 – 4f:48.75 (Palm Meadows)(Outside horse)
Litigate, a debut winner at Aqueduct in November, officially turned three-years-old with the New Year! The changing of the calendar often means the launch of Kentucky Derby watch lists and Thoroughbred Daily News kicked off their “Derby Top 12” series on Monday, January 2. Our son of Blame checked in at number 10! The full piece is available here. Litigate makes his sophomore debut in Sunday’s ninth race at Gulfstream Park.
War Officer began a breeze schedule in Saratoga and continues now at Belmont Park
08/14 – 3f:38.12 (Saratoga Race Course),
08/21 – 3f:37.29 (Saratoga Race Course),
08/28 – 4f:50.77 (Saratoga Race Course)(Red Cap),
09/06 – 3f:36.21 (Belmont Park),
09/14 – 4f:50.50 (Belmont Park),
09/21 – 4f:49.00 (Belmont Park)(Red Cap),
09/29 – 4f:48.42 (Belmont Park)(Red Cap),
10/07 – 4f:47.46 (Belmont Park)(Blue Cap),
10/18 – 4f:49.66 (Belmont Park)(Red Cap),
10/26 – 5f:1:00.80 (Belmont Park),
10/31 – 6f:1:15.40 (Belmont Park),
11/07 – 4f:48.20 (Belmont Park),
11/14 – 4f:49.21 (Belmont Park),
12/06 – 4f:49.78 (Belmont Park)
Aqueduct routinely hosts competitive maiden races in the fall, with graduates frequently proving to be among their generation’s best. Saturday’s fifth race had all the ingredients to add to that reputation, with a number of entrants coming in with some hype to them. Making his career debut, Litigate stalked the pace and came with a strong late move to pull clear of his rivals in deep stretch! The two-year-old is a member of the 2021 Elmont, LLC, selected by Dr. Carr and Paula Parsons at the 2021 Keeneland September Sale. The victory earned him a feature on TwinSpires’ Kentucky Derby maiden watch, found here.