Author Archives: Richard R. Gross

Justify Doubters Not Finished Yet

Justify completed the Belmont Stakes in a relatively slow 2:28.18—perhaps because he continues to drag along doubters. Not long after the big chestnut son of Scat Daddy became the 13th...

JUSTIFIED

Carrying Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith and a great many doubters, Justify became the 13th winner of the American Triple Crown Saturday at Belmont Park with a picture-perfect 1...

Thunder Snow Steals the Show in Dubai

On a night when five track records were broken, a French horse not named Goldikova won a third straight championship-level turf race and a European-based first-time-on-dirt runner pulverized a quality...

North America Dominant in the Desert

Super Saturday at Meydan is meant to separate Dubai World Cup contenders from the pretenders and it certainly did that as North America gobbled a gate-to-wire 5 1/4-length victory over Thunder...

Rayya Rises in Dubai

Godolphin's Winter Lightning was expected to run away with the featured 1 1/8-miles UAE Oaks for fillies Thursday at Meydan. But there is a reason they run the race and...

The Dubai World Cup Carnival is Here

With North American racing catching its breath before the 2017 Eclipse Awards on Jan. 25, and the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Florida's Gulfstream Park two days later, this...