Author Archives: Richard R. Gross

Catholic Boy Travers Win Scrambles HOY Race

With his four-length Travers Stakes win over Mendelssohn Saturday, Catholic Boy reaffirmed Saratoga's reputation as The Graveyard of Champions. The first three choices, 7-5 Good Magic, 3-1 Gronkowski and 5-1...

Justify Is Retired From Racing

American Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired from racing. The announcement came Wednesday following several weeks of speculation about his racing future after disclosure the three-year-old son of Scat...

Justify May Never Race Again

Little new information is known about the medical condition of Champion Justify following the announcement earlier this week that the 13th winner of the American Triple Crown has been taken...

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...