Monthly Archives: January 2017

Virginia-Breds Close Out 2016 Then Usher in 2017 With Victories

Virginia-breds Ring Knocker and River Date celebrated the end of 2016 with respective wins in a pair of $58,000 starter races at Aqueduct. The former pushed her bankroll over the $200,000 mark while the latter earned his straight win.

Ring Knocker, a now 5 year old Birdstone mare bred by the Morgans Ford Farm, rallied into contention from fifth with a furlong to go on New Years Eve in her six furlong sprint. Jockey… Continue reading

Virginia Owner Shah Switches Trainers To Kick Off 2017

Thoroughbred owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Bob Baffert are parting ways after an eight-year run that produced at least 11 graded stakes winners, including five Grade 1 winners, topped by Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern.

Daily Racing Form broke the news Saturday night after Baffert sent a four-paragraph statement to one of its writers. Neither Baffert nor Shah has commented on the reason for the break-up.

G1 winners Dortmund, who turns 5 on Jan. 1, and Del Mar… Continue reading