Arapahoe Park, Aurora’s far-flung sanctuary of equine athletics, opened its roughly three-month-long season Friday, marking the first of many summertime pilgrimages to the eastern edge of the metro area for fans, animals and jockeys draped in iridescent polyester
“Mr. Nerud leaves a remarkable legacy, and all of us who love racing mourn his passing,” Breeders’ Cup President Craig Favel said in a statement.
“He looked great and he’s moving beautiful, and he’s holding his form really well,” Baffert said this week following American Pharoah’s final workout before the race. “It’s amazing what he’s been through (and) is still right there just holding his form. … Hopefully we get some racing luck, and Pharoah will show up.
Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with the workout, which Garcia says was “smooth and easy.”
BALTIMORE | Minutes before the Preakness, it was an ominous scene at Pimlico Race Course. Thunder and lightning. Wind and rain. A record crowd scrambling for cover. A drenched racetrack. Nothing — absolutely nothing — was going to stop American Pharoah, especially the competition. Thunder rumbled as the starting gate opened, and the Kentucky Derby winner […]
“We’re not looking at building something like a Blackhawk or a Central City”
At 77, Sherman could become the oldest trainer to win the Derby, surpassing Charlie Whittingham’s record of 76 when Sunday Silence won in 1989.
AURORA | Arapahoe Park is off to a running start to the 2013 season and the Aurora horse track is planning bigger and better races already. With wagering up 8.9 percent through roughly half of the 39-day season, the track announced on July 13 that it is adding an extra race each day and increasing […]