Category: Sophomore Division

Justify: Defeating a Curse, Youth, and the Weather

34745525_10212625167451887_1710849644826722304_nIt’s a strange situation that racing finds itself in: we’re on the cusp of another potential Triple Crown, and compared to the Pharoah fever in 2015, the reception this year has been a bit lackluster. At times, it almost feels like we’re going into Belmont weekend without the storied three-race series on the line, and that there isn’t a stand-out among the sophomore class this year.

Girls & Guys in Gold: Stonestreet’s Success with, well…everyone

Some of the most celebrated thoroughbreds (and biggest fan favorites) in recent years have all raced under the Stonestreet colors; though many of the fans seem to want to gravitate to the fillies and mares, Ms. Banke has experienced success with both sexes that has become a standard expectation whenever you see their name attached to a runner.

Off the List (Ire): Expensive Dreams

Whenever you buy into a Thoroughbred, you always take the risk that your money will not be purchasing what you thought it would in terms of talent. However, no matter if you spent $2,000 or a million on your steed, the hope lives that you will be getting a champion.

Derby Trail Preview: Enticed

Enticed was foaled March 23rd, 2015 to the flashy mare It’s Tricky after her visit to Medaglia d’Oro. A Coolmore homebred, he carries the hopes of the international titan that they’ll be able to add the Kentucky Derby trophy to their office case this year. In the past, Coolmore has come to play with expensive and well-bred horses; how could Enticed be different? He’s the product of two of the farm’s best performers both on track and in the breeding shed.