Tag: Army Wife

Army Wife and Joel Rosario romped in the Grade 3 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows this summer. She looms as a threat against older fillies and mares in Thanksgiving Day's Churchill Downs feature: the Grade 2 Falls City. (Image: Coady Photography)

Conquering This Falls City Handicap is a Wide-Open Affair

Last year, Bonny South came into the Grade 2 Falls City Handicap as the 8/5 favorite. She didn’t run to those odds, finishing a distant second, six lengths behind winner Envoutante. And yet, Churchill Downs morning-line author Mike Battaglia has no issue making her this year’s 9/5 favorite for the […]

Kentucky Oaks winner Malathaat had her five-race win streak snapped by Maracuja in last month's CCA Oaks. She seeks payback in Saturday's Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. (Image: Churchill Downs/Coady Photography)

M & M Girls Malathaat and Maracuja Take Center Stage in the Alabama

There are would-be party crashers to Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga. There’s Crazy Beautiful. There’s Clairiere. Solid 3-year-olds with solid, proven resumes. However, the two “C” fillies find themselves relegated to that party-crasher role. That’s courtesy of the two “M” fillies – Malathaat and Maracuja – who hold […]

After consecutive fourth-place finishes, Knicks Go seeks a return to his dominant form in the Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap at Prairie Meadows. (Image: Derbe Glass Photo)

Knicks Go Looks for His Lost Form in Iowa’s Cornhusker Handicap

Brad Cox’s reasoning for taking Knicks Go from the bright lights of New York to the cornfields of Iowa is simple, even if the idea of running a multiple-Grade 1-winning, Eclipse Award candidate in the Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap stopped most racing fans in their tracks. “I’m hopeful he’ll get […]