Tag: Greg Foley

Tyler Gaffalione pats Bango afer the pair won the Listed Arisitides Stakes Saturday. Bango's victory at 10/1 gave him seven wins at Churchill Downs. (Image: Coady Photography)

Seeking a Horse for a Course? Take Bango at Churchill Downs

Lost in the shuffle of Bango defending his Aristides Stakes title at Churchill Downs on Saturday was the not-insignificant fact that he is truly a horse for the Twin Spires course. Bango’s 2 ½-length victory over Necker Island marked his seventh victory at Churchill Downs. That ties him with 26 […]

Sconsin returns from her 8 1/2-month winter break to defend her title in Monday's Grade 3 Winning Colors at Churchill Downs. (Image: Churchill Downs/Coady Photography)

Sprinter Sconsin Returns to Paint Her Defense in Winning Colors

While Santa Anita Park and its three Grade 1s is the center of Monday’s racing universe, the return of multiple graded stakes winner Sconsin to the track opens another window into a possible presence on the older female front. The 5-year-old mare returns to the track for the first time […]

O Besos has never been the lone speed in a race. But the live Kentucky Derby long shot was during a predawn Thursday workout at Churchill Downs. (Image: Churchill Downs/Coady Photography)

Looking for a Derby Down-Ticket Dark Horse? Say ‘Hello’ to O Besos

Let’s be clear about O Besos and his Kentucky Derby victory prospects upfront. This is not a victory endorsement for a closer in a race where closers’ victory hopes routinely die painfully short on the Churchill Downs stretch. O Besos has minimal tactical speed, one run in him, and an […]