Rymska, trained by Chad Brown, added the Winter Memories to earlier victories this year in the Grade 3 Sweetest Chant at Gulfstream in February and the Grade 3 Commonwealth Oaks at Laurel in September.
Jockey Feargal Lynch rode his third winner on Saturday's card when guiding Sheep Pond Partners, Alain Jathiere, Tom Coleman and Norton Herrick's Rymska to victory in the Grade 3 Commonwealth Oaks.
Real Estate Mogul And Hollywood/Broadway Producer Norton Herrick Runs For The Roses A 6th Time With ‘Tapwrit’Norton Herrick2019-12-11T19:12:21+00:00
Norton Herrick, Chairman and CEO of The Herrick Company, Inc., one of the nation's largest investment firms, is headed to Churchill Downs once again, seeking his second Kentucky Derby crown with thoroughbred 'Tapwrit.' Herrick, along with Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, is a partner in the prized thoroughbred.
With five wins in the last six runnings of the $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3), trainer Chad Brown has a formidable contender for this year’s renewal in Rymska, who will face eight others in the turf stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park Saturday.
Norton Herrick, Chairman and CEO of The Herrick Company, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investment firms, is headed to Churchill Downs again, this time looking for his second Kentucky Derby crown in the past five years.
There were no changes to the Derby Watch top 20 from last week to this week, not in terms of the lineup or the future line set by Mike Watchmaker, Daily Racing Form’s national handicapper, who has Nyquist as the 7-2 favorite 10 days out from the May 7 Kentucky Derby. Nyquist is scheduled for his final pre-Derby workout on Friday at Keeneland. A minority ownership stake in Destin, the winner of the Tampa Bay Derby, was acquired on Tuesday by the Eclipse Thoroughbreds partnership.
SONGBIRD tops the US three-year-old rankings after cantering to success in the Santa Anita Oaks on Saturday, but connections are adamant she will not run in the Kentucky Derby.
Making the Grade, which will run through the 2016 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), focuses on the winners of the big races, usually from the previous weekend, who could impact the next Triple Crown. We'll be taking a close look at impressive winners and evaluating their chances to win classic races based upon ability, running style, connections (owner, trainer, jockey) and pedigree.
Destin and Danzing Candy, respective winners of classics preps on the East Coast and West Coast March 12, made the top five in this week's National Thoroughbred Racing Association top 3-year-old poll released March 14.