Category Archives: Horse Racing

Green Gratto springs 24-1 upset in Big A’s Fall Highweight (The Associated Press)

Green Gratto pulled a 24-1 upset in the $250,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, the Thanksgiving feature at Aqueduct. The longest shot in the seven-horse field set the pace under Kendrick Carmouche and held off the late charge from Palace by a head. Wheeling back on only seven days of rest, Green Gratto beat a deep field that included defending champion Salutos Amigos and La Verdad, runner up in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint last month at Keeneland.

Tommy Macho wins Discovery, 1-2 finish for Pletcher (The Associated Press)

Todd Pletcher added to his nation-best training total Wednesday when stablemates Tommy Macho and Madefromlucky finished 1-2 in the Discovery Handicap at Aqueduct. It was the first stakes victory for Tommy Macho, and it came in his first try on a sloppy track. Javier Castellano immediately sent Tommy Macho after the pacesetting Ocean Knight, the 8/5 favorite.