By Lenny Shulman BH Destin, who lost the 2016 Belmont Stakes (G1) by a heartbreaking nose to Creator, raced close up the entire journey and pulled away late to defeat longshot Infobedad by a length in the $200,000 Marathon Stakes Presented by TAA (G2) going 1 3/4 miles Nov. 3 on Breeders’ Cup Friday at Del Mar. Destin raced just off …[ Read More ]
Todd Pletcher’s once seemingly powerful army of 3-year-olds has pretty much disbanded, with some of the troops retreating from the battlefield, others spending time in sick bay, and two transferred to another outfit. By mid to late March, Pletcher’s Kentucky Derby hopefuls included Zulu, Outwork, Destin, Gettysburg, Stradivari, Rally Cry, Mo Power, Donegal Moon, Azar, …[ Read More ]
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The Jim Dandy Stakes may have lost Preakness winner Exaggerator to Sunday’s $1 million Haskell, but it still came up a solid race led by Belmont Stakes one-two finishers Creator and Destin as well as Mohaymen, who makes his first start since finishing fourth in the Kentucky Derby. Destin seeks to …[ Read More ]
Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Destin, who fell a nose short of winning the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I), remains on target for the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course. Trainer Todd Pletcher told New York Racing Association media officials July 24 the 3-year-old Giant’s Causeway colt came …[ Read More ]
Destin gave Twin Creeks Racing Stables and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners a thrilling run in the Belmont Stakes on June 11th narrowly missing the victory by inches! Destin, piloted by Javier Castellano, broke sharply from the gates and laid 2nd within a length of the pace setter , Gettysburg , for the first mile setting …[ Read More ]
He is a full brother to Creative Cause. Out of the (GI) Apple Blossom winning mare Dream of Summer.
Debut winner at Belmont sprinting 7 furlongs.
Won the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby G2) setting a new track record.
Won the Sam F. Davis (G3) winner as the first prep race for the KY Derby.
Ran 2nd by a nose in one of the shortest margins in the (G1)Belmont Stakes history
G2 placed in the Jim Dandy
Won the (G2) Del Mar Marathon on Breeder’s Cup weekend.