Videos tagged with "mclaughlin"

Alpha - 2012 Count Fleet [02:00]
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin unleashed a pair of eye-catching 3-year-olds Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack, with odds-on favorite Alpha taking the $150000 Count Fleet by 2 ½ lengths and Captivating Lass coming on late to capture the $100000 Busanda for fillies in a thrilling finish. Carrying the colors of Godolphin Stable, Alpha raced in third, well off the rail, as Il Villano barreled into the lead and carried the field of seven sophomores through an opening quarter-mile in 24.48 seconds, a half in 49.06 and three-quarters in 1:13.91 over the fast inner track. Edging up three-wide on the turn, Alpha took aim on the front-runners and gained the lead with 220 yards to go, cruising under the wire in 1:42.83 for the mile and 70 yards and galloping out well.
Tags: alpha, count, fleet, nyra, horse, racing, aqueduct, mclaughlin, Il, Villano, nyravideo

New York Watch: Alpha [01:45]
When Kiaran McLaughlin entered Alpha in Saturday's seventh race, the trainer thought he had picked a difficult spot for the colt to make his debut. Not only was the race seven furlongs, it also featured well-regarded horses who had the benefit of a previous start. "[Alpha] drew down toward the inside, the 3 hole he had, and I was afraid of two who had already started [Invocation and Africanist] because seven-eighths is a hard distance first-time out," said McLaughlin. Alpha made those concerns moot by securing the fourth position up the backstretch, advancing into second on the far turn, reeling in the free-running pacesetter with three-sixteenths left, and needing only intermittent urging from jockey Alan Garcia to win by six lengths. The final time for seven furlongs was 1:23.97. "It was a 'wow' performance," said McLaughlin. "He ran huge. Everything went right for him and he won easily. We don't win that often first-time out, so that was nice." Alpha, a Darley Stable homebred, is by 2006 Champion Three-Year-Old Male Bernardini and out of the Nijinski III mare Munnaya, who won an English listed stakes. Munnaya has produced four horses with black type, including Mystic Melody, who in France captured a listed stakes and placed in two Group 3 events.
Tags: new, york, watch, alpha, kiaran, mclaughlin, nyra, horse, racing, saratoga, maiden

Alpha - 2011 Saratoga Maiden Race [04:01]
Alpha, the 2 year old son of Bernardini out of Munnaya by Nijinsky II wins impressively at first asking...
Tags: saratoga, horse, racing, tom, durkin, alpha, impressive, debut, bernardini, darley, stable, mclaughlin

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