Friday at Digiturf was a chance to see the best of the three year old sprinters in action on the turf in Australia for the colts and on the dirt in America for the fillies, in the Triple Crown Sprint Qualifiers over 1200m. The ground was lively for both events.
Highlight of the virtual horse racing world yesterday came at Horse Racing Park, in the shape of the Sorrento Stakes (Grade 3) which took place over six and a half furlongs for two year old fillies with $150 added to stakes.
Attention today falls on the virtual tracks at Newturf, where three Golden Races took place. The first event to take place was the Picasso Derby over 1600m for yearlings. A field of twelve runners took part and the honors went to Midday. The Northug colt got the better of Karem de Qer in a blanket finish, for owner Karl.
Performance of the day though must go to Dark Assassin for owner The Face. The five year old won this full field contest in convincing style on the American dirt, giving 2lb and a beating to closest pursuer, shotgun_mike’s Inspirona Amazian.
With Wild High a scratching, a select field of six took to the sloppy dirt track at Saratoga yesterday for the feature race on the card, The Amsterdam (Grade 2) over six and a half furlongs for three year olds with a purse of $150 up for grabs.