Ladies Din highlights a contentious field entered in Santa Anita's Friday feature race, a one-mile allowance on turf in which eight of the nine starters last raced in a stakes event.
Jockey Martin Pedroza won each of the first four races of Wednesday's eight-race program at Santa Anita and just missed adding a fifth when beaten by a nose in the sixth race.
If any horse deserves smooth sailing on the Derby trail from here on it's Came Home, who was back on the track Tuesday for a mile and a half gallop.
Two of Robert and Janice McNair's broodmares, Banker's Lady and Halory, died after producing foals in March.
Jeremiah Jack is slated to make his first start since undergoing surgery to correct a breathing problem in Saturday's $100,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park.
We all know about the Coolmore group's Johannesburg and Mayakovsky, and the obstacles they have to overcome. But what do we know about Castle Gandolfo?
A record average of $73,610 was established for the OBS March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which ended its two-day run on Wednesday.
Voo Doo Dance, second dam of grade I winner A P Valentine, was euthanized March 10 because of complications from foaling a Sky Classic colt the day before for James Moran
Post positions for major races on the Dubai World Cup card
TAILS OF THE CRYPT
- By Tom LaMarra
In a statement released March 20 in response to an ongoing situation involving Tampa Bay Downs, National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association president John Roark said the relationship between horsemen and racetrack management must be based on "fairness, mutual respect, and a desire to work toward common goals."
Almost every leading contender for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) is among the 102 3-year-olds nominated to the 78th running of the $750,000Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) to be run on Saturday, April 13 during Keeneland's spring meeting.
A juvenile son of Phone Trick was purchased by Canadian veterinarian Robert McMartin on behalf of Eugene Melnyk for $400,000 to top Wednesday's second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select juvenile auction.
Three days of heavy rain in Kentucky forced Turfway Park to close the track to training Wednesday morning, keeping two local contenders for the Lane's End Spiral Stakes (gr. II) under the shedrow.
A P Valentine, who began his stallion career at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., with plenty of fanfare, has been taken out of stallion service because of fertility problems.
Donn Handicap (gr. I) winner Mongoose and Skip Away Handicap (gr. III) winner Sir Bear were both active during Gulfstream's two dark days following Florida Derby weekend.
Trainer Carl Nfazger reports all is well with his two stakes-winning 3-year-old fillies, Belterra and Take the Cake, and revealed his future plans for the pair.
Trainer Joe Orseno had classic winner Red Bullet on the track for a five-furlong workout Tuesday morning and the 5-year-old fired a bullet in 1:00 3/5.
TVG has announced it would offer exclusive live U.S. television coverage as well as in-home wagering on the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) from Nad Al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai, U.A.E. on Saturday.
Steve Haskin's list of leading contenders was shuffled following last weekend's prep races, with two Ken McPeek trained horses emerging on top.
New York State Sen. William J. Larkin Jr., who played a key role in the passage of legislation mandating the expansion of gaming in New York, will present the keynote address at next month's New York Gaming Summit.
Dr. David De Jongh's has relocated his stallion Grand Jewel to Sue Dowling's Stoneview Farm near Hempstead, Texas.
Nineteen-year-old Obligato (Northern Dancer--Truly Bound, by In Reality) has been moved to Hycrest Farm near Sterling, Mass.
Trainer Ken McPeek has jetted all the way to Dubai, where he will be able to evaluate the competition from Godolphin Racing while enjoying a holiday off the Derby trail.
The Dubai World Cup will be run at 12:40 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Just a couple of hours after Sakhee turned in his final blowout for the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), his jockey, Frankie Dettori, helped the son of Bahri draw post 7 for Saturday night's main event.
Irish stallion Danehill, who stands at Coolmore Stud, keeps getting closer to deceased stallion Mr. Prospector by number of stakes winner.
Louisiana's first "racino" at Delta Downs generated nearly $8 million in revenue in just 16 days of operation in February, and attracted more than 134,000 patrons, according to state police figures released March 20 at the Louisiana Gaming Control Board meeting.
Western Pride, the only U.S.-based horse in the field, drew the outside 11 post position for Saturday's $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
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