Jockey David Flores, who had been booked to ride Godolphin's Tempera in the Kentucky Oaks, will be riding for the powerful stable at Royal Ascot in June.
With Ability sets sail, Emeraldforajudge shines while getting rich victories on the front end.
Racing at Woodbine in Canada was cancelled midway through Sunday's card due to unsafe track conditions caused by persistent rain.
William Bloom. John T Behrendt, and Charles K. Marquis' two-time graded stakes winner Sharp Performance suffered career-ending injuries to both his front legs in Saturday's Fort Marcy Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct.
Trainer Edward Barker was suspended for 60 days after The Conquerer tested positive for a prohibited substance following a third-place finish in a race in mid-January at Aqueduct.
Apprentice jockey Patra Jean was injured after being unseated from her mount during the fourth race at Calder Sunday.
Gary West's Buddha breezed over a sloppy Belmont Park training track Sunday morning as trainer James Bond prepares the Wood Memorial winner for Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
Here is a revised workout schedule for horses vying for this year's Kentucky Derby.
As the denizens of Derbyland eagerly await Monday's deluge of works, there were a few workers this morning, as well as several strong gallopers who deserve mention.
Aquarelliste improved her career record to five wins from six starts with a half-length win over Execute in the Prix Ganay (Fr-I) on Sunday at Longchamp. Under Dominique Boeuf, the French-bred filly completed the 10 1/2 furlongs in 2:11.4 on good turf at the French track.
Godolphin Stables' Tempera, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2001, was euthanized the evening of April 28, said Tom Albertrani, assistant to trainer Saeed bin Suroor.
Belterra may not run in the Kentucky Oaks. Rumors about her status swirled around the Churchill Downs backstretch Sunday morning, and trainer Carl Nafzger was vague when asked about her condition.
With the track sealed overnight to block out the rains that soaked Louisville, Ky., there were fast times posted on the Sunday morning workout tab at Churchill Downs.
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