Front-running Fusaichi Rock Star responded when challenged at the quarter pole and pulled away in the stretch to win the $150,000 San Vicente (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Sunday.
Reigning juvenile filly champion Sweet Catomine emerged as a narrow favorite over "all others" as four days of betting on the opening pool of Churchill Downs' 2005 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager drew to a close on Sunday evening at racetracks and simulcast centers across North America.
The opening day of Melbourne's two-day Inglis Premier Sale in Victoria rang the bell loud and clear – buyers want Encosta de Lago's progeny.
The favorite in the first pool of the Kentucky Derby Future Pool, which ended Sunday, is the mutuel field – for the seventh consecutive year.
A determined Miss Loren became a North American grade I winner Sunday at Santa Anita, nipping Good Student in the $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) in a stirring stretch drive.
An Irish-bred mare in foal to Johannesburg topped the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 13 at the sales company's Newtown Paddocks near Lexington, Ky. Robert Lail went to $160,000 to acquire grade III winner Dancal from the consignment of Four Star Sales, agent.
Target Louisville, a weekly program devoted to 3-year-olds on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), debuts Feb. 16 on HorseRacing TV.
Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) candidate Borrego should be nicknamed "The Rainmaker."
Demon Warlock was named 2004 Washington-bred horse of the year Saturday.
- By Ray Paulick
Brilliant. Determined. Independent. Selfless. Responsible. Innovative. Cantankerous. Those are just a few of the words friends and associates used to describe John R. Gaines.
Visitation and funeral service have been announced for John R. Gaines, the philanthropist, art collector, breeder, and visionary to the horse industry who died on Friday at the age of 76.
Sedecrem employed his traditional late burst to complete back-to-back wins in New Zealand's leading weight-for-age sprint at Te Rapa Feb. 12.
Tom Simon could be on the verge of a major Australian success, ironically not long before 240 of his Australian bloodstock, including 100 broodmares, are sold under his Vinery banner at auction in Sydney.
Elvstroem blew out the cobwebs for his upcoming Dubai and England sortie with a grand win in the C.F. Orr Stakes (Aust-I) at Caulfield Feb. 12.
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