Saturday's $200,000-added Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs will pit father against son as veteran trainer Bernie Flint will saddle Mike Rutherford's Cohiba Miss in a bid to upset Richard, Elaine, and Bert Klein's Change Up, trained by his son, Steve.
Stonestreet Stable's Tiz Wonderful, who has won his two career starts by a combined margin of 19 Â¼-lengths, is the odds-on morning line favorite in a field of nine 2-year-olds entered in Saturday's $200,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).
Of all the challenges that Fair Grounds president Randy Soth has faced over a 25-year career in Thoroughbred racing, none has equaled the experience of rebuilding the New Orleans track following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
Jockey Russell Baze won aboard each of the first four of his six mounts at Bay Meadows Wednesday and drew within seven of all-time leading jockey Laffit Pincay Jr.
Irish-bred Ashkal Way, a winner of five of six starts in the U.S., makes his Hollywood Park debut Friday in the $400,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IT) to kick off the 15th Turf Festival.
Grade I winner Malibu Mint meets the undefeated and potentially freakish Mo Cuishle in a strong renewal of Friday's $150,000 Top Flight Handicap presented by Delta Air Lines (gr. II) at Aqueduct.
Thor's Echo, upset winner of the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) on Nov. 4, is the 8-5 morning line favorite after drawing the outside post among nine entered in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Saturday.
Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale, 58, supervised the stable Wednesday after becoming a father for the first time Monday.
Showing Up, the probable favorite for the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Sunday, arrived in Southern California Tuesday from New York.
Grade II winner Super Frolic will retire to stud at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington after Friday's Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
- By Tom Precious
The New York Racing Association is considering pulling the simulcast signal sent to New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.'s in-home bettors.
- By Steve Haskin
Russell Baze, with 9,519 career wins, still needs 11 victories to equal Laffit Pincay Jr.'s record as the winningest jockey of all time. But both riders are already getting geared up for the big moment.
Day two of the Tattersalls December foal sale was topped by a Kyllachy colt out of the unraced mare Halling mare Haste, bred by Cyril Humphris and consigned from the Elms Stud.
- By Ryan Conley
The Kentucky Real Estate Commission says that four of the principal defendants named in Jess Jackson's prominent fraud lawsuit violated state laws in providing unlicensed real estate services to the California vintner and horseman in connection with the $17.5 sale of the former Buckram Oak Farm near Lexington.
Bradley Rollins, a Turf Paradise trainer and president of the Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association, died Nov. 20 following an accident at his family's ranch near Phoenix. He was 65.
Bradley Rollins, a Turf Paradise trainer and president of the Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association, died Nov. 20 following an accident at his ranch.
Two sources have verified that there have been an undetermined number of deaths in Louisiana since last week from an illegal clenbuterol product.
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