Tadahiro Hotehama's homebred T.H. Approval, looking for his first victory since last year's San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) for trainer Eduardo Inda, is the 117-pound high weight in a field of 13 entered for Sunday's closing day marathon fixture at Santa Anita Park.
Kinross Farm's Sur La Tete tracked favorite McDynamo until the final turn and drew off to win the $156,375 Royal Chase (NSA-I) for hurdlers under rainy skies at Keeneland Friday.
After eight months of work, officials announced Friday that the new Monmouth Park turf will be ready to go in time for its scheduled debut on June 24.
Sweetnorthernsaint and Jazil, a pair of contenders for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) that have yet to arrive at Churchill Downs, turned in important workouts on Friday in Maryland and New York.
Horses can now be nominated to the Breeders' Cup program at any time during their racing career, following new rules approved by the Breeders' Cup board of directors.
Jockey John Velazquez, injured when his mount broke down at Keeneland April 20, will miss the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) due to a fractured right shoulder blade and other injuries, according to Tristan Barry, an assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher.
The Saratoga Thoroughbred Club is open for business in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will eventually represent several racing partnerships, with varying levels of horses available. The first crop consists of 15 horses.
Multiple graded stakes-placed and stakes winning sire Way West was euthanized March 26 due to laminitis.
A colt by Lucky Lionel and a filly by Capotenamed Ticket to Seattle set the pace Thursday in Central Florida during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
"Citgo Racing to the Kentucky Derby," the series on ABC and the ESPN networks that presents key Triple Crown prep races from around the country, concludes its pre-Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) coverage by presenting same-day coverage of the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) from Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington Saturday 22.
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