Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra posted her fourth workout of 2010 when she covered five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Fair Grounds while Zenyatta drilled six furlongs in 1:14 over the Cushion Track at Hollywood Park.
The first reported foal by Miracle Man is a filly born Feb. 17.
Obrigado, who won the San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) in 2007, will try to capture the marathon turf race for a second time against eight rivals in the Santa Anita feature on Feb. 21.
Retired jockey Flavio Martinez III, who rode two-time Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Da Hoss the first three times the gelding raced, died unexpectedly Feb. 17 in Albuquerque, N.M.
With five 3-year-old stakes on the docket, this is easily the most important weekend of the Triple Crown prep season so far. Read Blog
Searching for overlays in this weekend's stakes and a look at Odysseus' resounding victory at Tampa Bay.
The $250,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III), which was rescheduled for Feb. 20 after frigid temperatures in Hot Springs forced its cancelation on President's Day, redrew a field of 10 -- the same horses from its original field.
Seven-year-old turf specialist Presious Passion will look to defend his Mac Diarmida title Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park. Presious Passion was second in last year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.
Jason, Tom, and James Scully of brisnet/twinspires.com preview the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and the Risen Star (gr. II). Watch Video
The reorganization plan for Magna Entertainment that was announced in January was filed Feb. 18 in Canada. A March 23 hearing has been scheduled for approval of the explanatory disclosure statement.
TwinSpires.com has announced a "$25,000 Streak to the Derby" challenge for its customers, with prizes that will include $25,000 and four tickets to the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
Historic Windfields Farm, breeder of 361 stakes winners, will hold a liquidation sale under the auspices of auctioneer Bob Dickenson at the Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, farm Saturday, March 6.
The Kentucky Equine Humane Center, a safe refuge for at-risk horses of all breeds and disciplines, has put out an urgent call for hay donations.
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