Zenyatta tied Citation and Cigar with her 16th consecutive win April 9 in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Invitational (gr. I), blowing past her four rivals under Mike Smith at Oaklawn Park for another easy victory.
Green Lantern Stables' homebred Karelian held off favored Court Vision in the stretch to win the $300,000 Maker's Mile (gr. IT) under Julien Leparoux April 9 in Keeneland's feature.
The Board of Directors of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. announced April 9 a temporary suspension of its planned layoffs of the organization's more than 1,300 employees, which was set to take effect April 11.
- By Dan Liebman
Even today, I still can't believe Personal Ensign won the 1988 Breeders' Cup Distaff. Her will to win was simply too strong. Read Blog
The Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) attracted 41 nominations for 29th running of the $300,000 event for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland Polytrack April 17.
Several Blue Grass starters were on the racetrack April 9, including Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) winner Odysseus and morning-line choice Pleasant Prince.
Gulfstream Park has added a series of six state-bred stakes races to its closing day card on April 24.
This weekend offers the last 2 major Derby preps...Who will make the graded earnings cut and who won't? Read Blog
Personal Ensign's greatest victory came in the 1988 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) over Kentucky Derby Winning Colors. Her three grade I winners are Miner's Mark, My Flag, and Traditionally.
Offlee Wild was the leading first-crop sire and 2-year-old sire of 2009. A multiple stakes winner, his biggest win came in the 2005 Suburban Handicap (gr. I).
Join Jason Shandler for a live chat this Friday, April 9, from Noon - 1 p.m. EDT as he discusses this weekend's key prep races. Read Transcript!
The first winner by California stallion Crown the King won April 8 at Santa Anita.
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