Trainer Graham Motion said Jan. 4 that if Ring Weekend runs well in the San Gabriel (G2T), a freshening could be ahead with plans to ship to England for the Queen Anne Stakes (GIT) at Royal Ascot in June.
When Gormley found himself four wide in both the first and second turns during the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), stalking the pace instead of out front, it wasn't much of a surprise the John Shirreffs trainee faded late.
The 3-year-old Shackleford colt scored by 15 lengths under Javier Castellano over a muddy track.
The colt's 3-year-old campaign launches Jan. 7 at Gulfstream Park in the $100,000 Dania Beach (G3), a 7 1/2-furlong turf race that drew nine entrants.
The Kentucky state veterinarian's office has imposed an embargo on horses from any Louisiana track or training center from entering any Kentucky track or training center.
Liam O'Rourke also hired to stallion season sales team
Grand prize includes trip to the race at Gulfstream Park
Tod Marks won the 2016 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for a picture of the stretch run of the Sloan Hurdle at the Iroquois Steeplechase meet in Nashville.
St. Elias Stable's multiple stakes winner Bode's Dream will put her perfect form on the line when she makes her first start as a newly-turned 3-year-old against a field of six challengers in the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 7.
American Oaks, San Pasqual, Robert J. Frankel, Mr. Prospector, Jerome, Tokyo Daishoten, Chinese Club Challenge Cup, Louisiana Futurity, Pago Hop, Pan Zareta Overnight, Woodchooper, Tropical Park Derby, Via Borghese and more.
Godolphin Racing's Hemsworth is set to kick off his sophomore campaign in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park Jan. 7.
The anticipated retirement of multiple Japanese champion Maurice came this week with an announcement that the son of Screen Hero will stand at Shadai Stallion Station.
Natalie Voss has won the 2016 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category for an examination of head trauma and the racing industry's response to preventive measures.
John Scheinman has won the 2016 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the Feature/Commentary category for "Andrew Beyer: Rebel with a Cause," a profile of the former Washington Post racing columnist, horseplayer, and creator of the Beyer Speed Figures.
Starlight Racing will be represented by Neolithic in the upcoming $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), scheduled to be held for the first time Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.
Bob Feld is TOBA's January member of month
California Chrome stepped on the track at Los Alamitos Race Course for the last time Jan. 4. He worked five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 in preparation for the Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup (gr. I).
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots reported a fifth horse tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus, with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture allowing the horse to be released to a private farm where it will be kept in isolation.
- By Steve Haskin
It is 2017. That means it's been 50 years since Thoroughbred racing entered, encompassed, and changed my life, altering its course forever.
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