Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, and Michael Tabor's grade 1 winner Hootenanny looms the one to beat in the 65th running of the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (G3) May 13 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Trainer Simon Callaghan acknowledges the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes (G3) May 13 at Santa Anita Park will be a unique experience.
The R.A.C.E. Fund, a 501 C 3 non-profit organization established in 2004 and TAA accredited, launches its 2017 fund drive with an online auction on eBay starting May 26th to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue.
Miss Temple City's connections hope a start in the $150,000 Beaugay Stakes (G3T) May 13 at Belmont Park will get her on track for her ultimate target—a return to Royal Ascot in June.
The Equine Sales Company's May sale of 2-year olds in training and horses of racing age showed marked improvements in both average and median, featuring a $110,000 daughter of Flat Out who set a sales record.
Averill Racing and CCF Racing Stables' first-time starter wins gate-to-wire by a head.
Master Plan, an also-eligible Derby horse who didn't make the field, put in a half-mile breeze the day after in preparation for the Peter Pan Stakes.
Chester and Mary Broman's Highway Star will seek a second straight graded stakes win May 13 in the $250,000 Ruffian Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park.
Having already taken down some of the best turf performers in Europe, Dermot Weld-trained Zhukova (IRE) is now aiming at making her first stateside impression a winning one.
The Juddmonte Farms homebred won the May 10 Cheshire Oaks at England's Chester Racecourse.
Judge Lanier Racing's Preakness Stakes (G1) candidate Conquest Mo Money is scheduled to arrive at Pimlico Race Course May 14.
A. Thom Brede, a Thoroughbred breeder and horse show judge, died April 20.
The top five finishers earn an automatic berth to the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship.
Zenyatta, the only female to win the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) and a 2016 inductee into racing's Hall of Fame, foaled a filly by Medaglia d'Oro May 9
As I have done the past several years, I thought it would be interesting to go back week by week and re-live the observations, race reports, workout reports, and any news regarding the eventual Kentucky Derby winner.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming got acquainted with the racing surface at Pimlico Race Course May 10 during a light jog in preparation for a scheduled start in the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1).
Derby week a perfect time to grow the sport
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