Gulfstream Park sets increases in purses and number of stakes for 2016, as it aims to draw top horses and large fields to its spring-summer meet.
The number of Triple Crown nominees grew to 377 after nine horses were made eligible for the three-race series during its late nomination phase that closed just before midnight EDT on March 21.
Morning Training at Meydan on Wednesday 23rd March 2016 in the lead-up to the Dubai World Cup 2016. Gun Pit (AUS) (White # 10), California Chrome (White # 1), Mshawish (White # 9), and Frank Conversation (Pink # 4).
An interview with trainer Art Sherman at Meydan in the lead-up to Dubai World Cup 2016. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Frank Taylor, Taylor Made Vice President of boarding operations, discusses future stallions California Chrome and Mshawish. They will face each other March 26 in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-II). watch video
Matthew Carter, the treasurer for the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association under investigation for possible misuse of funds, was found dead March 20 in the the Susquehanna River near City Island, Pa.
Frank Taylor, Taylor Made Vice President of boarding operations, discusses future stallions California Chrome and Mshawish. They will face each other March 26 in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-II).
Risen Star (gr. II) winner Gun Runner will take on grade I winner Greenpointcrusader, who last finished second to Mohaymen in the Holy Bull (gr. II), when the two go postward in the March 26 Louisiana Derby (gr. II).
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds. read blog
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Headed by the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I), which was won last year by Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year American Pharoah, Monmouth Park Racetrack has released its $4.65 million stakes schedule for 2016.
Two-time U.S. Horse of the Year Wise Dan and seven-time Sovereign Award-winning trainer Mark Casse are among the 15 Thoroughbred candidates on the ballot for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Louisiana-based owners and a Louisiana-based trainer hope the home cooking works for their Mo Tom, who hopes to turn the tables on Gun Runner in the March 26 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds
Officials from Keeneland Association, Fasig-Tipton Co., and Ocala Breeders' Sales Company on March 22 jointly announced they have amended the anabolic androgenic steroid policy.
Art Sherman said March 22 that California Chrome looks the best he ever has as he prepares for a second shot at the Dubai World Cup March 26 after a runner-up effort a year ago
The Virginia Equine Alliance March 22 announced immediate and longer term plans for horse racing in the state and introduced a new website focused on all aspects of Virginia racing.
Cupid strikes in Oaklawn's Rebel and more inside the March 26, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Racing industry won't resolve medication issues without unity read blog
Equibase Company announced March 22 the expansion of racing coverage with the addition of entries and results from several international racing jurisdictions.
Equine Injury Database statistics show the rate of fatal injuries in Thoroughbred races dropped 14% in 2015 from the previous year. The overall rate is the lowest since the stats were first reported in 2009.
Trainer Satish Seemar discusses Reynaldothewizard, Gold City (IRE), and Farrier March 21. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club watch video
Cupid flutters into Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen this week. Where does he land? Read to find out! read blog
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Interview with trainer Doug Watson on March 21, 2016. Doug discusses Candy Boy, Cool Cowboy, One Man Band (IRE), Faulkner (GB), Basateen (IRE), Polar River, and Meadow Creek (GB). watch video
A total of 1,216 juveniles have been cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2016 Spring sale of 2-year-olds in training that is now available via the OBS website.
Horse Racing Alberta and the government of Alberta have signed a new 10-year agreement that will continue to support the province's horse racing industry.
Five U.S.-based Dubai World Cup contenders are preparing for March 26 race.
Common Hope, the dam of ill-fated Shared Belief, produced a full brother to the 2013 champion 2-year-old male on March 19 at Sancal Racing at Elmendorf Farm near Lexington.
Leading Australian trainer must serve six-month ban for unintentional overage.
Footage of morning training at Meydan on Monday March 21, 2016 in the lead-up to the Dubai World Cup. watch video
Land of Enchantment day Nov. 23 will again serve as centerpiece of meet.
Interview with trainer Dhruba Selvaratnam at Meydan March 21. Dhruba discusses MORAWIJ (GB). Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Interview with trainer Doug Watson on March 21, 2016. Doug discusses Candy Boy, Cool Cowboy, One Man Band (IRE), Faulkner (GB), Basateen (IRE), Polar River, and Meadow Creek (GB). Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
B-Roll footage of morning training at Meydan on Monday March 21, 2016 in the lead-up to the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club MSHAWISH (USA) (White # 9) - FRANK CONVERSATION (USA) (Pink # 4) - HOPPERTUNITY (USA) (White # 7) - KEEN ICE (USA) (White # 2) - GUN PIT (HK)(White # 10) - PENIAPHOBIA (IRE) (Black # 1) - BUFFERING (AUS) (Black # 6) - CERTERACH (IRE) (Red # 9) - DARIYAN (FR) (Green # 4) - VADAMOS (FR) (White # 12) - MAHESS DU SOLEIL (GB) (Grey # 9) - VAZIRABAD (FR) (Red # 1)
Interview with trainer Robert Heathcote on March 21, 2016. Robert talks about contender Buffering (AUS). Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Interview with trainer Satish Seemar on March 21, 2016. Satish discusses REYNALDOTHEWIZARD (USA), GOLD CITY (IRE), and FARRIER (USA). Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Interview with Erwin Charpy, connection of Buffering (AUS), on March 21, 2016. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Jockey Santiago Gonzalez will be sidelined for six weeks because of a broken jaw, agent Craig Stephen said March 21.
Ex-claimer Chocolate Ride will be seeking to defend his title in the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 26 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots as the son of Candy Ride has been assigned top weight of 124 pounds.
Hussonet, sire of 30 grade I or group I winners and 20 champions, died from a stroke the morning of March 21 at Cornerstone Stud in Angaston, South Australia.
Iron Rob, an added entry to the $75,000 San Pedro Stakes after it was washed away by a rainstorm March 11, upset heavily favored Denman's Call in the six-furlong sprint March 20.
Speedway Stable's Collected powered wire to wire and won the $415,000 Sunland Park Festival of Racing Stakes for 3-year-old males March 20 at Sunland Park.
Reschedules first post time to accommodate 14-race card.
Kaleem Shah's Fantastic Style returned from a more than eight month layoff in style, easily scoring in the $100,000 Las Flores (gr. III) March 20 at Santa Anita Park.
Gallant Stable's grade I winner Majestic Harbor will go for his second consecutive graded stakes victory of the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots meet in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) Mar. 26.
Team O'Neill's Frank Conversation worked at Meydan March 19. He is pointed towards the UAE Derby. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
California Chrome tuns in his final work for the Dubai World Cup. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club
Trailing slow fractions racing last in a short field of five, Stonestreet Stables' Tara's Tango was still able to rally past rivals late to win the $500,000 Santa Margarita Stakes (gr. I) March 19 at Santa Anita Park.
For the sixth time in seven years, Bob Baffert sent out the winner of the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) when Cupid scored in the 1 1/16-mile race March 19 at Oaklawn Park.
Battling wide in the lane, Upstart completed a long drive to edge away from Domain's Rap and others for a one-length win in the $350,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) March 19 at Oaklawn Park.
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