The chestnut colt blazed a rare trail for a Pennsylvania-bred, becoming only the second to win the Kentucky Derby, and each victory on the road to the Derby greatly increased his popularity and fan following.
This week we take a closer look at Destin, winner of the $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 12 at Tampa Bay Downs.
Emerald Downs in Washington and Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver, British Columbia, will offer a bonus for horses that sweep the tracks' signature events for 3-year-olds in 2016.
Laminitis claims Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Vicar's in Trouble, winner of the 2014 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and Super Derby (gr. II). The son of Into Mischief was put down March 11.
Kaleem Shah's Fantastic Style, last seen racing July 11 during an impressive score in the Great Lady M Stakes (gr. II), is scheduled to make her 4-year-old debut March 20 in the Las Flores (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.
Reddam Racing's Land Over Sea, who has finished second to undefeated champion Songbird in her past two races, is scheduled to arrive in Louisiana March 21 for the $400,000 TwinSpires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 26.
A racing rarity, if not a first at Santa Anita Park, occurred when Seventh Sense captured the fifth race March 12 at the Southern California track.
Claire Novak catches up with the Dans March 17. Watch the dynamic duo enjoy a sunny day on the farm. Retirement is good! watch video
Caterpillars tied to widespread foal loss in 2001
Claire Novak catches up with the Dans March 17. Watch the dynamic duo enjoy a sunny day on the farm. Retirement is good!
Former trainer, 47, won a number of titles at tracks in the Southwest.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) featuring Madtap, Suddenbreakingnews, Whitmore, and Discreetness. Includes a special promotion just for THS viewers. Sponsored by Equibase. Watch Video
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred 3-year-old colt Fellowship, who has a pair of third-place finishes in grade II stakes this year, hopes to improve on that in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) featuring Madtap, Suddenbreakingnews, Whitmore, and Discreetness. Includes a special promotion just for THS viewers. Sponsored by Equibase. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Rebel Stakes.
The Jockey Club March 17 said its Graded Stakes Out-of-Competition Testing Grant Fund program again will be in effect in 2016.
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has announced the new and re-elected members of its board of directors after votes were tallied March 15.
Local standouts Taris and Tara's Tango appear to have their hands full in the $500,000 Santa Margarita (gr. I) March 19 at Santa Anita Park against shippers Penwith and Lavender Chrissie.
They saved the best for last at the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2-year-olds in training sale March 16, when a Smart Strike colt lit up the bid board late for $1.7 million.
You Bought Her will take another shot at the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 16 at Gulfstream Park, a race she missed last year by a closing neck.
Winchell Thoroughbreds' champion racemare is set for her return to the races for the second year in a row in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn Park.
Deep into the second day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training sale March 16, a Smart Strike colt moved to the top of the price list.
A California Horse Racing Board Medication and Track Safety Committee meeting was often contentious at Santa Anita Park March 16, when topics regarding drug use and documentation were discussed.
Ralph Evans' Upstart, a grade II winner and player on the Triple Crown trail last year, makes his 2016 debut as the 120-pound highweight in the March 19 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.
An attractive Twirling Candy filly was purchased by LNJ Foxwoods for $825,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's sale of 2-year-olds in training March 16.
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Cary Frommer, who sold the day 1 sale topper, discusses buying and selling Uncle Mo juveniles. Also learn of Cary's marmoset. watch video
Pimlico Race Course will offer $3.7 million in stakes for a 28-day meet that begins May 12, Maryland Jockey Club officials said March 16.
Though the Sunland Park Derby has been canceled, a full field of 12 is lined up to contest its replacement, the $415,000 Sunland Park Festival of Racing Stakes March 20 at the New Mexico track.
Cary Frommer, who sold the day 1 sale topper, discusses buying and selling Uncle Mo juveniles. Also learn of Cary's marmoset.
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Trainer Alfredo Velazquez, best known for saddling Private Zone to a pair of grade I victories in 2014, secured the 1,000th North American training win of his career March 15.
Trainer Bob Baffert went to $475,000 to buy a Malibu Moon colt early in the March 16 second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2-year-olds in training sale.
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The 2015 Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I), in which American Pharoah became a Triple Crown winner, has been chosen as a finalist for Sports Event of the Year by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal.
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The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company kicked off its 2-year-olds in training sale March 15 with across-the-board declines as a striking son of Uncle Mo topped the day's trading at $1.3 million.
Son of Candy Ride stands at Harris Farms in California.
In a settlement with the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, trainer Randy Haffner will serve at least a 45-day suspension for 2015 violations in Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse races at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino.
An Uncle Mo colt was purchased for $1.3 million by Mike Repole in partnership with Coolmore Stud to take over as leader during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A Twirling Candy colt was bought by a partnership of Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar, and China Horse Club for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training.
End Zone Athletics was the track's leading owner for 2015-16 season.
Two-day Book 1 portion ended with massive gains in gross, average.
A Curlin colt who breezed a quarter-mile in :21 was purchased by MMG Stables for $625,000 to become the second-highest offering about two-thirds through the first session of the OBS sale of 2-year-olds March 15.
Revenue for horse racing is included in a casino-expansion referendum that will be put before New Jersey voters in November. The legislation states that not less than 2% of revenue would go to support horse racing.
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French classic winner, U.S. grade I winner is the sire of 19 black-type winners.
Destin sets track mark in the Tampa Bay Derby and more inside the March 19, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse magazine!
A War Front colt who breezed a quarter mile in :20 3/5 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's sale of 2-year-olds in training was purchased by Jason Litt for $675,000.
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association has announced the 2015 Louisiana-bred divisional champions for 2015, along with stallion of the year, broodmare of the year, and breeders of the year.
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