Millionaire Da Big Hoss, a winner of four graded stakes during his 2016 campaign, took a step closer to his seasonal debut by working six furlongs on the dirt in 1:14.42 at Gulfstream Park March 17.
- By Dave Litfin
- Thoroughbred Racing, Handicapping, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region
Older fillies and mares in the spotlight at both Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita Park.
The 3-year-old Hussonet gelding out of champion Almah sold to Peter Lau for HK$10.5 million.
The Silver Deputy branch of the Deputy Minister sire line—has suffered two blows recently via export. They would be Silver Deputy’s son Posse, and Posse’s son Kodiak Kowboy, now in Uruguay and Brazil, respectively.
Two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome will shuttle to Oussama Aboughazale's Sumaya Stud near Santiago, Chile, for the next three seasons, according to announcements March 16 from Taylor Made Farm and Sumaya Stud.
A start in the Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park June 10 is being considered for Midnight Storm, Little Red Feather Racing managing partner Billy Koch said March 16.
After laying out a bid of $200,000 during the March 15 session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March 2-year-olds in training sale, Billy Koch and his partners got to bring home a colt they already considered part of the family.
A final agreement has been reached to permit Thoroughbred racing to continue at Finger Lakes Racetrack as part of a two-year deal that includes additional funding for purses from several stakeholders.
The Rebel Stakes (G2) is the penultimate leg of Oaklawn's Kentucky Derby prep race series, and with such a large purse, the Rebel has drawn a field of eleven horses that look very competitive on paper.
The Breeders' Cup announced March 16 that Jill Byrne has been named to the newly created position of senior director, industry relations.
Mo Town, winner of the Remsen Stakes (G2) last November, became acquainted for the first time with the Gulfstream Park surface March 16, working six furlongs for a possible start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1.
A talented field of sophomore fillies will travel one mile in the Caesar's Wish Stakes, with Fair Grounds shipper Jenda's Agenda looking to remain perfect while 3-year-old males led by O Dionysus try two turns in the Private Terms Stakes.
This week is a recap of the 1983 Rebel Handicap (now the Rebel Stakes) won by Sunny's Halo.
It's one big race after another, after another March 18 at Rosehill Gardens outside Sydney but the main focus will be on--who else?--Winx.
John Van de Kamp, the former California attorney general who served as president of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, died March 14.
Son of Street Boss looking to be first to sweep Hong Kong's Classic Series but faces one of the deepest fields ever in the Hong Kong Derby.
Seltzer Thoroughbreds' Finest City, the champion female sprinter of 2016, is far from a one-trick mare.
- By Claire Novak
Mor Spirit looks to regain winning form in his third start off the layup March 18, when he carries highweight assignment of 121 pounds in the $250,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park.
The daughter of Curlin will turn back in distance to run in the seven-furlong Inside Information Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream March 18. Curlin's Approval will face seven others in the $200,000 stakes.
Unbeaten in five starts at the Arkansas track, Terra Promessa puts her status as the house horse on the line against six challengers in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) going 1 1/16 miles March 18.
Zayat Stables hit it out of the park at the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training, fueling a vibrant market that resulted in increases in gross and average for the two-day auction.
Sham Stakes (G3) runner-up American Anthem has arrived for the purpose of making sure the Rebel Stakes (G2) remains trainer Bob Baffert's out-of-town playground.
A Pioneerof the Nile colt produced a healthy return on his original purchase price when sold to Robert and Lawana Low for $1 million during the March 15 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2-year-olds in training sale.
Lawrence Best struck again at the seven-figure level at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2-year-olds in training sale, buying an Arch colt for $1,050,000 in the name of his OXO Equine.
Agent Steve Young went to $900,000 to acquire a Union Rags colt from the family of Canadian champion Delightful Mary midway through the March 15 second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2-year-olds in training sale.
Xpressbet customer gets chance to make $25,000 bet on the Preakness.
A Congrats filly was purchased by Kerri Radcliffe for $1.7 million to become the new sale topper at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Due to the lasting effects of the winter weather to hit the area March 14 and the low wind chills anticipated for this evening, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has cancelled its live racing program scheduled for March 15.
Groom Elite director Dr. Reid McLellan will offer two courses in April at Lone Star Park and Magdalena Farms near Lexington.
Regardless of what is written down and published, there’s always another angle—another lead, another quote, another phone call that could add further depth to a story. These Denali graduates have added their own exclamation points to this one.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training began with a continuation of the same trends at other auctions in recent years, with stiff demand at the top and about a third of the offerings returning to their owners.
Claiborne Farm stallion Orb enhanced his reputation March 14 when a colt from his first crop was sold for $1.25 million to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s sale of 2-year-olds in training.
"Purpose-driven" gaming is historical racing that supports defined causes. Revenue from the games will primarily go to buying new bulletproof vests and body armor for law enforcement officers.
Everett Dobson's Mastery, the grade 1 winner who was pulled up March 11 after his impressive San Felipe Stakes (G2) score, has returned to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's barn following successful surgery to repair a condylar fracture.
Margaret Fauber went to $950,000 to secure a Curlin colt as the second-highest price during the March 14 opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2-year-olds in training sale.
Santa Anita Handicap, Triple Bend, Frank E. Kilroe Mile, San Felipe, Tampa Bay Derby, Hillsborough, Sant Ana, Tom Fool Handicap, Florida Oaks, Honeybee, Newmarket Handicap, Australian Cup, Cymbidium Handicap and more.
There is nothing run of the mill about Anne Morgan and Tim Little's Mill Creek Farm. Called "horse heaven" by one of their clients, the full-service farm outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has been rolling along for some 30 years.
New York Senate and Assembly budget plans propose only two governor-appointed positions on a new privatized NYRA board of directors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed his office choose six appointees.
Two young sires on opposite ends of the globe were rewarded March 11 with first black-type winners—both in graded stakes.
An Orb colt bought by consignor Crupi's New Castle for $350,000 as a yearling produced a healthy return on the investment March 14 when he was purchased by Solis/Litt on behalf of LNJ Foxwoods and partners for $1,250,000.
Trainer Graham Motion went to $700,000 to secure a City Zip filly to become the new sale-topper midway through the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-year-olds in training sale.
Raina Chingos Gunderson, Gulfstream Park’s horsemen’s liaison, was honored by the Thoroughbred Charities of America March 13 in Ocala, Fla.
A Medaglia d'Oro colt who is consignor John Stephens' only horse, is among the hips to watch during the March 15 session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s sale of 2-year-olds in training.
In 2012 the Ontario provincial government, without consultation with the horse industry and lacking any plan for its future, announced the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program. The effects were immediate.
NYRA closes simulcasting at Aqueduct and Belmont Cafe. Laurel Park closes OTBs at Timonium, Perryville, and Boonesboro. Live racing at both tracks resumes Friday, March 17.
Mastery's injury and weekend results impact the Derby Dozen, which features the return of some old faces.
Santa Anita was the place to be on Saturday as fans flocked to the Southern California track to see the San Felipe Stakes and Santa Anita Handicap, all while spending a day outdoors with friends. Experience the fashion, fun and racing!
Three Rules became the ninth to sweep the Florida Sire Series and was also named Florida's champion 2-year-old male.
Some of the 2-year-olds entered in the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s March auction are sporting stickers on their rumps indicating eligibility for two stakes at Churchill Downs later this year restricted to offspring of Spendthrift Farm sires.
New arrangement will produce 46 live shows on FS2 that will cover racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course. The Saratoga Live program will offer 36 shows.
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