Comments from trainer Mikio Matsunaga after Lani's victory in the UAE Derby (UAE-II). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Kentucky-bred Lani is headed back to his roots while representing Japan after earning his way into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II) score.
Australian sprint star Buffering thundered to victory in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint (UAE-I) Sponsored By Meydan Hotels & Hospitality March 26 at Meydan.
United States-based X Y Jet ran lights-out on the front-end but couldn't fend off Muarrab, who edged past near the wire to win the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.
- By Claire Novak
For U.S. fans, Claire Novak runs down the post times for races on the Dubai World Cup card March 26 at Meydan. Watch Video
For U.S. fans, Claire Novak runs down the post times for races on the Dubai World Cup card March 26 at Meydan.
As California Chrome prepares for a shot at redemption in this year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), interest in the horse as a stallion prospect continues to grow, much to the satisfaction of Taylor Made Farm.
American runners Frosted, Mshawish, Hoppertunity, and Keen Ice join California Chrome for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan.
The Thoroughbred Owners of California announced the winners of its 2015 statistical awards for owners March 25.
Seemingly nothing went right for Jerry and Ann Moss' Ziconic in the second start of his career March 25 at Santa Anita Park.
- By Steve Haskin
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In his final timed workout in preparation for the April 2 Florida Derby (gr. I), trainer Doug O'Neill kept the distance the same for Reddam Racing's undefeated Nyquist, but added some company to spice things up March 25.
According to a wagering expert, the industry's embrace of computer-robotic wagering through the high rebates required to sustain these players has resulted in a less attractive game for all other horseplayers.
Romping maiden winner, late Triple Crown nominee, could run April 16 in grade I.
The 20-year-old Unbridled mare leaves behind a colt by Super Saver.
Santa Anita Park will feature the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Darley Awards Stakes, a top-level event with a $100,000 purse for Arabians, April 2.
Godolphin jockey William Buick is out to spoil California Chrome's chances in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) for a second consecutive year.
Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) and now a resident at the Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions, will visit Turfway Park April 2 as part of the Spiral Stakes (gr. III) program.
Racing and gambling matters are still in play in New York as the governor and lawmakers try in the coming week to put the finishing touches on a new state budget.
Al Shaqab Racing's U.S. manager Brad Weisbord talks about the Todd Pletcher trained Mshawish one day before his run in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). Watch Video
The New York State Gaming Commission has put together a proposed rule it hopes would add scrutiny to the practices of racetrack veterinarians.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will saddle Frosted in the March 26 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and has live shots with Marking, Confrontation, and Lady Shipman in undercard stakes on the Saturday program.
Polar River, who has yet to taste defeat in four career outings with a combined victory margin of 32 lengths, appears to be the standout runner in the March 26 UAE Derby (UAE-II).
Al Shaqab Racing's U.S. manager talks about the Todd Pletcher trained Mshawish one day before his run in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder could make her first start of 2016 also her first start on turf, trainer Richard Mandella said March 24 at Santa Anita Park.
Michael Lund Peterson's Mor Spirit worked four furlongs March 24 in :47 4/5 at Santa Anita Park, and earned the "breezing" tag in preparation for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 9.
Morning training in Dubai, including Rich Tapestry, Dariyan, Vazirabad, Vadamos, Gailo Chop, Highland Reel. Plus footage from Breakfast with the Stars. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
An official with Rockingham Park, which remains open for simulcasts but hasn't offered live racing since 2009, confirmed March 24 that the property will be put on the market.
Lukas was the only son of Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
Horses preparing for Dubai World Cup Day including Mshawish, Frank Conversation, California Chrome, Hoppertunity, Peniaphobia, Handassa, and Keen Ice. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
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Los Alamitos Race Course intends on running the next edition of the Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) during its September meet, a track official said during a California Horse Racing Board meeting March 24.
The New York Racing Association March 24 credited multiple safety protocols implemented over the past several years for a catastrophic injury rate that has been lower than the average for all Equine Injury Database tracks.
Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association chairman Alan Foreman is confident a 2015 decision not to pursue a medication overage case against trainer Todd Pletcher won't negatively impact the National Uniform Medication Program.
Trainer Peter Moody, who said he will give up training and not appeal a six-month ban for a cobalt positive, went out a winner March 24 when the 6-year-old millionaire gelding Flamberge won the group I William Reid Stakes.
Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen on March 24 turned in his final work in preparation for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2 at Gulfstream Park.
Tom LaMarra and Ellis Starr preview the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) featuring Greenpointcrusader, Dazzling Gem, Gun Runner, Mo Tom, and Forevamo. Includes a special promotion just for THS viewers. Sponsored by Equibase. Watch Video
Regulations for cobalt have been adopted by the Ohio State Racing Commission, which will begin testing April 15 for the naturally occurring mineral that can adversely affect the equine health when given in large doses.
Tom LaMarra and Ellis Starr preview the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) featuring Greenpointcrusader, Dazzling Gem, Gun Runner, Mo Tom, and Forevamo. Includes a special promotion just for THS viewers. Sponsored by Equibase. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Louisiana Derby.
Golden Gate Fields announcer Michael Wrona has won the contest to take Trevor Denman's position as Santa Anita Park's permanent race caller.
Bloodstock South Africa's lucrative races will be followed by the Equus Awards and a national 2-year-old sale, whose graduates will be eligible for future 1 million rand races.
Morning training in Dubai, including Rich Tapestry (gold 3), Dariyan (green 4), Vazirabad (red 1), Vadamos (white 12), Gailo Chop (green 7), Highland Reel (green 2). Plus footage from Breakfast with the Stars. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Horses preparing for Dubai World Cup Day including Mshawish (white 9), Frank Conversation (pink 8), California Chrome (white 1), Hoppertunity (white 7), Peniaphobia (Black 1), Handassa (gray 4), and Keen Ice (white 2). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Last year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I)-winning jockey William Buick looks to win again March 26 at Meydan, this time for Kiaran McLaughlin on Frosted. Watch Video
Using the recent accreditation of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance as an example, NTRA president Alex Waldrop said the industry can work with regulators to improve the sport.
A trade group for New York's racetrack-based casinos is warning of major revenue drops at their facilities if New Jersey voters this fall approve a referendum permitting two new casinos near New York City.
Last year's Dubai World Cup (UAE-I)-winning jockey William Buick looks to win again March 26 at Meydan, this time for Kiaran McLaughlin on Frosted.
The takeaway from a session on daily fantasy gaming at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference March 23 in New Orleans? Racing regulators need to be prepared for a changing gaming landscape.
Trainer Art Sherman talks about California Chrome at Meydan in the lead-up to Dubai World Cup 2016. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club watch video
Ike and Dawn Thrash's grade I winner Her Emmynency drew the rail for the first time in her career and appears to be the class of a short field in the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) March 26 at Santa Anita Park.
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