This week is a recap of the 1972 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields won by Quack. Written by Giles E. Wright with the headline, "The California Derby Cancelled Some Trips to the Kentucky Derby," the story appeared in the May 1, 1972 issue.
Merriebelle Stable's Reporting Star, runner-up in each of the past two years, will try to secure the elusive top spot with a scheduled start in the Jan. 21 Sunshine Millions Turf at Gulfstream Park.
Awesome Slew, a Florida-bred who has distinguished himself as a graded stakes winner, has yet to race in restricted company, but that will change Jan. 21 when he heads a field of eight in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park.
For trainer Ian Kruljac, running Seltzer Thoroughbreds' Finest City in the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) Jan. 21 at Santa Anita Park has always been the target to kick off the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) winner's 2017 season.
Off for nearly eight months without any serious running, Uncle Lino's first work since his start in the 2016 Preakness Stakes (G1) went about as well as could be expected Jan. 18 at Santa Anita Park.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 36 entries for the 2017 Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale supplemental catalog. Those entries may now be viewed online.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced Jan. 18 that the 46th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony will be televised live on TVG2 and also streamed on multiple outlets Jan. 21.
Darby Dan Farm's Sky Kingdom, a two-time graded stakes winner and track record-setting son of Empire Maker, sired his first reported foal Jan 14, when a filly was born at Ann Marie Farm in Paris, Ky.
Total purses for the day's five Sunshine Millions stakes for Florida-breds Saturday, Jan. 21 at Gulfstream Park will be $600,000 rather than the originally scheduled $900,000.
Ft. Lauderdale, La Canada, Hal's Hope, Marshua's River, Megahertz, Toboggan, Busanda, Smarty Jones, Pippin, Fifth Season, Choi Wan Handicap, Kai Yip Handicap, Long Valley Handicap, Beas River Handicap, Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup, and more.
Her connections are holding out hope she may be cleared to travel to the Jan. 29 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston, but due to an equine herpesvirus outbreak and resulting quarantine at Fair Grounds, she was entered in the 1 1/16-mile Krantz.
After splashing to a record-setting victory in his 3-year-old debut, Uncontested will be pointed to the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 20 at Oaklawn Park, trainer Wayne Catalano said Jan. 18.
New York state would stop paying costs associated with equine drug testing in the horse racing industry, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed in his new 2017 state budget plan.
John Oxley will turn 80 Jan. 24 but the classic-winning owner feels like he's half that age. And, he's ready to spend that energy on a busy upcoming racing and personal schedule.
The bay filly, bred by trainer Mike Ferraro and Blue Star Stable, was born at Waldorf Farm
Uncontested rebounded from a disappointing stakes debut in November with a powerhouse performance in the Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 16 at Oaklawn Park, where he stamped himself a contender for the 2017 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday proposed that the New York Racing Association be returned to private control, but the plan would retain sizeable influence by the governor over its operations.
Cautious Giant, a 6-year-old stakes-placed gelding, brought top price of $57,000 at the Barretts January mixed sale in Pomona, Calif., Jan. 17.
The first foal by Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Bayern was born Jan. 16 at Longview Farm near Ashton, Ontario.
Veteran Jockey Gerry Olguin, who counts a Canadian classic among his 105 black-type stakes wins, earned the 2,000th victory of his career Jan. 15 at Golden Gate Fields.
Keeneland announced Jan. 17 that Barbara Banke's Stonestreet has become the signature sponsor of the Spring Meet's Lexington Stakes (G3), to be held April 15.
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We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming and all meaningful and timely topics to bring you the latest news on the ever-growing dreaded "Haskin Curse" that has quietly plagued the Sport of Kings for well more than a decade.
With Anna Wells aboard, the towering chestnut stretched his legs through three furlongs in :36 3/5. As one chapter comes to a close with California Chrome's upcoming retirement, another begins with Dortmund as the hopeful figurehead.
Gunpowder Farms announced Jan. 17 that R. A. Hill Stable has purchased an ownership interest in Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Contender Breaking Lucky.
Grade 3 winner Metaboss has been retired and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., for a fee of $2,000 stands and nurses.
When Anthony Bilotta made a trip to Alberta, Canada, to see his son graduate from Olds College, he didn’t expect to make a major life decision. But that’s what happened when he took a drive to see Alydeed, who was standing at Peaceful Valley Farms.
Anyone who doubts Frank Stronach's ability to think big needs only to gaze at the 473-ton steel and bronze statue of Pegasus, the winged stallion of Greek mythology, that captivates visitors as they enter Gulfstream Park.
With a late burst of speed, D P Racing's Prize Exhibit swept her competition to win the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Jan. 16 by 1 1/4 lengths.
Aptly named Uncontested jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 5 1/4-length romp in the Smarty Jones Stakes over a sloppy track at Oaklawn Park on the Martin Luther King holiday card Jan. 16.
The first foal by multiple grade 1 winner Palace Malice was born at Three Chimneys in the early morning of Jan. 12.
Gaston and Anthony Grant's Green Gratto grinded out a gate-to-wire win, where he was pressured every step of the way, in the Toboggan Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 16.
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, announced Jan. 16 across-the-board purse increases beginning with Condition Book 2, which starts Jan. 30.
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito saddled the 2,000th winner of his career Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, when Forever Plus registered a gate-to-wire victory under Nik Juarez in the second race.
Classic Empire, the heavy favorite to be named 2-year-old champion male, took another significant step Jan. 16 toward possibly launching his 3-year-old campaign in the Feb. 4 Holy Bull Stakes (G2).
Grade 1 winner Bradester has been retired to enter stud this year at Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas, for a fee of $3,500.
Coffeepot Stables' Farrell, who had a six-length victory in the Nov. 26 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, kicks off her 3-year-old campaign in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes over a mile and 70 yards at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Under a perfectly measured ride by Kendrick Carmouche, Juddmonte Farms' Lockdown cruised to a 2 1/2-length victory on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the Busanda for 3-year-old fillies.
Faces Western Reserve again after neck defeat
While the sales company now conducts its 2-year-olds in training and yearling auctions at Del Mar, for 2017 it has returned its mixed sales to its previous home of Fairplex in Pomona, near Santa Anita.
Multiple graded stakes winner worked five furlongs Jan. 14 in :59 1/5 at Gulfstream Park.
Glenn DiSanto was an avid supporter of aftercare programs.
The son of Unbridled's Song breezes six furlongs at Santa Anita Park in 1:12 2/5. He'll have one more work before the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1).
An influential New York state senator this week will take testimony about what the Thoroughbred industry envisions for the future of the New York Racing Association.
John C. Oxley's Noble Bird is under consideration for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park following a sharp half-mile work Jan. 15.
A promising field of 12 will go to post in New Orleans' first Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (G1) prep of the year in the $200,000 LeComte Stakes (G3) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Paul Pompa Jr. and J Stables' Tommy Macho didn't have the easiest trip in the $150,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14, but that didn't stop him from powering down the stretch to win by 5 3/4 lengths like nothing happened.
Some patient handling by trainer Scooter Dickey and an explosive late kick urged on by jockey Joe Bravo allowed Flatlined to earn the first graded stakes win of his career Jan. 14 in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale (G2T) at Gulfstream Park.
Vale Dori took heat early and kept on rolling in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (G2) Jan. 14 at Santa Anita Park, impressively picking up her second consecutive grade 2 and third straight victory for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
Adena Springs North stallion Silver Max, a seven-time graded stakes winner, sired his first reported foal when a filly was born at Frank Stronach's facility near Ontario, Canada at 4 p.m. Jan. 12.
Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva picked up another graded stakes victory and a second win in the $150,000 Marshua's River (G3T) when she won this year's edition by a half-length in a possible cap to her racing career.
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