Wise Dan, the 2013 Horse of the Year, became the first horse to win three championships in consecutive years.
- By Claire Novak
He never backed down from a fight, and wherever they entered him, he ran. Wise Dan galloped his way through the most consistent season delivered by a racehorse in 2013 to edge Point of Entry and Magician for Turf Male honors.
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Ribo Bobo, who has won six of seven since he was claimed, and the solid mare My Pal Chrisy top the fields for the Florida Sunshine Millions Sprint and Florida Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint Jan. 18 at Gulfstream.
Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Fair Grounds, Sunland Park and Oaklawn Park.
The company that operates a casino at New York's Aqueduct Race Track is partnering with Florida racing and breeding interests to construct a "waterfront slots only Thoroughbred inspired resort" in Miami.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Sham Stakes, San Pasqual Stakes, and Ft. Lauderdale Stakes. watch video
Lea shook off pacesetter Csaba in early stretch and comfortably held back runner-up Jackson Bend as he romped clear to win the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 11 at Gulfstream Park.
Favored at 6-5 for his first start since Nov. 29, Waterford Stable's Summer Front ran down pacesetter Tetradrachm in the final sixteenth to win the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 11 at Gulfstream Park.
Mucho Macho Man breezed sharply Jan. 11 for his scheduled 2014 debut in the $400,000 Sunshine Millions Classic on Jan. 18 at Gulfstream Park, while top female sprinter Groupie Doll was also on the tab.
WinStar Farm's multiple graded stakes winner Revolutionary returned to the races for the first time since the 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with a solid victory Jan. 11 at Gulfstream Park, taking a one mile allowance event.
Hialeah Park's preliminary racing dates filing for the 12 months beginning in July calls for another three-month season of Quarter Horse racing, without a return of Thoroughbreds.
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst had a good week, last week, with Jerome tickets being cashed. This week they hope to repeat in the Hal's Hope Stakes. Can Jackson Bend win his first race of the year? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Hal's Hope Stakes.
Led by Horse of the Year candidates Mucho Macho Man, Will Take Charge, and 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan, the finalists for the 2013 Eclipse Awards were announced Jan. 8.
D. Wayne Lukas, the most successful trainer in the history of horse racing, will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in the Thoroughbred industry.
Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Winter Scenes, Laurel Park & more.
Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course have sent the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering preliminary dates filings that would result in another 12 months of head-to-head weekend racing starting in July 2014.
Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Hong Kong, Turf Paradise, Laurel Park and more. View Slideshow
Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Hong Kong, Turf Paradise, Laurel Park and more.
After closing 2013 with a runner-up finish in the Matron Stakes (gr. II), Sweet Whiskey will try to secure her first graded stakes win Jan. 4 at Gulfstream Park in the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (gr. III).
Tampa Bay Downs is planning a repeat of its current racing schedule, again with the controversial two extra days that helped it significantly increase its business in Florida's lucrative host track simulcasting market.
With New Year's Eve approaching, it's time for Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course to fire the first shots in their next battle over racing dates.
Recent Sunshine State Stakes winner Star Harbour again will try to carry his early speed to the wire when he faces an expected seven other sprinters in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 28 at Gulfstream Park.
- By Frank Angst
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst handicap the Mr. Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park. watch video
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Calder Casino & Race Course said Dec. 23 the grade III La Prevoyante Handicap on the grass, scheduled for Dec. 28, has been canceled.
Bourbon Courage, fourth in the Clark Handicap (gr. I), takes on Csaba and Neck 'n Neck in the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday Stakes Dec. 22 prep for the Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Dania Beach Stakes for 2-year-olds. watch video
Trainer Chad Brown will saddle two promising juveniles in Plueven, a two-time stakes winner in France making his U.S. debut, and impressive first-out winner Request in the Dania Beach Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 21 at Gulfstream.
Photos from Gulfstream Park, Fair Grounds, Hollywood Park, Calder, Woodbine, Japan and much more. view slideshow
Gulfstream Park, Fair Grounds, Hollywood Park, Calder, Woodbine, Japan and much more.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man continued to work toward his still undetermined next start, breezing four furlongs in :49.94 the morning of Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park.
Newly crowned single-season North American earnings record holder Javier Castellano picked up a graded win Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park when he guided Heart Stealer in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes.
Gulfstream Park moved ahead of Tampa Bay Downs during November in Florida's three-way competition for host-track simulcast business, according to data released Dec. 12 by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.
With a victory in the third race at Gulfstream Park Friday, Dec. 13, Javier Castellano established a new North American single-season purse earnings record for jockeys.
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Normandy Invasion and Itsmyluckyday, both highly regarded sophomores early in the season, have returned to training in Florida and will prepare for their 4-year-old campaigns in 2014.
R Free Roll will stay in South Florida as she tries to nail down the first graded stakes win of her career Dec. 14 at Gulfstream Park in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III).
In a year that he has combined victories at the highest levels with consistent success, jockey Javier Castellano is closing in on the single-season record for North American earnings by a rider.
Photos from Hollywood, Hong Kong, Calder, Gulfstream, Parx, Golden Gate, Laurel Park and more. View Slideshow
Gulfstream Park had all-sources handle six times greater than Calder Casino and Race Course during the Dec. 6-8 weekend.
Nevada Kid went to the lead and was never headed in the $192,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Dec. 7, wrapping up a solid day of racing that featured eight events worth a total of $1 million at the South Florida oval.
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Mucho Macho Man breezed three furlongs at Gulfstream Park early the morning of Dec. 7, marking his first workout since capturing the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2.
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Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak talk about the claiming crown and drill down the Claiming Crown Iron Horse and Claiming Crown Jewel Stakes. watch video
Hialeah Park has begun its fifth consecutive Quarter Horse racing season and is preparing for a year in which it might have its biggest chance yet to regain a Thoroughbred racing license.
The first major event of the Gulfstream Park Championship Meet will take place Dec. 7 with the Claiming Crown, a collection of eight stakes races worth a total of $1 million.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man will return to competition in 2014 with a goal of defending his title in the $5 million race he won Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, according to his connections.
Apriority, winless in 12 starts since taking the Mr. Prospector Stakes Dec. 31, 2011, returned to the winner's circle Nov. 24 after a five-length victory in a $41,500 optional claiming allowance test at Gulfstream Park.
The annual Jockeys' Guild Assembly will be held Jan. 27-28, 2014, at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla.
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