The already loaded male sprint division was further reinforced when Limousine Liberal overcame a four-wide trip throughout to post a 2 1/2-length win over Wilbo in the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs June 3.
Limousine Liberal, winner of the Churchill Downs Stakes Presented by TwinSpires.com (G2) May 6, will seek to back up that effort in the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (G3) June 3 at Churchill Downs.
Grade 1 winner Denman's Call will make his first start out of California when he faces a field of 14 going seven furlongs in the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (G2) May 6.
Grade 2 winner I Spent It, who entered stud last year, is being relocated to Merrick Ranches near Sayre, Okla., where he'll stand for $2,500.
WinStar Farm's Daredevil sired his first reported foal Jan. 10, when a filly was born at Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, N.Y.
Leading the roster are Creative Cause, Cairo Prince, and Majesticperfection at $15,000.
The 4-year-old son of Flatter and multiple graded stakes winner will enter stud in 2017 with a $10,000 fee.
After a prolonged stretch duel, Practical Joke saw a head bob go his way to win by a nose over a courageous Syndergaard in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
Maybe not as strong as any of the four grade Is on Belmont's Oct. 8 program, but the Kelso Handicap (gr. II) is an intriguing one-turn mile with a field of seven.
Training titans of both coasts will square off in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at a flat mile Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.
Godolphin Stables' Frosted made history in his last start, and those fortunate enough to watch him rumble are anticipating his return in the Aug. 6 Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
In his first U.S. start since opening the season in Dubai, Frosted delivered a dominating performance in the $1.25 million Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) June 11 at Belmont Park.
Big-name horses like Frosted, Calculator, Stanford, Upstart, and El Kabeir will mix it up with Noble Bird, Ami's Flatter, and Anchor Down in the June 11 Met Mile (gr. I).
James Cummings, grandson of legendary Australian trainer Bart Cummings, enjoyed his first group I winner as a trainer when Prized Icon took the Champagne Stakes (Aus-I) April 16 at Royal Randwick.
Effinex was made the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) favorite against a field that also includes Razorback Handicap (gr. III) winner Upstart and several other stakes winners.
Effinex, a grade I winner and $2.2 million earner, was named New York's 2015 Horse of the Year at the New York Thoroughbred Breeders annual banquet April 4 at the Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs.
Battling wide in the lane, Upstart completed a long drive to edge away from Domain's Rap and others for a one-length win in the $350,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) March 19 at Oaklawn Park.
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.
It's too soon to know if Jose Ortiz will have a Derby ride this year, but he did pilot the promising Matt King Coal to an allowance win March 6. The son of Cool Coal Man is under consideration for the Wood Memorial (gr. I).
Expectations are high for his 4-year-old campaign.
A year-long stretch of near misses ended for Hoppertunity Feb. 6 in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
Dortmund may be on the sidelines for now, but Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert still holds a good hand going into the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 6 at Santa Anita Park.
This week we take a closer look at Sunny Ridge, winner of the $250,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) on Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Michael Lund Peterson's Mor Spirit continued to work toward his 3-year-old debut Jan. 23 at Santa Anita Park with a six-furlong workout under regular jockey Gary Stevens.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Daredevil||Todd A. Pletcher||
|El Kabeir||William I. Mott||
|I Spent It||Anthony W. Dutrow||
|The Truth Or Else||Kenneth G. McPeek||
|Upstart||Richard A. Violette, Jr.||
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