For all the jaw dropping that surrounded the success of Scat Daddy's offspring at the Royal Ascot meet came a bit of head scratching about how this could have been predicted.
Trainer Richie Scherer, who enjoyed success at tracks throughout the Midwest and in his native Louisiana, died May 20 at age 53.
The sire power lost when Scat Daddy collapsed and died suddenly Dec. 14, 2015, at age 11 was substantial, but he has six sons standing at stud.
Horse Racing Radio Network announced it will host an historic broadcast of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup live from Garrison Savannah in Barbados on Saturday, March 5.
Mongolian Saturday proved a colorful winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, as native Mongolian garb filled the winner's circle and showed the event off as a truly international event.
The order wasn't especially demanding for The Pizza Man Oct. 23, as the Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner cruised through an easy breeze on the Churchill Downs turf in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT)
Dr. Mick Peterson, executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, was on hand at Keeneland the weekend of Oct. 10-11 to review testing and measuring procedures to ensure the safety of the dirt track.
It was "all WinStar all the time" in the featured $300,000 More Than Ready Stakes Presented by WinStar Farm that highlighted the opening-day card at Kentucky Downs.
Fresh off an impressive group I triumph at Royal Ascot, Wes Welker's Undrafted tops the 10-horse field entered in the $300,000 More Than Ready Mile Stakes on the opening-day card at Kentucky Downs Sept. 5.
Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino's two-time grade I winner Obviously will make his 2015 debut in the Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), a race he has won twice, Aug. 23 at Del Mar.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey hopes the $500,000 Fourstardave (gr. IIT) will open the door to a Breeders' Cup bid for Ironicus, who will do battle with last year's Fourstardave winner Seek Again Aug. 15 at Saratoga.
Nine older horses square off in the one-mile $100,000 Hanshin Cup over Arlington's Polytrack in a wide-open affair
Three who hit the board in the May 30 Opening Verse Stakes will come back to face off again, except the victorious The Pizza Man, in the $200,000 Firecracker Stakes (gr. IIT) June 27 at Churchill Downs.
Stuart Janney III's Ironicus made the best of his stakes debut, rifling through the stretch to claim the $300,000 Longines Dixie (gr. IIT) May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.
Sam-Son Farm's Up With the Birds, the 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, will make his 5-year-old debut in the $300,000 Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.
World Thoroughbreds Racing homebred Rerun scored the biggest victory of his career when he took the $100,000 Miami Mile (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park April 25.
Get Happy Mister, who has dominated at Arapahoe Park, liked the Southern California grass just fine Sunday, winning the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 19 at Santa Anita Park.
Annette Bishop's Get Happy Mister has a lot working against him in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 19 at Santa Anita Park, but he's shown an affinity for crossing the wire first.
Gary Barber's Jack Milton went from last to first to claim his first grade I score in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT), tracking down longshot Aripeka in the lane April 10 at Keeneland
On Feb. 21, the 6-year-old son of English Channel returns with a new trainer, and his connections' hope that he can ace the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT), a race in which he finished second in 2014.
Brereton C. Jones' Albano looks to kick off what could be a breakthrough year when he heads the Louisiana Handicap; grade I winner Kitten's Dumplings returns for her first race since November of 2013 in the Marie G. Krantz.
In the Nov. 8 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT), Gainesway Stable's Villandry finally notched a graded win for trainer Charles LoPresti. Following a move to the barn of David Carroll, he looms Jan. 17 at Fair Grounds.
After breaking through with his first stakes victory in six tries, Dynamic Sky attempts to surpass $1 million in career earnings as one of the favorites in the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
Tom's Tribute, whose past two starts at Del Mar produced victories in the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) and Del Mar Mile Handicap (gr. IIT), heads a staunch field of 10 expected for the grade II Seabiscuit Handicap Nov. 28.
Seven stakes winners are among the eight-horse field set for the Delta Mile Stakes, one of seven supporting stakes on the Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) card Nov. 22.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Adios Nardo||Leo G. Gabriel, Jr.||
|Compliance Officer||Bruce R. Brown||
|Daddy Nose Best||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Derby Kitten||Michael J. Maker||
|Grand Contender||Thomas M. Amoss||
|Hammers Terror||Michael J. Maker||
|King David||Michael J. Maker||
|Marchman||W. Bret Calhoun||
|Mr. Vegas||Richard R. Scherer||
|Pure Tactics||Morris G. Nicks||
|Skyring||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Sneaky Kitten||Michael J. Maker||
|Street Serenade||Michelle Lovell||
|Strike Impact||Patrick J. Dupuy||
|Voodoo Storm||Federico Villafranco||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Clasico Constitucion S. (G1)||CMR|
|Prince of Wales S.||FE|
|Cougar II H. (G3)||DMR|
|Jonathan Kiser Novice S.||SAR|