Eight foes will line up to take a shot at Shared Belief, arguably the top older horse in North America, in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 18 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
In the year's first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015, recent Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Shared Belief has landed in the top spot.
Tampa Bay Downs, Santa Anita, Aqueduct, Oaklawn Park, Gulfstream, Sunland and More. View Slideshow
J. Keeler Johnson recaps the Santa Anita Handicap, San Felipe Stakes, and more! read blog
Shared Belief did what was expected of him in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 7, blowing an overmatched group of horses away with ease.
Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak preview the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) featuring Shared Belief, and also look at the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II). Watch Video
Clubhouse Ride, a $22,000 purchase from a 2010 Barretts sale who went on to earn more than $1.3 million, has been retired to stud at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif.
The field for the $1 million, 1 1/4-mile Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 7 is full, but beyond headliner Shared Belief, the race lacks the potential star power that appeared to be possible when nominations came out.
Hopeful trainer Charlie Stutts and owner Bryan Carney are looking to pull off the upset of all upsets with 1-for-66 Crimson Giant in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 7.
Colts by Uncle Mo and Kitten's Joy topped the work tab for the fastest eighth-mile breeze--one on dirt, the other on turf--at the Fasig-Tipton Florida under-tack show March 2 at Gulfstream Park.
Defending winner and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan and 2014 champion turf male Main Sequence are among 74 horses on the list of early nominees to the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs.
On March 7 at Santa Anita Park the track and Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Seabiscuit and Red Pollard's history-making win in the Santa Anita Handicap of 1940.
Hard Aces, sharp winner of the Louisiana Handicap in his first start of 2015, has been sold privately to Hronis Racing with plans to ship to Southern California to take on Shared Belief in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap.
Champions to square off in San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.
Monba, winner of the 2008 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), will stand the 2015 breeding season at Nicks Farm near Sellersburg, Ind.
Santa Anita Park is returning the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) to $1 million in 2015, and also hiked the purse for its other leading main track event for older horses, the San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), to a record $500,000.
Milwaukee Brew, poised to capture his second title as Canada's champion sire, will remain at $7,500 (all stallion fees are Canadian dollars, stands and nurses). His eight 2014 stakes winners are the most in Canada since 2001.
Day 9 of the Keeneland November sale saw competitive trade for both the session's upper-market weanlings and mares, fueling across-the-board increases. The day's top price, for a Pioneerof the Nile colt, was $85,000.
The Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's fall sale Oct. 12 saw median soar 111% from last year.
A look back on the career of 8-time Grade I winner Game On Dude. View Slideshow
Second-crop sire Einstein (Spend a Buck--Gay Charm, by Ghadeer) will move to Adena Springs Kentucky to Adena Springs Canada for the 2015 breeding season.
Fasig-Tipton's July yearling sale opens the yearling auction season with mixed figures and a $550,000 sale-topper, a Cowboy Cal half brother to Hoppertunity and three-quarters brother to Executiveprivilege.
About 60% through the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale July 14 in Lexington, the auction saw a new high price when Alfredo Lichoa went to $550,000 to land a Cowboy Cal colt.
- By Steve Haskin
Game On Dude's numerous outstanding achievements over the past four to five years are overshadowed by his two flops in the Breeders' Cup Classic. read blog
Buckpasser is one of the most revered names in American racing and breeding. Besides being a beloved racehorse, his influence on the breed has been enormous.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Blue Exit||Jerry Hollendorfer||
|Cause||Myung Kwon Cho||
|Champs Elysees (GB)||Robert J. Frankel||
|Colonel John||Eoin G. Harty||
|Court Vision||Dale L. Romans||
|Cowboy Cal||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Dansant (GB)||BUTLER G A||
|Einstein (BRZ)||Helen Pitts||
|Heroi Do Bafra (BRZ)||Robert J. Frankel||
|Magnum (ARG)||Darrell Vienna||
|Matto Mondo (CHI)||Justin R. Evans||
|Monba||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Stream Cat||Laura Bealmear||
|Zambezi Sun (GB)||Robert J. Frankel||
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