Bob Baffert, trainer of leading Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) candidates American Pharoah and Dortmund, had the right answer when asked him which colt is better.
Kaleem Shah's Dortmund recorded his first workout since winning the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) the morning of March 21 at Santa Anita Park.
After finishing third in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), Bolo will stay on the dirt for his next race, the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 4.
American Pharoah came out of his 6 1/4-length victory in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II) "perfect", trainer Bob Baffert said March 15.
Trainer Keith Desormeaux is unsure Texas Red can get ready in time for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 4, but that isn't going to stop him from trying.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner will begin working March 14; may go in Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 4.
Bob Baffert will not be changing his plans for undefeated Dortmund after the 3-year-old colt's front-running victory in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 7 at Santa Anita Park.
It wasn't the fractions that excited Bob Baffert about undefeated Dortmund's workout the morning of Feb. 26 at Santa Anita Park, it was how the massive 3-year-old son of Big Brown handled himself.
Texas Red remains on course for the April 4 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) as he swims his way back from an abscess on his right front foot following a sharp second in his 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes Feb. 1.
Texas Red, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has suffered a foot abscess that will prevent him from running in the Feb. 21 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II), said co-owner Erich Brehm.
The football comparisons might indicate the Bob Baffert's confidence in his current crop of 3-year-olds, because all have to do with the New England Patriots.
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red is likely to have three starts on the early Triple Crown trail, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux, beginning with the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 1.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Liaison is a filly that was born Jan. 6 in Micanopy, Fla.
In 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome was one of those rare horses who transcended the sport and became racing's newest glamour star.
This year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) had it all: a close finish, a thrilling run through the stretch, and a lingering controversy. read blog
Blueskiesnrainbows can score a repeat win in the $200,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 29, but instead of Hollywood Park, he'll be trying to accomplish it at Del Mar.
Cassatt and Jojo Warrior, both graded stakes winners, and Shanon Nicole, victorious in two $200,000 stakes in a row, top the cast entered for the "Land of Enchantment Day" card Nov. 26 at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M.
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.
Airdrie Stud announced 2015 stud fees Oct. 29. Topping the roster is Creative Cause at $15,000; newcomer Cairo Prince to stand for $10,000.
The $100,000 Cougar II Stakes (gr. III) may have been a marathon, but it was over in a hurry after Irish Surf took command and never received a challenge the evening of July 25 at Del Mar.
For the second straight year, a colt by Deep Impact out of U.S. Horse of the Year Azeri was the star of the Japan Racing Horse Association's foal sale.
A shrinking foal crop over the last several years may give California Chrome an edge over past Derby/Preakness winners heading into the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
California Chrome owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn are no doubt getting to know the surreal conditions of becoming instant celebrities as their horse attempts to win the long-vacated Triple Crown at Belmont Park.
Represented in 2012 by graduate I'll Have Another, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the Florida-based operation now has another graduate heading for the Belmont Stakes with Ride On Curlin.
Summer Hit, sent off at 3-5 odds, did not disappoint as the gelding went wire-to-wire and withstood a stout challenge from stablemate longshot Longview Drive to win the All American Stakes (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|A Jealous Woman||Francis Meza||
|Belle Royale (IRE)||Simon Callaghan||
|Brother Francis||James M. Cassidy||
|Calle Vista||Richard E. Mandella||
|Creative Cause||Mike Harrington||
|Gem of Soul (BRZ)||A. C. Avila||
|Go Forth North||A. C. Avila||
|Holy Candy||John W. Sadler||
|I'll Have Another||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Imperialistic Diva (IRE)||Simon Callaghan||
|Longview Drive||Jerry Hollendorfer||
|Midnight Transfer||Carla Gaines||
|Rosehill Dew (IRE)||Ronald L. McAnally||
|Senor Rain||Troy Taylor||
|Sweetly Peppered||Alex Paszkeicz||
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