A dozen long-winded turf runners will go 1 1/2 miles in the Louisville Handicap over the Churchill Downs lawn, with Danish Dynaformer holding a recency and class edge over warriors Twilight Eclipse and Kaigun.
Order of Finish
|Pos||Horse / Age / Sex / TrueNicks / Pedigree||Jockey / Trainer||Margin||Earnings|
Highland Reel (IRE)
Da Big Hoss
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Having already taken down some of the best turf performers in Europe, Dermot Weld-trained Zhukova (IRE) is now aiming at making her first stateside impression a winning one.
Second in three of his last four starts, including two against graded competition, the son of American Post finally broke through March 25 at Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (G2T).
For some time Ashleyluvssugar has been the top long-distance turf runner in Southern California, but in the San Luis Rey Stakes (G2T) March 25 he'll have to contend with the last horse who took him down in the division.
A pair of $6 million group I turf races play counterpoint to the group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline's main refrain on the March 25 World Cup card at Meydan.
Horses preparing for the 2017 World Cup Day, Master Plan (#11 Pink), Heshem (#9 Yellow), Finsbury Square (#8 Black), Neolithic (#12 White), Cosmo Charlie (#8 Red), Top Score (#6 Red), and Mondialiste (#10 Yellow) Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Millionaire Da Big Hoss, a winner of four graded stakes during his 2016 campaign, took a step closer to his seasonal debut by working six furlongs on the dirt in 1:14.42 at Gulfstream Park March 17.
- By Claire Novak
Wake Forest (GER) was given plenty of time to recover from his 2016 campaign by trainer Chad Brown, and the 7-year-old runner rewarded that patience March 4 with a narrow victory in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park.
Grade 1 winner Ralis has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury and will participate in the 2017 breeding season, trainer Doug O'Neill said Feb. 4.
Warren Williamson's homebred Texas Ryano will look to capture a rare stakes double in the male turf division Feb. 4 in the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park.
The 6-year-old son of Hard Spun came off a Dec. 31 victory in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Gulfstream for trainer Mike Maker and got the perfect ground-saving rail trip in the McKnight.
For Ashleyluvssugar, trainer Peter Eurton was just looking for a starting point to 2017 when he entered the four-time grade 2 winner in the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic.
Grade 1 winner Twilight Eclipse seeks an unprecedented third victory in the W. L. McKnight Handicap (G3T) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28.
In advance of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings Jan. 24 in London, BloodHorse’s European correspondent Julian Muscat was able to sit down with Teddy Grimthorpe, Juddmonte Farms’ racing manager in Europe.
Chad Brown has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time, and was rewarded with an Eclipse Award for the 2016 season.
Reddam Racing's Semper Fortis will run in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 in the place of stablemate Ralis, trainer Doug O'Neill said Jan. 22.
- By Lenny Shulman
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, International, Southeast Region, Kentucky
Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms enjoyed an excellent 2016 North American season, earning the boutique stable outstanding owner honors for the year.
Flintshire’s body of work made him the best grass horse in North America in 2016, and two runner-up finishes at the end of his three-race win streak did nothing to soil his reputation.
Grade 3 winner Metaboss has been retired and will enter stud this year at Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., for a fee of $2,000 stands and nurses.
The official clocking on Arrogate's special late-morning workout Jan. 8 was 1:11.94 for six furlongs, but the stopwatch doesn't tell the whole story.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, International, Breeders' Cup, Industry Press Releases
Powered by victories from Highland Reel (IRE) in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), Coolmore Stud has won the John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Dec. 11 feature intriguing matchups of defending champions including reigning Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Highland Reel.
The Hong Kong International Races offer trainer Aidan O'Brien further opportunities to add to his remarkable season, when Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) hero Highland Reel attempts to defend his crown in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I).
Williamson Racing's homebred Texas Ryano broke through the graded ranks Nov. 25 with an emphatic victory in the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT).
All four winners of last year's edition of the Longines Hong Kong International Races are slated to return for this year's renewal, headlining a card with 26 grade or group I winners expected to be part of the Dec. 11 card at Sha Tin.
|Date||Race||Position / Horse / Points|
Gran Premio 25 de Mayo
Grande Premio Brasil
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (QIPCO Sponsor)
Arlington Million XXXIV
Juddmonte International S.
Del Mar H.
Longines Sword Dancer S.
Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden
QIPCO Irish Champion S.
Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S
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