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  • Frank Fletcher at the Ocala Breeders' Sales

    Fletcher Kick-Starts OBS Sale with $800,000 Filly

    A Quality Road filly from the family of top sire and dual Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Tiznow set the bar at $800,000 during the opening session April 24 of the four-day Ocala Breeders' Sales April 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • AmWager.com to Sponsor New Vocations Event

    Keeping with its long-standing tradition of supporting efforts that assist retired racehorses, AmWager.com is proud to sponsor the New Vocations' third annual Open Barn and BBQ on Friday, April 27, at Mereworth Farm in Lexington.

  • Something Awesome and Edgar Prado

    Awesome Again Moves up 2018 General Sire List

    Veteran sire Awesome Again this week moved into the top 25 on this year's general sire list behind the victory by Something Awesome in the $1,150,000 Charles Town Classic Stakes (G2) April 21 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Coolmore's Magnier Making Headlines in Art World

    While owners associated with John Magnier's Coolmore operation hope to make headlines with Mendelssohn May 5 at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), the Irish breeder also is expected to make headlines next month in the art world.

  • Magnum Moon gallops April 24 at Churchill Downs

    Pletcher's Derby Hopefuls Get to Work at Churchill

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's four Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) hopefuls arrived at Churchill Downs at 2:30 Monday afternoon with the trainer following a few hours later. On Tuesday morning, it was back to work.

  • From left, Peter Sacopulos, secretary of ITOBA, Rachel McLaughlin, on-air racing analyst and host of the ITOBA banquet, and Jon Schuster, vice president and general manager of racing.

    Indiana Grand's Schuster Honored by ITOBA

    Jon Schuster, vice president and general manager of racing at Indiana Grand, was recently honored with the Hall of Distinction award at the annual Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (ITOBA) banquet April 15 at Indiana Grand.

  • Something Awesome (#4) with Edgar Prado win the 10th Running of the Charles Town Classic (GII) over War Story (#5) with Javier Castellano on April 21, 2018.

    The Week in Photos 4/24/2018

    Charles Town Classic, Dixiana Elkhorn, Kona Gold, Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare, Weber City Miss, Dahila, Henry S. Clark, Primonetta, Federico Tesio, Dance to Bristol, Memories of Silver, American, Queenston, Flora and more.

  • Frank Stronach

    Stronach Earns Dinny Phipps Award

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced April 24 that Frank Stronach will be presented with the Dinny Phipps Award at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration Thursday, June 7, at the Bryant Park Grill in New York City.

  • Thistledown Racing Season Opens April 30

    "Return" is the theme of JACK Thistledown's 2018 race meet that opens Monday, April 30, as Thoroughbreds and horsemen come back for live racing and a celebrated racing series makes a stop in Cleveland.

  • Chad Brown

    Ortiz, Brown, Klaravich Stable Earn Aqueduct Honors

    Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trainer Chad Brown wrapped up the Aqueduct season with respective three-win days April 22 to secure top honors for the spring meet at the Big A. Seth Klarman's Klaravich Stable emerged as leading owner for the 13-day meet.

  • Boyd Martin will ride off-track Thoroughbred Steady Eddie in the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

    Off-Track Thoroughbreds Ready for KY Three-Day Event

    While fans near and far will notice a change at the Kentucky Three-Day Event this year with Land Rover taking over the title sponsorship from Rolex, one thing won't be changing ... off-track Thoroughbreds coming to Kentucky to compete.

  • Flameaway at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, where he was purchased by John Oxley for $400,000

    Flameaway a Pinhooking Success for Partnership

    Flameaway, who has gone on to win five stakes and is a leading contender for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), was a successful yearling pinhook for Taylor Made Sales partnership entity.

  • What a View (inside) holds off Colonist in the American Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    What a View Takes American Stakes by a Neck

    The last few races for What a View hadn't been all that encouraging entering the $100,000 American Stakes (G3T) April 21, but the grade 1 winner from two years ago flashed his talent again at Santa Anita Park.

  • Something Awesome wins the Charles Town Classic

    Something Awesome Stretches to Charles Town Classic Win

    Stronach Stables' homebred Something Awesome came to Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races on a roll, Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado arrived on a mission, and the two brought home the money April 21 in the $1.2 million Charles Town Classic (G2). 

  • Bobby Abu Dhabi (inside) holds off Ransom the Moon to win the Kona Gold Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    Bobby Abu Dhabi Makes the Grade in Kona Gold

    Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen's Bobby Abu Dhabi backed up his gritty runner-up effort in the Triple Bend Stakes (G1) with his first graded score in the $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes (G2) April 21 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Good Magic works four furlongs April 21 at Keeneland

    Good Magic Smooth in Four-Furlong Work

    With trainer Chad Brown watching from the Keeneland boxes, Good Magic gave the two-time Eclipse Award winner reason to stay loose and happy as the chestnut colt cruised through a four-furlong work in :48 flat April 21.

  • Flameaway clears workmate Ride a Comet while clocking five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 at Churchill Downs

    Flameaway, Monomoy Girl Work at Churchill Downs

    The first day of the special training time at Churchill Downs reserved for entrants in its two biggest races was busy April 21 with several turning in workouts for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) or Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).

  • Evo Campo

    Evo Campo Takes on Males in San Juan Capistrano

    David Day, Michael Day, and Mary DiPietro's Evo Campo already has one graded stakes in a marathon turf race on her résumé and will seek a second April 22 at Santa Anita, but this time the 6-year-old mare will have to defeat the opposite sex.

  • Hip 936, a colt by first-crop sire Shakin It Up, equaled the fastest quarter-mile breeze in :21 3/5

    Fastest OBS Under Tack Show Times Equaled

    A colt by Shakin It Up breezed a quarter-mile in :21 3/5 and colts by Flatter and Mark Valeski worked an eighth-mile in :09 4/5 during the April 20 under tack show session for the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.