Nyquist, third in the Preakness Stakes after winning the Kentucky Derby, will be heading home to California to recuperate instead of to New York for the Belmont Stakes, said trainer Doug O'Neill May 24.
Fred Bradley, a former Kentucky state senator, attorney for the state's horse racing commission, and the owner/breeder of stars Groupie Doll and Brass Hat, died May 20 at age 85.
Mei Ling, Ahh Chocolate, and Savings Account will fight it out over Pimlico's main track in the Allaire DuPont, as none of the starters have asserted themselves this year to the point of obvious favoritism over the nine furlongs.
Wallenda, who won graded stakes in three consecutive seasons in the early 1990s, was put down May 9 at Old Friends near Georgetown, Ky.
Catalina Red outsprinted eight others in taking Churchill Downs Stakes with favorite Speightster finishing unplaced in seven-furlong test.
Rocket Heat led virtually the whole way and blasted to victory in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint on the Longines Kentucky Oaks undercard at Churchill Downs May 6.
Grade I winner Force the Pass hooks up against multiple grade II winner Ironicus and multiple graded winner Red Rifle in nine-furlong grass race.
Turf specialists Dressed in Hermes and Shakhimat face off against versatile 3-year-olds in American Turf on Derby underdard.
Teaming with trainer Keith Desormeaux, who buys his horses at auction, Matt Bryan and his Big Chief Racing stable are riding high with Exaggerator in the Kentucky Derby.
After negotiating with a mystery partner to pay the supplemental entry fee to get Oscar Nominated into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Ken and Sarah Ramsey will run the son of Kitten's Joy themselves.
Catch a Glimpse has already won at Woodbine, Keeneland, and Gulfstream Park, and looks to add Churchill Downs to that list in the Edgewood Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
Ed Stanco, whose Princess of Sylmar took him on a magical journey three years ago including a victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), is back in the race this year with Mo d'Amour.
In Thoroughbred ownership just four years, Sol Kumin went on a buying spree that landed him a pair of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starters in Exaggerator and My Man Sam.
John Burness calmly handles the challenges at Ontario's Colebrook Farms
Ogden Mills Phipps, known to all in the racing industry as Dinny, passed away April 6 in Florida after a long illness.
Seven of the nine 3-year-old fillies entered in the Providencia Stakes at Santa Anita met last month in the China Doll Stakes, with Mirage prevailing by a neck over Lady Valeur, but the Providencia adds another furlong.
Salutos Amigos and Calculator, who both spent the winter in California but didn't meet up out there, will hook up back in New York as two late runners who should benefit from a hot early pace in the Carter.
The bay colt Nyquist, who looks like a sleek sports car in a world of SUVs, seems to go best when he's carrying a chip in the only place you'd want a horse to have one -- on his shoulder. read blog
Photo Call, good enough to run fifth in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf last year, will have to contend with stakes winner Quiet Kitten in a relatively soft field for Orchid Stakes
Sandiva, who loves Gulfstream Park, faces off against Tammy the Torpedo, who also enjoys the home cooking in Florida; and the dangerous Lady Lara in a deep Honey Fox field.
Louisiana-based owners and a Louisiana-based trainer hope the home cooking works for their Mo Tom, who hopes to turn the tables on Gun Runner in the March 26 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds
Art Sherman said March 22 that California Chrome looks the best he ever has as he prepares for a second shot at the Dubai World Cup March 26 after a runner-up effort a year ago
Though the Sunland Park Derby has been canceled, a full field of 12 is lined up to contest its replacement, the $415,000 Sunland Park Festival of Racing Stakes March 20 at the New Mexico track.
Lady Eli continued her long road back from laminitis with her third timed workout, and first going a half-mile, March 14 at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida.
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Wild Dude and Kobe's Back, who finished 1-2 in last year's San Carlos, return in the seven-furlong sprint but must deal with lightly raced and talented Calculator.
Pre-Derby clash between Mohaymen, Nyquist a step back in time read blog
Multiple Chilean group I winner Dacita, who scored in her first U.S. stakes start last year, makes her 2016 debut against another Chilean import, Guapaza, both trained by Chad Brown.
Heart to Heart has the recent form and Long On Value is proven in the Canadian Turf, but both will have to hold off up-and-comer Divisidero and the dangerous Avanzare.
Midwest Thoroughbreds homebred The Pizza Man makes his first foray into Florida to open up his 7-year-old season against a compact but talented field of turf runners going nine furlongs at Gulfstream Park
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Having won the Sweetest Chant Stakes four years running, trainer Chad Brown, a mastermind of turf horses, shoots for number five with Pricedtoperfection -- but he'll still face tough competition.
Kaigun, Da Big Hoss, and Big John B figure to take most of the action in this early season turf test going long, with Going Somewhere a lively longshot.
A multitude of stars have passed in the last fortnight. read blog
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was named 2015's Horse of the Year and Champion 3-year-old male at the Jan. 16 Eclipse Awards
Beholder was named champion older dirt female Jan. 16, collecting her third career Eclipse Award, following her titles as champion 2-year-old female and champion 3-year-old female.
While a bigger celebration is expected later tonight, American Pharoah took care of business Jan. 16 at the Eclipse Awards, taking honors in the 3-year-old male division.
Wildcat Red, who clearly enjoys Gulfstream Park, having won the 2014 Hutcheson Stakes and Fountain of Youth Stakes there, returns off a four-month layoff against other Florida-breds in the Sunshine Millions Sprint.
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Flexibility, second in a pair of grade II tests at Aqueduct, returns to the Big A hoping the third time is the charm as he contests the Jerome Stakes Jan. 2.
Cavorting, who stormed through Saratoga last summer when winning the Test and Prioress stakes (both gr. I), faces nine foes going seven furlongs in the La Brea.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the Hollywood/CashCall/Los Alamitos Futurity seven times, recounts the importance of the race on the Kentucky Derby trail as he attempts to get his eighth victory.
Bob Baffert sends out Toews On Ice and Mor Spirit searching for his eighth career win in the Los Alamitos Futurity, a race that formerly was run at Hollywood Park.
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Pacific Heat puts her perfect record on the line against the likes of Stays in Vegas and Pretty N Cool in an outstanding line-up of 2-year-old fillies in the Starlet Stakes Dec. 12 at Los Alamitos.
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Champion Shared Belief died Dec. 3 after a colic episode. He was rushed to UC-Davis but surgery could not fix a rupture.
The undefeated filly will have two prep races heading toward the Longines Kentucky Oaks.
Lady Eli, who stepped on a nail at Belmont Park and came down with laminitis July 4, has returned to trainer Chad Brown at his Palm Meadows Training Center base in Florida.
The Pizza Man, coming off a good fifth-place finish last out in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), proved too much for his Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) field, easily capturing the Nov. 26 race in which he was third a year ago.
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