• Blue Prize gets up in the final strides to win the Top Flight by a neck at Aqueduct

    Blue Prize Scores in Top Flight Invitational

    Merriebelle Stable's Blue Prize stole the show in the final moments of Aqueduct Racetrack's Top Flight Invitational Stakes April 15, taking the lead in the final strides to score over frontrunning Frost Wise by a neck.

  • Cajun Firecracker pulls away in the stretch to score on debut at Gulfstream Park

    Cajun Breeze Gets First Winner and Gulfstream Exacta

    Cajun Breeze had his first winner when his son Cajun Firecracker drew away to a two-length victory in a Gulfstream Park maiden special weight race April 13, with his daughter also finishing second to give the stallion an exacta.

  • Solomini will head to the Arkansas Derby as the morning-line second choice

    Curlin Elevates His Classic Profile

    After racing concluded April 7, rising top-10 sire Curlin has his best chance of being represented by a Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner with four potential contenders this year, a new feat for the son of Smart Strike.

  • Beau Recall flies late to score in the Royal Heroine at Santa Anita Park

    Beau Recall Earns Graded Victory in Royal Heroine

    In an unusual running of the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (G2T) April 7, which saw favorite Enola Gray break slow, and a back-and-forth exchange of leaders, Beau Recall flew home from off the pace to score her first graded stakes victory.

  • Westwood (inside) keeps a head in front to score at Aqueduct

    Westwood Looks to Move Forward in Commonwealth

    In a race where multiple graded stakes-winning sprinter Limousine Liberal is slated as the 6-5 morning-line favorite, the $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes (G3) at Keeneland April 7 could prove to be a step forward for Godolphin's Westwood.

  • Sharp Azteca out for morning exercise prior to the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park

    Sharp Azteca to Skip Dubai, Get Time Off

    Grade 1 winner Sharp Azteca, who had been pointing the March 26 Godolphin Mile sponsored by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City-District One (G2), will instead get some time off according to trainer Jorge Navarro.

  • Bolt d'Oro currently tops the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with 64 points

    Darley's Lynchpin Medaglia d'Oro Has Derby Double

    Three-year-old colts racing toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) provided a stakes double for Darley sire Medaglia d'Oro March 10, when his sons Bolt d'Oro and Enticed took top Derby preps.

  • Reride

    Reride Takes Aim at Mine That Bird Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Reride will take on a field of eight other 3-year-old males, including Riley Allison Stakes winner Runaway Ghost, in Sunland Park's $100,000 Mine That Bird Derby.

  • Madam Dancealot will be making her first start against older horses in the Buena Vista

    Madam Dancealot Heads Tough Buena Vista Field

    In her first start against older fillies and mares, Madam Dancealot (IRE) will make her 4-year-old season debut in Santa Anita Park's $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (G2T) Feb. 17 against a competitive field of turf milers.

  • Oaklawn Issues Ban Amid EHV-1 Positives

    Following the news of equine herpesvirus-1 positives at both Belmont Park and Laurel Park,, Oaklawn Park announced Jan. 21 that horses stabled at either track will be prohibited from entering the Hot Springs, Ark., grounds until further notice.

  • Insta Erma (middle) wins the Oct. 7 Swingtime Stakes at Santa Anita

    Chocolate Coated, Insta Erma Ones to Beat in Megahertz

    Chocolate Coated will make her 4-year-old season debut in the Jan. 15 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) on the Santa Anita Park turf, taking on an evenly matched field of older fillies and mares, including Matriarch Stakes (G1T) third-place finisher Insta Erma.

  • Pee Wee Reese gets an easy score in the Joe Hernandez Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 1

    Pee Wee Reese Starts Year With Joe Hernandez Score

    Owner Nicholas Alexander started 2018 off with a bang as his homebred Pee Wee Reese, named after the late Hall of Fame shortstop for the Dodgers, grabbed the lead early and stole the show in the $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes Jan. 1.

  • Songbird at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton November sale

    Songbird to be Bred to Arrogate in 2018

    Mating options for nine-time graded 1 winner Songbird are plentiful, but after evaluation of pedigree and consideration of various sires' physicals and types, it was champion 3-year-old colt Arrogate that was the best fit for her first breeding.

  • Daddys Lil Darling works over the turf course at Keeneland in October

    Daddys Lil Darling Tops Mrs. Revere Stakes

    Normandy Farm homebred Daddys Lil Darling is set to take on a field of 10 other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs, where she has finished first or second in three graded stakes efforts.

  • Lull takes the Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint Sept. 9

    Lull Heads Full Field in Autumn Miss Stakes

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's homebred Lull will look for her first graded stakes victory when she takes on a field of 13 other fillies in the $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 29.

  • Tiz a Slam opens up to a 3 1/4-length lead in the Ontario Derby at Woodbine

    Tiz a Slam Gets Redemption in Ontario Derby

    Chiefswood Stable's homebred Tiz a Slam exacted revenge over Holy Helena with a 3 1/4-length victory in Woodbine's $125,000 Ontario Derby (G3) Oct. 15, after finishing second to the filly in the Queen's Plate earlier in the summer.

  • Curlin's Approval draws off to a a 4 3/4-length score in the Barely Even Handicap

    Curlin's Approval Performs as Expected in Barely Even

    Curlin's Approval pushed her earnings to over $500,000 in Gulfstream Park's Barely Even Handicap Oct. 1—a race her trainer Happy Alter previously said he was using as a "backyard prep" for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1).

  • Coal Front sails to a half-length victory in the Gallant Bob at Parx

    Coal Front Digs In to Win Gallant Bob Stakes

    Coal Front looked beaten as he sprinted down the Parx Racing homestretch in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) Sept. 23, but the son of Stay Thirsty was able to come back to win by a half-length.

  • Capla Temptress gets a 3/4-length victory over Dixie Moon in the Natalma

    Capla Temptress Earns Breeders' Cup Berth in Natalma

    Exploding down the stretch while coming from well off the pace, Irish-bred invader Capla Temptress took the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T) Sept. 17 in her North American debut, stamping her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.