• Atchata rolls to a 1 1/2-length win at Belmont Park to break her maiden in her second start and become her sire's first winner

    Atchata First Winner for Louisiana Sire Apriority

    In her second start at Belmont Park, William and Corinne Heiligbrodt's Atchata overcame a stumble at the start to score by 1 1/2 lengths in a June 15 maiden special weight on the turf to become the first winner for freshman sire Apriority.

  • Sower wins at Pimlico in May

    Sower Easy Winner of Belmont's Jersey Girl

    Linda Rice trainee Sower entered the $150,000 Jersey Girl Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park undefeated in two starts, but she had never faced the class that she encountered June 10, when she took on the likes of Take Charge Paula.

  • Paved wins the Honeymoon Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita Park

    Paved is Concrete in Honeymoon Score

    Ciaglia Racing and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Paved brought her win tally to three and added her first graded score in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (G2T) June 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • B. B. Dude breaks his maiden at Churchill Downs June 1

    B. B. Dude First Winner for Shakin It Up

    Jerry Durant's B. B. Dude made his first start a winning one and also became the first winner for Spendthrift Farm's Shakin It Up when he took a Churchill Downs maiden race June 1.

  • Niigon's Eclipse gets a half-length score in the Nassau Stakes at Woodbine

    Longshot Niigon's Eclipse Scores in Nassau

    After entering the starting gate as the 12-1 longest shot on the board, Chiefswood Stable's Niigon's Eclipse took it to a field of five other fillies and mares to score her first graded victory in the May 27 Nassau Stakes (G2T) on the Woodbine turf.

  • Mubtaahij prior to the 2018 Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse

    Mubtaahij Returns in Lone Star Park Handicap

    While trainer Bob Baffert has his hands full with Triple Crown contender Justify gearing up for the Belmont Stakes, he will first send out the 6-year-old, grade 1 winner Mubtaahij in the $200,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (G3) May 27.

  • Servalan flies to the finish line to score in the Irish EBF Fillies Sprint at Naas

    Servalan First Black-Type Winner for No Nay Never

    Coolmore Stud's No Nay Never was represented by his first black-type stakes winner when his daughter Servalan registered a 1 1/4-length score in the listed Coolmore Stud Irish EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes at Naas May 20.

  • Abyssinian cruises to a seven-length win under a hand ride at Belmont Park

    Abyssinian First Winner for Cairo Prince

    Hat Creek Racing's Abyssinian made it a one-horse race to become the first winner for her sire, Cairo Prince, in a Belmont Park $100,000 maiden special weight for 2-year-old fillies May 19.

  • Six Pack Gal hits the finish line 3 1/2 lengths in front at Santa Anita Park

    Six Pack Gal First Winner for Boisterous

    Tommy Town Thoroughbreds' homebred Six Pack Gal was the first starter and first winner for the stable's freshman sire Boisterous when she rolled to an impressive debut score at Santa Anita Park May 17.

  • Tijori wins a maiden special weight at Santa Anita in her debut

    Will Take Charge Gets First Winner in Tijori

    Three Chimneys Farm's Will Take Charge was represented by his first winner when his daughter Tijori won on debut at Santa Anita Park May 11 in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight for 2-year-olds.

  • Noble Mission at Lane's End Farm

    Noble Mission Gets First Winner in France

    Winning the 1,000-meter (five-furlong) Prix des Hortensias, a maiden race for 2-year-olds at Lyon-Parilly in France May 10, On a Session became the first winner for his sire Noble Mission (GB).

  • Summer Sunday wins the Fury Stakes at Woodbine, where she is 4-0

    Summer Sunday Keeps Woodbine Record Intact

    Despite drifting out to the middle of the track in the lane, Anne and William Scott's Summer Sunday remained undefeated at Woodbine, scoring by 1 3/4 lengths in the $125,000 Fury Stakes April 29.

  • 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.