Headlines for Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Dubai World Cup: Joey Ramsden

    Trainer Joey Ramsden talks about 2-time South African Horse of the Year, Variety Club, who runs in the Godolphin Mile.

  • Schoolofhardrocks finished fourth in the San Felipe Stakes.

    Schoolofhardrocks Works Well for SA Derby

    Schoolofhardrocks, fourth-place finisher in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), worked six furlongs on Santa Anita's main track the morning of March 28 in 1:12 4/5 in preparation for the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • Bertrando

    Bertrando, Champion and Top CA Sire, Dies

    Eclipse Award winner and former leading California stallion Bertrando succumbed naturally to infirmities of old age March 27 at River Edge Farm, longtime farm manager Russell Drake confirmed.

  • Dubai World Cup: March 28 Morning Training II

    Horses include Rich Tapestry (Gold #8), Brightline (Blue #1), African Story (White #1), Dunaden (Green #7), Flotilla (Blue #5), Magician (Green #12), Ruler of The World (White #12), and Giovanni Boldini (Pink #5).

  • Dubai World Cup: Joseph O'Brien

    Jockey Joseph O'Brien talks about his mounts for Dubai World Cup Day, including Ruler of The World in the Dubai World Cup.

  • Dubai World Cup: March 28 Morning Training

    Morning training at Meydan on March 28, including Belshazzar (white #3), Tokei Halo (Yellow #8), Dabadiyan (Red #3), Joy and Fun (Gold #9), Emirates Flyer (Pink #3), Gabrial (Blue #15), Hokko Tarumae (White #5), and more.

  • 1996 Kentucky Derby winner Grindstone<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=3147353374&k=TdmXqL4">Order This Photo</a>

    Grindstone Elevated Louisiana Derby in 1996

    Grindstone was an unheralded colt who never grabbed the public's attention. He served notice, however, that 3-year-olds capable of a strong run down the longest stretch in the nation should not be disregarded.

  • TwinSpires.com Inks Deal for Wood Sponsorship

    TwinSpires.com has signed on as title sponsor of the $1 million Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) in a two-year partnership agreement, the New York Racing Association announced March 28.

  • Dubai World Cup: March 28 Morning Training

    Morning training at Meydan on March 28, including Belshazzar (white #3), Tokei Halo (Yellow #8), Dabadiyan (Red #3), Joy and Fun (Gold #9), Emirates Flyer (Pink #3), Gabrial (Blue #15), Hokko Tarumae (White #5), Amber Sky (Orange #3), and more.

  • Dubai World Cup: March 28 Morning Training II

    Morning training at Meydan on March 28, including Rich Tapestry (Gold #8), Brightline (Blue #1), African Story (White #1), Dunaden (Green #7), Flotilla (Blue #5), Magician (Green #12), Ruler of The World (White #12), Giovanni Boldini (Pink #5).

  • Dubai World Cup: Joey Ramsden

    Trainer Joey Ramsden talks about 2-time South African Horse of the Year, Variety Club, who runs in the Godolphin Mile.

  • Dubai World Cup: Joseph O'Brien

    Jockey Joseph O'Brien talks about his mounts for Dubai World Cup Day, including Ruler of The World in the Dubai World Cup.

  • Mr. Online won the El Prado Stakes Dec. 28 on yielding turf at Gulfstream.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2993325428&k=qFGxpg2">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Online Aims to Download Appleton Victory

    Although he figures to be challenged early in the Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 29 at Gulfstream Park, Mr. Online is the 5-2 morning-line choice to return to his winning ways in the one-mile turf race.

  • Animal Kingdom won the 2013 Dubai World Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2434319833&k=PNZgC3q">Order This Photo</a>

    No U.S. Runner for DWC Creates Questions

    The 19th renewal of the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29 comes with a noticeable absence: There is no United States-based runner in the race previously won by American-trained horses nine times in 18 editions.

  • Bold Ruler

    The Influence of Bold Ruler

    Once upon a time there was a brave young prince named Bold Ruler, who became the greatest stallion of his time.

  • Dubai World Cup: David Simcock

    Trainer David Simcock discusses his entries for Dubai World Cup Day: Trade Storm, Moment in Time, and Sheikhzayedroad.