Headlines for Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Apropos won the American Beauty Stakes at Oaklawn in January.

    Apropos Draws Eight Rivals in Winning Colors

    Apropos, owned and bred by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, seems to have found a good spot in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes May 26, when she will face eight opponents in the six-furlong sprint at Churchill Downs.

  • Emollient seeks her first win of 2014 in the Gamely Stakes.

    Emollient Returns to Santa Anita for Gamely

    Multiple grade I winner Emollient has burned plenty of money in her two starts this year, but she'll attempt to regain her winning form with a return to Santa Anita Park for the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) Memorial Day.

  • Za Approval faces 6 in the Poker Stakes on the May 26 Memorial Day card at Belmont Park.

    Za Approval Tops Seven in Poker Stakes

    Za Approval, runner-up to Wise Dan in last year's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), tops the seven-horse field that will contest the Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the May 26 Memorial Day card at Belmont Park.

  • Pepper Crown won the San Francisco Mile on April 26.

    Pepper Crown Could Reign in All American

    After rallying from fourth to win the San Francisco Mile Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 26, Pepper Crown will try for a second straight graded stakes win at Golden Gate Fields Monday, April 26 in the All American Stakes (gr. III).

  • Santa Anita to Replace Dirt Track in July

    Santa Anita Park has announced that it's one mile main track will undergo a major renovation beginning July 11 following conclusion of the Southern California facility's first spring stand.

  • Getting Jump on May 26 Rainbow 6 Handicapping

    If everything comes together, that is to say there's not a lone winner of the Rainbow 6 on May 24 or May 25 at Gulfstream Park, Monday's Gulfstream card figures to be the focus of horseplayers throughout the world.

  • Itsmyluckyday faces 6 in the Majestic Light Stakes at Monmouth Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-6g5BNjL">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsmyluckyday Set for Majestic Light Stakes

    Itsmyluckyday, the runner-up in the 2013 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) who was sidelined with a pelvic injury for the later part of that season, has made the move back to Monmouth Park for the May 24 Majestic Light Stakes.

  • 'Mission' Steps Up to Magician in Gold Cup

    Noble Mission, a full brother to undefeated champion Frankel, looks for his group I breakthrough against Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Magician in the Tattersalls Gold Cup May 25 at the Curragh.

  • My Titania Set for Irish 1000 Guineas, But...

    My Titania appears to be in fine fettle for the Etihad Airways Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 25 at the Curragh after a slight setback forced her to miss the English equivalent earlier this month.

  • Haskin: Belmont Pedigrees Befuddling

    Many of the leading contenders in this year's Test of the Champion have pedigrees that are so contradictory, it is difficult to say with any conviction who can and cannot get the distance.

  • California Chrome

    A Pedigree Story Made for Hollywood

    The son of an $8,000 mare and a stallion that stood for $2,500 in the year of his conception, the flashy chestnut became the first California-bred since Decidedly in 1962 to win the Run for the Roses.

  • Alan Sherman on California Chrome, From NYRA

    Alan Sherman talks about how California Chrome is adjusting to the track at Belmont, and reflects on his own memories of previous Triple Crown races. Video courtesy of NYRA.

  • Kingman Looks to Bounce Back in Irish Guineas

    Kingman will get a chance to make amends for his close runner-up finish in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) earlier this month at Newmarket when he meets 13 opponents in the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas.

  • Alan Sherman Talks California Chrome, From NYRA

    Alan Sherman talks about how California Chrome is adjusting to the track at Belmont, and reflects on his own memories of previous Triple Crown races. May 23, 2014. Video courtesy of NYRA.