Headlines for Wednesday, March 11, 2015

  • Tapiture makes his seasonal debut in the Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TqvFjFK">Order This Photo</a>

    Tapiture Set for 2015 Debut in Razorback

    Two-time grade II winner Tapiture, who closed out last season with a runner-up finish to Goldencents in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), is scheduled to make his 4-year-old season debut March 14, in the Razorback H.

  • American Pharoah makes his 2015 debut in the Rebel Stakes.

    Cue Baffert: American Pharoah Heads Rebel

    This season Baffert comes in loaded for bear, with Zayat Stables' 2-year-old champion American Pharoah set to make his 2015 debut. American Pharoah has turned in a series of scintillating works at Santa Anita.

  • Hip 155, a filly by Scat Daddy, worked an eighth of a mile in :09 3/5.

    Scat Daddy Filly Turns Heads With OBS Breeze

    Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. held the first of three under-tack previews for its March 2-year-olds in training sale with hip No.'s 1-203 breezing Wednesday, March 11, on the Ocala Training Center's SafeTrack synthetic surface.

  • African Story Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Recap

    Maktoum Challenge Round 3 winner African Story, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, in the parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey James Doyle.

  • Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

    Finger Lakes Sues Over Proposed Casino

    The owner of Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack in upstate New York is asking a state judge to halt the awarding of a license for a new commercial casino located just 25 miles away from the 1960s-era racetrack.

  • Dodging Bullets delivers victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

    Dodging Bullets Fires in Queen Mother Chase

    Dodging Bullets held off tenacious longshot Somersby to win the group I Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in England March 11, giving Paul Nicholls a fifth victory in the two-mile test.

  • NTRA Unveils 2015 Federal Legislative Agenda

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has unveiled its federal legislative agenda for the 114th Congress, including tax matters, internet gaming, immigration, and racehorse drug and medication regulation and testing.

  • Day By Day

    Jockey Pat Day reached the pinnacle of the sport during his 30-plus-year career, but for all his accomplishments on the racetrack, including a victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, he is best-known for his personal testimony.

  • The Wilbur Award Trophy

    Blood-Horse Feature Wins Wilbur Award

    The story, written by Tom LaMarra, told the tale of Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day's personal journey to faith throughout his riding career. It is the third award-winning longform feature produced by Blood-Horse.

  • Grayson-Jockey Club Funds 19 Projects

    The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has approved a budget of $1,100,500 to fund research in 2015, including 10 new projects, seven second-year projects, and two career development awards.