Headlines for Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  • Eskenformoney wins the 2016 Rampart Stakes

    Eskenformoney Makes Seasonal Debut in Royal Delta

    Having broken through at the end of 2016 to earn her first graded stakes victory, StarLadies Racing and Lisa Troutt's Eskenformoney will aim to duplicate that form when she makes her seasonal debut in the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G2).

  • Almanaar wins the 2017 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

    The Week in Photos 2/14/2017

    Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, Arcadia, Sam F. Davis, Tampa Bay, Gulfstream Park Handicap, Lambholm South Endeavor, San Vicente, Santa Maria, Suwannee River, and more.

  • Takrees wins the Jan. 22 Interborough Stakes

    McLaughlin Aims for Repeat in Barbara Fritchie

    A year after shipping two of his distaffers to sweep the top spots in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G2), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is again going with strength in numbers as he sends out Takrees and Clothes Fall Off in this year's race.

  • Sal and Colleen Simeone, owners of Sienna Farms near Ocala, Florida

    New Year, New Horizons for Simeones

    From selling the top-priced 2-year-old sold at public auction in North America to relocating to the mountains of Nevada, it has been quite a year for Thoroughbred breeders Sal and Colleen Simeone.

  • El Areeb winning the Feb. 4 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct

    Florida Derby in Play for El Areeb

    Add the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park to the list of Triple Crown preps being considered for M M G Stables' impressive 3-year-old El Areeb, a winner of his last four races including back-to-back graded stakes.

  • Rawnaq wins the 2016 Iroquois Hurdle Stakes

    Iroquois, Cheltenham Renew Lucrative Bonus

    A lucrative bonus that helped bring some top steeplechase runners from Europe to North America for the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Steeplechase in May 2016 has been renewed for 2017 and has a sponsor in place.

  • EquiLottery Reaches Agreement With Charles Town Races

    EquiLottery has come to an agreement with Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia that will allow its game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from its nearly year round racing calendar.

  • What's Going On Here: Spread Some Joy

    We understand the reasoning behind the bundling of "big days." Tracks can charge a premium for their simulcast signal on those days while increasing handle: That's the main driver--but has the pendulum swung too far?