Headlines for Saturday, April 1, 2017

  • John Nerud and the Making of Arrogate

    John Nerud's influence can be found in both the male and female family of Arrogate, the sensational Travers, Breeders' Cup Classic, and Pegasus World Cup winner who set off a frenzy of superlatives with his incredible victory in the Dubai World Cup.

  • Collected wins the 2017 Santana Mile

    Collected Puts Away Dortmund in Santana Mile

    Speedway Stable's Collected returned from a more than 10-month layoff to impressively win the $75,000 Santana Mile April 1 at Santa Anita Park, and left behind tiring former stablemate Dortmund in the process.

  • Sadler's Joy rolls to victory in the Pan American Stakes

    Sadler’s Joy Wins Pan American at Wire

    After just missing by a head his first graded stakes attempt last time out, Sadler's Joy had another close call April 1 at Gulfstream Park in the $200,000 Pan American Stakes (G2T), but this time he finished on top.

  • Valadorna

    Valadorna Injured, Will Miss Kentucky Oaks

    Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna, runner up in the 2016 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), will miss the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) and be sidelined the next few months after emerging from an April 1 workout with an injury.

  • Girvin comes home strong to win the Louisiana Derby

    Girvin Reigns in Louisiana Derby

    Girvin booked his trip to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (G1) with a 1 1/4-length victory over Patch in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Enterprising holds off Kasaqui to take the Muniz Memorial Handicap

    Enterprising Digs in to Win Muniz

    Maxis Stable's Enterprising once again found himself in the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots winner's circle with a determined win April 1 in the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T).

  • Arrogate is the richest Thoroughbred in North American racing history

    Arrogate Returns to Santa Anita Park

    Juddmonte Farms' world champion Arrogate returned to his Santa Anita Park base the afternoon of April 1 looking amazingly fresh, considering he'd just come out of quarantine following a roughly 20,000 mile round-trip trek to Dubai.

  • Salty wins the 2017 Gulfstream Park Oaks

    Salty Impressive in Gulfstream Park Oaks

    From maiden winner to Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) prospect, the talented bay picked up her first graded stakes score in her stakes debut, and earned 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. That's where Casse confirmed she's headed next.

  • Celestine wins the 2017 Honey Fox Stakes

    Celestine All Class in Honey Fox

    Moyglare Stud Farm's Celestine, the heavy 3-10 favorite, easily took the Honey Fox Stakes (G2T). The grade 1-winning daughter of Scat Daddy earned her first graded stakes win in last year's Honey Fox.

  • Chautauqua storms home in the TJ Smith Stakes

    Chautauqua, It's Somewhat Gain Breeders' Cup Berths

    With top-level wins April 1 at Royal Randwick, R & C Legh Racing and GPI Racing's 6-year-old gelding Chautauqua (AUS) and Godolphin's It's Somewhat earned automatic berths into the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) and the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T). 

  • Shaun Bridgmohan celebrates his 3,000th win

    Shaun Bridgmohan Notches Win No. 3,000

    Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan earned his 3,000th victory April 1, when he guided Allied Racing Stable's Brad Cox-trained Inveniam Viam to a  3 1/4-length victory in the day's first race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Health Zone: 03-18-17

    Health Zone: AAEP Convention Coverage

    This past December more than 5,400 veterinarians, students, and industry members from 48 countries convened in Orlando, Fla., for five days of continuing education at the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners annual convention.