Headlines for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • Ax Man wins his debut Jan. 1 at Santa Anita Park

    High-Upside Colts Face Off in San Vicente

    The sky may be the limit for a pair of recent maiden winners from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, and they'll have a chance to deliver on their promise Feb. 10 in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Daisy scores in the Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Daisy, Blonde Bomber Top Suncoast Stakes

    Fox Hill Farms' Daisy, winner of the Tempted Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack in November, will make her 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Suncoast Stakes Feb. 10 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Unique Bella and Mike Smith after her La Brea Stakes win at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Kicks Off Season in Santa Maria

    Unique Bella's connections have consistently maintained that the gray daughter of Tapit's late season restriction to sprinting was circumstantial and they backed up that talk with an entry in the Santa Maria Stakes (G2) Feb. 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Aljabr while in training with Saeed bin Suroor

    European Champion Aljabr Dies at 22

    Aljabr, the 1998 Cartier champion 2-year-old colt, died Feb. 6 at Shadwell Farm near Lexington of a heart attack. The 22-year-old horse had been a pensioner at the farm since 2013. 

  • Ray Arsenault accepts the 2017 Eclipse Award for Handicapper of the Year 2018 , Gulfstream Park

    Ray Arsenault: Q&A with the NHC Champion

    Reigning champ Ray Arsenault Feb. 9-11 will try to become the first two-time winner of the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) presented by Racetrack Television Network, Stats Race Lens, and Treasure Island Casino in Las Vegas.

  • Keeneland will reduce takeout on some wagers beginning with the upcoming spring meet

    Keeneland to Reduce Takeout Ahead of Spring Meet

    Well thought-out customer arguments opposing Keeneland's takeout increase ahead of the 2017 fall meet have made an impact. Keeneland officials said the Lexington track would reduce takeout on some wagers beginning with the upcoming spring meet.

  • Southeast Regional: Sons Shine in Ocala

    There are no fancy copper cupolas atop the barns nor grand viewing stands around the training track at Ocala Stud. There is just the sturdiness born of 62 years of breeding, foaling, raising, and training racehorses.

  • The Week in Photos 2/6/2018

    Holy Bull, Las Virgenes, San Pasqual, San Marcos, Palos Verdes, Withers, Robert B. Lewis, Swale, Forward Gal, Dania Beach, Sweetest Chant, and more.