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  • Doug O'Neill is one of the trainers who has returned horses to San Luis Rey Downs

    Displaced San Luis Rey Horses Returning

    The first of the Lilac fire horses who had to be evacuated from San Luis Rey Downs and take up residence at Del Mar in December began to filter back to the Bonsall training center this past weekend and more followed Monday.

  • Cosmic Burst trains April 10 at Oaklawn Park

    Cosmic Burst Could Light Up Fantasy

    Norma Lee Stockseth and Todd Dunn's Cosmic Burst, winner of the March 10 Honeybee Stakes (G3), is poised to move forward in Oaklawn's April 13 Fantasy Stakes (G3). The daughter of Violence is one of eight 3-year-old fillies for the $400,000 event.

  • Vino Rosso with jockey John Velazquez wins the 94th running of The Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Saturday April 7, 2018 in Ozone Park, N.Y.

    The Week in Photos 4/10/2018

    Santa Anita Derby, Toyota Blue Grass, Wood Memorial, Central Bank Ashland, Santa Anita Oaks, Madison, Gazelle, Shakertown, Appalachian, Royal Heroine, Commonwealth, Bay Shore, Beaumont, Kentucky Utilities Transylvania, Distaff Handicap and more

  • ABR Wired: Matt Jones Brings Big Blue Nation to Blue Grass Day

    Matt Jones Brings Big Blue Nation to Blue Grass Day

    Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones and friends enjoyed improving weather and elite racing at Toyota Blue Grass Stakes day, where money was won, libations were imbibed, and Bills Khakis brought high style to the party.

  • Owner Conference Set For Breeders’ Cup Week

    OwnerView announced today that the fifth Thoroughbred Owner Conference will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., from Tuesday, October 30, through Thursday, November 1, 2018.

  • Mary and Chester Broman

    Chester and Mary Broman Repeat as Top 2017 NY Breeders

    Chester and Mary Broman were named New York's outstanding breeders for the second straight year and fifth time overall and Mind Your Biscuits, the 2016 New York-bred horse of the year, was once again the voters' pick for the top honors in 2017.

  • Vino Rosso moves to the lead in the stretch of the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Crupi: Vino Rosso 'Coming Around at the Right Time'

    Prominent bloodstock agent J.J. Crupi and Vinnie Viola had quite an afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack April 7, with a victory in the Carter Handicap (G1) by Army Mule and a Wood Memorial Presented by NYRA Bets (G2) triumph by Vino Rosso.

  • Lot 32, a filly by Snitzel, topped Day 1 of the Inglis Easter yearling sale

    Strong Start to Inglis Easter Yearling Sale

    The Australian Easter yearling sale's new location at Riverside Stables near Melbourne started on a strong note April 9, with seven individual lots selling for seven figures at the auction conducted by Inglis Bloodstock.

  • Justify

    Justify Favored in Final Derby Future Wager Pool

    Four weeks in advance of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), lightly raced and unbeaten Santa Anita Derby winner Justify closed as a resounding 3-1 favorite in Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).  

  • Hoppertunity wins the Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita

    Hoppertunity Dominant in Tokyo City Cup

    Even though he only took command of the race officially as he entered the third and final turn of the 1 1/2-mile dirt test, the 7-year-old son of Any Given Saturday never looked in danger of losing April 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Unique Bella, winner of the grade 1 La Brea Stakes, works April 8 at Santa Anita

    Unique Bella Logs Final Breeze for Apple Blossom

    In her final work for the April 13 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1), Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella breezed with power and grace and covered four furlongs in :46 4/5 Sunday under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Rushing Fall wins the Appalachian Stakes

    Rushing Fall All Class in Appalachian Victory

    In her first start since she captured the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) in November, Rushing Fall showed who she was in the $200,000 Appalachian Stakes presented by Japan Racing Association (G2T) when she drew clear to win by a length.

  • Hip 66, a son of Curlin out of Lady Alexander, breezes at the Texas 2-year-olds in training sale

    Texas Juvenile Sale Has Momentum This Year

    The Texas Thoroughbred Association will seek to build on momentum generated by last year's 2-year-olds in training sale when the 2018 edition is held April 10 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Beau Recall flies late to score in the Royal Heroine at Santa Anita Park

    Beau Recall Earns Graded Victory in Royal Heroine

    In an unusual running of the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (G2T) April 7, which saw favorite Enola Gray break slow, and a back-and-forth exchange of leaders, Beau Recall flew home from off the pace to score her first graded stakes victory.

  • Justify wins the Santa Anita Derby

    Justify Powers to Santa Anita Derby Victory

    Multiple grade 1 winner Bolt d'Oro did his best to cut into the large lead Justify built on the front end in the final turn of the 1 1/8-mile test at Santa Anita Park, but that powerful stride just kept forging on.

  • Monomoy Girl is all alone at the finish of the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland

    Monomoy Girl Runs Away With the Ashland

    Monomoy Girl secures the first grade 1 win for trainer Brad Cox in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland April 7 and ensures herself a spot in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1). 

  • Army Mule gets a 6 1/4-length win in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct

    Army Mule Rolls in Carter Handicap

    Making his stakes debut at the highest level, Army Mule found room inside off the turn and rolled to 6 1/4-length score in the $400,000 Carter Handicap April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • It's Jim French Time Again

    The story of Jim French, one of the most indestructible, indefatigable horses of the modern era, has faded into history, taking with it the colt’s remarkable feats of durability on the racetrack and the notorious final chapter of his career.