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  • Illinois THA Sues, Alleges Contract Interference

    The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association April 18 sued Arlington, the Illinois Racing Board, and a rival horsemen's group in an effort to block recognition of the organization as the bargaining agent for the summer meet at Arlington.

  • Cupid will miss the Kentucky Derby

    Cupid Out of Derby; Mo Tom Gets In

    Cupid, who finished 10th in the April 16 Arkansas Derby (gr. I), won't compete in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), which means Mo Tom has secured a spot in the field for the May 7 first leg of the Triple Crown

  • Gun Runner Works April 18, 2016 at Churchill Downs

    Gun Runner Validates Reasons for Partnership

    In an April 18 workout for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Gun Runner provided a snapshot why Three Chimneys Farm was keen on retaining part-interest when it sold the chestnut colt to Winchell Thoroughbreds last year.

  • HRRN, NBC Sports Extend Triple Crown Deal

    Horse Racing Radio Network, the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, will partner with NBC Sports Group to provide live radio coverage of all three Triple Crown races through 2018.

  • Lightstream wins the Beaumont Stakes April 17.

    Gritty Lightstream Takes Beaumont Stakes

    Lightstream lived up to the expectations of her connections and of the 20,000 people who made her the 7-5 favorite in the $150,000 Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (gr. III) April 17 at Keeneland.

  • Tepin winning the Jenny Wiley.

    Tepin Comes Out of Record Jenny Wiley in Top Shape

    Robert Masterson’s Tepin made a big day even bigger for Casse Racing with her five-length victory April 16 in stakes-record time in the Coolmore Jenny Wiley (gr. I) before Keeneland’s third-largest, non-Breeders’ Cup crowd of 38,863.

  • OBS Under Tack Sessions Conclude

    The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training came to a conclusion Saturday, April 16, with two more horses equaling the quarter-mile fastest time of :20 4/5 for a quarter mile.

  • Cavorting Back in New York for Distaff Handicap

    The top two finishers from last year’s Longines Test Stakes (gr. I) will meet again Saturday, April 16 when Cavorting, Bar of Gold, and By the Moon start in the $200,000 Distaff Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • San Onofre Gives Jock Fourth Los Angeles Win

    Matson Racing's San Onofre held off Wild Dude in the stretch and won the $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes (gr. III) April 16 at Los Alamitos Race Course, giving jockey Edwin Maldonado a fourth successive win in the race.

  • In Lexington Stakes, Collected Cashes In

    While he's unlikely for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Collected put on a show in the $150,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) Saturday at Keeneland that suggests he could factor in this year's Triple Crown races.

  • Tepin Sets Jenny Wiley Record

    Robert Masterson's champion Tepin put on a show in her return to Keeneland April 16, sprinting away from the competition to easily win the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IT) by five lengths.

  • Nickname Holds Class Edge in Beaumont

    LNJ Foxwoods' Nickname, winner of last year's Frizette Stakes (gr. I), holds a class advantage over her four rivals in Keeneland's Beaumont Stakes (gr. III). The race is for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs, 184 feet.

  • Hip 836, a filly by Majestic Warrior

    Three Share Fastest OBS Work Times

    Three juveniles shared the eighth of a mile fastest time of :09 4/5 during the April 15 fifth set of under tack workouts for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2016 spring sale of 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Miss Temple City Tops Males in Maker's 46 Mile

    Miss Temple City became the first female to ever win the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT) when she powered past Heart to Heart in midstretch on her way to a clear victory in Friday's test at Keeneland.

  • Danzing Candy wins the 2016 San Felipe Stakes

    Danzing Candy Set for Kentucky Derby Run

    Danzing Candy is heading to Kentucky, but trainer Cliff Sise is going to alter the Twirling Candy colt's training schedule a bit in preparation for the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Nyquist Breezes Five Furlongs at Keeneland

    In his first workout since his impressive Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I) victory April 2, Reddam Racing’s champion Nyquist breezed five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 at Keeneland the morning of April 15 .

  • Is the Derby Winner Running in Arkansas?

    On April 9th the last two prep races for the 2016 Kentucky Derby will be held, and the field for the 142nd running of the "Run for the Roses" will be more-or-less established.

  • Hip 790, Shackleford-Xpressive Diva works  20.2 at the OBS Sale in Ocala FL April 14, 2016

    Shackleford Colt Flashes Speed in OBS Work

    During the April 14 under tack session for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co’s spring 2-year-olds in training sale, a son of Shackleford breezed a quarter-mile in :20 2/5, the fastest at the distance so far during the first four of six workout sessions.

  • Get to know Kevin and J.B. McKathan, their farm manager Chris Alexander and the 200-acre McKathan Brothers Training Center in Citra, Fla. Sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

Learn more at www.AmericasBestRacing.net

    Triple Crown Training: The McKathan Brothers

    Act II, Presented by Fasig-Tipton: Get to know brothers Kevin and J.B. McKathan, farm manager Chris Alexander and the 200-acre McKathan Brothers Training Center. More at www.AmericasBestRacing.net.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Arkansas Derby

    Claire Novak and Ellis Starr preview the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) featuring American Pioneer, Cupid, Whitmore, Creator, and Gettysburg. Includes a special offer for THS viewers. Sponsored by Equibase.