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  • Mirage will seek her third consecutive victory in the Providencia Stakes.

    Mirage Looks Like Real Thing in Providencia

    Seven of the nine 3-year-old fillies entered in the Providencia Stakes at Santa Anita met last month in the China Doll Stakes, with Mirage prevailing by a neck over Lady Valeur, but the Providencia adds another furlong.

  • NBCSN Set for Coverage of Key Derby Preps

    NBCSN will present an April 9 telecast of the key classic preps with coverage of the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) from Aqueduct, the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) from Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • Lot 433 by Redoute's Choice

    Three-Day Inglis Easter Sale Concludes

    Three strong days of selling at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale concluded April 7 with a son of Redoute's Choice out of South African champion National Colour selling for Aus$1.75 million (about US$1,323,300).

  • That Handicapping Show: The Blue Grass Stakes

    Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra come to you from Keeneland to preview the Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) featuring My Man Sam, Zulu, Star Hill, Cherry Wine, Brody's Cause, and Laoban. Download Equibase Past Performances for the Blue Grass.

  • Terra Promessa wins the 2016 Honeybee Stakes.

    Terra Promessa Heads Fantasy Stakes

    Undefeated Taxable and four other entrants will vie with Stonestreet's runner on a win streak for a total of 170 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) points in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III) April 9 at Oaklawn.

  • Nyquist in his Stall

    Nyquist still bright-eyed despite delay in training April 7 at Keeneland.

  • Nyquist arrives at Keeneland.

    Return to Track Delayed for Nyquist

    Nyquist, who was to have trained April 7 for the first time since winning the April 2 Florida Derby (gr. I) impressively, has a slightly elevated white blood cell count and will not go to the track until April 8 or April 9.

  • Songbird.

    Final Test for Songbird in Santa Anita Oaks

    With six perfect starts to her credit, Fox Hill Farms' Songbird has one more hurdle to clear -- the April 9 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) -- before heading to Kentucky as the favorite for the May 6 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Danzing Candy.

    Making the Grade: Danzing Candy

    This week we take a closer look at Danzing Candy, winner of the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes on March 12 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Salutos Amigos won the Tom Fool Handicap March 12.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-vk4bKJ3">Order This Photo</a>

    Salutos Amigos, Calculator Duel in Carter

    Salutos Amigos and Calculator, who both spent the winter in California but didn't meet up out there, will hook up back in New York as two late runners who should benefit from a hot early pace in the Carter.

  • Matt King Coal

    Rice, Lady Sheila Set Sights on Wood Memorial

    The partnership of Lady Sheila Stable and trainer Linda Rice last year found great success with a mare and a filly, but on April 9 the focus will be on the 3-year-old colt Matt King Coal in the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I).

  • Awesome Speed wins Mucho Macho Man

    Awesome Speed Back at Laurel for Tesio

    Colts Neck Stables' Awesome Speed may have been in a bit over his head against Mohaymen in the Feb. 27 Fountain of Youth (gr. II) last time out, but appears to be the one to beat in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 9.

  • 'Egregious' Levels of Cobalt Trigger Bans

    Six Standardbred trainers in New York were suspended after horses in their care registered extremely high levels of cobalt, and for three of them, the levels were so high the NYSGC issued 10-year bans per incident.

  • Triple Crown Training: Explore Marion County

    Act I, Presented by Fasig-Tipton: Marion County, FL is the go-to nursery for young Thoroughbreds; the last 2 Triple Crown winners, American Pharoah and Affirmed, trained there as 2-yr-olds.

  • Departing is a four-time graded stakes winner.

    Departing Cuts Back for Commonwealth

    Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm's millionaire Departing and a trio of recently turned 4-year-old graded stakes sprint winners headline a field of 10 the $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) April 9 at Keeneland.

  • Keeneland Meet Offers Complete Live Coverage

    Keeneland's spring meet will be broadcast live on multiple platforms, including national television, local radio networks and Keeneland.com, as part of extensive coverage of the 16-day season that opens Friday, April 8.

  • Runhappy<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-cMHZnWm">Order This Photo</a>

    Runhappy Owners to Offer $10K Scholarship

    Jim and Linda McIngvale, the Houston-based philanthropists and owners of reigning champion male sprinter Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland's College Scholarship Day April 8.

  • Something Extra won the 2015 Shakertown.

    Something Extra Seeks Shakertown Repeat

    John Menary and trainer Gail Cox's Something Extra will attempt to repeat his 2015 victory in the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIT) for turf sprinters on the April 9 Blue Grass Stakes card at Keeneland.

  • Inside the April 9, 2016 Issue

    Nyquist's stock rises with his Florida Derby score; an analysis of this undefeated colt's pedigree and history and more inside the April 9, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Stopchargingmaria is making her first start since her victory in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Longines-Breeders-Cup-Distaff/i-BHgZFHx">Order This Photo</a>

    Loaded Field of Graded Winners in Madison

    There will be few graded stakes during the 16-day Keeneland Racecourse meet that will draw as tough of a field as the April 9 $300,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) for older fillies and mares sprinting seven furlongs.

  • Keen Ice in Dubai

    Keen Ice Transferred to Pletcher

    Donegal Racing's Keen Ice, the Curlin colt who beat Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) last year, has been moved from the barn of trainer Dale Romans to Todd Pletcher.

  • Nyquist Doesn't Want Your Respect

    The bay colt Nyquist, who looks like a sleek sports car in a world of SUVs, seems to go best when he's carrying a chip in the only place you'd want a horse to have one -- on his shoulder.

  • Blofeld wins the 2016 Gulfstream Park Handicap.

    U.S. Wagering Up Nominally in March

    Despite fewer races and race days, commingled wagering on U.S. racing rose nominally during the month of March, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase April 5.