Hard-knocking Delaunay secured his second graded victory May 31 in the $112,900 Aristides Stakes (gr. III), driving clear by 3 1/2 lengths under Rosie Napravnik at Churchill Downs.
Kharafa had a an ideal trip to comfortably win the $125,000 Kingston Stakes from familiar rival Lubash May 31 at Belmont Park.
Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. confirmed that Itsmyluckyday, runner-up in the 2012 Preakness Stakes, will point to the July 6 Salvatore Mile (gr. III) at Monmouth Park as expected instead of wheeling around to the Met Mile.
The 7-5 odds on Captain Serious in the $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes turned out to be a gift on New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park May 31, when the undefeated son of Successful Appeal trounced his rivals while geared down.
The classy sprinter La Verdad handled an increase in distance to take the Critical Eye Stakes, and 3-year-old filly Isabelle went wire-to-wire in the Bouwerie Stakes May 31 at Belmont Park on New York Showcase Day.
Social Inclusion walks the shedrow after working at Belmont Park on May 21, 2014. Watch Video
Medal Count and General a Rod are ready for a start in the upcoming Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after working at Churchill Downs May 31.
California Chrome and Victor Espinoza take to the track for the first time together at Belmont Park. Watch Video
California Chrome and Victor Espinoza take to the track for the first time together at Belmont Park.
Tonalist hanging out in the barn after working at Belmont Park on May 31, 2014.
Claire Novak updates the news for Saturday, including works for California Chrome, Social Inclusion, and Tonalist. Also, what's on tap for tomorrow. Watch Video
Social Inclusion walks the shedrow after working at Belmont Park on May 21, 2014.
Social Inclusion works at Belmont Park on May 31, 2014.
California Chrome has his final work before the Belmont Stakes on May 31, 2014.
Claire Novak updates the news for Saturday, including works for California Chrome, Social Inclusion, and Tonalist. Also, what's on tap for tomorrow.
Represented in 2012 by graduate I'll Have Another, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, the Florida-based operation now has another graduate heading for the Belmont Stakes with Ride On Curlin.
A decade after his first group I win, trainer Rex Lipp seized his second with Tinto in the Queensland Oaks (Aus-I) May 31 at Eagle Farm.
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome looked sharp in his final workout May 31 in preparation for the upcoming Belmont Stakes (gr. I), breezing a half-mile in a quick :47.69 at Belmont Park.
Following a four-length win at Belmont Park in the Peter Pan, Tonalist will have the opportunity June 7 to capture the Triple Crown race that eluded his maternal grandsire while carrying Robert S. Evans' colors.
A list of likely starters for the five grade I events on the Belmont Stakes day undercard June 7 has been released by the track's racing office, headed by the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap.
Making his racing debut May 30 at Santa Anita Park, Big Swag became the first winner for sire The Pamplemousse in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event.
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome gets new shoes from Judd Fisher before the Belmont Stakes (gr.I). Watch Video
Isla Bonita and To the World, the respective winner and runner-up in the Japanese Two Thousand Guineas, and champion filly Red Reveur are among a full field of 18 for the Tokyo Yushun (Jpn-I , Japanese Derby) June 1.
Former Keeneland sales marketing associate Chauncey Morris, now CEO of Aushorse, is promoting the Australian Thoroughbred to the world and with great success. read blog
After schooling in the gate and going out for exercise, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome got a visit from farrier Judd Fisher and a set of new shoes May 30 at Belmont Park, in time for his planned breeze the next day.
The Korean Racing Authority paid for emergency brain surgery required for exercise rider Eric Jeyu. The rider is expected to fully recover.
Belmont Stakes contender Ride On Curlin gets a bath on Friday, May 30, 2014. Watch Video
Liatris, the first starter for freshman sire Warrior's Reward, drew off in the stretch for a 3 3/4-length victory in her career debut May 30 at Pimlico Race Course.
Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome gets new shoes from Judd Fisher before the Belmont Stakes (gr.I).
Zouzou, dam of group I-winning sprinter Zoustar, topped trading May 30 at the Magic Millions National broodmare sale, where records were surpassed for total sales and average price through three days.
Fiftyshadesofgold, winner of the Eight Belles (gr. III) at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks day, breezed a half mile in :49 3/5 the morning of May 30 in her final workout before shipping to Belmont Park for the Acorn (gr. I).
French Two Thousand Guineas winner Karakontie will bid to add a second classic triumph to his record June 1 in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) at Chantilly.
Massachusetts is the first U.S. racing authority to endorse horse safety and welfare guidelines from the International Group of Specialists Racing Veterinarians.
My Meadowview Farm lost the cornerstone of its breeding operation with the death of Noble Causeway, the sire of upcoming Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender Samraat.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome gets a bath on Friday, May 30, 2014. Watch Video
Belmont Stakes contender Ride On Curlin gets a bath on Friday, May 30, 2014.
TimeformUS looks at the Californian and the American Oaks. read blog
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome gets a bath on Friday, May 30, 2014.
- By Jack Shinar
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, West Region, Thoroughbred Racing
California breeders and the state's entire racing industry could not find a better horse to carry the brand. Or a better name to increase their visibility.
It's time to remind breeders and broadcasters alike that stamina still exists in America and remains an essential part of breeding classic winners.
The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host the sixth annual Equine Farm and Facilities Expo June 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. EDT at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center in Nicholasville, Ky.
Nationally renowned conditioner Eoin Harty has taken up residence with a 24-stall contingent this season at Arlington International Racecourse.
The Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission has suspended trainer Julio Cartagena two years and fined him $2,500 for a positive drug test in a horse last September.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Mountainview Handicap and Penn Mile Stakes. read blog
Alpha Bettor, the Sovereign Award winner as Canada's champion older horse of 2013, defends his title in the $200,000 Eclipse Stakes (Can-II) against eight rivals June 1 on the Woodbine Polytrack.
California Chrome isn't likely to run a clunker in the Belmont Stakes, but the distance could be a key factor, say rival trainers Billy Gowan and Dallas Stewart.
Will Take Charge, champion 3-year-old male of 2013, posted a, six-furlong work in 1:12 1/4 at Churchill Downs May 29 in preparation for the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap.
La Verdad seeks her first win beyond six furlongs as she heads a group of nine New York-bred fillies and mares in the $200,000 Critical Eye at one mile. Earlier on the card, Flipcup heads $125,000 Bouwerie.
Leona Chiara, dam of Australian champion Star Witness, sold for $800,000 ($743,109 in United States funds) to her former trainer May 29 at the second session of the Magic Millions National broodmare sale on the Gold Coast.
The William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park appears to be the next major target for Wildcat Red as the colt completes his recovery from scrapes received during a troubled Kentucky Derby run.
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