Nikki's Sandcastle and Csaba, both seeking a return to winning ways, share co-high weight of 123 pounds in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park March 29.
Devil's Cave, winner of the Feb. 16 Sabin Stakes (gr. II), heads a field of eight including multiple graded stakes winner Unlimited Budget in the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III) March 29 at Gulfstream Park.
Commissioner, headed for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I), is among three horses multiple Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher plans to send to to Oaklawn Park for the last day of the Racing Festival of the South.
Nicanor, a stakes-placed full brother to the ill-fated 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, produced his first foal Feb. 19 when a filly was born at Xanthus Farm near Gettysburg, Pa.
Unbridled Forever has the same end goal as her dam -- 2010 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) Lemons Forever -- did at this time eight years ago: a blanket of lilies.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse will try to become the first United States-based runner to win the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) March 29 at Meydan Racecourse.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst analyze two Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend. Watch to see Claire and Frank predict how the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby fields will unfold. watch video
Distance-loving Inimitable Romanee aims for her third graded stakes win in a row when she takes on eight other older filly and mare rivals in the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the grass March 29 at Gulfstream Park.
Blueskiesnrainbows, whose front-running tactics nearly paid off in last fall's Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II), will try another long-distance journey in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Stakes (gr. III) March 29 at Santa Anita.
Horse Racing Radio Network returns to Gulfstream Park March 29 and will provide 5 1/2 hours of exclusive live radio coverage beginning with the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) at noon EDT.
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course received a racing permit from the Ohio State Racing Commission March 27 and plans to offer 21 days of Thoroughbred racing this fall.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst analyze two Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend. Watch to see Claire and Frank predict how the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby fields will unfold. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Florida Derby.
General a Rod looks formidable in the Florida Derby, given his track record, post position and trainer confidence.
Trainer Michael Halford talks about his prospects for Dubai World Cup Day with Eastern Rules in the Godolphin Mile, Russian Soul in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, and Certerach and Dabadiyan in the Dubai Gold Cup. read blog
When the calendar pages turn to March, and the days slowly count down to the final Saturday of the month, the annual anticipation for one of the greatest days in horse racing begins to build. read blog
Morning training at Meydan on March 27, including Military Attack (White #7), Sterling City (Gold #10), Mull of Killough (Blue #9), Jamesie (Gold #4), Elleval (Blue #4), and Denim and Ruby (Green #4). Watch Video
Buyers at 2-year-olds in training sales have at least one distinct advantage over yearling buyers: they get to see the horses perform. read blog
Morning training at Meydan on March 27, including Military Attack (White #7), Sterling City (Gold #10), Mull of Killough (Blue #9), Jamesie (Gold #4), Elleval (Blue #4), and Denim and Ruby (Green #4).
Morning training at Meydan on March 27, including Cirrus Des Aigles (Green #3), Akeed Mofeed (White #2), King Rubi (Pink #7), Sole Power (Orange #12), Twiilight Eclipse (Green #16), Dabadiyan (Red #3), and Balmont Mast (Gold #1).
A field of only six was drawn for the Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds March 29, with one of the notables, Amira's Prince, also entered in the Pan American (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream Park the same day.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it will "go away" if horse racing addresses its medication issues, and industry officials who have been trying to do just that suggest progress is evident but not recognized.
Trainer David Simcock discusses his entries for Dubai World Cup Day, Trade Storm, Moment in Time, and Sheikhzayedroad.
Trainer Edward Lynam talks about Balmont Mast, who runs in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, and Sole Power, who runs in the Al Quoz Sprint.
Trainer Michael Halford talks about his prospects for Dubai World Cup Day with Eastern Rules in the Godolphin Mile, Russian Soul in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, and Certerach and Dabadiyan in the Dubai Gold Cup.
In the absence of an American runner in the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), U.S. racing fans can certainly unite behind Ron the Greek in the world's richest horse race.
- By Steve Haskin
The Florida Derby was Holy Bull's breakout performance. read blog
In Tune, yet to be headed in her two prior starts for trainer Todd Pletcher, faces her toughest challenge yet when she clashes with seven other promising 3-year-old fillies in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) March 29.
In the $200,000 Pan American Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/2 miles at Gulfstream Park March 29, Ken and Sarah Ramsey will send out the pair of Admiral Kitten, trained by Mike Maker, and Charming Kitten, trained by Todd Pletcher.
Santa Anita Park will soon have a new president in Tom Ludt, the former chairman of the Breeders' Cup, after longtime executive George Haines was selected to head Southern California's offtrack wagering facility network.
Decisive Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) winner Untapable takes the next big step to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) trail when she faces four others in the May 29 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Rich Tapestry (Gold #8), Medicean Man (Orange #10), Zee Bros (Orange #12), Joshua Tree (Red #5), Flotilla (Blue #5), Side Glance (White #14), Berlino Di Tiger (Orange #5). Watch Video
Classic winner Palace Malice will try to keep his fast start to the 2014 season going when he faces an accomplished field as the highweight in the New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) March 29 at Fair Grounds.
Trainer John Moore talks about his Dubai World Cup Day runners Military Attack, Sterling City, and Dominant.
Richard Gibson talks about Akeed Mofeed, who runs in the Dubai World Cup.
A historical look at the UAE Derby (UAE-II). view infographic
Trainer Niels Petersen talks about Beat Baby, who runs in the Al Quoz Sprint.
Kiaran McLaughlin knew he was taking a risk when he decided to bypass the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth with Holy Bull winner Cairo Prince; now the colt has little margin for error on the road to the Kentucky Derby.
Intense Holiday has drawn the rail post position as the 2-1 morning line favorite for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 29 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Trainer Nicholas Bachalard talks about Ron the Greek, who runs in the Dubai World Cup. Watch Video
Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Brightline (#1 Blue), Cirrus Des Aigles (#3 Green), Toast of New York (#15 Pink), Blazing Speed (#1 Yellow), Dunaden (#7 Green), Twilight Eclipse (#16 Green), and more. Watch Video
The New York State Gaming Commission and The New York Racing Association March 26 announced enhanced security measures for horses competing in the April 5 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Rich Tapestry (Gold #8), Medicean Man (Orange #10), Zee Bros (Orange #12), Joshua Tree (Red #5), Flotilla (Blue #5), Side Glance (White #14), Berlino Di Tiger (Orange #5), and more.
Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino will serve as host for the next two Eclipse Awards ceremonies in January 2015 and 2016 under an agreement with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced March 26.
Ruler of The World, last year's Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor, is the early favorite for the Emirates Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29 following the post position draw for the $10 million race.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
NBCSN will cover four elite Thoroughbred prep races over the next two weekends leading into NBC Sports Group's exclusive coverage of the Triple Crown races, it was announced March 26.
Trainer Nicholas Bachalard talks about Ron the Greek, who runs in the Dubai World Cup.
Trainer Naosuke Sugai talks about Nakayama Kinen winner Just A Way, who runs in the Dubai Duty Free.
Industry should address PETA allegations with tighter controls on meds, banning abusers, and promoting true horsemen. read blog
Morning training at Meydan on March 26, including Brightline (#1 Blue), Cirrus Des Aigles (#3 Green), Ambivalent (#1 Green), Toast of New York (#15 Pink), Blazing Speed (#1 Yellow), Dunaden (#7 Green), Twilight Eclipse (#16 Green), and more.
A survey of more than 800 people conducted by HorsePlayerNOW.com, a fan education website that hosts the weekly "Night School" program, indicates a strong belief that racehorses are well cared for in Thoroughbred racing.
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