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  • Tony McCoy

    McCoy Looks to Make Impact at Cheltenham

    Tony McCoy's long goodbye to horse racing takes him to the Cheltenham Festival, where Britain's most successful jumps jockey has good chances in three marquee races over the four-day event that begins Tuesday, March 10.

  • A. C. Avila

    Avila Won't Appeal Suspension, Fine

    Trainer A.C. Avila does not plan to appeal his 60-day suspension and $10,000 fine recently handed out by the California Horse Racing Board after one of his runners tested over the permitted level of acepromazine last year.

  • Smart Missile Colt Leads Way at MM Sale

    A colt by first-season sire Smart Missile sold for $220,000 (US$169,605) at the Magic Millions Adelaide yearling sale March 9 in Morphettville, highlighting an opening session that saw declines in gross, average, and median.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    Charles Town Continues CANTER Support

    For the seventh consecutive year, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is providing funding to CANTER Mid-Atlantic for the organization's ongoing program to rehabilitate and find homes for former racehorses.

  • Sayler's Creek wins the Barbados Gold Cup.

    Ramseys Nab Second Barbados Gold Cup

    Sayler's Creek provided owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey with a second consecutive win the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup, the signature race of the Barbados Turf Club, March 7 at Garrison Savannah racetrack near Bridgetown.

  • Harlington's Rose wins the Las Flores Stakes.

    Harlington's Rose Rallies to Take Las Flores

    Harlington's Rose had the same off-the-pace trip she employed to win the Kalookan Queen Stakes Dec. 28 to claim her first graded-stakes victory in the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Shared Belief winning the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Shared Belief Looks Headed to Oaklawn

    Shared Belief will likely look toward the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) April 11 for his next race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said March 8, a day after a dominating win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).

  • Sir Maximillian wins the Meydan Sprint

    Meydan Sprint winner Sir Maximillian, trained by Ian Williams, in the parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey Kieren Fallon. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Shaishee wins the Mahab Al Shinaal

    Mahab Al Shinaal winner Shaishee, trained by Musabah Ak Muhairi, in the parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey Silvestre De Sousa. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Tamarkuz wins the Burj Nahaar

    Burj Nahaar winner Tamarkuz, trained by Musabah Al Muhairiparade, in the parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey Paul Hanagan. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Mubtaahij wins the Al Bastakiya

    Al Bastakiya winner Mubtaahij, trained by Mike De Kock, in the parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey Dane O'Neill. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Hunter Light wins the Jebel Hatta

    Hunters Light winning the Jebel Hatta with parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey James Doyle and trainer Saeed Bin Suroor. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Sky Hunter wins the Dubai City of Gold

    Dubai City of Gold winner Sky Hunter, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, in the parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey James Doyle. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • African Story wins Maktoum Challenge Round 3

    Maktoum Challenge Round 3 winner African Story, trained by Saeed Bin Suroor, in the parade ring, race start, race finish and interview with winning jockey James Doyle. Courtesy of the Dubai Racing Club

  • Carpe Diem and John Velazquez take the Tampa Bay Derby.

    Carpe Diem Returns a Tampa Bay Derby Winner

    Carpe Diem made his 2015 debut in style March 7, taking the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) at Tampa Bay Downs by five lengths. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up claimed his third win from four starts.

  • Sarah Sis comes home strong to win the Honeybee Stakes.

    Sarah Sis Much the Best in Honeybee

    Sarah Sis cruised to an easy win in the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) March 7 at Oaklawn Park, defeating favorite Oceanwave by 1 1/2 lengths while tallying a breakthrough stakes win.

  • Dortmund rolls to victory in the San Felipe.

    Dortmund Cruises Wire-to-Wire in San Felipe

    Dortmund preserved his undefeated record March 7, cruising gate-to-wire in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park. The son of Big Brown has won five in a row and looms on the road to the Kentucky Derby.

  • Quality Rocks surges to the win in the Florida Oaks.

    Quality Rocks Rolls to Take Florida Oaks

    Flavor Racing, Brous Stable, and Wachtel Stable's Quality Rocks rallied from just off the pace to capture the $200,000 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies March 7 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Honor Code gets up late to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

    Honor Code Surges to Take GP Handicap

    Lane's End Racing and Dell Ridge Farm's Honor Code, in his first start of 2015, mowed down the front-runners with a strong rally to capture the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 7.

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    Ready for Rye Upsets Daredevil in Swale

    Ready for Rye became Tom Albertrani's third winner on the day when he upset favored Daredevil by 2 3/4 lengths in the seven-furlong Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 7 at Gulfstream. The trainer entered the card 0-for-60.