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  • Dortmund works seven furlongs in 1:25 4/5 in preparation for his 2017 debut

    Dortmund Returns in Kilroe Mile

    A new trainer led to a new surface for Kaleem Shah's Dortmund, the towering grade 1 winner who March 11 will take his first steps on the Santa Anita Park lawn.

  • The Hot Springs marks the return of Dwyer winner Fish Trappe Road

    Holy Boss, Fish Trappe Road Try Loaded Hot Springs

    Oaklawn Park's $125,000 Hot Springs Stakes drew a quality field of eight older horses for the March 11 contest, including grade 2 winner Holy Boss, grade 3 winners Fish Trappe Road and Ivan Fallunovalot, and last year's classic contender Whitmore.

  • Weep No More earned grade 1 status with a last-to-first move in Keeneland's 2016 Ashland

    Grade 1 Winner Weep No More Nearing Return

    Ashbrook Farm's Weep No More, winner of the 2016 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1), has returned to training with designs on making her seasonal debut during the Churchill Downs spring meet, her conditioner Rusty Arnold said March 8.

  • Arapahoe Park

    Arapahoe Park Announces Changes in Stakes Schedule

    The 2017 stakes schedule at Arapahoe Park in Colorado will culminate with the richest races the track hosts for Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses on the final day of the season, but the road to those races will look different than in past years.

  • What's Going On Here: Don't Ask

    Two people in the past month have asked me, “So, who is your Derby horse?” Yet I was as dumbfounded at the second asking as I’d been on the first. I have no idea who my Derby horse is. And for two good reasons.

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    Formerly Abandoned Mare Makes Strides Toward Makeover

    The KyEHC rescued Annora from the high-profile situation that involved about 40 horses left on a farm near Harrodsburg, Ky. leased by Charles Borell and his daughter, trainer Maria Borell. Annora's listed breeder is Maria Borell.

  • NBC Sports to Broadcast Dubai World Cup

    NBC Sports viewers will get the chance to watch the world's top-ranked racehorse Arrogate compete in the $10 million Dubai World Cup from Meydan Racecourse later this month, following an agreement with Racecourse Media Group (RMG).  

  • Gunnevera wins the 2017 Fountain of Youth

    The Week in Photos 3/7/2017

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  • Neolithic

    Neolithic Confirmed For Dubai World Cup Bid

    Neolithic, third last time out in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1), will take another crack at Juddmonte Farms' champion Arrogate in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) March 25.

  • El Areeb, OBS March sale graduate.

    OBS Three-Day Under Tack Show Begins March 9

    The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March sale of 2-year-olds in training begins March 9 and continues through March 11, with sessions beginning at 8 a.m. daily at the OBS track in Ocala, Fla.

  • ABR: South Florida Sizzles on Fountain of Youth Day

    South Florida Sizzles on Fountain of Youth Day

    Gunnevera rolled to a dominant victory in the Fountain of Youth Stakes on Saturday near Miami! Relive the excitement of the entire day at sunny Gulfstream Park, including dapper fashion, cashing big tickets and thrilling racing action.

  • Tamarkuz

    A Breeder's View on Tamarkuz

    Glennwood Farm's Tanya Gunther assesses the pedigree of Tamarkuz, a grade 1 winner and entering year sire of 2017 who was bred and raised on her family's farm.

  • Grayson-Jockey Club Approves Record Research Budget

    Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's board of directors has approved a 2017 budget of $1,483,542 to fund 11 new equine research projects, eight renewing two-year studies, and two career development awards. 

  • Gulfstream Park

    Language in Florida Bill Would Prohibit ADW Wagering

    It's early in the process but because the wording in a current Florida Senate bill would potentially outlaw ADW, industry leaders have quickly weighed in to make sure legislators understand how devastating that outcome would be for horse racing.

  • Pretty N Cool wins the 2017 Las Flores Stakes

    Pretty N Cool Takes Las Flores Stakes

    In 2016 Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman's Pretty N Cool fired off of a nearly seven-month layoff to win the C.E.R.F. Stakes at Del Mar. In 2017 the layoff was only six months, but she fired just the same to win the Las Flores Stakes (G3).

  • Jockey Joao Moreira celebrates eight wins at Sha Tin Racecourse

    Moreira Wins Eight in Hong Kong

    Jockey João Moreira, known as "Magic Man" to Hong Kong bettors, scored eight wins on the March 5 card at Sha Tin Racecourse, bettering the local record by two.

  • Quinn, Jenn, and Cash Adams of Q Bar J Thoroughbreds

    Flat Out Colt Most Profitable Fasig-Tipton Pinhook

    When trainer Mark Casse signed the sale ticket for a Flat Out colt on behalf of John Oxley at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream 2-year-olds in training sale, the purchase price of $400,000 represented a profit of $310,000 for Q Bar J Thoroughbreds.

  • Arrogate works at Santa Anita March 5

    Arrogate Works Toward Dubai World Cup

    Juddmonte Farm's Arrogate worked seven furlongs in 1:24, with a gallop out to a mile in 1:38 at Santa Anita Park March 5 in preparation for his next start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) March 25.

  • Unique Bella and Mike Smith take the Santa Ysabel

    Unique Bella Game in Santa Ysabel Win

    Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella finally got a challenge March 4 in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3), but shrugged it off in the final furlong to reestablish her standing as the current favorite for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).