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  • Quack, with Bill Shoemaker up, win the California Derby at Golden Gate on April 22, 1972.

    A Look Back at Quack's California Derby

    This week is a recap of the 1972 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields won by Quack. Written by Giles E. Wright with the headline, "The California Derby Cancelled Some Trips to the Kentucky Derby," the story appeared in the May 1, 1972 issue.

  • Finest City

    Finest City Entered for 2017 Debut in Santa Monica

    For trainer Ian Kruljac, running Seltzer Thoroughbreds' Finest City in the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) Jan. 21 at Santa Anita Park has always been the target to kick off the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) winner's 2017 season.

  • Uncle Lino

    Uncle Lino Back to Work at Santa Anita

    Off for nearly eight months without any serious running, Uncle Lino's first work since his start in the 2016 Preakness Stakes (G1) went about as well as could be expected Jan. 18 at Santa Anita Park.

  • The Eclipse Awards ceremony will be televised on TVG2

    Eclipse Awards to be Televised on TVG2

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, National Turf Writers And Broadcasters and Daily Racing Form announced Jan. 18 that the 46th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony will be televised live on TVG2 and also streamed on multiple outlets Jan. 21.

  • Flatlined wins the 2017 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes

    The Week in Photos for 1/17/2017

    Ft. Lauderdale, La Canada, Hal's Hope, Marshua's River, Megahertz, Toboggan, Busanda, Smarty Jones, Pippin, Fifth Season, Choi Wan Handicap, Kai Yip Handicap, Long Valley Handicap, Beas River Handicap, Pearce Memorial Challenge Cup, and more.

  • I'm a Chatterbox has won three grade 1 races on dirt and could try turf Saturday at Fair Grounds

    I'm a Chatterbox Entered in Krantz at Fair Grounds

    Her connections are holding out hope she may be cleared to travel to the Jan. 29 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston, but due to an equine herpesvirus outbreak and resulting quarantine at Fair Grounds, she was entered in the 1 1/16-mile Krantz.

  • Uncontested wins 2017 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park

    A Closer Look at Smarty Jones Winner Uncontested

    Uncontested rebounded from a disappointing stakes debut in November with a powerhouse performance in the Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 16 at Oaklawn Park, where he stamped himself a contender for the 2017 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

  • Gerry Olguin

    Jockey Olguin Secures Milestone Win

    Veteran Jockey Gerry Olguin, who counts a Canadian classic among his 105 black-type stakes wins, earned the 2,000th victory of his career Jan. 15 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • The Curse of Haskin

    We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming and all meaningful and timely topics to bring you the latest news on the ever-growing dreaded "Haskin Curse" that has quietly plagued the Sport of Kings for well more than a decade.

  • Dortmund works at Los Al

    Dortmund Drills for Sherman at Los Al

    With Anna Wells aboard, the towering chestnut stretched his legs through three furlongs in :36 3/5. As one chapter comes to a close with California Chrome's upcoming retirement, another begins with Dortmund as the hopeful figurehead. 

  • Luxair Jets Official Eclipse Awards Partner

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 17 that LUXAIR JETS (luxairjets.com), which provides private aviation travel on a fleet of some of the world's finest private aircraft, has become an official partner of the Eclipse Awards.

  • Midwest/Canada Regional: Quick Entrance

    When Anthony Bilotta made a trip to Alberta, Canada, to see his son graduate from Olds College, he didn’t expect to make a major life decision. But that’s what happened when he took a drive to see Alydeed, who was standing at Peaceful Valley Farms.

  • Frank Stronach at the podium and Stronach Group executive board member Tim Ritvo

    Stronach Still Seeking New Heights for Racing

    Anyone who doubts Frank Stronach's ability to think big needs only to gaze at the 473-ton steel and bronze statue of Pegasus, the winged stallion of Greek mythology, that captivates visitors as they enter Gulfstream Park.

  • Prize Exhibit (GB) wins the 2017 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park

    Prize Exhibit Sweeps by in Megahertz

    With a late burst of speed, D P Racing's Prize Exhibit swept her competition to win the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Jan. 16 by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Uncontested wins the Smarty Jones

    Uncontested Romp in Smarty Jones

    Aptly named Uncontested jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to a 5 1/4-length romp in the Smarty Jones Stakes over a sloppy track at Oaklawn Park on the Martin Luther King holiday card Jan. 16.

  • Green Gratto holds on in the Toboggan

    Green Gratto Grinds Out Toboggan Win

    Gaston and Anthony Grant's Green Gratto grinded out a gate-to-wire win, where he was pressured every step of the way, in the Toboggan Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 16. 

  • Nick Zito

    Zito Saddles 2,000th Winner

    Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito saddled the 2,000th winner of his career Jan. 16 at Gulfstream Park, when Forever Plus registered a gate-to-wire victory under Nik Juarez in the second race.

  • Farrell winning the 2016 Golden Rod

    High Profile Fillies in Fair Grounds Stakes

    Coffeepot Stables' Farrell, who had a six-length victory in the Nov. 26 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, kicks off her 3-year-old campaign in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes over a mile and 70 yards at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Lockdown wins the Busanda Stakes

    Lockdown Cruises in Busanda Win

    Under a perfectly measured ride by Kendrick Carmouche, Juddmonte Farms' Lockdown cruised to a 2 1/2-length victory on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the Busanda for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Noble Bird winning the Hagyard Fayette Stakes in October

    Noble Bird May Start in Pegasus

    John C. Oxley's Noble Bird is under consideration for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park following a sharp half-mile work Jan. 15.

  • Shareholder Value wins at Fair Grounds Dec. 26

    Shareholder Value Faces 11 in LeComte

    A promising field of 12 will go to post in New Orleans' first Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (G1) prep of the year in the $200,000 LeComte Stakes (G3) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.