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  • Curlin's Approval wins the 2017 Royal Delta Stakes

    The Week in Photos 2/21/2017

    Barbara Fritchie, Royal Delta, Buena Vista, General George, Bayakoa, Razorback, Southwest, and more.

  • Turfway, Horsemen Team to Offer Handicapping Seminar

    Turfway Park and the Kentucky HBPA are teaming up March 3 for Happy Hour Handicapping, an interactive event where people who love racing and horses can learn the basics of playing the races and take a first look at Kentucky Derby contenders. 

  • Kentucky Rescinds Dextrophan Positives

    Citing research that suggests the metabolite of Dextromethorphan can stay in a horse's system at a wider variance of time than previously realized, the KHRC earlier this year dropped sanctions in three cases where the metabolite was discovered.

  • Otabek Umarov

    Under Agreement, Trainer Umarov Suspended Five Years

    The KHRC on Feb. 21 settled its case against Otabek Umarov, suspending the trainer for five years in a case involving Umarov's refusal to allow an out-of-competition sample to be collected from Looks to Spare on April 30, 2016 at Churchill Downs.

  • Wild At Heart won the Buena Vista after it was taken off the turf.

    Grade 2 Status Not Reinstated for Buena Vista

    Following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee, the Buena Vista Stakes that was taken off the turf Feb. 18 at Santa Anita Park will not have its grade 2 status reinstated. It will be recognized as a grade 3 race.

  • Trainer Stuart Earns Career Victory 1,000

    Southwest-based trainer Clinton Stuart picked up the 1,000th victory of his career Feb. 20 when he sent out Stewart Levine and Curtis Culver's Crossbow Star to a victory in a maiden-claiming race at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Churchill Downs, Cancer Institute Announce Partnership

    Churchill Downs and Norton Cancer Institute announced a new charitable partnership to raise funds to help provide care for women in our community who lack access to necessary breast health screenings and services.

  • Inside Aftercare: The Seal of Approval

    If you're looking to make a donation to a horse charity. Look at organizations who are accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and are grant recipients from Thoroughbred Charities of America.

  • Tickets to go on Sale for Equestricon

    Equestricon announced Feb. 21 that tickets for its first-ever international horse racing convention, fan festival, and trade show will go on sale this Friday, February 24.

  • Gun Runner wins the 2017 Razorback Handicap (G3)

    Gun Runner Rolls to Razorback Handicap Victory

    Finally free from what seemed like interminable quarantine in Louisiana, Gun Runner put on an impressive display in his first start of the season, leading every step of the way for a 5 3/4-length victory in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3).

  • Charismatic at Old Friends on Dec. 12, 2016, near Georgetown, Ky.

    Broken Pelvis Cause of Charismatic's Death

    Charismatic died Feb. 19 of a hemorrhage caused by a broken pelvis, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm founder Michael Blowen and Park Equine Hospital's Dr. Bryan Waldridge and Dr. Rhodes Bell confirmed Feb. 20. 

  • Beautiful Devil filly by Revolutionary born on Feb. 5, 2017, at Patchen Wilkes Farm in Lexington, Ky.

    White Beauty Lineage

    Patchen Wilkes Farm near Lexington, Ky. has been home to 13 white foals since 1995. The latest addition came during Super Bowl 51 when Beautiful Devil produced a white filly by Revolutionary at 10:15 p.m. Feb. 5.

  • Charismatic at Old Friends Dec. 12

    Horse of the Year Charismatic Dies

    Charismatic returned to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan on Dec. 4 and was pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky. He died Feb. 19.

  • Classic Empire

    Classic Empire Out of Fountain of Youth

    Juvenile champion Classic Empire will not start as expected in the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) March 4 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Mark Casse said Feb. 19. 

  • Mo Town wins the 2016 Remsen Stakes

    Mo Town Set for 3-Year-Old Debut in Risen Star

    Firmly landing himself prominently on the charts as a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), the $200,000 Keeneland September 2015 purchase now looks to make a hit out of his sophomore debut, the Risen Star (G2).

  • Terra Promessa wins the 2017 Bayakoa Stakes

    Terra Promessa Goes Gate to Wire in Bayakoa

    Stonestreet Stables' homebred Terra Promessa made easy work of her seven rivals, taking control around the first turn and never looking back in the $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) Feb. 18 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Delta Prince wins a Gulfstream Park allowance race Feb. 18

    Royal Delta Half Brother Scores on Gulfstream Turf

    The late champion Royal Delta was honored twice on the Gulfstream Park card Feb. 18. First with her namesake grade 2 stakes and then again in the last race, when her half brother Delta Prince stormed to victory on the grass. 

  • Rare White Foal a Patchen Wilkes Specialty

    Get to know the stunning white foal that Patchen Wilkes Farm welcomed on Super Bowl Sunday. Though white Thoroughbreds are rare, Patchen Wilkes specializes in breeding and raising white racehorses in Lexington, Ky. Courtesy America's Best Racing