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  • Awesome Maria

    Rampart, Skip Away Part of Florida Undercard

    Grade I winner Awesome Maria looked as good as ever romping in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) last month; Where's Sterling leads the field in the Skip Away. Both races are part of the Florida Derby undercard at Gulfstream Park.

  • Royal Delta

    One More Perfect Day In The Desert

    From the time she zipped through three furlongs down the stretch as a light sharpener for the world's richest race until post positions were drawn more than eight hours later, trainer Bill Mott wouldn't have changed a thing.

  • Brilliant Speed

    Brilliant Speed Heads Appleton Stakes

    Brilliant Speed, third in last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at 1 1/2 miles, cuts back to a mile for the Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park March 31 as he takes on seven rivals.

  • Keertana

    Keertana Should be Tough in Orchid Stakes

    Five-time graded stakes winner Keertana was a close second in her most recent start and will likely be favored to break through this time when she leads a field of nine fillies and mares in the $150,000 Orchid (gr. III).

  • On Fire Baby

    Options Abound for On Fire Baby

    Her latest workout came March 27 at Oaklawn Park when she covered seven furlongs in 1:27 4/5. Following that drill, her connections are pondering the April 11 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) or April 14 Arkansas Derby (gr. I).

  • Sabercat

    Sabercat Working Toward Arkansas Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Sabercat returned to the worktab March 26 at Oaklawn Park with plans on running in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) next month.

  • Dubai Interview - George Bolton

    George Bolton owns The Factor, who is entered in the Golden Shaheen this weekend. George also gives an update on Bob Baffert.

  • Union Rags

    Pool 3 of Derby Future Wager Starts March 30

    Chadds Fords Stable's Union Rags was installed as the 3-1 favorite in the third and final betting pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager that kicks off its three-day run March 30.

  • Union Rags

    Matz Feels Union Rags Has Point to Prove

    Michael Matz has put the past behind him and is only focusing on getting Union Rags through the Florida Derby and on to the Kentucky Derby, but the trainer is still clearly bothered by the Eclipse Award voting.

  • Dubai Interview - Trainer Herman Brown

    Herman Brown is the trainer of Green Destiny in Dubai Duty Free, Dux Scholar in Godolphin Mile, August rush in Al Quoz sprint, Mikhail Glinka & Bronze Cannon in dubai Gold Cup, Maritimer in UAE Derby

  • FDA No Longer Supports Compounded Pergolide Production

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will no longer support the production of compounded pergolide for use in horses, according to a recent statement from the agency. The change comes several months after the FDA approved a pergolide mesylate tablet (marketed as Prascend) for the treatment of clinical signs associated with pituitary pars inter...

  • Granulation Tissue Management in the Horse (AAEP 2011)

    There is a saying that "anything worth doing is worth overdoing." When it comes to healing lower leg wounds, some horses take this advice to heart and essentially "overheal" their injuries, resulting in the production of unsightly granulation (scar) tissue, commonly known as proud flesh. At 2011 American Association of Equine Prac...

  • Dubai Interview: Peter Snowden

    Simon Burgess talks with Peter Snowden, trainer of Helmet, who runs, in the UAE Derby, and Sepoy, Dubai Golden Shaheen contender. Sponsored by AmWest

  • Big Brown Two-Year-Olds in Action

    The first foals by Big Brown are now ready to run. Enjoy this video produced by Three Chimneys Farm, of them in action.

  • Haskin's Derby Trail: 3/27/2012

    Rosie Napravnik is one race away from hearing the strains of "My Old Kentucky Home" raining down on her again as she parades to the post in the Kentucky Derby.

  • Smart Bid won the 2011 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap by a nose.

    Smart Bid Seeks Mervin Muniz Memorial Repeat

    Smart Bid, who has claimed both of his graded stakes wins over the Fair Grounds turf course, will try to defend his Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) title against nine others in the $400,000 turf race on April 1

  • Dubai Interview: Patrick Shaw (Rocket Man)

    Simon Burgess talks with Patrick Shaw, trainer of Rocket Man, the 2011 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner, who returns to defend his title in 2012. Sponsored by AmWest

  • Dubai Interview - Patrick Shaw

    Simon Burgess talks with Patrick Shaw, trainer of Rocket Man, the 2011 Dubai Golden Shaheen winner, who returns to defend his title in 2012.Sponsored by AmWest

  • Beyond The Blinkers: OTTB Spotlight: El Bomba

    The 13-year-old was turned out to pasture at Erin and Dan Hall's Caerindoll Farm near Versailles, Ky. early this spring after making his 101st start, and life couldn't be better for the son of Signal Tap.

  • Mission Impazible won the New Orleans Handicap in 2011.

    Big Names Clash in New Orleans Handicap

    The $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) is the headliner on Fair Grounds' April 1 program, but the biggest names and most talented horses may be running on the undercard in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II).

  • Dubai Interview - George Moore

    Simon Burgess talks with George Moore, Assistant Trainer for John Moore, about Xtension, who runs in the Dubai Duty Free.Sponsored by AmWest

  • Royal Delta in Dubai.

    Mott Says Royal Delta is Feeling Sassy

    With her bid for history in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-gr. I) only four days away, Royal Delta is feeling, as trainer Bill Mott put it with a delighted grin, 'sassy.'

  • Dubai Interview - Derek Cruz

    Simon Burgess talks with Derek Cruz, trainer of Joy And Fun, winner of the 2010 Al Quoz Sprint, who returns to try again.Sponsored by AmWest

  • Derby Earnings List Update: Late Nominees

    Our Kentucky Derby earnings chart now includes five horse late-nominated to the Triple Crown with graded earnings within the range set out on the chart -- and two of them are in the top 20.