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  • 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.

  • Tommy Macho wins the Hal's Hope

    Tommy Macho Overcomes Trip to Win Hal's Hope

    Paul Pompa Jr. and J Stables' Tommy Macho didn't have the easiest trip in the $150,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14, but that didn't stop him from powering down the stretch to win by 5 3/4 lengths like nothing happened. 

  • Flatlined wins the 2017 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes

    Flatlined Breaks Through in Ft. Lauderdale

    Some patient handling by trainer Scooter Dickey and an explosive late kick urged on by jockey Joe Bravo allowed Flatlined to earn the first graded stakes win of his career Jan. 14 in the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale (G2T) at Gulfstream Park.

  • No catching Vale Dori in the La Canada

    Vale Dori Rolls Home in La Canada

    Vale Dori took heat early and kept on rolling in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes (G2) Jan. 14 at Santa Anita Park, impressively picking up her second consecutive grade 2 and third straight victory for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

  • 2017 Filly, Silver Max - Blue Dahlia
Ist Foal for Silver Max

    First Foal for Silver Max a Filly

    Adena Springs North stallion Silver Max, a seven-time graded stakes winner, sired his first reported foal when a filly was born at Frank Stronach's facility near Ontario, Canada at 4 p.m. Jan. 12.

  • Sandiva wins the Marshua's River

    Sandiva Not Done Yet, Takes Marshua's River

    Al Shaqab Racing's Sandiva picked up another graded stakes victory and a second win in the $150,000 Marshua's River (G3T) when she won this year's edition by a half-length in a possible cap to her racing career. 

  • Lot 765 at the 2017 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale, a daughter of Fastnet Rock who topped the final Book 1 session

    Fastnet Rock Filly Closes Record Gold Coast Book 1

    A Fastnet Rock filly bred in Australia by Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings was sold to Coolmore Stud's Tom Magnier for Aus$1.2 million to top the final Book 1 session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 14.

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    California Chrome Focused in Penultimate Move

    In California Chrome's first serious breeze since arriving at Gulfstream Park last week, Alan Sherman put blinkers on his charge and got the focused runner he wanted, as the 2014 Horse of the Year coasted through a five-furlong move in 1:00 3/5.

  • Do the Dance wins the 2016 Kathryn Crosby Stakes

    Improving Do the Dance Steps Up in Megahertz

    It's taken a while for Do the Dance to get her bearings on the Southern California grass, but the improving filly will look to continue her upward trajectory Jan. 16 in the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park

  • Divisidero became the first grade I winner for Gunpowder Farms last May

    Success Coming in Bunches for Gunpowder Farms

    With his 5-year-old campaign scheduled to get underway in the Jan. 14 Ft. Lauderdale (G2T), Divisidero is positioned to set off a domino effect for Gunpowder Farms, which also has Breaking Lucky slated to start in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) Jan. 18.