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  • 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

    Xpressbet Fountain of Youth, Davona Dale, Mac Diamida, Australian Guineas, Friendship Bridge Handicap, Longines Gran Premio Latino Americano, Hai Yayoi Sho, Gotham, Canadian Turf, The Very One, Herecomesthebride, Fred W. Hooper, Palm Beach and more.

  • 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).

  • Heart to Heart wins the 2017 Canadian Turf

    Heart to Heart Wires Canadian Turf

    Terry Hamilton's Canadian champion Heart to Heart broke sharply and never looked back in the $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park March 4, taking the race in front-running fashion for a second year in a row. 

  • Miss Sky Warrior wins the 2017 Davona Dale

    Miss Sky Warrior Reigns in Davona Dale

    Arlene London's homebred Miss Sky Warrior dispelled any notion of rust on her form when she came with a three-wide move on the final turn to score a victory in the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park in her seasonal bow March 4.

  • Wake Forest wins the 2017 Mac Diarmida Stakes

    Wake Forest Returns to Winning Ways in Mac Diarmida

    Wake Forest (GER) was given plenty of time to recover from his 2016 campaign by trainer Chad Brown, and the 7-year-old runner rewarded that patience March 4 with a narrow victory in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park.

  • J Boys Echo comes home strong to win the Gotham

    J Boys Echo Blitzes to Gotham Score

    Trainer Dale Romans has been persistent in his pursuit of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and his chance at this year's edition just snapped into focus thanks to Albaugh Family Stable's J Boys Echo.

  • Ticonderoga wins the 2017 Palm Beach Stakes

    Ticonderoga Powerful in Palm Beach

    Woodford Racing's Ticonderoga ran off the bench and into the winner's circle March 4 at Gulfstream Park, taking the $100,000 Palm Beach Stakes (G3T) with a powerful rally.

  • Long River wins the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3

    Long River Leads Super Saturday Conquests

    The Kentucky-bred son of A.P. Indy, out of the multiple grade 1-winning Awesome Again mare Round Pond, surged to a 1 3/4-length triumph in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1).

  • Bird Song wins the 2017 Fred W. Hooper Stakes

    Bird Song Scores in Fred W. Hooper

    Marylou Whitney's Bird Song took the lead after a half-mile and kept Realm and Tale of S'avall at bay in the stretch to earn his first graded stakes victory in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park March 4.

  • Sixties Song won the Carlos Pellegrini at San Isidoro (Argentina) in mid December

    Valparaiso Sporting Club Hosts Latino Americano

    The $500,000 Longines Gran Premio Latino Americano (G1), South America's richest race, has drawn of a field of 16. The 1 1/2-mile turf race will be run for the first time at the Valparaiso Sporting Club in Vina del Mar, Chile.

  • Trainer Mark Hennig in 1995 at Churchill Downs

    Derby Hopeful Beasley Brings Back Memories

    In the days to come, Beasley's connections hope he'll take them full circle to a certain racetrack on a certain Saturday in May—where 24 years ago, owner Lee Lewis and trainer Mark Hennig found themselves with their only Kentucky Derby (G1) starter.

  • TOBA March Member of the Month

    Until now, the Whithams' best runners have primarily been older horses, but 2016 marked a change. In addition to McCraken, they own Linda, a four-year-old filly who captured the Mrs. Revere (Gr. II) at Churchill Downs last year.