Cool Catomine proved to have another gear and jockey Luis Contreras delivered another winning ride in a Canadian Triple Crown race as the duo drew off late in the Prince of Wales Stakes July 25 at Fort Erie Racetrack.
Florida freshman sire Anthony's Cross got his first winner July 25 at Indiana Grand Race Course where his daughter Crossed won by 5 1/4 lengths in her racing debut.
Trainer David Van Winkle recorded the 1,000th victory of his career when Darcy Peterson's Charlie Again and jockey Hugo Sanchez won the fifth race July 20 at Canterbury Park.
Classic winner Oxbow gets his first winner when juvenile filly Delaphene breaks her maiden July 16 over the turf at Arlington International.
A rail-skimming ride by Brian Hernandez Jr. guided W.S. Farish's Eagle to victory July 15 in the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial, one of four $100,000 stakes races on the Indiana Derby (G2) undercard at Indiana Grand Race Course.
If his score in the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) was a fluke and his nose win in the Ohio Derby (G3) was just enough, Irap's five-length win in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) was the best evidence yet that Reddam Racing's Tiznow colt is the real deal.
Left alone on the front end to walk through fractions as she pleased, Overture made sure her rivals paid the price during the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (G3) as she recorded a gate-to-wire victory at Indiana Grand Race Course July 15.
Reddam Racing's Mopotism heads the July 15 Indiana Oaks (G3) based on her five outings—and three placings—in graded stakes.
Irap heads into the July 15 $500,000 Indiana Derby (G3) at Indiana Grand Race Course as the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the 11-horse field.
Trainer Steve Asmussen and owner Mike Langford are waiting for their 3-year-old colt Untrapped to come up with a signature victory. The $500,000 Indiana Derby (G2) July 15 would be an excellent time.
After many close placings in graded stakes races, Whispering Oaks Farm's Iron Fist finally notched his first graded stakes win in the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3) at Prairie Meadows July 8.
In his 46th career start, Ghost Hunter notched his first career graded stakes triumph when he shot through up the inside in the lane to prevail by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Arlington Handicap (G3T)
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Keystoneforvictory passed two-time victor The Pizza Man late and went on to post a mild upset in the $100,000 Stars and Stripes (G3T) at Arlington International Racecourse July 8.
In just her second start in the United States, Dona Bruja (ARG) has already proved that she's a force to be reckoned with on the grass as she easily swept by five rivals to take the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (G3T) July 8.
Lothenbach Stables’ Sonic Boom, unbothered by early pace pressure, opened a clear lead on the backstretch and held firm for a dominant 1 3/4-lengths win in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 American Derby at Arlington International Racecourse.
Off the Triple Crown trail and with a clean trip, Calumet Farm's homebred Hence once again found his winning stride July 7 in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (G3) at Prairie Meadows.
Shane's Girlfriend hasn't fired her best every time she makes it out for a race, but when she does the results are impressive.
Grade 1 winner Time and Motion and the Argentina-bred Dona Bruja (ARG) will be the ones to beat in the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (G3T) July 8 at Arlington International.
The Minnesota Racing Commission is pleased to announce commissioners Dan Erhart and Dr. Camille McArdle have been reappointed, and Roy Johnson has been appointed, to the commission for six-year terms beginning July 1, 2017.
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and FOX Sports Ohio announced an agreement today to televise "Belmont Park Live" and "Saratoga Live" on select dates in 2017.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey and Lothenbach Stables own the obvious heavyweights in the American Derby (G3T), one of three graded turf stakes being run July 8 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Dede McGehee's homebred Dolphus has three things going for him in the July 8 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (G3): speed, good recent form, and pedigree.
The Pizza Man is by far the class of the field in the Stars and Stripes Stakes (G3T), but still must prove he can get the job done at age 8 over the Arlington turf.
This week is a race recap of the 1949 American Derby at Washington Park won by Ponder written by Blood-Horse staff titled "Ponder: He Sprints to Conquer." The story ran in the Sept. 3, 1949 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine.
Calumet Farm's homebred Hence will attempt to get back to the winner's circle after two off-the-board finishes in the first two legs of the Triple Crown when he lines up against eight other sophomore colts in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (G3).
In her first race since an off-the-board-effort in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), Clearview Stables' Ever So Clever will take on a field of nine other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (G3) July 6.
Green Mask will be tested by Calgary Cat and Noholdingback Bear in six-furlong sprint contest at Woodbine for older horses.
Stronach Stables' Holy Helena, a daughter of Ghostzapper and winner of the June 11 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, is the 3-1 morning-line choice for the July 2 Queen's Plate at Woodbine.
Mott is looking to complete a first-out trifecta of Woodbine's three top races after winning the 1985 Canadian International with Lassigny and the inaugural Woodbine Mile with Geri in 1997.
On June 14 the Minnesota Racing Commission approved a request by Canterbury Park officials to amend horse racing dates and post times in September, making the final date of the 67-day season Friday, Sept. 15.
Irap proved his Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) win was no fluke when he caught fellow graded stakes winner Girvin on the line to edge out a victory in the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown June 24.
In the aftermath of a Triple Crown series that produced nine different in-the-money finishers in three races, leadership of the 3-year-old division is up for grabs.
In his first start since a 12th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Untrapped will try to secure his first stakes win in the Ohio Derby (G3) June 24 at JACK Thistledown.
On July 15 the Indiana Horse Racing Commission (IHRC) is hosting a free marketing and advertising seminar for all Thoroughbred owners and breeders to help them understand the basics of advertising at 8 a.m. at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino.
Jockey Nik Goodwin won his 1,000th career Thoroughbred race when he rode favorite Saganaga to victory for trainer Gary Scherer in the sixth race at Canterbury Park on June 22.
This week is a race story headlined, “Skipper Shipper,” written by Steve Hettinger recapping Skip Away's victory in the 1996 Ohio Derby (G2). The story ran in the June 29, 1996 issue of The Blood-Horse.
The Ohio Derby (G3) will feature four contenders who started in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), with Brad Grady's multiple grade 2 winner Girvin installed as the 2-1 morning-line choice in the nine-horse lineup.
JACK Thistledown Racino is going all out for the 83rd running of the Ohio Derby on Saturday, June 24. In addition to heart-pounding, live racing action, the day will feature plenty of fun and excitement for the entire family.
Poseidon's Warrior was represented by his first winner June 18, when his son Firenze Fire won a five-furlong maiden special weight at Monmouth Park by 3 1/2 lengths.
Midwest Thoroughbreds' grade 1 winner The Pizza Man will make his season debut June 17 in the $50,000 Black Tie Affair Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse.
East West Stable's Enstone (by Tiznow), holds a class edge over her fellow 3-year-old fillies in Sunday's Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser. The nine-furlong filly classic drew a field of 12 Canadian-breds.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, West Region
June 2 was a busy day for freshmen, as Champ Pegasus, Bind, and Ez Effort were represented by their first winners.
Lee "Jack" Allison, who co-bred and co-raced stakes-placed Kipper Kelly, died May 16 at age 89.
From an eye-opening 2015 debut win as a juvenile, to a 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) starter, to an accomplished sprinter, hopes continue to soar, and evolve, for Whitmore.
Gary Boulanger, one of Thoroughbred racing's most respected and resilient riders, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award.
Cowboy Culture took a key step forward in his maturation process when the son of Quality Road drew off as he pleased in the final furlong to win the $100,000 Arlington Classic Stakes (G3T) by 5 3/4 lengths over Gorgeous Kitten May 27.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, International, Midwest Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a pair of grade 1 races at Santa Anita Park and graded stakes at six other racetracks.
This week is a scene setter and a race recap of the July 12, 1930 Arlington Classic won by Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox.
Trainer Mike Maker has three sophomores for the May 27 Arlington Classic Stakes (G3T), including Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) runner Fast and Accurate.
Trainer Richie Scherer, who enjoyed success at tracks throughout the Midwest and in his native Louisiana, died May 20 at age 53.
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