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  • Gun Runner at Fair Grounds

    Gun Runner Logs Second Pegasus Work

    Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner had his second timed work Dec. 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

  •  Jala Jala wins the Caribbean Classic Stakes with Irad Ortiz Jr. at Gulfstream Park

    Ortiz, Douglas Star in Clasico Internacional del Caribe

     Jala Jala's Clasico del Caribe win capped a big day for jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., who earlier on the stakes card also won aboard Mexico's Jaguaryu in the $124,000 Copa Dama and Panama's Coltimus Prime in the $91,000 Copa Invitacional.

  • Mobile Bay with jockey Diego Saenz scores his second straight win in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds.

    Mobile Bay Battles Back in LA Champions Day Classic

    Tigertail Ranch homebred Mobile Bay opened up by nine lengths in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes, but his competition caught up in the stretch and he had to fight to the wire to secure his second consecutive victory in the race. 

  • Stellar Wind at the Keeneland November sale, where she sold to Coolmore for $6 million

    Stellar Wind Works, Possible for Pegasus

    Stellar Wind was back on the work tab Dec. 3, breezing a half-mile in :50 flat at Palm Meadows Training Center for a possible start in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27. 

  • Gun Runner puts in an easy half-mile work Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

    Gun Runner Back to Work for Pegasus

    Gun Runner had his first timed work Dec. 3 since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), as the Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's colt took a step toward his final career start in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27.

  • Flowers for Lisa and Paco Lopez take the Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park

    Flowers for Lisa Wires Claiming Crown Jewel

    Breaking from the outside post 12, Flying P Stable's Flowers for Lisa hustled for the lead and never looked back, scoring by 1 1/2 lengths at the wire in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park Dec. 2. 

  • David Cohen is back in the saddle after multiple years on the sideline

    Jockey David Cohen Back After Three-Year Hiatus

    David Cohen, who was sixth in the nation in wins in 2009, returned to the saddle after a layoff of more than three years Nov. 30, riding for M & M Racing and trainer Robertino Diodoro in the fifth race at Fair Grounds Racing & Slots.

  • Gigantic Breeze at Presque Isle Downs Sept. 18

    Gigantic Breeze to Try Dirt in Claiming Crown Jewel

    Based on both class and recent form, Gigantic Breeze looks like a standout in the Claiming Crown Jewel Dec. 2 at Gulfstream Park, but the 4-year-old son of Giant's Causeway will face the challenge of starting on the dirt for the first time.

  • Soutache, a son of Backtalk, winning the In Reality Stakes earlier this year

    Backtalk Moves to GoldMark for 2018

    Backtalk, a grade 2 winner and sire of multiple stakes winner Soutache, moves to GoldMark Farm near Ocala, Fla., for the 2018 breeding season. The son of Smarty Jones previously stood at Vinery Florida and Bridlewood.

  • Gunnevera prior to the Kentucky Derby

    Gunnevera Works Bullet Five Furlongs at Gulfstream

    Multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera topped the worktab for the fourth consecutive time the morning of Oct. 22 at Gulfstream Park West, where the Antonio Sano-trained 3-year-old colt breezed five furlongs in 1:00 flat under Edgard Zayas.

  • FTBOA Names Board Members

    Bobby Jones and Dr. Fred Yutani, both of Ocala, Fla., have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association board of directors while Barry Berkelhammer, Gil Campbell and Greg Wheeler, return to the board.

  • Hip 31, a Jimmy Creed colt, sold for $150,000 at the OBS October yearling sale

    Jimmy Creed Colt Returns Quick Profit for Brewster

    Oklahoma owner-breeder Clark Brewster showed his pinhooking ability when a colt by successful freshman sire Jimmy Creed was sold for $150,000 during the Oct. 10 selected session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales October yearling sale.

  • Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured is represented by his first crop at auction this year

    Uncaptured Yearlings on Display at OBS

    A colt and a filly from the first crop sired by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured are among the horses to watch during the Oct. 11 open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales October yearling sale.

  • OBS Sale Begins With a New Spot on Calendar

    Management at Ocala Breeders' Sales is hopeful a new position on the calendar and the bull market for yearlings will equate to positive results when the Ocala, Fla., sales company conducts its Oct. 10-11 auction.

  • Beth Bayer, whose OBS October consignment includes Hip 54, a colt by Distorted Humor

    Hips to Watch at OBS October Selected Session

    The only two yearlings entered in the Ocala Breeders' Sales October yearling sale produced from grade 1-winning mares are among the horses to watch during the Oct. 10 selected session of the two-day auction in Ocala, Fla.

  • Curlin's Approval draws off to a a 4 3/4-length score in the Barely Even Handicap

    Curlin's Approval Performs as Expected in Barely Even

    Curlin's Approval pushed her earnings to over $500,000 in Gulfstream Park's Barely Even Handicap Oct. 1—a race her trainer Happy Alter previously said he was using as a "backyard prep" for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1).

  • Go Astray, winner of the Florida Sire Stakes Desert Vixen Division, has the best stakes record heading into the final leg of the FSS Sept. 30

    Competition Deep in FSS My Dear Girl Division

    Five fillies who won or placed in the first two legs of the Florida Sire Stakes' filly division will be back to test each other in the final round Sept. 30, the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

  • Farrell won this year's Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)

    Fair Grounds Stakes Schedule Worth $6.69 Million

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening day is slated for Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes.

  • Mr. Misunderstood (outside) turns for home in the Super Derby Sept. 9 at Louisiana Downs

    Mr. Misunderstood Rolls to Super Derby Win

    Just as he did in the Super Derby Prelude Stakes a month ago, Flurry Racing Stables' Mr. Misunderstood pulled away in the stretch to win the $200,0000 Super Derby at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Sept. 9.