The spring thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne opens on March 3 with a nine-race card.
On the heels of his 3 3/4-length triumph in the Feb. 4 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (G2), Irish War Cry can give trainer Graham Motion the distinction of having a divisional favorite should he prevail in the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2)
Locals and early arrivals audition the evening of March 4 at Meydan for the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1).
Trainer Jamie Ness will serve a 100-day suspension and pay a $4,800 fine in a settlement with Florida that resolves a dozen post-race test positives for the bronchodilator Clenbuterol dating from December 2012-March 2014.
The Illinois Racing Board Feb. 28 conditionally approved transferring $500,000 of its "surplus" operating funds to bolster purses at the state's three remaining tracks.
Partnership had two graded stakes winners in four days
Verrone worked at numerous racetracks throughout the country representing riders for more than 60 years, among them Bill Hartack, Paul Kallai, Nick Santagata, and Danny Nied.
Report begins to consider options for Pimlico Race Course facility and Preakness.
The Breeders' Cup released detailed ticketing information Feb. 28 for the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships taking place at Del Mar Nov. 3-4.
In the same way that the native of Cork, Ireland, deliberately and thoughtfully chooses his words, he has methodically and masterfully stepped up his barn's game to compete at the top level.
Unbeaten multiple graded stakes winner McCraken will miss the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) March 11 after emerging from a four-furlong move Feb. 27 with a slight strain to his left front ankle.
For the second time in six weeks, Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course has announced an across the board purse increase.
Juddmonte Farm's Arrogate worked one mile in 1:38 2/5 at Santa Anita Park Feb. 27 and will make his next start in the $10 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) March 25, according to trainer Bob Baffert.
Whether any Thoroughbred racing is held this year at New York's Finger Lakes racetrack could be decided in a key meeting the evening of Feb. 27 by the board of directors of the track's horsemen.
The always-popular "All Others" wagering interest was the narrow 5-1 favorite in the third of four pools of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager, edging a tightly bunched group of individual contenders headed by unbeaten McCraken ( 5-1).
New Mexico's hopes for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1)—for now, at least—appear to run through Judge Lanier Racing's Conquest Mo Money.
Jockey Alex Birzer became the 174th jockey in North America to win 3,000 races when he guided Numancia to victory in Sunday's sixth race at Oaklawn Park.
Both Brad Grady's Girvin and Coffeepot Stables' Farrell exited their Feb. 25 grade 2 victories well, according to their respective connections.
Trainer John Moore saddled the winners in both group 1 events Feb. 26 at Sha Tin and, rubbing salt into his opponents' wounds, took the top three placings in one of them.
William Stiritz's 8-year-old gelding Hogy sped home to take the $60,000 Colonel Power Overnight Stakes in a track record time for 5 1/2 furlongs on the Stall-Wilson turf course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
M M G Stables' multiple grade 3 winner El Areeb signaled his readiness for the $350,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) March 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack with a sharp five-furlong breeze over Laurel Park's main track Feb. 26.
Jockey Albin Jimenez reached the 1,000-win milestone Feb. 25, after Ice Wine Stable's Zarman led gate to wire in the fourth race at Turfway Park and drew off to break his maiden by a decisive 5 1/4 lengths.
Convey, traveling the most comfortably, nipped Pinzolo by a neck at the wire. Absolute Blast finished a head back in third and a neck better than Zhui Feng, who had another neck on Grendisar.
Centennial Farms' Unified fired fresh off an eight-month layoff Feb. 25 with a front-running victory in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) over favored Mind Your Biscuits.
The Risen Star Stakes (G2) became an unlikely coming out party for Brad Grady's Girvin when he captured the $400,000 test by two lengths over Untrapped, earning 50 qualifying points on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.
Danny Chen's Yorkiepoo Princess won her third straight stakes race at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 25 with another a clear score in the $150,000 Busher Stakes.
Picking up her third consecutive stakes score, the Malibu Moon filly aired by 3 1/2 lengths after showing the way from the start through solid fractions in the 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-old fillies.
Honorable Duty called up all his improved fortitude in the stretch of the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) Feb. 25 when he held strong over International Star and a stubborn Dazzling Gem to take the 1 1/16-mile test by half a length.
Dortmund, the 2015 Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner recently transferred by owner Kaleem Shah from trainer Bob Baffert to Art Sherman, could make his first start for Sherman in the March 11 Triple Bend Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park.
Maxis Stable's Enterprising stalked favorite Oscar Nominated and gained an advantage in the deep stretch to win the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (G3T) Feb. 25 by three-quarters of a length to give trainer Mike Maker the exacta for the race.
In what will be his lone serious work in advance of the Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park March 4, Irish War Cry got the thumbs up from his conditioner when he covered five furlongs in 1:01.65 Saturday morning.
A Tapit colt bought back for $625,000 tops list of juveniles entered in the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale that have previously gone through a sales ring.
Winx, a 5-year-old daughter of Street Cry, sailed to a two-length victory in the TAB Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) at Royal Randwick.
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Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week we have a full slate of stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, a Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep at Aqueduct Racetrack, and more.
Eugene Roche, perhaps the oldest active hot-walker in the country at age 91, died Friday, Feb. 24, in Louisville, Ky.
Five starts into his career, Guest Suite is threatening to take his connections down the path of most resistance with the grandest of rewards.
In his quest to reassert himself as a divisional leader, Oscar Performance turned in a sparkling effort Feb. 24, when he worked four furlongs in :47 2/5 over the main track at Palm Meadows Training Center.
Three Rules worked five furlongs in :58.91 and Beasley worked four furlongs in :48.11, both firing the bullet for their respective distances Feb. 24 at Gulfstream Park.
Dave Litfin handicaps the weekend's top graded stakes races including three stakes for 3-year-olds or 3-year-old fillies this weekend.
Stewart Elliott, best known as the regular rider for 2004 dual classic winner and champion Smarty Jones, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.
With Canada's horse racing industry celebrating its 250th anniversary this year, leading industry groups in the country are calling on tracks, training centers, agricultural societies, communities, farms, and fans to mark the occasion.
Tom Pedulla of America's Best Racing recently spent some time with Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert to talk about this year's classics.
The group 3 U.A.E. Oaks Sponsored by Al Naboodah-Ashok Leyland and the Nad Al Sheba Trophy Sponsored by Al Naboodah VDL Buses highlighted racing at Meydan in the United Arab Emirates Feb. 23.
The California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved a measure to allow races to be run with medication-based eligibility conditions during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park.
A four-pronged attack has trainer Mike Maker poised to take down the $125,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (G3T) Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Multiple graded stakes winner and Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender Unique Bella was sent out for a five-furlong move early Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park. She breezed in 1:00 1/5 for her expected start in the March 4 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3).
Malcolm Pierce is 59, and like many in the business, he's seen a lot of things in racing come full circle during his career. The Malcolm Pierce story just happens to be one of those "full circle." tales.
A pair of top-level races Sunday at Sha Tin will showcase some of Hong Kong's proven stars, including two former Horse of the Year honorees.
The number of racing dates at New York's Finger Lakes racetrack could plummet by at least 15 percent under a proposal pushed by state officials to help the track cope with competition from a newly opened commercial casino.
With Foolish Pleasure campaigning in Florida, Louisiana in 1975 offered a haven for other nominees to the Kentucky classic.
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