Her connections are holding out hope she may be cleared to travel to the Jan. 29 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston, but due to an equine herpesvirus outbreak and resulting quarantine at Fair Grounds, she was entered in the 1 1/16-mile Krantz.
After splashing to a record-setting victory in his 3-year-old debut, Uncontested will be pointed to the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 20 at Oaklawn Park, trainer Wayne Catalano said Jan. 18.
John Oxley will turn 80 Jan. 24 but the classic-winning owner feels like he's half that age. And, he's ready to spend that energy on a busy upcoming racing and personal schedule.
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).
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.
Keeneland announced Jan. 17 that Barbara Banke's Stonestreet has become the signature sponsor of the Spring Meet's Lexington Stakes (G3), to be held April 15.
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.
Gunpowder Farms announced Jan. 17 that R. A. Hill Stable has purchased an ownership interest in Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Contender Breaking Lucky.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course, announced Jan. 16 across-the-board purse increases beginning with Condition Book 2, which starts Jan. 30.
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.
Classic Empire, the heavy favorite to be named 2-year-old champion male, took another significant step Jan. 16 toward possibly launching his 3-year-old campaign in the Feb. 4 Holy Bull Stakes (G2).
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.
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.
Faces Western Reserve again after neck defeat
Multiple graded stakes winner worked five furlongs Jan. 14 in :59 1/5 at Gulfstream Park.
The son of Unbridled's Song breezes six furlongs at Santa Anita Park in 1:12 2/5. He'll have one more work before the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1).
An influential New York state senator this week will take testimony about what the Thoroughbred industry envisions for the future of the New York Racing Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both clocked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 Jan. 14 under Todd Pletcher's supervision.
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.
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Additional horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the track reported Jan. 13. The entirety of Barn 14, Barn 36, and the Receiving Barn had blood pulled and nasal swabs taken for testing Jan. 11.
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
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.
Head of Plains Partners and David Jacobson's Stallwalkin' Dude will line up against familiar sprinters in the the six-furlong Toboggan Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 16.
The Stronach Group announced Jan. 13 its enhanced security measures for horses competing in the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28.
As was the case last Saturday, the graded-stakes action is on either side of the Divided States of America, at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture has instituted a mandatory quarantine of the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
When Oaklawn Park's scheduled 57-day season begins Jan. 13, Vic Stauffer will be just the sixth announcer in the track's history.
California Chrome will command undivided attention at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14, when Thoroughbred racing's most enduring star is slated to take to the racetrack at 7:30 a.m. ET for a public workout in preparation for the Pegasus World Cup (G1).
Coffeepot Stables' star sophomore filly Farrell continues to work well for three-time Breeders' Cup-winning conditioner Wayne Catalano and is considered possible for the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Of the eight entered for the Smarty Jones, which offers 17 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby standings, Warrior's Club is the lone stakes winner.
Reynaldothewizard might be an 11-year-old (by some calculations that's 37.5 human years), but he doesn't know it and his races sure don't show it.
M M G Stables' sophomore sensation El Areeb continues to train forwardly at his Laurel Park base after stamping himself a legitimate 3-year-old prospect with his 11 1/4-length romp in the Jerome (G3) Jan. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
A New York state oversight panel has approved major spending plans for 2017 by the New York Racing Association, though not before an annual disagreement surfaced about whether NYRA runs a surplus or deficit from its racing operations.
Because of rain and poor track conditions, Santa Anita Park officials have cancelled the Thursday, Jan. 12 race card.
Champion Chris Evert began 1975 in a most auspicious fashion, with a thrilling triumph over longshot Mercy Dee in the $50,000-added La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori will look to secure her second straight grade 2 victory Jan. 14 in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita Park and she'll encounter familiar challengers.
With both of their racing careers in the final furlong, Todd Pletcher-trainees Sandiva and Isabella Sings are looking to pad their already showy résumés with another graded score when they start in the $150,000 Marshua's River (G3T).
Grade 1 winner Divisidero looks to regain his top-class form when he heads a field of 12 entrants for the 1 1/16-mile Ft. Lauderdale (G2T) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 14.
Multiple graded stakes winner Texas Chrome will target the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 15 for his 4-year-old debut, trainer J.R. Caldwell said Jan. 10.
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