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  • Kenny McPeek will return to training

    Kenny McPeek to Return to Training

    Kenny McPeek, who last summer switched from training horses to bloodstock work, is establishing a training center near Lexington and will soon return to training.

  • Doyen's Status Soars with King George Win

    Godolphin's favored Doyen had too much finishing kick for his rivals in Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I), pulling away in the final furlong for a polished three-length victory.

  • Draw May Spell Trouble for Meteor Storm

    Meteor Storm, the morning line favorite in a field of 12 entered for Saturday's $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park, must overcome the extreme outside post.

  • It's Time to Speak Up in United Nations

    Meteor Storm and Hard Buck are the heavy hitters in Saturday's $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park, but Better Talk Now is among several major stakes winners in the field that could easily be factors.

  • Senor Swinger Wins 4th Stakes on Churchill Sod

    Senor Swinger, ridden by Pat Day, closed from fifth on the backside past favored Hard Buck in the final furlong for a 1 1/4-length victory in Saturday's first running of the $110,900 Opening Verse Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at Churchill Downs.

  • Churchill's Foster Card Loaded With Stakes

    While some of racing's leading national stars compete in the $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) and the $400,000-added Fleur de Lis (gr. II), there are four other stakes races on the "Stephen Foster Super Saturday" program that have attracted strong lineups of their own.

  • Polish Summer, left, wins the Dubai Sheema Classic at Nad Al Sheba.

    Stevens, Fabre Combine With Polish Summer

    Jockey Gary Stevens' immense talent was much in evidence Saturday night in the Dubai Sheema Classic (UAE-I) over the 12-furlong turf track at Nad Al Sheba, when the Americam maestro guided Polish Summer to a convincing victory.

  • Pleasantly Perfect, on the track at Nad al Sheba on Tuesday.

    American Duo Set to Dominate Dubai World Cup

    As expected, the names of Pleasantly Perfect and Medaglia d'Oro were the standouts among the 12 declarations for the world's richest horse race, Saturday night's 10-furlong Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on the Nad Al Sheba dirt. Meanwhile, From The Sky, a group 1 winner in his native Argentina, was a surprise absentee among the UAE Derby declarations.

  • American Horses Depart for Dubai

    Fourteen of the United States' best older horses have departed on flights from Los Angeles and Florida for the world's richest racing meeting later this month, the Dubai Racing Club confirmed Saturday.

  • B.C. Turf Hero Johar Among Nominees for Turf Classic

    The Thoroughbred Corp's Johar, a dead-heat winner with High Chaparral in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), and 3rd Turn Stable's defending winner Honor In War head a list of 98 older grass horses nominated to the 17th running of the $400,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Hard Buck's victory in the Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap earned him an invite to Dubai.

    Hard Buck to Dubai For Next Start

    One day after Team Victory I's Hard Buck posted his first grade I victory in the U. S., trainer Ken McPeek said the Brazilian-bred colt would make his next start on the World Cup card March 27 at Nad Al Sheba Racecourse.

  • Hard Buck, under Edgar Prado in yellow silks, defeats Balto Star in the Gulfstream Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Hard Buck Hits Jackpot at Gulfstream

    Brazilian-bred Hard Buck rallied on the outside to get up in the final two strides, defeating favored Balto Star by a head in the $190,000 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) on the turf Sunday.

  • Balto Star, heads Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Balto Star Heads Gulfstream BC Handicap

    Anstu Stables' Balto Star, tough to beat when he runs his best, and Richard Violette Jr.'s Man From Wicklow, who knows how to win going long on the local grass, top a field of eight in Sunday's $250,000 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) at a mile and three-eighths on the turf.

  • Newfoundland (5) and jockey John Velazquez stay ahead of Millennium Dragon to win the $100,000 Canadian Turf Handicap, Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

    Newfoundland Finds Sloppy Going to Liking

    Sumaya Us Stable's Newfoundland, competing in Saturday's $100,000 Canadian Turf Handicap when it was switched to the sloppy Gulfstream Park main track because of showers, scored the most significant victory of his career by a neck over favored Millennium Dragon.

  • Millennium Dragon Heads Nine in Canadian Turf

    Millennium Dragon leads a field of nine in Saturday's $100,000 Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park. Three of the nine entered are listed as main track only runners.

  • Gritty Hard Buck Makes Luck in River City Upset

    Front-running Warleigh nearly pulled off a theft of Sunday's $172,800 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) on a yielding Churchill Downs turf, but he could not hold off the relentless charge of upsetter Hard Buck in the final stages.

  • Dr. Kashnikow Chases River City Hat Trick

    Erdenheim Farm's two-time defending winner Dr. Kashnikow bids for a rare Churchill Downs 'hat trick' when he takes on a strong field of veteran turf stars in Sunday's $150,000-added River City Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Rochester Repeats in Ky. Turf; Art Variety DQ'd

    In the featured event on a four-stakes card at Kentucky Downs, Augustin Stable's Rochester earned a repeat victory in the $200,000 Kentucky Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) when Art Variety was disqualified for a bumping finish while making his winning move Saturday at Kentucky Downs.

  • Inamorato Strongly Favored in UAE Derby

    Inamorato will be strongly favored to win the fourth Group II UAE Derby for Godolphin in as many years. The 3-year-old's performance will be measured with his potential for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).