Coming off his breakthrough score in the Del Mar Derby Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 6, K.B. Sareen's Om figures to be the one to beat in the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 24 at Santa Anita Park.
Trainer Dan Hendricks has the colt pointed to the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT) Aug. 9, which would be his first start at Del Mar since that standout victory last August.
The catalog for the fourth annual Paddock Sale at Del Mar, scheduled to be held July 25, is now online.
After a detour for a trip to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Bolo was back where he's thrived in the past--on the Santa Anita Park turf.
Calculator entered the $100,750 Sham Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 10 at Santa Anita Park still a maiden but left a stakes winner after posting a dominating 4 1/4-length victory over stablemate Rock Shandy.
Hootenanny, a Quality Road colt owned by the connections of Coolmore Stud, wore down pacesetter Luck of the Kitten to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31.
American Pharoah looks to solidify his status as the likely favorite for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) in the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27, taking on nine others at Santa Anita Park.
Story to Tell, winner of the recent Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes, should get a much sterner test against seven other talented 2-year-olds in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 3 at Del Mar.
Attendance, on-track handle, and total handle all posted gains over 2011 totals as 25,676 turned out for opening day of the 144th meeting at Saratoga Race Course July 20.
Jim Hurst Jr., 51, died suddenly Aug. 11 in Lexington. Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home in Lexington.
Average daily purse distribution at Zia Park Racetrack will increase to more than $300,000, which should attract top racehorses from throughout the Midwest and western United States.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (NYTHA) and the Jockeys' Guild have agreed to a new scale of mount fees for jockeys at tracks run by the New York Racing Association which will take effect April 2, the Guild announced in a March 8 press release.
- By Claire Novak
After refusing to support a proposed increase in jockey mount fees, horsemen in Illinois called an emergency meeting June 22 to further discuss the issue as presented by the Jockeys' Guild, then canceled the meeting.
Philadelphia Park announced a $10,000 per day purse increase.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Conquest Bespoke||Mark E. Casse||
|Daddy D T||John W. Sadler||
|Dallas Skyline||Chris A. Hartman||
|Highway Boss||Troy Taylor||
|Increase||J. Jay Kruljac||
|Kenji's Thunder||George Papaprodromou||
|Litigation Road||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Pioneerof the West||Vladimir Cerin||
|Sky Preacher||Richard Baltas||
|Southeast Asia||Barry Abrams||
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|Mike Lee S.||BEL|