Both clocked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 Jan. 14 under Todd Pletcher's supervision.
WinStar Farm's Carpe Diem, a grade 1 winner at both 2 and 3, sired his first reported foal on New Year's Day when a colt was born Sunday at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla.
Donegal Racing has partnered with Jerry and Ronnie Frankel to run grade I winner Keen Ice in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park, Donegal’s Jerry Crawford confirmed Dec. 27.
After getting a sharp break out of post 1, the rest of Stanford's 1 1/16-mile tour around Gulfstream Park went exactly as hoped, as he led every point of call en route to a three-length win in the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday (gr. III).
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps two stakes races and shares thoughts on some up-and-coming 2yos
Todd Pletcher attempts to corner the market in the Harlan's Holiday Stakes (gr. III), sending out three of the field's seven entrants in graded stakes winners Stanford, Madefromlucky, and Keen Ice.
Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys' Gun Runner handily defeated older horses to earn his first grade I victory Nov. 25, turning back longshot Breaking Lucky for a gate-to-wire score in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Relive Arrogate's victory in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.
Arrogate came roaring down the Santa Anita Park stretch to catch champion California Chrome in the final strides.
The 5-year-old son of Birdstone set a track record Oct. 29 at Keeneland, winning the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) by 5 3/4 lengths and running 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.75.
Donegal Racing's grade I winner worked one mile at Belmont Park Oct. 23 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Tom's Ready roared past last year's male sprint champ Runhappy to win the one-turn mile Ack Ack Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 1 at Churchill Downs. The son of More Than Ready got the trip in 1:34.86.
Donegal Racing's Keen Ice continues to work well as the 2015 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner prepares for a return to racing.
The Mike Venezia Memorial Award is presented each year to a jockey who demonstrates the extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship that defined its namesake, who won over 2,300 races.
Aktabantay, a $625,000 yearling purchase, is set to seek his first stateside triumph and graded-stakes success in the Miami Mile in his third start for trainer Tom Morley.
Donegal Racing's Keen Ice, the Curlin colt who beat Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) last year, has been moved from the barn of trainer Dale Romans to Todd Pletcher.
Michael House's Big John B has only raced on dirt twice in his last 36 starts, but he seems to take to the surface just fine.
The champion racemare remains on track for the April 16 Apple Blossom (gr. I), while Whitmore moved closer to his scheduled start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) on the same day.
Michael House's Big John B has only raced on dirt once in his past 35 starts, but that lone start -- a score in last year's Cougar II Handicap (gr. III) at Del Mar -- was one of his best.
For U.S. fans, Claire Novak runs down the post times for races on the Dubai World Cup card March 26 at Meydan.
American runners Frosted, Mshawish, Hoppertunity, and Keen Ice join California Chrome for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan.
Horses preparing for Dubai World Cup Day including Mshawish, Frank Conversation, California Chrome, Hoppertunity, Peniaphobia, Handassa, and Keen Ice. Courtesy Dubai Racing Club Watch Video
Horses preparing for Dubai World Cup Day including Mshawish (white 9), Frank Conversation (pink 8), California Chrome (white 1), Hoppertunity (white 7), Peniaphobia (Black 1), Handassa (gray 4), and Keen Ice (white 2). Courtesy Dubai Racing Club
Five U.S.-based Dubai World Cup contenders are preparing for March 26 race.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bold Conquest||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Carpe Diem||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Conquest Tsunami||Mark E. Casse||
|Firespike||Michael J. Maker||
|Hashtag Bourbon||Kellyn Gorder||
|Ike Walker||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Keen Ice||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Mr. Z||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Sharm||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Tough Customer||Ron Faucheux||
|W V Jetsetter||George Weaver||
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|Smarty Jones S.||OP|
|Megahertz S. (G3T)||SA|