It wasn't the fractions that excited Bob Baffert about undefeated Dortmund's workout the morning of Feb. 26 at Santa Anita Park, it was how the massive 3-year-old son of Big Brown handled himself.
Texas Red remains on course for the April 4 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) as he swims his way back from an abscess on his right front foot following a sharp second in his 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes Feb. 1.
Texas Red, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has suffered a foot abscess that will prevent him from running in the Feb. 21 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II), said co-owner Erich Brehm.
The football comparisons might indicate the Bob Baffert's confidence in his current crop of 3-year-olds, because all have to do with the New England Patriots.
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red is likely to have three starts on the early Triple Crown trail, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux, beginning with the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 1.
In 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome was one of those rare horses who transcended the sport and became racing's newest glamour star.
This year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) had it all: a close finish, a thrilling run through the stretch, and a lingering controversy. read blog
Santa Anita Park is returning the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) to $1 million in 2015, and also hiked the purse for its other leading main track event for older horses, the San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), to a record $500,000.
Nationally renowned conditioner Eoin Harty has taken up residence with a 24-stall contingent this season at Arlington International Racecourse.
Learn more about California Chrome and the journey that brought him to the 140th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). watch video
California Chrome, Dance With Fate, and Samraat all took to the track April 29 at Churchill Downs, the morning after arriving in Louisville, Ky.
Evan Hammonds recaps his top 5 Kentucky Derby prep race performances by horses still on the Kentucky Derby trail. watch video
Wood Memorial Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Oaks, Ashland Stakes dead-heat, Mossfun in Australia and more! view slideshow
Steve Haskin changes his 'Wicked' Derby Dozen list this week. Many have moved up and a few have fallen off. Read to find out who! read blog
Racing Analyst J. Keeler Johnson gives us a play by play of the weekend's Kentucky Derby prep races and mentions the exciting Ashland Stakes (gr. I) finish. watch video
A day after his latest spectacular victory, California Chrome bounced around in his stall April 6, holding court with media and munching cookies.
Every time he runs, California Chrome is more impressive than his last start, and the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 5 was no exception.
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens hopes to add to his record of nine Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) victories when he rides 9-5 morning line second choice Candy Boy in the $1 million race April 5.
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TimeformUS Saturday Stakes and Derby Prep Plays read blog
Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap two big Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend in the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby. watch video
TVG is introducing several innovations as part of its live coverage of the Keeneland Race Course meet that begins April 4.
This Saturday, Social Inclusion will make his much-anticipated stakes debut in the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct, one of four grade I races for 3-year-olds being run this weekend. read blog
California Chrome approaches the toughest test of his career in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 5, but co-owner Steve Coburn could not be more confident in the upstart California-bred colt's chances.
A historical look at the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I). view infographic
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Bob Black Jack||James M. Kasparoff||
|Coast Guard||Sonny G. Meling||
|Colonel John||Eoin G. Harty||
|El Gato Malo||Craig Dollase||
|On the Virg||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Rosso Corsa||Darrell Vienna||
|Shore Do||Dale L. Romans||
|Signature Move||Eric J. Guillot||
|Yankee Bravo||Val Brinkerhoff||
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