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This week is a scene setter and a race recap of the July 12, 1930 Arlington Classic won by Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 10:00 am
Midnight Storm will have another shot at a grade 1 win on dirt in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, and he won't have to contend with Shaman Ghost, who came back to win the Pimlico Special Handicap (G3) May 19 off his Big 'Cap victory.
Posted: May 25, 2017, 12:34 am
The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee, which normally handles year-to-year disputes between industry stakeholders in the Northern and Southern regions of the state, discussed a wider issue of horse racing's future May 24.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 11:37 pm
The grade 2 Monrovia Stakes, at 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill course at Santa Anita Park, features a field of nine fillies and mares topped by grade 1-placed Enola Gray and grade 1 winner Illuminant.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 10:55 pm
Geno's Bambino is being fine-tuned by his owner Kate Anderson for the upcoming Arapahoe Park meet. Anderson and the Golden Creek Equine staff have been training "Geno" in classical dressage and experimenting with trail work.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 9:59 pm
After finishing a close third as the favorite in last year's Standard Chartered Champions & Chater Cup (G1) on the Sha Tin turf, Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther is likely to be favored for a second straight year May 28.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:42 pm
Trainer Mike Maker has three sophomores for the May 27 Arlington Classic Stakes (G3T), including Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) runner Fast and Accurate.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:39 pm
Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen finished with 38 points to earn a $50,000 bonus from a total pool of $100,000 offered to trainers who ran a minimum of five horses in the 15 stakes races over Preakness Stakes (G1) weekend at Pimlico Race Course.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:33 pm
Louisiana freshman sire Flashpoint's first runner eventually become his first winner when Flashy Coop took a five-furlong maiden claimer May 19 at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:24 pm
Multiple grade 1 winner Lady Eli headlines a field of six in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (G1T) at Santa Anita Park May 27.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:22 pm
Damascus went into the August 5 American Derby having already run 10 times as a 3-year-old, including victories in the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 7:00 pm
Carl Moore Management's sprinter Finley'sluckycharm will put her unbeaten record at Churchill Downs on the line May 27 as she attempts to land her first graded stakes in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (G3) against seven other fillies and mares.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 5:44 pm
Follow along with Terry Finley, a minority owner of Always Dreaming and the president and CEO of West Point Thoroughbreds, as he experiences the 2017 Preakness Stakes from the viewpoint of the Kentucky Derby winner.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 5:05 pm
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced May 24 that the Phipps family will be the recipient of the inaugural Dinny Phipps Award when it is presented at the Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration the evening of June 8 in New York City.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:41 pm
John R. Gaines, Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps, and Matt Winn have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame as the 2017 Pillars of the Turf selections, it was announced May 24.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:17 pm
Highlighted by a program of six stakes on June 24, Laurel Park will offer 21 stakes worth $1.6 million in purses during its summer meet which opens Friday, June 9.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:03 pm
John Sikura’s instincts result in classic bloodlines
Posted: May 24, 2017, 1:30 pm
Preakness, Dixie, Black-Eyed Susan, Kona Gold, Eclipse, Maryland Sprint, Gallorette, Adena Springs Miss Preakness, Pimlico Special, Allaire DuPont Distaff, Louisville Handicap, Matron, Selene, Japanese Oaks and more.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 12:33 pm
Agent Dennis O'Neill has high regard for Orb, whose progeny have been in high demand at 2-year-olds in training sales this year, purchasing one of the Claiborne Farm stallion's 2-year-olds for $710,000.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 11:53 pm
Led by a Curlin colt sold for a sale-record $1.5 million, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale in Timonium, Md., produced solid across-the-board gains during the two-day stand.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 11:13 pm
Tigerbeach won his third start by 3 3/4 lengths at Indiana Grand.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 9:07 pm
A chestnut son of Ghostzapper from the consignment of Cary Frommer was purchased by Susan and Charles Chu for $800,000 late during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 8:18 pm
Clarkland Farm's blue-hen mare is the dam of multiple champion Beholder and grade 1-winning sire Into Mischief.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 8:17 pm
A bay colt by Distorted Humor was bought by trainer Simon Callaghan for $850,000 to become the second-highest price at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 7:49 pm
In a deal brokered by Justin Casse prior to the Triple Crown, champion 2-year-old male Classic Empire will enter stud at Coolmore's Ashford Stud when he's retired from racing.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:31 pm
A Curlin colt set a record for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training when sold for $1.5 million during the May 23 final session of the two-day sale.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:31 pm
A son of Orb who was one of the buzz horses during the second session of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's 2-year-olds in training sale lived up to expectations when he was purchased by Dennis O'Neill, agent for Amr Zedan, for $710,000.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 5:21 pm
European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, worked five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 on a firm turf course the morning of May 23 at the Lexington oval as she continues training toward a start in the June 20 King's Stand (G1).
Posted: May 23, 2017, 4:58 pm
The Irish Two Thousand Guineas is the first start for Thunder Snow start since his balk in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).
Posted: May 23, 2017, 3:57 pm
Janis Whitham's homebred McCraken put in his first timed move since running eighth in the first leg of the Triple Crown, going an easy half-mile in :49 4/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of May 23.
Posted: May 23, 2017, 3:31 pm