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Jevian Toledo, the leading rider in Maryland with 144 wins in 2017, will be sidelined indefinitely following a spill during training hours Jan. 21 at Laurel Park.
Collected and West Coast both worked in company at Santa Anita Park Jan. 21 in preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
Seeking the Soul, winner of the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (G1), had his final tune-up before the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park, working a half-mile in :48 3/5 Jan. 21.
Michael Dubb and David Simon's Control Group ran to his odds-on favoritism and easily added another win to his résumé in the $100,000 Alex M. Robb Stakes Jan. 21 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
From the moment Coniah put her nose in front halfway down Santa Anita's hillside turf course to when she hit the wire, there was little challenge from any of the horses behind her, and the 5-year-old Harlington mare cruised to the line.
Novogratz Racing Stables' Amy's Challenge kept her winning streak alive when she battled down to the wire with Mia Mischief in the $125,000 Dixie Belle Stakes at Oaklawn Park Jan. 20.
Globetrotting Toast of New York completed the final leg of his journey from England Jan. 20 and settled in at Gulfstream Park, where he will compete Jan. 27 in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1).
X Y Jet delivered as expected Saturday when he led every point of call en route to a sublime 5 1/2-length win in the Sunshine Millions Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Anne D. Scott's Galleon Mast returned to winning ways Jan. 20 in the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Jacks or Better Farm homebred Awesome Banner started out 2018 with a return to the winner's circle. The 5-year-old son of Awesome of Course pulled away to win by a half-length in the $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes Jan. 20 at Laurel Park.
Whatever his problems in the afternoon, Gettysburg can display brilliance in morning workouts. As Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen marveled, few horses have the physical ability to repeatedly and effectively work with a horse such as Gun Runner.
Tamarkuz, winner of the 2016 Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1), was represented by his first reported foal Jan. 20. The filly is out of the unraced Aldebaran mare Aly Baran and was born at Scarteen Stud in Central Kentucky.
Coolmore's Stellar Wind got an early four-furlong leg-stretcher Jan. 20 in preparation for her run against males in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).
Jay's Way's grit spelled heartache for another graded stakes winner Saturday when he re-rallied in deep stretch to edge Mr. Jordan by a half length in the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic Stakes.
Under jockey Drayden Van Dyke, Masochistic popped out of the gate and immediately put open lengths between himself and the other workers.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 20 that Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.
The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 19 that a "precautionary quarantine" at Belmont Park's Barn 44 remains in place after a horse that tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 again came back with a positive result in a follow-up test.
Carolyn Wilson's Wellabled once again showed his affinity for synthetic surfaces with a runaway score in the $50,000 Forego Stakes Jan. 19 at Turfway Park.
Marc Keller's Quezon stayed comfortably off the pace, gained the lead in the stretch, and cruised to a 4 1/4-length win in the first running of the $100,000 La Verdad for New York-bred filly and mare sprinters Jan. 19 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
In a refreshing move, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission vice chairman John Roach listed a number of horseplayer concerns at a Jan. 16 rules committee meeting.
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington announced Jan. 19 a merger with Mixed Animal Veterinary Associates of North America, an umbrella organization for 22 equine, mixed animal, and companion animal veterinary practices in 11 states.
Family to Clay Murdock extends to the team at Rancho San Miguel, the California farm Murdock has managed for more than 30 years, and to the offspring of the farm’s stallions.
Champagne Room, champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, has a foot injury that may result in the end of her racing career, trainer Peter Eurton said Jan. 19.
Irish Surf, a son of the champion mare Surfside and an 8 1/4-length, gate-to-wire winner of the 2014 Cougar II Handicap (G3) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing due to a tendon injury discovered after a routine workout Dec 31.
While anticipation builds toward the Eclipse Awards and the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) with a blockbuster supporting card next week at Gulfstream Park, Jan. 20 qualifies as something of a slow news day.