Gunnevera Confirmed for Pegasus World Cup

Gunnevera Confirmed for Pegasus World Cup

Salomon Del Valle’s Margoth purchased a spot in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), confirming multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera for North America’s richest race Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Gunnevera, who finished third in last year’s Pegasus World Cup, most recently ran second in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 3. […]

Lane’s End Farm stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast

Lane’s End Farm today announced the 2019 stud fees for Accelerate, City of Light and West Coast. Champion Older Horse elect Accelerate capped off an incredible 2018 season, which included five Grade 1 wins, with a thrilling victory in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic. Accelerate bested 10 Grade I winners in his Classic victory, earning […]

Pegasus World Cup Saturday, January 26

Pegasus World Cup Saturday, January 26

Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) winner Accelerate, runner-up Gunnevera, Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Monomoy Girl and Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible are all strong possibilities to compete in the richest race in North America – the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Saturday, January 26 at Gulfstream Park. Other horses considering the third running […]

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday

Panama Horses Arrive in Miami for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday A dozen horses from Panama arrived at Gulfstream Park Wednesday afternoon to prepare for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe Saturday, Dec. 8. The Panamanian horses joined 10 horses from Venezuela who arrived Saturday morning. Horses arriving from Panama included Fray Angelico, a son […]

Keeneland Yearlings Dominate Breeders’ Cup

Keeneland Yearlings Dominate Breeders’ Cup

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates swept seven Breeders’ Cup World Championship races Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs: Accelerate(Classic-G1), Monomoy Girl (Distaff-G1), Roy H (TwinSpires Sprint-G1), Game Winner (Sentient Jet Juvenile-G1), Jaywalk (Tito’s Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies-G1),City of Light (Dirt Mile-G1) and Bulletin (Juvenile Turf Sprint). Also representing Keeneland was Shamrock Rose, winner of the Lexus […]

Owning a Share in a Racehorse

Owning a Share in a Racehorse

 Owning a Share in a Racehorse Join a syndicate or racing club and become the proud owner of a stake in your own racehorse – but do it for the love of it, not the profits, says Shayne Heffernan Horse racing might be the sport of kings, but participation is not confined to blue bloods […]

Uncle Mo Producing Quality 2 Year Olds

Uncle Mo Producing Quality 2 Year Olds

Uncle Mo Producing Quality 2 Year Olds The $200,000 Grade III Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont on Saturday was won by promising colt Forty Under (2c Uncle Mo x Argent Affair, by Black Tie Affair). Trained by Jeremiah C. Englehart, Forty Below came with a late rush to win the 1 and 1/16th mile contest by […]

Horse Racing Gaining Fans at Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Gaining Fans at Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Gaining Fans at Gulfstream Park Total handle on the finals of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Series at Gulfstream Park Saturday was $9.852 million, an increase over last year of 23.40 percent. On the three Saturdays that Gulfstream hosted the Sire Stakes this summer, total handle was $27.241 million compared to $23.867 last […]

Mo Town Heads to Ashford Stud

Mo Town Heads to Ashford Stud

A brilliant two-year-old, Mo Town gained ‘TDN Rising Star’ status when graduating with a powerful performance at Belmont scoring by 7 lengths. Next out on his Stakes debut in the Grade 2 Remsen S., and first around two turns, Mo Town soared past his rivals with an impressive display to win unchallenged. Mo Town’s success […]

Breeders’ Cup Update

Breeders’ Cup Update

Accelerate, Diversify in Final Classic Preps on Huge Breeders’ Cup Challenge Weekend The second biggest Breeders’ Cup Challenge weekend of the year ushers in the Santa Anita fall meet, which hosts a quintet of “Win and You’re In” races, including the Awesome Again (GI), which will feature West Coast handicap leader ACCELERATE, while Belmont Park’s […]

Midnight Soiree Set for Victory at Gulfstream Park

Midnight Soiree Set for Victory at Gulfstream Park

Midnight Soiree Set for Victory at Gulfstream Park Midnight Soiree earned her first stakes success at Gulfstream Park last time out, fighting off a persistent rival through the stretch run to capture the $117,500 Martha Washington Stakes. Trainer Lisa Lewis and owners Randy McBride, James Pickering, Terry Hookstra and Arcilla Hudgins didn’t get to immediately […]

Uncle Mo Continues Success at Coolmore

Uncle Mo Continues Success at Coolmore

Uncle Mo Continues Success at Coolmore Scoring a first Black Type win at Hastings on Saturday was Absolutely Stylish (4h Uncle Mo x Circumstance, by Vindication), who scored a resounding win in the $50,000 SW Randall Plate. Prepared by Phillip Hall, Absolutely Stylish was just that, cruising clear to win the 1 and 1/8th mile […]

Lady Eli to Sell at Keeneland

Lady Eli to Sell at Keeneland

Champion and five-time Grade 1 winner Lady Eli, the horse that leading trainer Chad Brown described as “the best turf horse I’ve ever trained,” will highlight Hill ’n’ Dale Sales Agency’s consignment to the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, where she will sell in foal to top sire War Front. “She is the best turf […]

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland

Yearlings Shine at Keeneland Keeneland Communications Intern Rachel Miller, a graduate of Oregon State University, recently completed the Kentucky Equine Management Internship, a six-month program designed to educate college students about careers in the Thoroughbred industry. While at KEMI, she completed an internship at Craig and Holly Bandoroff’s Denali Stud, a successful consignor at Keeneland […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News Accelerate, Diversify Lead in Race to Classic Glory Classic division stars ACCELERATE and DIVERSIFY lead the way over an aspiring group 3-year-olds as the field for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic November 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville figures to become much more defined over the next five weeks. The 1 ¼-mile Classic rates as the centerpiece of […]

Santa Anita Ship & Stay

Santa Anita Ship & Stay

Santa Anita’s successful “Ship & Stay” program, which was initiated this past Dec. 26, will once again be in place for the beginning of the track’s 22-day Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday, Sept. 28. “Ship & Stay,” which is funded solely by The Stronach Group (TSG), provides ongoing bonuses to individual trainers and owners […]

Breeders’ Cup Update

Breeders’ Cup Update

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate closed as the 3-1 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #1, and Monomoy Stables LLC, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s 3-year-old filly Monomoy Girl closed as 3-1 favorite in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff Future Wager on Sunday evening in the first of three Future Wagering pools. Both the Classic and Distaff Future Wager […]

Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park

Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park

Glencrest Farm’s Sighted and Team Valor International’s High Hours figure to give trainer Ralph Nicks a strong hand in Sunday’s $75,000 Jupiter Beach at Gulfstream Park. Sighted is scheduled to make his turf debut in the five-furlong stakes, while High Hours will be in search of his first victory in the U.S. Sighted, a lightly […]

Weekend Mischief at Gulfstream Park in the $75,000 Barely Even

Weekend Mischief at Gulfstream Park in the $75,000 Barely Even

Weekend Mischief will be up to no good at Gulfstream Park Saturday as far as her rivals in the $75,000 Barely Even are concerned. The Arindel homebred is scheduled to seek her third straight victory when she faces eight other fillies and mares in the mile event for non-winners of a sweepstakes this year. The […]

Accelerate Looks Set for $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Accelerate Looks Set for $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate drew Post 5 Tuesday afternoon and was installed the 8-5 favorite to beat seven rivals Saturday in the 28th running of the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Post positions for the mile and one-quarter headliner for 3-year-olds and up were drawn at The Brigantine restaurant overlooking the racetrack with connections […]

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

Breeders’ Cup Latest News

The road to what looks like a Breeders’ Cup Classic there for the taking begins in earnest Saturday at Del Mar, when ACCELERATE starts as the 8-5 favorite against seven rivals on Saturday in the $1 million “Win and You’re In” TVG Pacific Classic (GI). The Pacific Classic, run at 1 ¼ miles, will offer the fifth of seven automatic starting berths […]

Keeneland Debuts New Television Commercial

The Thoroughbred industry is unique. No industry is more demanding, or more rewarding. More than 80 years ago, Keeneland was founded by a group of horsemen committed to developing a racecourse in the heart of horse country to improve the sport and serve the industry. Since Keeneland’s founding in 1936, many aspects of the industry […]

Curlin’s Approval Shows his Class

Curlin’s Approval Shows his Class

Curlin’s Approval Shows his Class Multiple graded-stakes winner Curlin’s Approval rebounded from a fourth-place finish in the June 30 Princess Rooney (G2) Sunday with a dominating two-length victory in the $75,000 Sugarloaf Key at Gulfstream Park.. The 5-year-old daughter of Curlin ($3) provided jockey Tyler Gaffalione with his fifth winner on Sunday’s 12-race program. Owned […]

SANTA ANITA’S TURF COURSE FULLY RENOVATED & READY FOR 2018 AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON SEPT. 2

SANTA ANITA’S TURF COURSE FULLY RENOVATED & READY FOR 2018 AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON SEPT. 2

In an exact replication of last year’s regularly scheduled maintenance, Santa Anita Park’s highly acclaimed turf course has been completely renovated and will be race-ready for the track’s Autumn Meet opener on Friday, Sept. 28. With the introduction of approximately four acres of brand new Bandera-Bermuda Turf which was installed with an emphasis on the […]

American Pharoah in High Demand

American Pharoah in High Demand In America The 2018 Fasig Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale saw the first yearlings by Triple Crown hero American Pharoah offered for sale and they lit up the ring with a filly and colt selling for $1.2 million and $1million to top the opening session of this prestigious sale. Offered […]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: The Arlington Million

Led by former Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Oscar Performance, an international cast of 11 horses will go to the post in the 1 ¼-mile Arlington Million this Saturday, August 11 at 6:00 p.m. ET on the live NBCSN telecast from Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights, Ill. The 90-minute program, which will also include […]

Breeders’ Cup: All Eyes on Alpha Centauri in France

Breeders’ Cup: All Eyes on Alpha Centauri in France The Niarchos Family, which has won the Breeders’ Cup Mile a record six times, may have another star in its galaxy of future champions with its 3-year-old homebred super filly Alpha Centauri (IRE), who looms as the heavy favorite against male rivals for the first time […]

Saturday’s $75,000 Panama City at Gulfstream Park

Bitacora is slated to seek back-to-back stakes wins and her third straight victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Panama City at Gulfstream Park. The Peter Walder-trained 4-year-old filly, who captured the $100,000 Ginger Punch June 16, will seek an encore performance in Saturday’s mile turf stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares while clashing with the runner-up and […]

75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale

75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale

Keeneland announced today that 4,538 yearlings have been cataloged for the 75th annual Keeneland September Yearling Sale, the world’s most important sale of Thoroughbreds, to be held Sept. 10-23. The auction, which attracts major buyers from around the world, produces horses that compete at the highest level of racing led this year by Triple Crown winner Justify and […]

Gunnevera Vs Leitone at Gulfstream Park

Gunnevera Vs Leitone at Gulfstream Park

Gunnevera Vs Leitone at Gulfstream Park Salomon Del Valle’s Gunnevera is set for a return to action Friday at Gulfstream Park, where he is scheduled to face four rivals, including Chilean Derby champion Leitone. A multiple graded-stakes winner, Gunnevera hasn’t raced since exiting an eighth-place finish in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) with […]

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics

Horse Racing: Stress & Herd Dynamics by KERRY M. THOMAS of THT Bloodstock Few things are more performance, health or growth inhibiting than stress, be it physical, mental or as is often the case, both. To understand performance anxiety is to embrace the notion that emotional stress can come from worry about an anticipated event […]

Thoroughbred Auctions at Legendary Santa Anita Park

Thoroughbred Auctions at Legendary Santa Anita Park

Thoroughbred Auctions at Legendary Santa Anita Park The Stronach Group and Fasig-Tipton announced today they have reached an agreement to conduct Thoroughbred auctions at legendary Santa Anita Park beginning in 2019. A tentative date for a 2-year-olds in training sale has been set for June 5. Tentative dates for a yearling sale are September 24th […]

Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet was Exceptional

Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet was Exceptional

Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer Meet was Exceptional When Catherinethegreat rolled to an impressive 4 ¼ length triumph in the Schuylerville (G3) at Saratoga Race Course July 20, John Oxley’s homebred daughter of Uncaptured flattered Gulfstream Park’s Spring/Summer racing program as an increasingly attractive launching pad for promising 2-year-olds The Spring/Summer Meet has strengthened every year since Gulfstream […]

Imagine Owning a Racehorse

Imagine Owning a Racehorse

D you have a passion for horse racing?  The Sport of the Kings. Imagine the reality of owning a racehorse. Imagine the thrill of watching your own horse thundering down the straight, it’s difficult not to get excited about. Imagine the roar of the crowd; the fashion; the champagne; the buzz you get from a […]

World War Three will be in Space

World War Three will be in Space

US plans to use space for military purposes may be as harmful to international security as the nuclear arms race was, Russia’s Foreign Ministry has warned, calling on the White House to “show common sense.” US plans to develop persistent, space-based sensor architecture by the end of 2022 are yet another step towards what Washington […]

Shanghai Bobby Another Coolmore Success

Shanghai Bobby Another Coolmore Success

Shanghai Bobby Another Coolmore Success A flurry of recent winners for Shanghai Bobby continued on Saturday with an impressive Del Mar victory for Chasin Lucas (3f Shanghai Bobby x Tiz Gentle, by Tiznow) and a Gulfstream success for promising colt Reservenotattained (2c Shanghai Bobby x Chamrousse, by Peaks and Valleys). Trained by Mark Glatt, Chasin […]

Uncle Mo Producing Winners Everywhere

Uncle Mo Producing Winners Everywhere

Uncle Mo Producing Winners Everywhere USA The stakes winners keep coming for Uncle Mo, the latest to salute being Jessica Krupnick (5m Uncle Mo x Wear Red, by Henny Hughes), who captured the $75,250 Dashing Beauty Stakes at Delaware Park. Trained by Francis Abbott, she won the six furlong sprint by a nose taking her […]

Camelot a Rising Star at Coolmore

Fabulous Camelot enjoyed his second G1 success in less than a week in New York on Saturday evening when Athena (3f Camelot-Cherry Hinton, by Green Desert) landed the G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. Aidan O’Brien sent over the first-crop Camelot filly, who had raced just six days earlier at the Curragh, to capture the $1m event. […]

A Big Breeders’ Cup Weekend

A Big Breeders’ Cup Weekend

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Mendelssohn headlines the Dwyer Stakes for 3-year-olds this Saturday, July 7, from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., on NBC beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET. The 90-minute live broadcast, part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by America’s Best Racing,” also will include the $350,000 Belmont […]

Horse Racing Continues Growth at Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Continues Growth at Gulfstream Park

Horse Racing Continues Growth at Gulfstream Park Be part of the action in South Florida join a syndicate with Knightsbridge Total Handle Rises $21 Million Despite 6 Fewer Days Daily Average Handle up $1 Million, Climbs $2.1 Million Since 2015 Total Handle Up $88 Million Since 2015 Become an owner and enjoy the fun of […]

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance

Galileo and Coolmore Continue Global Dominance Victory in the G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud for Waldgeist (4c Galileo-Waldlerche, by Monsun) headed a haul of three European Group-race wins for the incredible Galileo on Sunday. The progressive four-year-old provided trainer Andre Fabre with an amazing eighth success in the Saint-Cloud showpiece when holding off the high-class […]

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh

Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh Newgate Farm’s Foxwedge became an international success last night with the triumph of Urban Fox in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) at The Curragh. Foxwedge in no stranger to Australian breeders, he has made his name with Group I winning fillies Foxplay and […]

Adrian Wallace on American Pharaoh’s First-Crop Yearlings

Adrian Wallace on American Pharaoh’s First-Crop Yearlings Thoroughbred Daily News interviewed Coolmore’s Adrian Wallace about the yearlings from American Pharaoh, the horse is now headed for another season in Australia where he was well received, although very little of the horse has been seen in the sales ring, what has gone through has attracted big […]

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh

Ireland’s premier Classic has attracted the biggest field for an Irish Derby since 2006 as Epsom Derby runner-up Dee Ex Bee looks to give trainer Mark Johnston his first success in the race and he is joined by strong British representation with Old Persian and Knight To Behold standing their ground at this morning’s declaration […]

Best Stallions in Australia are Joining Horseco Exchange

Best Stallions in Australia are Joining Horseco Exchange

Best Stallions in Australia are Joining Horseco Exchange Only a week after Magic Millions announced the launch of Horseco Exchange in Australia for 2018 the service has put together a whopping 177 Stallions. Best of all, Horseco Exchange is completely FREE to use for mare owners. Thank you to the BEST STALLION FARMS in Australasia […]

An Exciting Saturday at Gulfstream Park

An Exciting Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Grade 3 Winner Classic Rock Star of Show for Reeves, Ritvo Video: Navarro Looking Forward to Saturday’s Smile with X Y Jet Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout Set for Summit of Speed Card Five Stakes, Two Graded, Worth $725,000 in Purses Saturday Gulfstream Park’s Spring Meet will conclude in style Saturday with a 14-race program that […]

X Y Jet Aims for Breeders Cup Sprint

X Y Jet Aims for Breeders Cup Sprint

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet is slated to seek his sixth straight stakes victory over the Gulfstream Park track Saturday, when the Jorge Navarro-trained gelding will be heavily favored in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3). X Y Jet is set to make his first start in the six-furlong sprint since finishing second […]

Curlin’s Approval Vs Rich Mommy in the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) at Gulfstream Park

Curlin’s Approval Vs Rich Mommy in the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) at Gulfstream Park

Alter Racing Stable Inc. and Bridlewood Farm’s Curlin’s Approval earned a fees-paid berth in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) last year when she drew off to a commanding 4 ½-length victory in the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) at Gulfstream Park. Trainer Happy Alter is looking for the same result Saturday […]

Keeneland Offer $5.575 for its 17-day Fall Meet

Keeneland Offer $5.575 for its 17-day Fall Meet

Keeneland Offer $5.575 for its 17-day Fall Meet Keeneland will award $5.575 million in stakes purses for its 17-day Fall Meet to be held Oct. 5-27 to mark a record for a season without the Breeders’ Cup World Championships while offering Shadwell Farm’s 20th year of sponsorship of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1); […]

$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint News

$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint News

$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint News Belmont Park, Keeneland and Santa Anita Park to hold “Win and You’re In” Events in October for free berths into new World Championships Race The Breeders’ Cup announced today that three North American races have been added to the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, with the winners receiving […]

Curlin’s Approval on Track for Breeders’ Cup

Curlin’s Approval on Track for Breeders’ Cup

Alter’s Racing Stable Inc. and Bridlewood Farm’s Curlin’s Approval worked four furlongs Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park, preparing for a title defense in the $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2), a seven-furlong Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ stakes on Saturday’s Summit of Speed program. The 5-year-old daughter of Curlin was timed in 47.93 seconds for her […]

Travel News: Lexington, Kentucky

Travel News: Lexington, Kentucky

Travel News: Lexington, Kentucky Beautiful horse farms have been part of the Bluegrass since the region was first settled, and so have horse farm visitors. Early 19th-century travelers remarked on the beautiful country estates of the Bluegrass noting, as one put it, “a handsome horse is the highest pride of a Kentuckian.” When great 20th-century […]

Smart Choice to Represent Peru in Breeders Cup

Smart Choice to Represent Peru in Breeders Cup

Stud Starbucks’ Smart Choice (ARG) swept powerfully down the stretch at Hipodromo de Monterrico on Sunday and caught La Divina (CHI) at the wire for a quarter-length victory in the 1 ¼-mile Gran Premio Pamplona (G1) and earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. (Race Video courtesy of […]

Japan: Mikki Rocket Earns Breeders Cup Spot

Japan: Mikki Rocket Earns Breeders Cup Spot

Mizuki Noda’s 5-year-old Mikki Rocket (JPN), at odds of 13-1, held off former Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Werther (NZ), by a neck to win Sunday’s 59th running of the 1 3/8-mile, $2,955,000 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse and earned an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The […]

$1 Billion in Bets in 102 Days on Santa Anita Horse Racing

$1 Billion in Bets in 102 Days on Santa Anita Horse Racing

$1 Billion in Bets in 102 Days on Santa Anita Horse Racing With a closing day Pick Six pool of $6,022,040 adding an exclamation point to the conclusion of Santa Anita’s Winter/Spring Meet, all sources pari-mutuel handle for the 102-day run dating back to Dec. 26, exceeded the $1 billion mark, an eight percent increase […]

$250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park

$250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet breezed five-furlongs from the starting gate in 59.60 seconds at Monmouth Park Saturday in preparation for a scheduled start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) on next Saturday’s Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park. The gray son of Kantharos, who turned in the fastest of 11 […]

Justify Parades at Santa Anita!

Justify Parades at Santa Anita!

Justify Parades at Santa Anita! Santa Anita Park welcomed hometown hero Justify to parade for fans Saturday. The undefeated Triple Crown Champ paraded between races 4 & 5. Just 5 mins after Santa Anita’s admission gates opened at 10:00a Saturday, a line estimated at more than 3,000 people formed as racing devotees flocked to get a word […]

Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita.

Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita.

Bob Baffert’s American Anthem and Phil D’Amato’s Touching Rainbows, a pair of horses in top form, head a field of eight 3-year-olds and up going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes at Santa Anita. Fresh of a stirring gate to wire win in a high level allowance June 1 at Churchill […]

Santa Anita to Celebrate Triple Crown Champion Justify

Santa Anita to Celebrate Triple Crown Champion Justify

Santa Anita to Celebrate Triple Crown Champion Justify Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, who returned to Santa Anita on Sunday, will be the subject of a beautiful Triple Crown poster which will be given away free with paid admission, to the first 4,000 attendees this Saturday, June 23. Hall of Fame jockey Mike […]

June 30 Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park

June 30 Summit of Speed program at Gulfstream Park

Curlin’s Approval to Defend Title in $250,000 Princess Rooney (G2) Alter Homebred among 23 Noms for ‘Win and You’re In’ Event X Y Jet Tops List of 16 Noms for $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) Multiple Grade 1-Placed Gelding Seeks 6th Straight at Gulfstream Alter Racing Stables and Bridlewood Farm’s Curlin’s Approval and Rockingham Ranch and […]

Royal Ascot Winner Poet’s World May Head to Breeders’ Cup

Royal Ascot Winner Poet’s World May Head to Breeders’ Cup

Royal Ascot Winner Poet’s World May Head to Breeders’ Cup Saeed Suhail’s 5-year-old Poet’s Word (IRE) surged to the front in the final furlong to upset odds-on favorite Cracksman (GB) to win Wednesday’s 1 ¼- mile Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) by 2 ¼ lengths under James Doyle at Royal Ascot and earned an automatic berth into […]

Bombard takes the $80,000 Siren Lure Stakes at Santa Anita

Bombard takes the $80,000 Siren Lure Stakes at Santa Anita

Bombard settled into a perfect tracking trip under Flavien Prat en route to a gutsy half length win in Sunday’s $80,000 Siren Lure Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Richard Mandella, the 5-year-old War Front gelding got 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:13.38. Breaking sharply from his number seven post position, […]

Knightsbridge and Nunez a winning team at Gulfstream Park

Knightsbridge and Nunez a winning team at Gulfstream Park

Knightsbridge and Nunez a winning team at Gulfstream Park Become an owner and enjoy the fun of racing in the USA, our man on the ground is 3rd generation horseman Milton Nunez, the youngest of the Nunez clan and brother to International Bloodstock Agent and long time Knightsbridge associate Ozzie Nunez. Whether you would like to join us in […]

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up

2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Heats Up Keeneland sales graduates compete for automatic berths in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs, via wins in the Stephen Foster (G1) and Fleur de Lis (G2) contested at the Louisville track on Saturday. Keeneland sales are represented by six of […]

Justify Victory Appearance at Santa Anita

Justify Victory Appearance at Santa Anita

Justify Victory Appearance at Santa Anita Santa Anita Park has announced it will go with a special early first post time of 12 noon on Saturday, June 23, in order to accommodate an on-track appearance between races by undefeated Triple Crown winner, Justify, who is scheduled to return to The Great Race Place this Sunday. […]

Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park

Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park

Her three-race win streak halted abruptly last time out, Madame Uno will seek to rebound in Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Punch at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old daughter of First Dude is scheduled to face 6 rivals in the 1 1/16-mile turf stakes for Florida-bred fillies and mares that also drew two main-track only entrants. In the […]

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA

TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION JUSTIFY TO RETURN HOME TO SANTA ANITA THIS SUNDAY; BAFFERT SUPERSTAR TO BE PARADED BETWEEN RACES ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Bob Baffert’s undefeated Triple Crown Champion Justify, fresh off victory in this past Saturday’s Grade I Belmont Stakes in New York, will return home to Santa Anita this Sunday, with an estimated […]

Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita

Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita

A Grade II winner in New Orleans two starts back, trainer Tom Amoss’ Chocolate Martini ships west from her Kentucky base to take on Bob Baffert’s Grade I stakes-placed Thirteen Squared and four other 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. CHOCOLATE MARTINI Owner:  Double Doors […]

Queen Cheers Home a Winner in USA

Queen Cheers Home a Winner in USA

Queen Cheers Home a Winner in USA Galileo gave the Queen a rare Graded winner in the US on Friday evening when Newmarket handler William Haggas sent Call To Mind (4c Galileo-Memory, by Danehill Dancer) on a successful trans Atlantic foray to New York. The four-year-old stayed on well in the G2 Belmont Park Invitational […]

Justify Runs ‘Wire to Wire’ Winning Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

Justify Runs ‘Wire to Wire’ Winning Horse Racing’s Triple Crown

Justify Runs ‘Wire to Wire’ Winning Horse Racing’s Triple Crown On this sunny and dry Saturday afternoon Justify won the 150th Belmont Stakes in Elmont, NT, becoming the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown and the 2nd undefeated Champion to achieve racing’s most prestigious fete. Starting out of the # 1 post, jockey Mike […]

UNIQUE BELLA, VALE DORI & PARADISE WOODS HEADLINE SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 BEHOLDER MILE

UNIQUE BELLA, VALE DORI & PARADISE WOODS HEADLINE SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 BEHOLDER MILE

With 13 group or graded stakes victories among them, Unique Bella, Vale Dori and Paradise Woods need little in the way of introduction as they headline Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita.  The Beholder Mile, formerly run as the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park from 1940 through 2013, has attracted a field […]

Great Weekend for Uncle Mo

Great Weekend for Uncle Mo

Outstanding sire Uncle Mo was in top form on Saturday with classy mare Ultra Brat (5m Uncle Mo x Prof McGonagall, by Giant’s Causeway) winning the $150,000 Grade III Gallorette Stakes at Pimlico, while Miss Mo Mentum (3f Uncle Mo x Somalia, by Mineshaft) took out the Grade III Selene Stakes at Woodbine. The Graham […]

Betting on the Rise at Gulfstream Park

Betting on the Rise at Gulfstream Park

Betting on the Rise at Gulfstream Park Experience heart-pounding action from the Grandstand or be pampered like royalty while enjoying the “Sport of Kings” from a private luxury suite. Ideal for a corporate outing or an afternoon with family and friends, Gulfstream Park is sure to provide a racing experience unlike any other. Average Daily […]

Another Great Week for Coolmore and Galileo

Another Great Week for Coolmore and Galileo

Another Great Week for Coolmore and Galileo Idaho perfect at Chester Highland Reel’s full-brother Idaho (5h Galileo-Hveger, by Danehill) looks set for a big season and won the G3 Ormonde Stakes with the minimum of fuss at Chester on Thursday. The son of Galileo was sent off odds-on favourite for the staying event and was […]

Knightsbridge to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Race Horses and More

Knightsbridge to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Race Horses and More

Knightsbridge to Accept Bitcoin and Ethereum for Race Horses and More $BTC, $ETH Knightsbridge are now accepting Bitcoin and Ethereum for syndications and service fees. Knightsbridge Bloodstock can make your dream of owning a racehorse a reality. Thoroughbred syndication will give you the fantastic opportunity of owning your very own share in a racehorse for […]

No Nay Never, Caravaggio Extend Scat Daddy’s Legacy

No Nay Never, Caravaggio Extend Scat Daddy’s Legacy

No Nay Never, Caravaggio Extend Scat Daddy’s Legacy Exciting young sire No Nay Never got off the mark with his first crop when his Irish-bred daughter Mae Never No (2f No Nay Never x Sweet Shirley Mae, by Broken Vow) made an impressive winning debut over five furlongs at Belmont Park on Thursday. Trained by […]

Owners China Horse Club and Winstar Farm Celebrate Kentucky Derby Success

Owners China Horse Club and Winstar Farm Celebrate Kentucky Derby Success

Kentucky Derby Post-Race News Conference Transcript JOHN ASHER: Ladies and gentlemen, we will go through the list at the podium. Mike Smith, again, two‑time Kentucky Derby winner. (Applause) Bob Baffert, the Kentucky Derby‑winning trainer. (Applause) I’m going to go to Elliott and make sure I get everybody right in this group here as we go […]

157,813 Watch a Thrilling Kentucky Derby

157,813 Watch a Thrilling Kentucky Derby

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ favored Justify took command at the half-mile pole and roared away to a 2 ½-length victory over Good Magic under the lights at Churchill Downs to win the 144th running of the $2,192,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) for 3-year-olds […]

What the Trainers Said after the Kentucky Derby

What the Trainers Said after the Kentucky Derby

Bob Baffert, trainer of Justify (1st), Solomini (10th) – “We saw something really great. That’s greatness right there. When he won his second race we were in (American) Pharoah territory.” On Solomini: “I knew he was up against it, especially since we were going to try something different with him. You have to take a […]

Keeneland 2018 Spring Meet a Hit

Keeneland 2018 Spring Meet a Hit

Keeneland closed its 2018 Spring Meet on Friday with near-record all-sources wagering on Keeneland of more than $157 million, highlighted by an all-time single-day handle record on Toyota Blue Grass Day and driven by full fields of quality horses and competition among the nation’s top owners, trainers and jockeys. All-sources wagering on Keeneland racing totaled […]

Thoroughbred Values Jump at Ocala Sale

Thoroughbred Values Jump at Ocala Sale

Records fell by the wayside as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training reached new levels in gross, average, and median figures. The fourth and final session and entire sale was topped by Hip No. 1197, a bay filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Randy Bradshaw, Agent, purchased by Steven […]

Kentucky Derby 2018 One of the Best in Many Years

Kentucky Derby 2018 One of the Best in Many Years

Kentucky Derby 2018 One of the Best in Many Years Hundreds of hopefuls, 45 prep races and now it all comes down to just two minutes, two turns and one winner at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. According to turf writer Bill Finley, the horse that crosses the wire in front on […]

Aidan O’Brien Could Win 1st Kentucky Derby

Aidan O’Brien Could Win 1st Kentucky Derby

Aidan O’Brien Could Win 1st Kentucky Derby One of the most impressive Kentucky Derby prep race winners was Mendelssohn, who captured the $2 million UAE Derby March 31 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. The win was Mendelssohn’s third straight for top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has had one of the best career’s in racehorse-training […]

Good Magic Takes the Blue Grass (G2) Kentucky Derby Next

Good Magic Takes the Blue Grass (G2) Kentucky Derby Next

Good Magic Takes the Blue Grass (G2) Kentucky Derby Next E Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ champion Good Magic roared past Flameaway in the upper stretch and went on to score a 1½-length victory in the 94th running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) for 3-year-olds before a crowd of 14,269 on a […]

$1 Billion Wagered in 90 Days at Gulfstream Park

$1 Billion Wagered in 90 Days at Gulfstream Park

$1 Billion Wagered in 90 Days at Gulfstream Park $1 Billion in Handle Including Simulcasting Live Handle Up 10 Percent, Total Handle 9 Percent Highlights Include Gun Runner Winning Pegasus, Audible Florida Derby Gulfstream Park shattered total handle records during its 89-day Championship Meet, highlighted by The Stronach Group’s innovative $16 million Pegasus World Cup […]

Santa Anita Derby: Justify Looks Ready for Kentucky Derby

Santa Anita Derby: Justify Looks Ready for Kentucky Derby

Santa Anita Derby: Justify Looks Ready for Kentucky Derby JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, JUSTIFY, WINNER: “He rides with room to grow. He’s learning and it’s the first time he rides with the infield open, I don’t know if he saw the umbrellas and everyone screaming that he got to looking at them so much that […]

Opening Weekend Stakes at Keeneland

Opening Weekend Stakes at Keeneland

Opening Weekend Stakes at Keeneland Here are the probable and possible starters for the other five graded stakes on the April 6-8 opening weekend of Keeneland’s 2018 Spring Meet, according to Keeneland Stakes Coordinator Tiffany Bourque. Click here for a microsite dedicated to Keeneland’s April 6-8 opening weekend stakes, including a complete lists of nominees […]

Racing Brings Big Money to Florida

Racing Brings Big Money to Florida

Racing Brings Big Money to Florida $49.909 Million Total Handle (turnover) on Florida Derby Day Breaks Previous Derby Day Mark by 63 Percent Record North American Pick 6 Pool of $21.336 Million Record 5th Florida Derby for trainer Todd Pletcher, Jockey John Velazquez Gulfstream Park’s 67th running of the $1 million Florida Derby (G1), won […]

Audible Ready for Kentucky Derby

Audible Ready for Kentucky Derby

Impressed as he was with Audible’s performance in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher was equally thrilled by how the colt bounced out of a powerful three-length victory that stamped him as a leading Triple Crown contender. Pletcher checked in on his latest 3-year-old star early Easter Sunday morning, and found […]

Kentucky Derby: Justify Prepares for Santa Anita Derby

Kentucky Derby: Justify Prepares for Santa Anita Derby

Bob Baffert, who’s built an unparalleled Hall of Fame career in large-part by utilizing his God-given instincts, is following his “gut” yet again as he’s decided to run top Derby prospect Justify in this Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby following a powerful six furlong workout in 1:13.20 Monday morning at Santa Anita. […]

Todd Pletcher Trained Audible Looks Kentucky Derby Bound

Todd Pletcher Trained Audible Looks Kentucky Derby Bound

Todd Pletcher (Audible, 1st): “The race unfolded with the pace that we were hoping for and we wanted to get some position into the first turn, which he was able to do beautifully. Just watching the race I was a little concerned at the five-eighths pole because he started to drop back a little bit, […]

$6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1)

$6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1)

$6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) Cloth of Stars – Andre Fabre’s runner is always very keen when he comes out for his morning exercise. Lisa-Jane Graffard, the Godolphin representative from France, had already confirmed that this is typical behaviour for him and on Friday morning, when he came onto the dirt track at, […]

Baffert Hoping to Coast to the Top Again

Baffert Hoping to Coast to the Top Again

Baffert Hoping to Coast to the Top Again He has been the understudy in the stable and this is West Coast’s chance to step into the spotlight in a starring role in Saturday’s Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline. “He’s always been in the shadow of Arrogate,” trainer Bob Baffert said while referring to […]

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