The Belmont Stakes, the Battle Between Tacitus and War Of Will

The Belmont Stakes, the Battle Between Tacitus and War Of Will

Tacitus and War of Will were confirmed at 9-5 and 2-1, respectively, as the 2 favorites for the 2019 Belmont in New York. Tacitus, the legendary Senator-historian of the Roman empire’s wars, and War of Will’s handle references exactly that quality that both horses will need when faced with the Belmont Stakes’ towering mile-and-a-half sandy […]

Kentucky Derby Appeal Rejected, Maximum Security Out of Preakness

Kentucky Derby Appeal Rejected, Maximum Security Out of Preakness

Maximum Security will not race in the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown following his controversial disqualification at the Kentucky Derby. The horse’s management was unsuccessful in a bid Monday to appeal the ruling of the Kentucky Derby stewards, who disqualified a Winner for the 1st time in the race’s 145 runnings. Owner Gary West […]

$100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park

$100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park

Grade 3-placed Marconi, briefly on the Triple Crown trail last spring, and stablemate Biblical, making his fourth start of the 2018-19 Championship Meet, head a field of seven set to contest Friday’s $100,000 Skip Away at Gulfstream Park. The 32nd running of the 1 3/16-mile Skip Away for 4-year-olds and up is among three $100,000 […]

Code of Honor Set for Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Code of Honor Set for Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park

“All systems are go” with W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor, who breezed a half-mile in 48.40 seconds Monday morning here at Payson Park in preparation for a much-anticipated start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. “He looked like he worked very well. I asked him for 49 and he […]

Keeneland 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

Keeneland 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 72 juveniles for its 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 9. The Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale catalog is available online by clicking here. Print catalogs will be mailed the week of March 18. This year’s April Sale also will offer a selection of horses of […]

Keeneland and TVG Creating Better Race and Sales Days

Keeneland and TVG Creating Better Race and Sales Days

Keeneland and TVG officials today introduced several new initiatives on the racing and sales fronts that further enhance the long partnership enjoyed by the race track and racing network. Beginning with the Thursday, April 4, opening day of the Spring Meet, TVG racing analysts Gabby Gaudet and Scott Hazelton will host “Today at Keeneland,” the […]

Santa Anita Approves New Racing Rules

Santa Anita Approves New Racing Rules

Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) today reached an historic agreement to protect the safety and welfare of horses and riders in the state. This collective mandate enacts the most stringent medication policy in North America. Belinda Stronach, President and Chairman of The Stronach Group (TSG), which owns […]

Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park

Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park

Code of Honor Breezes Five Furlongs for Florida Derby McGaughey Likes What He Sees in Fountain of Youth (G2) Winner Holy Bull (G2) Victor Harvey Wallbanger Breezes at Gulfstream Video Link: Harvey Wallbanger/Signalman Workout W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor pleased Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey Saturday morning while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com […]

Code of Honor on Same Path as Orb to Kentucky Derby

Code of Honor on Same Path as Orb to Kentucky Derby

Trainer Shug McGaughey reported that William S. Farish’s Code of Honor came out of his victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) in good order. “So far, all systems are go,” said McGaughey less than 16 hours after watching the 3-year-old colt win Saturday and bounce back from a disappointing performance Jan. 5 […]

Imprimis Too Fast in Silks Run at Gulfstream Park

Imprimis Too Fast in Silks Run at Gulfstream Park

Breeze Easy’s Imprimis, racing for the first time in six months and up against a world-record holder and a Grade 3 winner in his return, easily disposed of both rivals and drew off to a convincing 3 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Silks Run at Gulfstream Park. The fifth running of the Silks Run for […]

Code of Honor Looks Ready for the Kentucky Derby

Code of Honor Looks Ready for the Kentucky Derby

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor rebounded from a disappointing effort in his 2019 debut to capture Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park and stamp himself as a leading prospect for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) and the 2019 Triple Crown. Code of Honor was saddled by Hall of Fame […]

Blamed Takes the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3)

Blamed Takes the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3)

Ken McCarthy, longtime assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, was all smiles Saturday at Gulfstream Park after Blamed registered a commanding triumph in the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3), a stakes for fillies and mares named for the three-time Eclipse Award champion and 2019 Hall of Fame finalist who was trained by Mott. With […]

Kenny McPeek on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

Kenny McPeek on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

Kenny McPeek-trained Signalman and Harvey Wallbanger breezed at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning in preparation for upcoming stakes on the Road to the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March 30. Signalman, who captured the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs in his 2018 finale, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.11. The workout, the third fastest of […]

$200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF

$200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF

Keith Desormeaux’s Apache Princess, Peter Miller’s Kookie Gal and Doug O’Neill’s Lakerball all loom large in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita.  Restricted to 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California, the Cal Cup Oaks, which has attracted a field of nine, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored […]

Mexican Jala Jala in the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Mexican Jala Jala in the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Jala Jala has dominated the boys in her only two races at Gulfstream Park, but six other fillies and mares figure to give the Mexican star the sternest test of her career in Saturday’s $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Jala Jala ventured from Mexico to Gulfstream Park to capture the $300,000 Clasico del […]

Japan Breeders Cup Qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1)

Led by former champions Gold Dream (JPN), Nonkono Yume (JPN), and Moanin, and the speedy Inti (JPN) 14 horses have been entered for Sunday’s 36th running of the one mile, $870,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be awarded through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. The Breeders’ […]

Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes

Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes

In what shapes up as a truly star-studded affair, Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom and Paradise Woods headline a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs. Although she flopped as the 3-5 favorite in the opening day Grade I La Brea at the […]

Can X Y Jet take the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet romped to a 7 ¾-length victory in Wednesday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, punching his ticket to Dubai for a third run in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) March 30. Great to have @RockinghamRanch's Racing Manager @RealBrianTrump join us on the line today with […]

Another Big Weekend at Gulfstream Park

Another Big Weekend at Gulfstream Park

Tequilita Tops Noms for Feb. 16 Royal Delta (G3) Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout Set for Saturday Friday’s Stronach 5 All Star Ticket (Video Link) Dorothy Alexander Matz’s Tequilita is prominent among 17 nominations for the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) Feb. 16 at Gulfstream Park. Trainer Michael Matz saddled the 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags for […]

Mucho Gusto and Baffert on Track to Kentucky Derby

Mucho Gusto and Baffert on Track to Kentucky Derby

Favored Mucho Gusto was all business on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he rated kindly and exploded the final eighth of a mile to take the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes by 4 ¾ lengths under Joe Talamo.  Trained by Bob Baffert, the chestnut colt by Mucho Macho Man got a mile and […]

Ken McPeek-trained Harvey Wallbanger a Kentucky Derby Contender

Ken McPeek-trained Harvey Wallbanger a Kentucky Derby Contender

Harvey Wallbanger parlayed a ground-saving trip under Brian Hernandez Jr. into a 29-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The Holy Bull, a 1 1/16-mile prep for 3-year-olds, headlined a 12-race program that also offered the $150,000 Swale, a seven-furlong stakes for 3-year-olds, and the $150,000 Forward Gal (G3), […]

Sunday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Sunday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Multiple stakes winner A Bit Special, a neck shy of being undefeated in her young career, will make the step up to graded company for her 3-year-old debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 23rd running of the Sweetest Chant and the 11th renewal of the $100,000 Dania Beach, both at […]

$16 million Pegasus World Cup an International Hit

$16 million Pegasus World Cup an International Hit

$16 Million Series Televised to National, International Audience Saturday’s blockbuster $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series program of 12 races at Gulfstream Park featured some of Thoroughbred racing’s biggest human and equine stars performing before a live, national and international audience. A total of 143 horses were entered, an average of 11.9 starters […]

Jorge Navarro, Gulfstream Park’s Champion Hit 1000 Wins

Jorge Navarro, Gulfstream Park’s Champion Hit 1000 Wins

Jorge Navarro, Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet-leading trainer, earned his 1,000th career victory as Joseph E. Besecker’s Aztec Sense led most of the way to win the $150,000 Fred W. Hooper (G3) by 1 ¾ lengths over late-running Breaking Lucky on Saturday’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational card at Gulfstream Park. It was Aztec […]

City of Light Wins the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

City of Light Wins the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s City of Light concluded his racing career in electric fashion Saturday at Gulfstream Park, scoring a brilliant 5 ¾-length triumph in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). The third edition of the Pegasus World Cup, the richest race in North America, co-headlined Saturday’s 12-race program with […]

Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita

Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announced that tickets for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will go on sale to the public on March 4 at Noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT. The 2019 event will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, and for […]

Spectacular 12-race Pegasus Program Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Spectacular 12-race Pegasus Program Saturday at Gulfstream Park

Breeders’ Cup Rematch Between Stormy Liberal & World of Trouble in $150,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint Morticia Looks to Scare Competition in $150,000 Ladies’ Turf Sprint Full Field of 14 Set to Rumble in $125,000 South Beach Stakes Three turf sprint stakes are part of a 12-race program Saturday at Gulfstream Park that features nine […]

Bravazo, Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

Bravazo, Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1)

Training legend D. Wayne Lukas wasn’t joking when he quipped recently that he is hoping to find a good 3-year-old in his barn to put on the Triple Crown trail. Lukas knows that’s possible. A year ago, he discovered Bravazo, who competed in big event after big event throughout the season and will start in […]

Accelerate ready for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Accelerate ready for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational

Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate, the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), got acquainted with Gulfstream Park during a morning gallop Wednesday. John Sadler-trained Accelerate arrived at Gulfstream Park Tuesday evening, along with stablemate Catapult, who will compete in Saturday’s $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1). “Accelerate’s doing […]

Kentucky Derby Action Heats Up at Gulfstream Park with the Holy Bull

Kentucky Derby Action Heats Up at Gulfstream Park with the Holy Bull

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Grade 2 winner Maximus Mischief, undefeated in three starts as a 2-year-old, tops 24 horses nominated to the $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull (G2) Saturday, Feb. 2 at Gulfstream Park. Following the one-mile Mucho Macho Man Stakes Jan. 5, the 30th running of the 1 1/16-mile Holy Bull for 3-year-olds […]

Pegasus World Cup Update

Pegasus World Cup Update

Audible Flavien Prat, a leading rider on the Southern California circuit, will be aboard 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the richest race in North America, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Audible’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, confirmed the mount Sunday afternoon after speaking with Elliott Walden, president […]

Pegasus World Cup Update

Pegasus World Cup Update

Stronach Stables’ millionaire homebred Something Awesome breezed Saturday morning for the first time since arriving in South Florida ahead of his next scheduled assignment in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado was aboard as multiple graded-stakes winner Something Awesome went one mile […]

Boom Time for California Horse Racing

Boom Time for California Horse Racing

Santa Anita Park’s 2018-19 Winter Meeting got off to a record-breaking start on Wednesday, as the track posted an all-sources pari-mutuel handle of $20,491,016, a 19 percent increase over a year ago and an all-time opening day record. Wednesday’s opening day crowd of 41,373 contributed to an on-track handle of $3,463,535, a five percent increase […]

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 […]

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 […]

Aristocratic Miss Another Star for Foxwedge

Aristocratic Miss Another Star for Foxwedge Newgate has gone from strength to strength over the last few years with strong performances by it’s stallions in the sales ring and on the racetrack. Newgate Farm was founded by Henry Field in 2010 with only a handful of mares on a 250 acre leased property. Today, Newgate […]

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 […]

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