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 […]

Florida Derby Hopefuls and the Kentucky Derby

Florida Derby Hopefuls and the Kentucky Derby

Florida Derby Hopefuls and the Kentucky Derby Trainer Todd Pletcher Seeks 5th Florida Derby Win with G2 Holy Bull Winner G2 Fountain of Youth Hero Promises Fulfilled in Field of 9 3-Year-Olds $1 million Florida Derby Headlines Eight Stakes worth $2.4 Million Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout; Late Pick 4, Late Pick 5 Pool Guarantees Silks […]

Thoughts on the Florida Derby Draw

Thoughts on the Florida Derby Draw

Co-owner Elliott Walden, President/CEO WinStar Farm (Audible, Post 8, 9-5): “With only nine horses in the race, it’s fine. Obviously there was some discussion about the 11 or the 12 going a mile and an eighth here at Gulfstream Park, but he doesn’t have to worry about that so I think everything else is good.” […]

$250,000 Honey Fox (G3) Saturday at Gulfstream Park

$250,000 Honey Fox (G3) Saturday at Gulfstream Park

G3 Winner Speed Franco Tops $150,000 Cutler Bay G1-Placed Best Performance Returns in $150,000 Sanibel Island Led by the Christophe Clement-trained pair of Grade 3 winner Lull and multiple graded-stakes placed Stormy Victoria and Stuart Janney III’s Grade 3-winning homebred On Leave, 10 older fillies and mares are set to contest the $250,000 Honey Fox […]

The Gulfstream Sale Shows Thoroughbred Valuations Rising

The Gulfstream Sale Shows Thoroughbred Valuations Rising

The Gulfstream Sale Shows Thoroughbred Valuations Rising This year’s renewal of The Gulfstream Sale featured three seven-figure two-year-olds, including two which tied for the top spot when sold for $1,200,000 each. The auction also posted the second highest average and median in the sale’s history, and the highest in both categories since the move to […]

$1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY BOLT D’ORO & MCKINZIE REMATCH

$1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY BOLT D’ORO & MCKINZIE REMATCH

$1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY BOLT D’ORO & MCKINZIE REMATCH Top Derby prospects Bolt d’Oro and McKinzie, who were separated by just a head when last they met, each worked Monday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for a highly anticipated rematch in the in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April […]

Tapit Colt Making Stakes Debut in $1 Million Triple Crown Prep

Tapit Colt Making Stakes Debut in $1 Million Triple Crown Prep

Tapit Colt Making Stakes Debut in $1 Million Triple Crown Prep Juddmonte Farms homebred Hofburg, an impressive maiden winner March 3 at Gulfstream Park, will make just his third career start and first in a stakes in the 67th $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March 31. Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Hofburg is […]

The Gulfstream Sale Now Online

The Gulfstream Sale Now Online

from Fasig-Tipton Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 158 entries for The Gulfstream Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, to be held on Wednesday, March 28, in the racetrack’s walking ring.  The sale will begin at 3 pm. The under tack show is scheduled for Monday, March 26, beginning at 9 am. “This is an exciting catalogue,” said […]

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships Brought San Diego almost $100m

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships Brought San Diego almost $100m

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which debuted at Del Mar racetrack in 2017, generated $96.8 million in direct and indirect economic benefits for San Diego County, determined by a recent economic impact study by Sports Management Research Institute (SMRI). The results are the highest recorded for any prior Breeders’ Cup event and further emphasize Breeders’ […]

Incentives Make Gulfstream Park a Great Place to Race

Incentives Make Gulfstream Park a Great Place to Race

Gulfstream Park has announced plans to build on the success of Florida’s year-round racing program during the upcoming Spring/Summer Meets through lucrative incentives for both Florida-bred and open-company horses. One week after releasing a record stakes program worth $4.1 million, Gulfstream officials have released a $1 million incentives program that will further enhance the purses […]

Scat Daddy Filly Tops OBS Sale

Scat Daddy Filly Tops OBS Sale

Hip No. 141, a daughter of Scat Daddy consigned by Hartley / DeRenzo Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, was sold to Phoenix Thoroughbreds III for $875,000 to top the first session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2018 March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. The dark bay or brown filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 was co-fastest […]

SAN FELIPE STAKES: BOLT D’ORO Vs MCKINZIE, What the Participants had to Say After the Race

SAN FELIPE STAKES: BOLT D’ORO Vs MCKINZIE, What the Participants had to Say After the Race

SAN FELIPE STAKES: BOLT D’ORO Vs MCKINZIE, What the Participants had to Say After the Race JAVIER CASTELLANO, BOLT D’ORO, WINNER: “He broke really well out of the gate and put me in a good spot in the race. He broke and shot out of the gate and put me where I wanted to be. […]

Bolt d’Oro Prepares for Kentucky Derby

Bolt d’Oro Prepares for Kentucky Derby

Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Victor Espinoza took top Derby contender Bolt d’Oro through a brisk half mile work of 46.40 this morning at Santa Anita as he readies for a showdown with Bob Baffert’s McKinzie and other top 3-year-olds going a mile and one sixteenth in the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes this […]

Saturday’s $150,000 The Very One (G3) Gulfstream Park

Saturday’s $150,000 The Very One (G3) Gulfstream Park

Saturday’s $150,000 The Very One (G3) Gulfstream Park A graded-stakes winner on turf at Gulfstream Park, William Parsons Jr. and David Howe’s Summersault figures to be on firm ground in Saturday’s $150,000 The Very One (G3). Trained by Mark Hennig, the 6-year-old daughter of Rock Hard Ten won all three of her starts during the […]

Saturday’s $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3)

Saturday’s $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3)

Saturday’s $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) A solid group of 11 older horses, led by graded-stakes winners Favorable Outcome, Mr. Jordan and Noholdingback Bear joined by local stakes winners Classic Rock, Extravagant Kid, First Growth, Richard the Great and Sweetontheladies, help comprise a competitive edition of Saturday’s $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3). The 40th running […]

Saturday’s $150,000 Canadian Turf (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Saturday’s $150,000 Canadian Turf (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Saturday’s $150,000 Canadian Turf (G3) at Gulfstream Park A winner of four stakes in his last five starts, Anne Scott’s Galleon Mast is scheduled to seek his first graded-stakes triumph in Saturday’s $150,000 Canadian Turf (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The tough-as-nails 5-year-old gelding, who has never finished off the board in 13 starts over the […]

Santa Anita GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES

Santa Anita GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES

Santa Anita GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES Bob Baffert’s undefeated Dream Tree and Bill Spawr’s nearly perfect Midnight Bisou renew their rivalry as they head a field of six 3-year-old fillies going a mile and one sixteenth in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita. A nose victress over Midnight Bisou […]

Good Magic Ready for Fountain of Youth (G2)

Good Magic Ready for Fountain of Youth (G2)

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Good Magic, the champion 2-year-old male of 2017, had an easy half-mile breeze by himself Saturday morning, the final prep for his highly anticipated sophomore debut in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) March 3 at Gulfstream Park. Owned by e Five Thoroughbred Racing and Stonestreet Stables and trained by […]

Economic Model Beats Irish War Cry at Gulfstream

Economic Model Beats Irish War Cry at Gulfstream

Economic Model Beats Irish War Cry at Gulfstream Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Economic Model finally got the money in a graded stakes Saturday at Gulfstream Park, prevailing from a furious stretch battle with favored Irish War Cry to capture the $100,000 Hal’s Hope (G3). Returning from a four-month layoff, the multiple graded stakes-placed 5-year-old […]

Santa Anita: Horse Racing News

Santa Anita: Horse Racing News

Santa Anita: Horse Racing News BAFFERT THREE-YEAR-OLDS BREEZE ON DERBY TRAIL MAJESTIC HEAT COMES BACK QUICK FOR SPRING FEVER ASA ESPINOZA WINS HIS FIRST RACE AT THE AGE OF 18 NEW 11:30 A.M. SUNDAY FIRST POST STARTS MARCH 11 MAIDEN RACE NEXT FOR CALIFORNIA CHROME’S BROTHER   McKINZIE, SOLOMINI IN TRIPLE CROWN DRILLS FOR BAFFERT […]

Santa Anita Alive with Derby and Oaks Fever

Santa Anita Alive with Derby and Oaks Fever

Santa Anita Alive with Derby and Oaks Fever Ed Golan Looks at the Weekend Action at Santa Anita DERBY FEVER HAS TEMPERATURES RISING IT’S MILLER TIME IN SATURDAY’S DAYTONA STREAKING MARE IS BACK IN WISHING WELL             TOP SOPHS PREP FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD STAKES              With the Santa Anita Derby and Santa Anita Oaks six […]

Monday’s $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Monday’s $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Multiple graded-stakes winners Curlin’s Approval and Lewis Bay are entered for a rematch in Monday’s $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Alter’s Racing Stable and Bridlewood Farm’s Curlin’s Approval tried to fight off race-long pressure from Alpha Delta Stable’s Lewis Bay in the Dec. 16 Rampart (G3) at Gulfstream before settling for second, […]

Ed Golden Previews a Big Weekend at Santa Anita

Ed Golden Previews a Big Weekend at Santa Anita

Ed Golden Previews a Big Weekend at Santa Anita  CHROME’S FULL BROTHER IS SET FOR CAL CUP DERBY ‘CLASSY’ MARE DEBUTS FOR CASSIDY IN BUENA VISTA CONIAH BACK ON MAIN TRACK IN SUNDAY’S LAS FLORES 12 NOON FIRST POST TIME FOR SATURDAY’S PROGRAM BROTHERS DESORMEAUX RIDING HIGH AT SANTA ANITA ROCK ICON STEPHEN STILLS PURCHASES […]

California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita Preview

California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita Preview

California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita Preview Ruis Racing’s consistent One Fast Broad heads a field of eight sophomore fillies bred or sired in California going one mile on turf in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Oaks at Santa Anita. Most recently second, beaten a diminishing half length by highly regarded Ippodamia’s Girl in the one […]

California Cup Derby Preview

California Cup Derby Preview

California Cup Derby Preview In what shapes up as a thrilling spectacle at a mile and one sixteenth for 12 California-bred or sired horses, Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby is headed by trainer Bob Hess, Sr.’s Intimidate, a Northern California invader who is well accomplished around two turns. Bob Baffert’s Heck Yeah, unbeaten in two […]

Santa Anita Saturday Racing Preview

Santa Anita Saturday Racing Preview

Santa Anita Saturday Racing Preview HOLLENDORFER’S UNIQUE BELLA TOWERS OVER RIVALS IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MARIA STAKES FOR OLDER FILLIES & MARES AT 1 1/16 MILES   REDDAM’S MOPOTISM SHOOTS FOR HER SECOND CONSECUTIVE GRADED VICTORY   Unique Bella, America’s reigning Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, towers over four rivals in Saturday’s Grade II, […]

Uncle Mo Filly takes Aim at Kentucky Oaks

Uncle Mo Filly takes Aim at Kentucky Oaks

Uncle Mo Filly takes Aim at Kentucky Oaks Heavily favored Dream Tree ran her unbeaten skein to four as she demolished five rival sophomore fillies in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, winning by 3 ¾ lengths under Drayden Van Dyke. Conditioned by Bob Baffert, the 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo got a flat […]

Audible Follows Pletcher Path to Kentucky Derby

Audible Follows Pletcher Path to Kentucky Derby

Audible Follows Pletcher Path to Kentucky Derby Holy Bull (G1) winner Audible’s next start could well come in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 31. “I think you have to leave all the options open and see how he trains,” trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday afternoon. “Talking to (WinStar Farm’s President, […]

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners

Uncle Mo Keeps Producing Winners Quality filly Dream Tree (3f Uncle Mo x Afleet Maggi, by Afleet Alex) kept her unbeaten record intact when she scored a commanding win in the $200,345 Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday. Last seen winning the Grade I Starlet Stakes in December last year, the […]

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update

Dubai World Cup Carnival Update Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday was highlighted by an impressive performance by promising 3-year-old Yulong Warrior, as well as the Zayed Sports City Trophy, an ultra-competitive 1400m turf handicap, and it did not disappoint with three runners in a line with just 50m remaining before Ejaaby swept clear to […]

Kentucky Derby Trail: Audible Takes the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park

Kentucky Derby Trail: Audible Takes the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park

Kentucky Derby Trail: Audible Takes the Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park Audible (Into Mischief) registered a resounding victory in Saturday’s $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park, stamping himself as a prime prospect on the Road to the Florida Derby (G1) and the Triple Crown. Making his stakes debut in the 29th running of […]

Saturday’s G3 Dania Beach Could Well Lead to Kentucky Derby Trail

Saturday’s G3 Dania Beach Could Well Lead to Kentucky Derby Trail

Saturday’s G3 Dania Beach Could Well Lead to Derby Trail Trainer Graham Motion readily admits that he will derive special pride from saddling West Point Thoroughbreds’ Untamed Domain for his 2018 debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Dania Beach (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Motion takes a lot of pride in saddling all of his horses, but Untamed […]

Dubai World Cup Carnival News

Dubai World Cup Carnival News

Dubai World Cup Carnival News Talismanic On Target for Dubai World Cup; Ertijaal Sharp at Seven; Championship Ready to Defend His Fort • Talismanic On Target for Dubai World Cup • Championship Ready to Defend His Fort • Ertijaal Sharp at Seven • D B Pin Eyes Shaheen; Classic Emperor to Handicap • Improving Janszoon […]

The Kentucky Derby Journey

The Kentucky Derby Journey The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve, is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses. The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long, and it is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Colts and geldings in the race carry […]

Big Saturday of Racing at Santa Anita

Big Saturday of Racing at Santa Anita

Big Saturday of Racing at Santa Anita Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes Recently crowned America’s Eclipse Award-winning Champion Sprinter for 2017, trainer Peter Miller’s Roy H looms a complete standout as he seeks his third consecutive win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes going six furlongs at Santa Anita.  To be run […]

Saturday’s $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park

Saturday’s $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park

Saturday’s $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin entered graded-stakes winner Enticed in Saturday’s $350,000 Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park in a quest to win the important Florida Derby (G1) and Triple Crown prep for the third time in five years. Enticed looms as the horse to beat in a field […]

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Godolphin on the Kentucky Derby Trail by J A McGrath at Godolphin Godolphin colts Enticed and Avery Island are ready to put their G1 Kentucky Derby credentials up for examination in separate contests in Florida and New York this weekend. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said both had impressed in their final gallops at Palm Meadows Training […]

Gulfstream Park is Setting Records

Gulfstream Park is Setting Records

Gulfstream Park is Setting Records Two-Day Handle $70 Million, Three-Day Handle $81 Million Record-Setting $41.9 Million Handle on Pegasus World Cup Day Sunday’s Total Handle $28 Million Miami’s Gulfstream Park is bringing new interest and new money to the sport by offering some spectacular racing, the innovative Stronach Group his continuing to to build the […]

Pegasus World Cup: Gun Runner Wins on Record Breaking Day

Pegasus World Cup: Gun Runner Wins on Record Breaking Day

Pegasus World Cup: Gun Runner Wins on Record Breaking Day Gulfstream Park registered an all-sources handle of $41,983,881 Saturday on its second Pegasus World Cup Day, highlighted when Horse of the Year Gun Runner won the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) by 2 ½ lengths over West Coast. Gunnevera finished third. The $41.983 […]

Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Update, Trackwork and Video

Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Update, Trackwork and Video

Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Update, Trackwork and Video Margoth’s Gunnevera breezed Saturday morning at Gulfstream Park West, his final prep for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) on Jan. 27. Four other Pegasus runners, Sharp Azteca, Stellar Wind, War Story and Fear the Cowboy worked Saturday. Singing Bullet, who is a possible […]

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin)

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin)

Kentucky Derby: Good Magic (Curlin) Foaled on March 1st, 2015, Good Magic was sired by leading sire Curlin and out of Glinda the Good. More importantly, his damsire is 2007 Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up Hard Spun. He is owned by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings and trained by the incomparable Chad Brown. With a […]

Uncle Mo a Star in Australia and the USA

Uncle Mo a Star in Australia and the USA

Uncle Mo a Star in Australia and the USA Uncle Mo was well received at the Magic Millions sale on Australia’s Gold Coast 8 Uncle Mo’s went under the hammer at the Magic Millions averaging $114,375.00 the 6 colts averaged $135,000.00 none were passed in with a maximum of $200,000 and a minimum of $80,000. […]

Gulfstream Park Racing Review

Gulfstream Park Racing Review

Gulfstream Park Racing Review Shining Copper Fights Back to Capture G2 Fort Lauderdale Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Shining Copper fought back in the shadow of the finish line to capture Saturday’s $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The multiple Grade 1 stakes-placed 8-year-old gelding was headed by 30-1 longshot One Go All Go in […]

Pegasus World Cup Update: Sharp Azteca, Gunnevera

Pegasus World Cup Update: Sharp Azteca, Gunnevera

Pegasus World Cup Update: Sharp Azteca, Gunnevera Sharp Azteca ‘Sharp’ in Breeze for Pegasus World Cup Sharp Azteca breezed five furlongs in a sharp 1:00.60 over a sloppy track at Gulfstream Park West Saturday in preparation for a start in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27. The Jorge […]

The Return of Irish War Cry

The Return of Irish War Cry

The Return of Irish War Cry Isabelle de Tomaso’s multiple Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry continues to steadily move toward his 4-year-old debut, which trainer Graham Motion expects to come during Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet. The New Jersey-bred son of Hall of Famer Curlin has breezed twice at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream’s satellite training facility […]

Pegasus World Cup: Giant Expectations

Pegasus World Cup: Giant Expectations

Giant Expectations recorded the fastest five-furlong workout at Santa Anita Friday morning in preparation for a scheduled start in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27 The Peter Eurton-trained 5-year-old covered the five furlongs in 58.80 seconds under exercise rider Jose Aragon, registering the fastest of 64 clockings at the distance. […]

Coolmore’s Deep Impact Experiment Pays Off with Saxon Warrior

Coolmore’s Deep Impact Experiment Pays Off with Saxon Warrior

Coolmore’s Deep Impact Experiment Pays Off with Saxon Warrior Coolmore’s experiment of sending mares to visit Japan’s super stallion Deep Impact has paid dividends with the emergence of group one-winning juvenile Saxon Warrior. Victories in the Beresford Stakes (G2) and the Racing Post Trophy (G1) have made Saxon Warrior a great stallion prospect already for […]

Gulfstream Park’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Update

Gulfstream Park’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Update

Prohibitive Horse of the Year favorite Gun Runner had another methodical work on his march to Gulfstream Park’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), motoring three-quarters of a mile in 1:13 1/5 with his faithful workmate Gettysburg Sunday morning at the Fair Grounds. Starting off a couple of lengths behind his fellow newly-turned 5-year-old, […]

American Pharoah Colt Brings $1m at Keeneland

American Pharoah Colt Brings $1m at Keeneland

Grade 2 winner Mrs McDougal, the final horse in the ring for Tuesday’s second session of Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale, became the sale’s highest-priced offering when she sold to Steven W. Young, agent, for $1.6 million. Mrs McDougal and a yearling colt from the first crop of 2015 Triple Crown winner American […]

Keeneland Sale Shows Growth in Thoroughbred Valuations

Keeneland Sale Shows Growth in Thoroughbred Valuations

Keeneland Sale Shows Growth in Thoroughbred Valuations Keeneland realized double-digit growth in gross, average and median prices during Monday’s opening session of the 2018 January Horses of All Ages Sale, which was highlighted by the $485,000 paid by Steven W. Young, agent, for Bellavais, a stakes-winning daughter of Tapit from a successful female family developed […]

Gunnevera Prepares for $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park

Gunnevera Prepares for $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park

Gunnevera Prepares for $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Margoth’s Gunnevera continued to step up his preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27, breezing five furlongs in a sharp 1:00 at Gulfstream Park West Saturday morning. The multiple graded-stakes winner turned in the fastest clocking […]

Gulfstream Park: Flameaway, Thewayiam, Cicatrix, Piven

Gulfstream Park: Flameaway, Thewayiam, Cicatrix, Piven

Gulfstream Park: Flameaway, Thewayiam, Cicatrix, Piven Nine weeks after making his grass debut in the Breeders’ Cup, John Oxley’s Flameaway transferred his stakes-winning form from dirt to turf with a gutsy front-running victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Kitten’s Joy at Gulfstream Park. The sixth running of the Kitten’s Joy and the seventh renewal of the $100,000 […]

French-bred Itsinthepost takes the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes

French-bred Itsinthepost takes the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes

French-bred Itsinthepost takes the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes Second in the race a year ago, French-bred Itsinthepost served notice on Saturday at Santa Anita that he’s as good as ever at age six, as he rolled to a well-timed 1 ¼ length victory under Tyler Baze in the Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel […]

3yo’s Take Center Stage at Gulfstream

3yo’s Take Center Stage at Gulfstream

3yo’s Take Center Stage at Gulfstream Godolphin Racing’s graded-stakes winners and top 3-year-old prospects Enticed and Avery Island are poised to begin serious preparations for their expected sophomore debuts next month, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. Both colts are based at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County, where they have each […]

Bob Baffert Prepares for the Pegasus World Cup

Bob Baffert Prepares for the Pegasus World Cup

Bob Baffert Prepares for the Pegasus World Cup In multiple graded-stakes winners West Coast and Collected, Bob Baffert has two chances to defend his title in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the world’s richest Thoroughbred race, to be run Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park. Unlike last January when he brought Arrogate to […]

Bob Baffert’s McKinzie Should take the Grade III Sham Stakes

Bob Baffert’s McKinzie Should take the Grade III Sham Stakes

Bob Baffert’s McKinzie Should take the Grade III Sham Stakes A scintillating first-out maiden winner going seven furlongs here on Oct. 28 and a winner via disqualification of the Grade I Cash Call Los Alamitos Futurity Dec. 9, Bob Baffert’s McKinzie will try to remain unbeaten as he towers over six rival sophomores in Saturday’s […]

Big Races Coming to Gulfstream Park

Big Races Coming to Gulfstream Park

Undefeated Colt Takes First Step on Road to G1 Florida Derby Undefeated Dak Attack is scheduled to make a highly anticipated return to action in Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man, the first stakes for newly turned 3-year-olds on Gulfstream Park’s Road to the March 31 Florida Derby (G1). Trained by Dale Romans for Albaugh Family […]

Sharp Azteca Ready for Pegasus World Cup

Sharp Azteca Ready for Pegasus World Cup

Ivan Rodriguez’s Sharp Azteca, regarded as a potential runner in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the world’s richest Thoroughbred race Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park, turned heads with a five-furlong breeze in 59 seconds Sunday morning over Gulfstream Park West’s main track. It was the first work for Sharp Azteca since his […]

Frank Stronach will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit

Frank Stronach will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit

Through his extraordinary success in racing, breeding, racetrack ownership and support of retired racehorse programs, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Frank Stronach will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in service to the Thoroughbred […]

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments

Godolphin 2017 Greatest Moments THUNDER SNOW (G2 UAE Derby, Meydan) This tough son of Darley stallion Helmet fought every inch of the long Meydan straight to get the better of Japanese colt Epicharis in an epic running of the local Classic. Thunder Snow ran eight times for the campaign, returning from a bizarre episode when […]

Giant’s Causeway Extends Legacy

Giant’s Causeway Extends Legacy

With lifetime earnings of over $160,000,000 Giant’s Causeway leads all active sires in North America bar none. The only horse since Danzig to top the General Sires List on three occasions, he has also twice topped the 2YO table. Giant’s Causeway has sired champion 2-y-o’s, Classic winning 3-y-o’s, record breaking older horses, and exceptional colts […]

Horse Racing News: Knightsbridge Stable Update

Horse Racing News: Knightsbridge Stable Update

Horse Racing News: Knightsbridge Stable Update Eragon is in quarantine and will head to Dubai on Dec 28, Danny Murphy will be training him and we are aiming at a Start in the Dubai World Cup in March, we may then race the 3 time Group 1 winner in Singapore. Diamonds Only is over at […]

Gulfstream Park Claiming Crown Review

Gulfstream Park Claiming Crown Review

Pay Any Price, a record holder on the Gulfstream Park turf course, returned from a five-month layoff to score a half-length victory in the $110,000 Canterbury Stakes on Saturday’s opening-day program of the 2017-2018 Championship Meet. The Canterbury, a five-furlong turf dash for horses that started for a claiming price of $25,000 or less since […]