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Look Back: Master Derby Wins Louisiana Derby

9 hours 52 min ago
With Foolish Pleasure campaigning in Florida, Louisiana in 1975 offered a haven for other nominees to the Kentucky classic.

Jockey Shelbi Kurtz Rides First Winner

Wed, 2017-02-22 18:00
Apprentice jockey Shelbi Kurtz, 22, scored her first win Feb. 22, when she guided Fancy Is My Name to a half-length victory in the third race at Turfway Park.

Louis Quatorze Dies of Heart Attack

Wed, 2017-02-22 17:44
The 1996 Preakness winner died Feb. 17 and was buried at Murmur Farm.

Mind Your Biscuits Set for Gulfstream Park Sprint

Wed, 2017-02-22 17:35
Mind Your Biscuits is scheduled to kick off his 2017 season in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) Feb. 25.

International Star Could Add to Fair Grounds Success

Wed, 2017-02-22 16:08
Fans at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots figure to be plenty familiar with most of the starters in the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) Saturday, Feb. 25.

Trainer Jim Penney Dies at 82

Wed, 2017-02-22 15:45
Jim Penney, a charter member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame who saddled a record five Longacres Mile winners, died Feb. 21 at his home in Edgewood, Wash.

Busher a Ruthless Redux

Wed, 2017-02-22 15:40
The top four finishers of the Jan. 14 Ruthless Stakes, led by winner Yorkiepoo Princess, are entered for Aqueduct's Busher Stakes Feb. 25. The $150,000 race offers 50 points to the winner in the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) standings.

Mo Town, Guest Suite Set for Risen Star Showdown

Wed, 2017-02-22 15:05
The house horse has held a decided advantage in the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) in recent years, with three of the last four winners having prior form or being a regular trainee over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots surface.

Uncontested to Skip Rebel Stakes

Wed, 2017-02-22 14:00
Uncontested will likely make his next start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 15 at Oaklawn Park, co-owner Harry Rosenblum said Feb. 22.

Farrell, Valadorna Square Off in Rachel Alexandra

Wed, 2017-02-22 12:38
Stonestreet Farm's homebred Breeders' Cup runner-up Valadorna takes on Coffeepot Stables' homebred Golden Rod Stakes (G2) romper Farrell in the 1 1/16-mile test.

El Areeb Confirmed to Start in Gotham Stakes

Wed, 2017-02-22 12:00
M M G Stables' multiple grade 3 winner El Areeb will return to Aqueduct Racetrack for his next start in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) March 4, trainer Cal Lynch confirmed Feb 22.

Grade 1 Haskell Headlines Monmouth Stakes Schedule

Wed, 2017-02-22 11:06
With the $1 million, Haskell Invitational (G1) leading the way, Monmouth Park will offer a $3,725,000 stakes schedule for the 2017 racing season, which kicks off May 13.

Kentucky Rescinds Dextrophan Positives

Tue, 2017-02-21 17:45
Citing research that suggests the metabolite of Dextromethorphan can stay in a horse's system at a wider variance of time than previously realized, the KHRC earlier this year dropped sanctions in three cases where the metabolite was discovered.

Under Agreement, Trainer Umarov Suspended Five Years

Tue, 2017-02-21 17:05
The KHRC on Feb. 21 settled its case against Otabek Umarov, suspending the trainer for five years in a case involving Umarov's refusal to allow an out-of-competition sample to be collected from Looks to Spare on April 30, 2016 at Churchill Downs.

Grade 2 Status Not Reinstated for Buena Vista

Tue, 2017-02-21 16:42
Following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee, the Buena Vista Stakes that was taken off the turf Feb. 18 at Santa Anita Park will not have its grade 2 status reinstated. It will be recognized as a grade 3 race.

Ohio HBPA Donates $50,000 to New Vocations

Tue, 2017-02-21 15:50
The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is supporting New Vocations' aftercare efforts at its Ohio facility.

McCraken Remains Atop NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Tue, 2017-02-21 14:49
McCraken (20 first-place votes; 362 points) remains in first place after his win two weeks ago in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs.

Arrogate 'His Usual Self' in Five-Furlong Move

Tue, 2017-02-21 14:39
Champion Arrogate turned in his trademark visually impressive workout at Santa Anita Park Feb. 21, when he covered five furlongs in :59 in company with stablemate Whiskey Ticket.

Classic Empire, McCraken Individual Favorites in Pool 3

Tue, 2017-02-21 13:11
The battle for the individual favorite in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 is expected to be tight between reigning 2-year-old champ Classic Empire, unbeaten rising stars McCraken and Mastery, along with Irish War Cry.

Trainer Stuart Earns Career Victory 1,000

Tue, 2017-02-21 12:31
Southwest-based trainer Clinton Stuart picked up the 1,000th victory of his career Feb. 20 when he sent out Stewart Levine and Curtis Culver's Crossbow Star to a victory in a maiden-claiming race at Sam Houston Race Park.