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Chester Thomas is headed to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) after his 3-year-old colt By My Standards captured the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) by three-quarters of a length over Spinoff.
Now that Gray Attempt's hind-end problems appear behind him, trainer Jinks Fires reported March 24 that he's looking ahead to the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13 at Oaklawn Park.
The May 18 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1) has been earmarked as an early-season target for John Dance's five-time group 1 winner Laurens.
Better test could eliminate its misuse in sale horses
Thoroughbred Champions Training Center's Gladiator King went gate-to-wire March 23 to win the first graded stakes of his career in the $100,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
A 3 3/4-length victory under Sophie Doyle sent the 3-year-old daughter of Istan straight to the top of the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard with a 105 points total, more than enough to make the 14-horse field May 4 at Churchill Downs,
It all came down to the bob of a head for Bricks and Mortar and Markitoff March 23, in one of the most memorable runnings of the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T) that patrons of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have ever seen.
Coming off a 4 1/4-length victory in a maiden race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Allied Racing Stable's By My Standards seemed ambitiously placed in the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2).
A freshening brought Core Beliefs back to the form that carried him to victory in the Ohio Derby (G3) in 2018 as he launched a strong three-wide move for the lead on the turn and then outfinished runner-up Silver Dust while drifting in the stretch.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club staged its first-ever races on the Chinese Mainland March 23, with an audience including top government officials from throughout the region.
Moments after the Oaklawn Park track opened for training March 23, multiple stakes winner Whitmore and Canadian champion Wonder Gadot eached breezed a half-mile in preparation for their next starts.
Four potential hopefuls for the March 30 $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park turned in their final works in the early morning hours of March 23.
The legend is almost over, but the winning run continues apace. Winx effortlessly strode further into racing immortality with a stunning 32nd straight victory in the George Ryder Stakes (G1) at Rosehill.
For each weekend, NTRA and BloodHorse will provide a one-stop guide to the day's top stakes races in North America and beyond. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). For more detail, click the race name.
New York horsemen have a new option for securing workers' compensation insurance for their employees, excluding exercise riders.
It's that time of the year again. Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) preps are worth 100 points for the winner and two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert has a formidable hand for the Triple Crown that he says he "loves."
Let's look at the Fair Grounds Pick 4 sequence that wraps with the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2).
Sunlight made light of a tricky outside draw at Moonee Valley March 22 to register a stunning success in the William Reid Stakes (G1) under Luke Currie.
Shadwell Stable homebred Haikal remains on target for the grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets Saturday, April 6 and is expected to return to the work tab soon, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said March 22.
Woodbine Entertainment has released the official logo for this summer's iconic Queen's Plate Racing Festival, which runs from June 28-29 at Woodbine Racetrack.