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By My Standards, Street Band On To Louisville

Sun, 2019-03-24 21:13
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.

Gray Attempt Back on Track for Arkansas Derby

Sun, 2019-03-24 21:13
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.

Laurens to Use Lockinge Stakes as Comeback Race

Sun, 2019-03-24 21:13
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 Bisphosphonate Test and Tighter Controls Coming

Sun, 2019-03-24 21:13
Better test could eliminate its misuse in sale horses

Gladiator King Goes Gate-to-Wire in Hutcheson Stakes

Sat, 2019-03-23 21:05
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. 

Street Band Upsets Fair Grounds Oaks

Sat, 2019-03-23 21:05
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,

Bricks and Mortar Wins Duel to Wire in Muniz Memorial

Sat, 2019-03-23 21:05
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.  

By My Standards Pulls Louisiana Derby Shocker

Sat, 2019-03-23 21:05
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).

Core Beliefs Takes New Orleans Handicap in 2019 Debut

Sat, 2019-03-23 21:05
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.

Hong Kong Jockey Club Stages First Mainland Races

Sat, 2019-03-23 21:05
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.

Whitmore, Wonder Gadot Work at Oaklawn Park

Sat, 2019-03-23 21:05
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.

Harvey Wallbanger Fires Bullet for Florida Derby

Sat, 2019-03-23 21:05
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.

Another Chapter for Legend Winx: 32nd Straight Win

Sat, 2019-03-23 21:05
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.

Fair Grounds the Focus of Weekend's Graded Stakes

Sat, 2019-03-23 21:05
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 Insurance Provider Adds Options for NY Horsemen

Fri, 2019-03-22 21:01
New York horsemen have a new option for securing workers' compensation insurance for their employees, excluding exercise riders.

Despite Race Losses, Baffert's Derby Hand Still Strong

Fri, 2019-03-22 21:01
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."

Handicapping all Graded Stakes Pick 4 at Fair Grounds

Fri, 2019-03-22 21:01
Let's look at the Fair Grounds Pick 4 sequence that wraps with the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2).

Sunlight Follows Black Caviar Route, Wins William Reid

Fri, 2019-03-22 21:01
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. 

Gotham Winner Haikal Progressing Toward Wood Memorial

Fri, 2019-03-22 21:01
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 Unveils This Year’s Queen’s Plate Logo

Fri, 2019-03-22 21:01
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.

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