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After settling for second in a pair of stakes in Southern California to close out 2017, Mourinho found Oaklawn Park to his liking as he scored a clear victory in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 15.
Faversham, a full brother to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, finished an encouraging second in his debut, a six-furlong maiden special weight at Santa Anita Park Jan. 15.
Speedway Stable's 5-year-old, grade 1 winner Collected was sent out by trainer Bob Baffert for a seven-furlong breeze at Santa Anita Park under Mike Smith Jan. 15 in preparation for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).
After closing out 2017 with a 3 3/4-length allowance-optional claiming race victory at Aqueduct Racetrack, Divine Miss Grey secured her first stakes victory Jan. 15, winning the $100,000 Interborough Stakes at Aqueduct by 3 1/4 lengths.
Chestnut colt was born at Wynnstay Farm near Winchester, Ky.
Farm bred the bay filly that was born Jan. 14
Dreaming of Anna, the 2006 champion 2-year-old filly, died of a ruptured aorta Jan. 9 at Woodspring Farm near Versailles, Ky., Dr. Gary Priest confirmed Jan. 15. She was 14.
Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance took another step toward his 3-year-old debut, working a sharp half-mile Jan. 15 at Oaklawn Park for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas in advance of a possible start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 19.
Early Pioneer, winner of the 2000 Sempra Energy Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), was euthanized Jan. 12 at Old Friends, the Georgetown, Ky. Thoroughbred retirement farm where he had been since 2009.
Gun Runner came out of his impressive Jan. 14 workout at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in fine order and now awaits a Jan. 18 flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park.
A colt out of Sadie's Song born Jan. 6 at Waldorf Farm near North Chatham, N.Y., is the first foal for multiple graded stakes winner War Dancer, who stands at Lere Visagie's Rockridge Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
Plein Air's front-running victory in the $75,000 Astra Stakes at Santa Anita Park Jan. 14 marked a couple of firsts for the 5-year-old mare and her connections.
OXO Equine's Instilled Regard exited his triumph in the Lecomte Stakes (G3) in fantastic fashion according to Christina Jelm, the assistant for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
Sunlight and jockey Luke Currie overcame early interference to post a win for trainer Tony McEvoy in the Jan. 13 AU$2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic, going 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) at the Gold Coast.
Gary and Mary West's West Coast worked six furlongs handily from the gate in a bullet 1:12 at Santa Anita Park Jan. 14 ahead of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.
The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 14 a pair of shipping incentive programs to be implemented during the 2018 Aqueduct Racetrack and Belmont Park spring meets for horsemen based this winter in Florida or at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.
More records fell on the Gold Coast Jan. 14 as the Book 2 section of the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale provided buyers with more opportunities to find their next life changer.
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner had his final major workout for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 14, working six furlongs in 1:11 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Stellar Wind continued to impress trainer Chad Brown the morning of Jan. 14 with her preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1), breezing five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 at Palm Meadows Training Center.