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Mr. Monomoy, the half brother to champion Monomoy Girl, vaulted to the top of the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with a victory in the first split of the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) Feb. 15 at Fair Grounds.
When the competition stepped up in the Feb. 15 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2), so did Finite, scoring an emphatic 4 3/4-length victory over champion British Idiom.
No Guts No Glory Farm's Stroll Smokin was sent to the lead early and never gave it up in a one-length front-running triumph at Laurel Park to give trainer John "Jerry" Robb his 2,000th career victory Feb. 15.
A $62,500 claim continued to pay dividends for Gaining Ground Racing and trainer Brad Cox as Factor This added a graded stakes to his accomplishments Feb. 15 by recording a frontrunning length victory in the $150,000 Fair Grounds Stakes (G3T).
Arindel's homebred Cookie Dough, who had gamely finished second or third in five of six previous graded stakes, got the elusive grade Feb.15 at Gulfstream Park when she won the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) by three-quarters of a length.
Tom Durant's Silver Dust continued his dominance at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 15 with a repeat victory in the $200,000 Mineshaft Stakes (G3).
Mr. Amore Stable's Firenze Fire ran clear of his competition Feb. 15 to take the $250,000 General George Stakes (G3) at Laurel Park.
Hillwood Stable and Richard Golden's Majestic Reason, just days after being crowned Maryland's champion older mare of 2019, celebrated in style by becoming a graded-stakes winner in the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G3) at Laurel Park.
Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful Royal Act, second in the Feb. 1 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3), worked five furlongs Feb. 15 at Santa Anita in 1:01 1/5 for trainer Peter Eurton, while Dennis' Moment breezed at Gulfstream Park for trainer Dale Romans.
Tom Pedulla is interviewing prominent owners, trainers, and jockeys for America's Best Racing as they travel the road to the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs.
Ballylinch Stud flagship sire Lope de Vega was represented by his 10th group/grade 1 winner as son Gytrash sprang a surprise in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (G1) at Flemington Feb. 15.
Star all-weather sprinter Kachy suffered a fatal injury at Lingfield Feb. 15.
The first foal for classic-placed Irish War Cry was born the evening of Feb. 12 at Blackstone Farm in Pine Grove, Pa., when the Cape Cross mare Danu delivered a chestnut colt.
Ashford Stud, the American arm of Coolmore, released a statement Feb. 14 addressing the decision by MGG Investment Group to pursue action against several entities that bought horses and breeding rights from the Zayat family and Zayat Stables.
Invader stole the show in the $95,150 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Feb. 14 at Turfway Park, adding to his dam's list of stakes winners.
Country House, winner of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) upon the disqualification of Maximum Security, has been retired due to physical setbacks.
In a quirk of the Triple Crown trail, the Southwest Stakes offers more purse money than the other two Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) preps this holiday weekend, yet it occupies a secondary position in Derby points.
There was a time when trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. believed he would be spending this weekend making final preparations to send Math Wizard to Saudi Arabia for a $20 million race on the last day in February.
Northern California trainer Ari Herbertson was arrested this week on charges of sexual assault, according to records from the Berkeley Police Department.
Late college football broadcaster Keith Jackson became known for exclaiming "Whoa Nellie!" during key plays. On Feb. 17 at Oaklawn Park, thousands of fans will have cause to shout it out in support of Whoa Nellie in the Bayakoa Stakes (G3).