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Maxis Stable, Foster Family Racing and Chris Vitale's 23-1 longshot Maxisuperfly was hustled out of the gate and never looked back, taking the field gate-to-wire in the $150,000 Cincinnati Trophy Stakes March 1 at Turfway Park.
The 10-year-old gelding who won or placed in 12 graded stakes and retired with more than $2.1 million in earnings arrived at Old Friends Feb. 29.
Enjoying a far cleaner trip than he had encountered in his maiden victory, Courtlandt Farms' Conquest Warrior galloped home the easiest of winners in a first-level allowance race at Gulfstream Park March 1.
1/ST will increase the purse of this year's Preakness Stakes (G1) to $2 million and offer a $25 million racing and incentive series connecting a trio of grade 1 races.
Intrepid Daydream won three stakes races in a 70-day stretch and concluded her 4-year-old season with a second in graded company en route to being named Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, champion older female, and champion sprinter.
Bluegrass Equine Surgery is proud to announce that Dr. Robert Cook will be joining their practice in Versailles, Ky.
Kevin Costello has officially won the 2023 National Horseplayers Championship Tour, making him the first horseplayer to ever win the tour twice.
America's Best Racing's Bob Ehalt handicaps the Gotham Stakes (G3).
Britain's Gambling Commission is "actively investigating" alleged illegal bookmakers but said clamping down on black market operators such as the one revealed by the Racing Post this week was among the "hardest challenges" facing the regulator.
South African dual-grade 1 winning sprinter Isivunguvungu is slated to join the barn of trainer Graham Motion this spring for a potential bid in the 2024 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T).
"I think there are a certain number of sales on the calendar that major or every buyer takes very seriously and this is one of them," Inglis Bloodstock chief executive Sebastian Hutch said.
A Louisiana judge declared historical horse racing unconstitutional in Louisiana, writing that local voters must approve the form of gambling before it can be lawfully operated.
Starlene and David Justice's Vendetta Racing Stables bred and own the bay filly born Feb. 26 at Milky Way Farm. The filly is out of the winning Orb daughter Esfera.
America's Best Racing's Bob Ehalt handicaps the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes.
The $300,000, San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park has traditionally been an important prep race on the Southern California road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), but it appears this year will be different.
A starter bonus of $50 will be paid to all trainers who start a horse in an overnight race that finishes outside of the top-five. The starter bonus is not applicable to stakes races.
The Road, sponsored by Gainesway and Darby Dan Farm
With two graded stakes victories already at the current Santa Anita meeting, Newgrange faces six in the Santa Anita Handicap (G1), postponed one day due to weather.
Peter Brant's fond memories of Kentucky Derby (G1) 110 have been stoked lately as he currently owns one of the top contenders for Kentucky Derby 150 in Risen Star Stakes (G2) winner Sierra Leone.
Recent results of the American Horse Council Economic Impact Study, along with those of the associated New York State 'breakout' study, document the strength and importance of racing in New York.