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EHV-1 Case Prompts Quarantine at Belmont

Fri, 2018-02-16 15:00
A filly at Belmont Park has been diagnosed with Equine Herpesvirus-1, in a case that has progressed to the neurologic form, forcing an immediate quarantine of Barn 10 at the Long Island facility.

Litfin At Large: Fair Grounds Ushers in 50-Point Preps

Fri, 2018-02-16 15:00
Things start to get serious for the 3-year-olds Feb. 17, when the first 85-point qualifying races for the Kentucky Derby Presented By Woodford Reserve (G1) and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) will be run at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Phoenix Thoroughbreds on Kentucky Derby, Oaks Trails

Fri, 2018-02-16 15:00
Billed as an investment fund focused on Thoroughbred racing, Phoenix Thoroughbreds is off to a spectacular start with leading Kentucky Oaks candidate Dream Tree and Kentucky Derby hopefuls Mourinho and Gronkowski.

Kentucky Derby Slot on Line in Tokyo's Hyacinth Stakes

Fri, 2018-02-16 15:00
The Hyacinth Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse Feb. 18 is the third and final leg of the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby and Ruggero (JPN) has the inside track to get the guaranteed slot in the Run for the Roses.

Top Four From Fifth Season Meet Again in Razorback

Fri, 2018-02-16 15:00
Sonneteer, Futile, Far Right and Untrapped will meet again in the Feb. 19 Razorback Handicap (G3), the second of four major two-turn races for older horses run at the Arkansas track.

Plan for Paved Puts El Camino Real Derby to Use

Fri, 2018-02-16 15:00
Although the El Camino offers a total of 17 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series, Paved's connections plan to use the race as a stepping stone to major turf races for 3-year-old fillies. 

Gold Dream Heads February Stakes

Fri, 2018-02-16 12:00
Japan's best dirt horse of 2017, Gold Dream (JPN), returns to action for his specialty in the Feb. 18 February Stakes (G1), a Breeders' Cup Challenge event that offers a guaranteed spot in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Trainer Tina Chamberlin Earns First Victory

Fri, 2018-02-16 00:00
A lifelong dream came true for retired Navy nurse Tina Chamberlin Feb. 15, when Fairway Lane prevailed in the fourth race at Turfway Park to give the trainer her first win.

Desormeaux Pondering Big 'Cap Try for Dalmore

Thu, 2018-02-15 21:00
Dalmore won so convincingly Feb. 15, that trainer Keith Desormeaux admitted he'll take a look at a run in the March 10 Santa Anita Handicap (G1).

Skye Diamonds Takes First Step of 2018 in Las Flores

Thu, 2018-02-15 21:00
Skye Diamonds will kick off her 5-year-old year in the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (G3) Feb. 18 at Santa Anita Park.

Trainer Linda Rice Suspended Five Days, Fined

Thu, 2018-02-15 21:00
New York regulators have slapped trainer Linda Rice with a five-day suspension and fines for incidents that led to the scratching of horses in two separate races at Aqueduct Racetrack last month.

RMTC Board Grants Interim Accreditation to Florida Lab

Thu, 2018-02-15 21:00
The RMTC board granted interim accreditation to the University of Florida Racing Laboratory at its Feb. 13 meeting at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. 

Gold Town Has Sterling Run in UAE Two Thousand Guineas

Thu, 2018-02-15 21:00
Godolphin unleashed another budding star in the UAE Two Thousand Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (G3) Feb. 15 at Meydan, as Gold Town kicked away from the field in the stretch to win by 10 1/2 lengths.

Foal Patrol: Centre Court Delivers Medaglia d'Oro Filly

Thu, 2018-02-15 21:00
Centre Court, a multiple graded stakes-winning mare owned by G. Watts Humphrey III residing at Humphrey’s Shawnee Farm, delivered the third foal of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project shortly before 3 a.m. Feb. 15.

Thoroughbred Center Barn Quarantined After EHV-1 Case

Thu, 2018-02-15 21:00
The Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian has confirmed a diagnosis of Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 to be affecting horses housed in barn 3 at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington.  

Finger Lakes Horsemen Target Insurance Expenses

Thu, 2018-02-15 21:00
Thoroughbred horsemen at Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack have agreed to dip into revenues that the purse account receives from the track's casino to help subsidize rising insurance costs the industry pays for jockeys and exercise riders.

BackTrack: Extended Layoff no Problem for Terlingua

Thu, 2018-02-15 09:00
This week's BackTrack offers a recap of the Dec. 30, 1979 Las Flores Handicap at Santa Anita Park where Terlingua won off an extended layoff.

Instilled Regard Back to New Orleans for Risen Star

Thu, 2018-02-15 09:00
OXO Equine's Instilled Regard shipped in from California to win the Lecomte Stakes (G3) Jan. 13 and is heading back to Louisiana for the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) Feb. 17.

Farrell the One to Beat in Bayakoa Stakes

Wed, 2018-02-14 21:00
With back-to-back stakes victories now under her belt, Coffee Pot Stables' Farrell aims to build on her rejuvenated swagger when she starts in the $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park Feb. 17.

'Gutsy' Highway Star Set for Barbara Fritchie

Wed, 2018-02-14 21:00
Highway Star has been assigned as the 124-pound highweight, and was given the outside post in a field of 11 older fillies and mares for the Barbara Fitchie, facing a tough task off the layoff in her 5-year-old debut against some sharp rivals.