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OBS Spring Under Tack Show Off to Fast Start

Mon, 2024-04-08 10:11
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring 2-year-olds In Training Sale got under way with the first of seven under tack shows April 7.

Denim and Pearls Dazzles While Cutting Back in Beaumont

Mon, 2024-04-08 10:11
A return to one-turn proved a difference maker for Denim and Pearls April 7 as she romped in the seven furlong $400,000 Beaumont Stakes (G2) at Keeneland.

Fandom Shakes Off Rust in Palisades Victory

Mon, 2024-04-08 10:11
Fandom (GB) returned a winner at Keeneland April 7 in $250,000 Palisades Stakes, overtaking an impressive group of runners at the finish at the same meet he broke his maiden.

Zoustar Filly Brings AU$2.2 mil at Inglis Easter Sale

Mon, 2024-04-08 10:11
Inglis set a new record price for a filly sold at its Australian Easter Yearling Sale, but the AU$2.2 million daughter of Zoustar (AUS) may have the honor for less than 24 hours.

Gina Romantica Leads Brown Quartet in Jenny Wiley

Mon, 2024-04-08 10:11
Chad Brown sends out a strong hand of fillies and mares, led by grade 1 winners Gina Romantica and Surge Capacity, in search of his seventh Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) victory in the last 10 years.

Resilience Brings Three Decades of Dedication to Derby

Mon, 2024-04-08 10:11
When Wood Memorial (G2) winner Resilience was a foal, he carried himself in the way that elite racehorses do; with a self-assured manner that showed he knew what was expected of a horse with his pedigree.

Hot Rivalry Brewing Among Japanese 3-Year-Old Fillies

Mon, 2024-04-08 10:11
Stellenbosch turned the tables on Japan's reigning 2-year-old filly, Ascoli Piceno, in the first leg of the country's filly Triple Crown, the Oka Sho (Japanese One Thousand Guineas-G1).

Nadal Colt Highlights Chiba 2-Year-Old Sale

Mon, 2024-04-08 10:11
Fifty-two ready-to-run juveniles are cataloged for the Chiba Thoroughbred Sale of 2-Year-Olds at Funabashi Racecourse May 10.

A Photo Worth Thousand Words' First Winner

Mon, 2024-04-08 10:11
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the photo examined by the Keeneland stewards in the April 7 opener was worth much more to Spendthrift Farm as their stallion Thousand Words achieved his first winner from his first starter.

Honor Marie, Track Phantom Log First Derby Breezes

Mon, 2024-04-08 10:11
On a brisk Sunday morning at Churchill Downs April 7, Louisiana Derby (G2) runner-up Honor Marie and fourth-place finisher Track Phantom returned to the work tab as they train towards the 150th running of the $5 million Kentucky Derby (G1) May 4.

KY Supreme Court to Ponder Liability From a Horse Bite

Sun, 2024-04-07 10:06
The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit filed against a former Kentucky trainer and Churchill Downs by a woman who was bitten by a horse on the Churchill Downs backstretch.

Stronghold Wins Battle With Imagination in SA Derby

Sun, 2024-04-07 10:06
Rick and Sharon Waller's homebred Stronghold prevails by a head in a test of wills against even-money favorite Imagination in the April 6 $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1) at Santa Anita Park. He has 100 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby (G1).

No More Time Works Toward Potential Kentucky Derby Bid

Sun, 2024-04-07 10:06
Morplay Racing's No More Time breezed a half-mile April 6 at Palm Meadows Training Center in preparation for a planned start in the May 4 Kentucky Derby (G1).

Nothing Like You, Red-Hot Dettori Take Santa Anita Oaks

Sun, 2024-04-07 10:06
Nothing Like You, ridden by superstar Frankie Dettori and trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, upsets Baffert-trained odds-on favorite Kinza in Santa Anita Oaks, giving Dettori his fifth consecutive win on the program.

Resilience Gets Mott Back in Kentucky Derby Picture

Sun, 2024-04-07 10:06
On the upcoming first Saturday in May, Bill Mott may get another crack at winning the Kentucky Derby (G1) in a more time-honored fashion after sending out Emily Bushnell and Ric Waldman's Resilience for a 2 1/4-length victory in the Wood Memorial.

Arzak, Rested and Refreshed, Wins Shakertown Stakes

Sun, 2024-04-07 10:06
Arzak swept by rivals in the final furlong to win the Shakertown Stakes (G2T) April 6 at Keeneland.

Buchu Victorious in Return at 3 in Appalachian

Sun, 2024-04-07 10:06
Rigney Racing's Buchu notched a second graded stakes win at Keeneland by capturing in the $386,888 Appalachian Stakes (G2T) over Mo Fox Givin and Dancing N Dixie in the mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies April 6.

American Pharoah's Riff Rocket Attains Historic Double

Sun, 2024-04-07 10:06
Riff Rocket became just the fourth horse to complete the Victoria Derby (G1) and Australian Derby (G1) double when he landed the latter at Randwick April 6.

Sierra Leone Runs Down Just a Touch to Win Blue Grass

Sun, 2024-04-07 10:06
Favored Sierra Leone did not want to load into the starting gate for the April 6 Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. But once loaded, the talented colt had no reservations about racing, rallying from ninth to overhaul Just a Touch by 1 1/2 lengths.

Bo Cruz Cruises to Victory in Commonwealth Stakes

Sun, 2024-04-07 10:06
Bo Cruz cruised to victory in the Commonwealth Stakes (G3) April 6 at Keeneland in what trainer Al Stall Jr. admitted was an experiment.

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