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Rated R Superstar Steals the Show in Essex

Sun, 2019-03-17 08:32
Crystal Racing Enterprises and Contreras Stable's Rated R Superstar returned to the winner's circle March 16, snapping an eight-race losing streak with his first victory of the year in the $350,000 Essex Handicap at Oaklawn Park. 

Omaha Beach Edges Game Winner in Second Rebel Division

Sun, 2019-03-17 08:32
It may have taken five starts for Omaha Beach to break his maiden, but it only took one for the son of War Front to rocket from potential player to key contender on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

Long Range Toddy Upsets First Rebel Division

Sun, 2019-03-17 08:32
The cumulative impact of the trip kicked in during the stretch run, as Willis Horton Racing's homebred Long Range Toddy just got up to beat 2-5 favorite Improbable in the final strides.

Racing Set to Resume March 29 at Santa Anita

Sun, 2019-03-17 08:32
Under the new agreement between The Stronach Group and Thoroughbred Owners of California, no race-day administration of Lasix will be allowed beginning with foals of 2018.

America's Tale Makes the Grade in Inside Information

Sat, 2019-03-16 20:32
After an off-the-board finish in her 2019 debut, Naveed Chowhan's America's Tale bounced back in a big way to win the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2) March 16 at Gulfstream Park. 

Late Move Sends Midnight Bisou to Azeri Victory

Sat, 2019-03-16 20:32
In a field short on quantity but high on quality, Midnight Bisou impressed March 16 when she took the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park with a strong late move.

Racing Set to Resume March 22 at Santa Anita

Sat, 2019-03-16 20:32
Under the new agreement between The Stronach Group and Thoroughbred Owners of California, no race-day administration of Lasix will be allowed beginning with foals of 2018.

Code of Honor Breezes for Florida Derby

Sat, 2019-03-16 20:32
W.S. Farish's Code of Honor pleased Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey March 16 while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.

Accomplished Breeder Ed Cox Dies

Sat, 2019-03-16 20:32
Ed A. Cox Jr., a Chicago-based grain trader who entered the Thoroughbred world in the 1970s and bred and raced a parade of graded stakes winners, died March 15 in Oak Brook, Ill.

An Oaklawn Heavy Saturday Graded Stakes Roster

Sat, 2019-03-16 08:32
For each Saturday, NTRA and BloodHorse will provide a one-stop guide to the day's top stakes races in North America and beyond. Races are listed in chronological order (all times Eastern). For more detail, click the race name.

War of Will Logs Final Breeze Ahead of Louisiana Derby

Fri, 2019-03-15 20:32
Wet track conditions were not what the connections were hoping for, but Gary Barber's War of Will marched on and continued to exhibit excellent work ethic in his final breeze for the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2).

Breeders of Galilean Receive California Diamond Award

Fri, 2019-03-15 20:32
Neal and Pam Christopherson of Oregon-based Bar C Racing Stables were presented with the 2019 California Diamond Award March 15 for breeding Galilean, the leading California-bred 2-year-old earner of 2018 sold at public auction.

Santa Anita Trainers Await Details on New Policies

Fri, 2019-03-15 20:32
Chief among those questions centered on when the new rules would begin and whether they would apply outside of California. 

Bloom and Asmussen Look Strong in Azeri, Essex

Fri, 2019-03-15 20:32
Jeff Bloom will be represented by 6-5 program favorite Midnight Bisou in the Azeri and Snapper Sinclair, an early 9-2 choice in the Essex. 

Handicapping Focus on Oaklawn Park Saturday

Fri, 2019-03-15 20:32
It's all about Oaklawn Park Saturday, March 16, where two divisions of the Rebel (G2) comprise half of an all-stakes pick four.

Hidden Scroll Has First Work Since Fountain of Youth

Fri, 2019-03-15 20:32
Juddmonte Farms' Hidden Scroll breezed a half-mile in :50 1/5 the morning of March 15 at Payson Park, receiving a little education in rating while preparing for a scheduled start in the March 30 Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

HBPA May Call for Medication Advisory Committee

Fri, 2019-03-15 20:32
National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association CEO Eric Hamelback unveiled an idea March 15 at the group's convention that would see a diverse group of experts put in place to provide stewards any needed information in medication rulings.

Couch Joins Belterra Park as Racing Secretary

Thu, 2019-03-14 20:28
Belterra Park welcomes Bill Couch, who was recently named racing secretary after approval from the Ohio State Racing Commission, brings more than 30 years of experience to Belterra Park.

Keeneland, TVG Announce Racing and Sales Initiatives

Thu, 2019-03-14 20:28
Keeneland and TVG officials introduced several new initiatives March 14 on the racing and sales fronts that further enhance the long partnership enjoyed by the race track and racing network.

Rood & Riddle to Host International Podiatry Conference

Thu, 2019-03-14 20:28
Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host the Rood & Riddle International Podiatry Conference, an educational seminar for veterinarians and farriers on April 12-13 at the Lexington campus on Georgetown Road.

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