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Flameaway Enters Top 10 in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Mon, 2018-02-12 18:00
Week three of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll shows slight movement and a new face in the top ten after the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs Feb. 10. 

Pikulski to Leave Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Mon, 2018-02-12 18:00
Diana Pikulski will leave her position as national director of major gifts, planned giving and endowment development at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at the end of February, the TRF announced Feb. 12.

World Approval to Bypass Dubai, Aim for U.S. Races

Mon, 2018-02-12 18:00
World Approval, 2017 champion turf male, will not head to Dubai to compete in the March 31 Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) but will stay in the U.S. and be pointed to grade 1 stakes going a mile, trainer Mark Casse said Feb. 12. 

Monomoy Girl, Wonder Gadot to Meet at Fair Grounds

Mon, 2018-02-12 18:00
After they both just missed victory in their most recent starts, Wonder Gadot and Monomoy Girl will each try to take care of business in the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Littlemore Scores at National Handicapping Championship

Mon, 2018-02-12 15:03
Chris Littlemore, a retired autoworker from Whitby, Ontario, Canada, was never seriously threatened throughout the semifinals and the Final Table, cruising to an $800,000 first-place prize at the NTRA National Horseplayers Championship.

Positive Numbers for Inglis Classic Yearling Sale

Mon, 2018-02-12 15:03
In its first sale at the new Riverside Stables complex near Sydney, Australia, Inglis Bloodstock reported increases in all key year-to-year indicators for Book 1 of its Classic yearling sale that ended Feb. 12.

"All Other" 3-year-olds Favored in KDFW Pool 2

Mon, 2018-02-12 03:05
With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) 12 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of "All Other 3-Year-Olds" closed as the 5-2 favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

Battle Station Game in Rego Park Win

Mon, 2018-02-12 03:05
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Battle Station earned his second stakes win of his short career, fighting to the wire with Morning Breez in the Feb. 11 $100,000 Rego Park Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

Ring Weekend Back to Winner's Circle in 2018

Mon, 2018-02-12 03:05
West Point Thoroughbreds' multiple graded stakes winner Ring Weekend had not visited the winner's circle since November of 2016, but he found his way back in his 7-year-old season opener Feb. 11 at Gulfstream Park. 

Big Names Top the 2017 ABC Runner List

Mon, 2018-02-12 03:05
The 2017 yearling market stated very plainly there are five top commercial super-sires in North America and Europe, all of whose yearlings averaged over $650,000.

Dance Caller Now Two-For-Two in 2018 at Age 12

Mon, 2018-02-12 03:05
Horses rarely race at the advanced age of 12, let alone win, but Feb. 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, and for the second consecutive time this year, seasoned veteran Dance Caller did just that.

Mobile Bay Takes Louisiana Premier Night Championship

Mon, 2018-02-12 03:05
The Louisiana Premier Night Feb. 10 included 10 stakes worth total purse money of more than $1 million and featured the $170,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship, won for the second consecutive year by Tigertail Ranch's Mobile Bay.

Flameaway Takes Aim at Tampa Bay Derby

Mon, 2018-02-12 03:05
Trainer Mark Casse said Feb. 11 that  Flameaway, the record-setting Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) winner, will return for the $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) March 10.

West Coast, Giant Expectations Get Back to Work

Mon, 2018-02-12 03:05
Two contenders in the handicap division were back on the Santa Anita Park work tab Feb. 11, but they're likely heading in different directions for their next races.

Om Back to Winning Ways in Thunder Road

Sun, 2018-02-11 03:05
It was a long time coming for K.B. Sareen's Om, but he finally found his way back into the winner's circle Feb. 10 at Santa Anita Park.

World Approval Gets It Done in Tampa Bay Stakes

Sun, 2018-02-11 03:05
After he rated well back off the early pacesetters in third, World Approval launched his trademark bid on the far turn then fended off stubborn 12-1 shot Forge in the lane to win the 1 1/16-mile Tampa Bay Stakes (G3T) by half-length.

Red Ruby Wins Martha Washington in Stakes Debut

Sun, 2018-02-11 03:05
Making her move around the final turn in her stakes debut, Red Ruby ran by Sassy Sienna in the stretch to take the $125,000 Martha Washington Stakes Feb. 10 at Oaklawn Park. 

Kanthaka Charges Home to Take San Vicente

Sun, 2018-02-11 03:05
West Point Thoroughbreds' Kanthaka got a hot pace to close into and powered away late to win the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Flameaway Turns Back Catholic Boy in Sam F. Davis

Sun, 2018-02-11 03:05
Flameaway forced his way into the classic conversation when he fought back after being headed by Catholic Boy at the eighth pole to earn a half-length victory in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3).

Elysea's World Makes the Grade in Suwannee River

Sun, 2018-02-11 03:05
Sheep Pond Partners and All Pro Racing's Elysea's World (IRE) broke through with a ground-saving trip to kick off her final season of racing with a neck victory over stablemate Dream Awhile in the Suwannee River Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

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