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NTRA Teleconference on Federal Stimulus Programs

Mon, 2020-03-30 14:49
The April 1 teleconference will in-depth analysis of key tax and business provisions impacting businesses and individuals involved in the horse racing and breeding industry.

Mozu Superflare wins Takamatsunomiya Kinen on DQ

Mon, 2020-03-30 14:49
A four-way battle to the finish and a stewards' ruling handed long shot Mozu Superflare her first grade 1 victory in the March 29 Takamatsunomiya Kinen at Chukyo Racecourse.

Tiz the Law in Great Shape Following Florida Derby

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
Sackatoga Stable's Tiz the Law surged to the top of the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard March 28 with an emphatic score in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

OXO Equine's $1.5 Million Filly Wins on Debut

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
Almost a year to the day after her purchase for $1.5 million, Center Aisle ran off to a 3 3/4-length win in her debut March 29 at Gulfstream Park.

Dettori Heartbroken at Deadly Impact of Coronavirus

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
Frankie Dettori has spoken of his anguish at the "heartbreaking" effect the COVID-19 outbreak is having on his home country and his concerns at the prospect of long-term damage to the racing industry.

California Groups Work to Restore Racing at Santa Anita

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
The Thoroughbred Owners of California, The Stronach Group, and the California Thoroughbred Trainers are working together to persuade the Los Angeles County Department of Health to rescind its order prohibiting live racing at Santa Anita Park.

Belmont Training Track Stays Busy During Racing Hiatus

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
Although racing in New York is at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, Belmont Park's dirt training track has been busy with 314 horses on the work tab March 28.

Paul, Oliver Cole to Join Forces When Racing Resumes

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
Paul Cole, who has been training at his Whatcombe base near Lambourn since 1987, believes the time is right to share responsibilities with his son Oliver, who has been his assistant trainer. 

Regional Hubs Could Drive British Racing After Shutdown

Mon, 2020-03-30 02:36
According to the Racing Post, one idea that has gained traction in Britain is operating racing on a regional basis, with a racecourse, or racecourses, in the south, midlands, and north hosting fixtures of up to a week at a time.

New York Horsemen Ponder Days Without Racing

Sun, 2020-03-29 14:32
It's a daunting challenge to find good news these days, yet for trainer Ed Barker the realization that horse racing in New York will be suspended until April 24 at the earliest has a small silver lining.

Social Paranoia Proves the Best in Appleton Stakes

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
The Elkstone Group's Social Paranoia picked up the first graded victory of his career when he sailed home down the center of deep stretch to win the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (G3T) March 28 at Gulfstream Park.

Bemma's Boy Upsets Zulu Alpha in Pan American

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
Rather than favored Zulu Alpha, who trainer Maker saddled to win the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1T) and the MacDiarmida Stakes (G2T), it was his less-heralded stablemate Bemma's Boy that captured the Kitten's Joy Pan American (G2T).

Mean Mary Wires Field to Take Orchid Stakes

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
Alex Campbell Jr.'s homebred Mean Mary lived up to her status as even-money favorite March 28 when she led at every point of call to win the $100,000 Orchid Stakes Presented by Rood and Riddle (G3T) at Gulfstream Park over 1 3/8 miles. 

Swiss Skydiver Lands Gulfstream Park Oaks

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
After shipping from Florida to Louisiana in search of a race that suited her talents, Peter Callahan's Swiss Skydiver stayed in the Sunshine State March 28 and wound up earning a trip to Kentucky five months from now.

Tiz the Law Triumphs in Florida Derby

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
It may not have been a typical edition of the Curlin Florida Derby (G1) but for the winning connections of Tiz the Law there was as much of a celebration in different parts of Florida as there would have been in the Gulfstream Park winner's circle.

Verry Elleegant Adds to Rosehill Record in Tancred

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
The final Saturday of March at Rosehill seems to be a day on the calendar enjoyed by Verry Elleegant and her connections as she returned March 28 to the same meeting of her maiden group 1 victory 12 months ago to take out the Kia Tancred Stakes (G1).

British Idiom Works at Oaklawn as Targets Dwindle

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
In a world changing by the minute, the champion juvenile filly of 2019 took strides toward an uncertain future March 28 at Oaklawn Park.

Ruidoso Downs Barn Area Opening Delayed

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
All American Ruidoso Downs have decided to postpone until further notice the arrival of horsemen and horses to the Ruidoso Downs barn area.

Vekoma Returns Triumphant in Sir Shackleton

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
Vekoma, unraced since finishing 12th in the 2019 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs, reappeared in noticeable fashion March 28 by winning the $75,000 Sir Shackleton Stakes at Gulfstream Park by 3 3/4 lengths.

60-1 Shot Identifier Delivers Emotional Hal's Hope Win

Sun, 2020-03-29 02:33
A 60-1 shot making his graded stakes debut provided an emotional victory for his connections March 28 in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.