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Gulfstream Jockeys Visit Therapeutic Riding Center

Sun, 2019-03-10 20:15
Gulfstream Park jockeys Tyler Gaffalione and Joe Bravo paid a visit to Whispering Manes Therapeutic Riding Center in Miami to help further the non-profit organization's mission of using horses to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Richardson Bloodstock Hopes to Repeat OBS Success

Sun, 2019-03-10 20:15
Richardson Bloodstock hopes to replicate its success at last year's Ocala Breeders' Sales March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale when a Mucho Macho Man colt that had been bought for $170,000 sold as a yearling to Larry Best's OXO Equine for $575,000.

Entries for David F. Woods, Frutkoff Awards Due

Sun, 2019-03-10 20:15
The Maryland Jockey Club announced March 10 it is accepting entries for the David F. Woods Memorial Award and the Jerry Frutkoff Photography Award.

Cracksman Half Brother Fantastic Moon to Stud in France

Sun, 2019-03-10 20:15
Group 2 winner will stand at Haras de la Haye Pesnel

Stakes Schedule Changes Ahead of Santa Anita Reopening

Sun, 2019-03-10 20:15
Santa Anita Park has canceled four stakes and rescheduled several others as track officials work to reopen the main track and return to racing. Barring further weather setbacks, track management has tentatively set March 22 as the first race day. 

Game Winner, Improbable to Ship to Oaklawn for Rebel

Sun, 2019-03-10 20:15
Bob Baffert sent out two of his brightest juvenile stars to work March 10 at Los Alamitos Race Course. The Hall of Fame trainer relocated the horses following the closure of Santa Anita Park to assess track conditions. 

Trainers Discuss Options For Top Three Gotham Finishers

Sun, 2019-03-10 20:15
Trainers reported March 10 that the top three finishers of Aqueduct Racetrack's Gotham Stakes (G3) are doing well, and planning has begun for the next steps on the Kentucky Derby trail.

War of Will Works in Preparation for Louisiana Derby

Sun, 2019-03-10 08:11
Not a thing has changed with the way two-time Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots graded stakes winner War of Will has trained, and his connections wouldn't have it any other way.

Espresso Shot Rallies to Win Busher Stakes

Sun, 2019-03-10 08:11
New York-bred Espresso Shot rallied from near the back of the pack to earn a three-quarter-length score in the March 9 $250,000 Busher Stakes to close out a lucrative Gotham Day card at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Somelikeithotbrown Speeds Home in Jeff Ruby

Sun, 2019-03-10 08:11
Homebred Somelikeithotbrown's performance in the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) matched the mantle of heavy favorite the colt bore March 9 into the starting gate at Turfway Park.

Chocolate Kisses Punches Ticket to Kentucky Oaks

Sun, 2019-03-10 08:11
Debby Oxley's Chocolate Kisses earned 50 points and a spot in the gate for the May 3 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with her come-from-behind victory in the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) March 9 at Oaklawn Park.

Naughty Joker a Serious Winner in Bourbonette Oaks

Sun, 2019-03-10 08:11
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred filly Naughty Joker picked up her first stakes win March 9 in the $100,000 Maxim Crane Bourbonette Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Turfway Park. 

Whitmore Wins Third Hot Springs Stakes

Sun, 2019-03-10 08:11
A patient ride by Ricardo Santana Jr. delivered an easy win by grade 1 winner Whitmore, a 6-year-old gelded son of Pleasantly Perfect, in his 2019 debut in the listed $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Haikal Wins Gotham as Instagrand Settles for Third

Sun, 2019-03-10 08:11
True to his previous form, Shadwell Farm's homebred Haikal produced a devastating kick in the last eighth of the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) to capture his second consecutive stakes and his first graded victory.

Whitmore Wins Third Hot Springs Stakes with Ease

Sat, 2019-03-09 19:07
A patient ride by Ricardo Santana Jr. delivered an easy win by grade 1 winner Whitmore, a 6-year-old gelded son of Pleasantly Perfect, in his 2019 debut in the listed $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Concrete Rose Takes Control in Florida Oaks

Sat, 2019-03-09 19:07
Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing's Concrete Rose emerged victorious in her sophomore debut March 9 at Tampa Bay Downs, earning the second graded score of her career in the $200,000 Florida Oaks (G3T). 

Santa Anita to Reopen Main Track March 11 for Training

Sat, 2019-03-09 19:07
The California racing industry was trying to grapple with the ramifications of the indefinite cancellation of racing at Santa Anita Park March 9, as the closed main track continued to undergo testing.

Tacitus Sets Stakes Record in Tampa Bay Derby

Sat, 2019-03-09 19:07
Juddmonte Farms' Tacitus galloped to victory March 9 in the $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at Tampa Bay Downs and took his first strides on the Road to the Kentucky Derby in impressive fashion.

Vino Rosso Victorious in Stymie Return

Sat, 2019-03-09 19:07
Vino Rosso shook off the cobwebs and turned back a game opponent March 9 to win the $150,000 Stymie Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack, his first start since a fifth-place finish in the Aug. 25 Runhappy Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1).

Haikal from Clouds to Take Gotham Stakes

Sat, 2019-03-09 19:07
True to his previous form, Shadwell Farm's homebred Haikal produced a devastating kick in the last eighth of the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) to capture his second consecutive stakes and his first graded victory.

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