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Linda’s Gift continued to thrive going long on the Southern California turf as she scored an easy victory in the $101,500 Santa Ana Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 24.
Dornoch, Locked expected to make their 3-year-old debuts in the March 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) March 2 at Gulfstream Park. The tilt is a Kentucky Derby (G1) points race.
Florida-bred Octane made the most of his being shipped northward, scoring not only his first win against open company, but his first graded stakes victory in the $600,000 Razorback Handicap (G3).
The legendary D. Wayne Lukas was back to his old tricks as his 3-year-old filly Lemon Muffin shocked the Oaklawn Park crowd at odds of 28-1 while earning her maiden win in the $400,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3), earning 50 Kentucky Oaks (G1) points.
Blustery late-winter weather did not stop a crowd of fans from flocking to Old Friends Farm Feb. 24 to celebrate the 30th birthdays of 1997 Triple Crown rivals Silver Charm and Touch Gold. Both horses reside at the Georgetown, Ky., facility.
Hayasugi wins Blue Diamond Stakes (G1) at Caulfield to become the second filly, after Midnight Fever in 1987, to sweep the Blue Diamond's Preview (G3), Prelude (G2) and main event.
Welch Racing's Epic Ride will look to continue his dominance over the Turfway Park 3-year-old male division with a third straight victory in the $150,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 2.
Japan's success on Saudi Cup (G1) day at King Abdulaziz Racecourse continued as Remake ran down America's Skelly in the $1.5 million Riyadh Dirt Sprint (G3) Feb. 24.
Joe Peacock Jr.'s Senor Buscador rallied from the clouds to top an international field while winning the world's richest race, the $20 million Saudi Cup (G1) at King Abdulaziz Racecourse Feb. 24.
After spotting two American runners several lengths entering the King Abdulaziz Racecourse stretch, Forever Young launched a sustained rally to catch Book'em Danno in the final strides to secure a nose victory in the $1.5 million Saudi Derby (G3).
Manama Gold, a Louisiana-bred Star Guitar filly, won the UAE Oaks (G3) Feb. 23 in Dubai, earning a spot in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) if her connections want it.
A race roughly more than 7,000 miles away helped jockey Cristian Torres land two prized mounts Feb. 24 at Oaklawn Park for two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Brad Cox; program favorites West Omaha and Timberlake.
Trainer Jeffrey Englehart will not face sanctions after the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit determined that he was not responsible for a positive clenbuterol finding from a November 2023 test of one of his horses.
Paradise Farms and David Staudacher's grade 1-placed The Wine Steward returned to the work tab at Gulfstream Park Feb. 17 for trainer Mike Maker after a four-month respite.
The Road to the Kentucky Oaks goes through Florence, Ky., when Turfway Park stages the March 1 Cincinnati Trophy Stakes. The $150,000, one-mile race on Tapeta drew a capacity field of 12, plus two also-eligibles.
France's Maryline Eon had the International Jockeys Challenge wrapped up after the first two races Feb. 23 on the eve of the Saudi Cup (G1).
The rise of Western Australia's racing industry has propelled the state's major yearling sale of the season to new heights, the demand continuing in the second and final day Feb. 23 when 12 horses sold for AU$100,000 or more.
D. Wayne Lukas, announced Feb. 23 as a Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the Kentucky Derby Museum, speaks with BH news editor Byron King about the honor and his support of the museum, where his memorabilia has been on display since 2017.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will be the recipient of the first-ever Kentucky Derby Museum Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Lukas at the Derby 150 Birthday Tribute Dinner April 11.
Former Manchester United team manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he is enjoying the extra dimension that becoming a breeder has brought to his involvement in horse racing, as he looked forward to Spirit Dancer contesting the Neom Turf Cup (G2T) Feb. 24.