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Three juveniles posted the fastest furlong work of :10 at the April 2 under tack preview for the Barretts spring 2-year-old sale.
William Lawrence's undefeated Analyze It heads a field of 12 3-year-olds entered Monday for Friday's 30th running of the $150,000 Kentucky Utilities Transylvania (G3).
Trainer Brad Cox and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan added another Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots championship title to their accomplished resumes for the 2017-18 meet.
Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Luis Saez successfully defended their respective titles, easily outdistancing their peers during the 2017-2018 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park.
A strong six-furlong move in 1:13 1/5 by Justify April 2 at Santa Anita Park proved enough for trainer Bob Baffert to fully commit to having the son of Scat Daddy make his stakes debut in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby (G1) April 7.
Owner/breeder James Coulter, who campaigned graded stakes winner and 2014 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) starter Sugar Shock, passed away March 20 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill., north of Chicago. He was 71.
Mendelssohn, the 2016 Keeneland sale-topper, will be headed to Churchill Downs as one of the favorites for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) after blowing away an international cast of 3-year-olds in the UAE Derby.
The large Thoroughbred sales radiology study led by Colorado State University's Orthopaedic Research Center veterinarians, Drs. Wayne McIlwraith, Frances Peat, and Chris Kawcak; and Dr. Jeff Berk from Lexington, has gained widespread support.
Ruis Racing's Medaglia d'Oro colt drew on even terms with a workmate in mid-stretch after he tracked about two lengths behind early, hit the wire in 1:01 1/5 in front by a neck, and surged into his gallop out with powerful strides.
With both the March and May 2-year-old sales producing a string of stakes winners, sales company officials hope the decision to combine the auctions will produce the best of both worlds.
Corms Racing Stable's Divine Miss Grey looks to keep her win streak alive when she headlines a field of eight April 6 in the $150,000 Distaff Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Impressed as he was with Audible's performance in the $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1), Todd Pletcher was equally thrilled by how the colt bounced out of a powerful three-length victory that stamped him as a leading Triple Crown contender.
Both out early April 1 to beat the threat of rain, Quip completed his major preparations for the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) while Monomoy Girl put in her last work ahead of the Ashland Stakes (G1) coming up April 7 at Keeneland.
The good impression Woodbine management made on owner Ken Ramsey during some of his stakes wins at the suburban Toronto track encouraged the Eclipse Award-winning owner to commit a string of horses this year.
To commemorate Audible's race today at the Florida Derby, Audible is donating $15,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Louisiana legend Mobile Bay continued his domination against homebred stakes company with a two-length win in the $75,000 Star Guitar Stakes March 31 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the final stakes event of the 2017-18 winter meet.
It was a long time between drinks for Flamboyant (FR), but the 7-year-old gelding broke through for his first win since February of 2016 with a rail-skimming victory March 31 in the $201,575 San Francisco Mile (G3T) at Golden Gate Fields.
Coach Rocks wore down favorite Take Charge Paula to capture the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) March 31.
Hi Happy (ARG), who took the 2015 Carlos Pellegrini (G1) in his native Argentina, returned to the winner's circle for the first time since to land his first stateside win in the $250,000 Pan American Stakes (G2T) March 31 at Gulfstream Park.
Pitino was fired as Louisville's coach Oct. 16 following a federal investigation into fraud claims against the Cardinals basketball program. He then told people he would never return to Kentucky.