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Audible Makes Florida Derby Statement

Sat, 2018-03-31 22:15
Audible doubled down on the form he flaunted during his handy victory in the Holy Bull Stakes (G2) when he kicked on handily in the lane after sitting off a hot pace March 31 to win the $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

Balance the Budget Wires Colonial Cup

Sat, 2018-03-31 22:15
Stonelea Stables' Balance the Budget jumped out to a yawning early advantage in Saturday's 48th edition of the $150,000 Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup (NSA-G1) and came home to a 6 1/4-length victory under Mark Watts.

Blended Citizen Works for Blue Grass Stakes

Sat, 2018-03-31 22:15
Blended Citizen, who has had much of his success on the grass and all-weather surfaces, prepared for his return to the dirt in the April 7 $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) by working five furlongs in 1:01 March 31 at Keeneland.

Conquest Big E Breaks Through in Hardacre Mile

Sat, 2018-03-31 22:15
Conquest Big E made an honest man out of his owner when he earned an upset, front-running victory over 2017 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) hero Always Dreaming in the Gulfstream Park Hardacre Mile Stakes (G2) March 31.

Godolphin Dominates Turf Races on World Cup Card

Sat, 2018-03-31 22:15
Even before Thunder Snow (IRE) dominated the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), the home team colors of Godolphin blue flashed home first in three of the four turf races on the program, including both of the $6 million events.

McKinzie to Miss Santa Anita Derby

Sat, 2018-03-31 22:15
Baffert said something isn't quite right with the Street Sense colt, who last out edged Bolt d'Oro in the March 10 San Felipe Stakes (G2) but was disqualified to second for interference in late stretch.

Thunder Snow Upsets Dubai World Cup in Record Time

Sat, 2018-03-31 22:15
On a banner night for the home team in Godolphin blue, Thunder Snow (IRE) provided the exclamation point March 31 with a clear victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) at Meydan.

Mind Your Biscuits Rallies to Repeat in Golden Shaheen

Sat, 2018-03-31 22:15
Mind Your Biscuits was nowhere to be found early on, but he arrived on the scene late to just catch X Y Jet in the shadow of the wire to win his second straight Golden Shaheen by a head.

Mendelssohn Provides All the Answers in UAE Derby

Sat, 2018-03-31 22:15
Trainer Aidan O'Brien said Mendelssohn had questions to answer coming into the UAE Derby Sponsored By Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) March 31 at Meydan. 

Trainer Rudy Rodriguez Saddles 1,000th winner

Fri, 2018-03-30 22:09
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez saddled the 1,000th winner of his career March 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack, sending out Woundwithhereyes to lead a Rodriguez-trained exacta as the 8-5 favorite in race 9.

Three Things To Watch: Is This The Year for UAE Derby?

Fri, 2018-03-30 22:09
As the Road to the Kentucky Derby heats up, each week we will take a look at three things to watch from the 3-year-old division heading into the weekend's prep races.

Top Assistant Mora Trusted Presence in Dubai

Fri, 2018-03-30 22:09
The top barns in America need to have a trusted ally on the ground to not only communicate what is going on, but also make crucial decisions on the fly.

Sadler's Joy Favored in Gulfstream's Pan American

Fri, 2018-03-30 22:09
Grade 1 winner Sadler's Joy will head a field of nine as the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the $250,000 Pan American Stakes (G2T), going 1 1/2 miles on the turf at Gulfstream Park March 31.

Litfin At Large: Reride, Holding Gold Worth a Look

Fri, 2018-03-30 22:09
The $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) and the $1.1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) highlight a bountiful holiday weekend of action.

Gronkowski Punches Kentucky Derby Ticket in Burradon

Fri, 2018-03-30 22:09
A late change in racing plans didn't bother Gronkowski as the Kentucky-bred son of Lonhro rallied to a clear victory in the Burradon Stakes March 30 at Newcastle.

Shareholders Approve Penn National, Pinnacle Merger

Fri, 2018-03-30 22:09
Penn National could become the largest gaming operator in the United States, but the Federal Trade Commission has reportedly made a second request for additional information about the merger.

As Usual, Dubai Broadcast Will Be Something to See

Fri, 2018-03-30 22:09
More than one billion TV viewers across 150 territories will have access to a truly world-class and innovative broadcast of the $30 million Dubai World Cup day—the world's richest raceday—from Meydan March 31.

Always Dreaming Set for Seasonal Bow in Hardacre Mile

Fri, 2018-03-30 22:09
With his health on track, the process of getting Always Dreaming back to his old self begins March 31 when he makes his return off a seven-month layoff against five other challengers in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Hardacre Mile Stakes (G2).

West Coast Getting His Time to Shine in Dubai World Cup

Fri, 2018-03-30 10:05
He has been the understudy in the stable and this is West Coast's chance to step into the spotlight in a starring role in the March 31 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1).

O'Brien Has Eye On Louisville With UAE Derby Trio

Fri, 2018-03-30 10:05
Should things go well for them in Dubai, trainer Aidan O'Brien's 3-year-olds are poised for an all-out assault on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).

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