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Prep races, an impressive allowance race win, and a disqualification resulted in a flurry of sophomores moving in all directions on the top-10 ladder in week seven of the NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, released March 12.
When Gronkowski was purchased out of last year's Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale for the equivalent of $404,492, it marked the Lonhro colt's third time to change hands at public auction.
Eight weeks in advance of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI), the pari-mutuel field of "All Other 3-Year-Olds" closed as the 4-1 favorite in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).
Details on these entries can be viewed online or through the Equineline catalog app.
Mourinho, winner of the Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park, sustained a broken sesamoid during a workout at Santa Anita Park the morning of March 12 and was euthanized.
Co-owners Will Shamlian and Samantha Siegel decided to retire grade 1 winner Masochistic March 11, following his eighth-place performance in the Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Roman Rosso, a son of the late Roman Ruler, defeats Leao De Prata in the stretch of the $500,000 Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano (G1) March 11 at Maronas Racetrack in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Hoby and Layna Kight do one thing and one thing only: They buy yearlings to be re-sold as 2-year-olds in training.
When Ocala Breeders' Sales opens the 2018 juvenile sales season, the auction will offer an early test of the broad marketplace, in a departure from the recent calendar in which Fasig-Tipton's select sale with much fewer offerings was first.
Nick Alexander's homebred Tough Sunday proved to be a tough customer March 11 in the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Justify is expected to show up in a Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) prep next, although a specific race has not been set.
Trainer Tom Howard, best known for developing multiple stakes winner Ivan Fallunovalot, died from complications of cancer March 10 at his Hot Springs, Ark., home, according to the Oaklawn Park publicity department. He was 70.
Adena Springs' multiple grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost has been relocated from Tommy Town Thoroughbreds to Terry Lovingier's Lovacres Ranch near Warner Springs, Calif., it was announced March 10.
After a trouble-filled victory in the Feb. 3 San Pasqual Stakes (G2), Hronis Racing's chestnut son of Lookin At Lucky splashed home to his first top-level win in the March 10 Santa Anita Handicap (G1).
Norma Lee Stockseth and Todd Dunn's Cosmic Burst earned 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks March 10 with a late rally in the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park.
McKinzie and Bolt d'Oro dueled to the wire in a thrilling edition of the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2), but soon after the inquiry sign went up and McKinzie was disqualified from first for interference.
Fourstar Crook launched herself figuratively and literally toward the forefront of the turf female division when she rallied widest of all down the lane to edge Proctor's Ledge by a head in the Hillsborough Stakes (G2T).
If there was doubt about Enticed after the Holy Bull (G2), it was surely erased March 10, when he surged to a convincing 2 3/4-length win over longshot Old Time Revival in the one-mile Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Quip proved all business during his seasonal debut in the $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2), where he wore down pacesetter World of Trouble in late stretch to capture the 1 1/16-mile prep race by one length.
Mr. and Mrs. William Warren's City of Light aced his first start of 2018 with his second straight grade 1 win March 10 in the $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park.