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First Foal by Blofeld Arrives at Maryland's Murmur Farm

Fri, 2019-03-08 19:03
Multiple graded stakes winner Blofeld was represented by his first reported foal when a filly out of Stormin Casey was born March 1 at Audrey Murray's Murmur Farm in Maryland.

Instagrand a Product of Stoneway Farm Dedication

Fri, 2019-03-08 19:03
When Instagrand makes his seasonal debut in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack, owner Larry Best won't be the only one watching the reappearance of the Into Mischief colt with bated breath.

NYRA Reminds Employees to Report Ethics Violations

Fri, 2019-03-08 19:03
New York Racing Association officials said March 7 they have stepped up efforts in the aftermath of the Christopher Kay controversy to alert employees of their obligation to report possible ethics violations they witness.

Whitmore to Make Seasonal Debut in Hot Springs Stakes

Fri, 2019-03-08 19:03
Last year's TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) runner-up Whitmore is scheduled to make his 2019 debut in the $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older sprinters March 9 at Oaklawn Park.

Woolf Award to Veteran Jockey Scott Stevens

Fri, 2019-03-08 19:03
In what is surely an indelible highlight to an incredible 43-year career in the saddle, jockey Scott Stevens has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of Santa Anita Park's 2019 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. 

Skyler's Scramjet Favored in Aqueduct's Tom Fool

Fri, 2019-03-08 19:03
SJB Stable and Marcello Micozzi's Skyler's Scramjet returns to the scene of his lone graded stakes win to defend his title in the $200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (G3) March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Trombetta Hopes for a Win Win Win Situation

Fri, 2019-03-08 19:03
Michael Trombetta is one of a number of trainers of aspiring 3-year-olds looking for success, but also looking for questions to be answered this time of year, as he sends out his young star Win Win Win in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).

A Shin Forward Gets First American-bred Foal

Fri, 2019-03-08 07:00
Edition Farm, which bred A Shin Forward, also bred the filly born March 5.

Santa Anita Reopens Training Track for Light Training

Fri, 2019-03-08 07:00
Santa Anita Park will reopen its training track for light training March 8, according to Alan Balch, the executive director of the California Thoroughbred Trainers.

Trombetta Hoping for a Win Win Win Situation

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
Michael Trombetta is one of a number of trainers of aspiring 3-year-olds looking for success, but also looking for questions to be answered this time of year, as he sends out his young star Win Win Win in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).

Moore, Peterson Begin to Test Santa Anita Main Track

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
Santa Anita Park announced March 7 that consultants Dennis Moore and Mick Peterson began "extensive testing" of its main track Thursday, but that the two experts "do not have a timetable for completion of the testing and evaluation."

Australian Horses Cleared to Race in Hong Kong

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
Australian horses could return to competing at major meetings in Hong Kong with the two governments coming to an interim agreement on quarantine restrictions.

Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale Catalogs 135 Hips

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
The Texas Thoroughbred Association, in partnership with Lone Star Park, has announced a catalog of more than 135 hips for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale to be held April 9 at the Dallas-area track.

Please Flatter Me Tests Perfect Mark in Big A's Busher

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
A full field of 12 sophomore fillies are set to go a one-turn mile in the Busher Stakes at Aqueduct March 9, with Midlantic shipper Please Flatter Me installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite.

Paddy Power Betfair Bullish on U.S. Sports Wagering

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
Paddy Power Betfair, the owner of racing channel and advance-deposit wagering platform TVG, sees plenty of opportunity in the emerging sports wagering market in the United States.

'Super Saturday' at Meydan Provides World Cup Preview

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
Thunder Snow rumbles back into action March 9 at Meydan as the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored By Emirates Airline (G1) highlights the "Super Saturday" card that serves as a preview of the March 30 Dubai World Cup night program.

Jahbath Punches Ticket to UAE Derby

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
While his victory in the Road to the Kentucky Derby conditions stakes March 6 at Kempton Park will not put Jahbath squarely on a path to the Kentucky Derby (G1), the two-length win likely has earned him a trip to Dubai.

Sixties Song Seeks Second Latinoamericano Victory

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
Sixties Song, an easy winner of the 2017 Longines Latinoamericano (G1) at Valparasio, is back for a repeat bid March 10 at Club Hipico de Santiago. The $500,000 race, at 1 1/2 miles, is South America's richest race.

Power Gal Looks to Take Next Step in Honeybee Stakes

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
Gary Barber's Power Gal will try to build on her impressive Martha Washington Stakes win when she stretches out a bit more in the 1 1/16-mile Honeybee Stakes March 9 at Oaklawn Park.

BackTrack: Lure, Devil His Due in Dead-Heat Gotham Win

Thu, 2019-03-07 19:00
This week is a recap of the dead-heat win by Lure and Devil His Due in the April 4, 1992 Gotham Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct. The recap, written by Jenny Kellner, ran in the April 11, 1992 magazine and carried the headline: "The Battle Ended in a Draw."

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