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Impressive Charlatan Adds to Baffert's Derby Hopefuls

Sun, 2020-02-16 20:45
Its no surprise Bob Baffert has unveiled another Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful Feb. 16 at Santa Anita Park, where Charlatan broke his maiden by 5 3/4 lengths while stopping the clock in 1:08.85 for the six furlongs on a fast track.

Midnight Bisou, Mucho Gusto Work Toward Saudi Cup

Sun, 2020-02-16 20:45
Two major Saudi Cup contenders from the United States, Midnight Bisou and Mucho Gusto, turned in works Feb. 16 toward their next start in the Feb. 29, $20 million event in Riyadh.

Additional Horses DQ'd After Levamisole Positives

Sun, 2020-02-16 20:45
Silver Dust was disqualified from his Jan. 18 Louisiana Stakes (G3) victory, and Blackberry Wine was disqualified from an allowance optional claiming victory on the same day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Beauty Generation, Time Warp Take Hong Kong Features

Sun, 2020-02-16 20:45
Beauty Generation won the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (G1) for the fourth time, and Time Warp took the Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (G1) for his first victory since November 2018.

Retired Trainer DiMario Dies at Age 91

Sun, 2020-02-16 08:41
John DiMario, who saddled Runaway Groom to an upset victory in the 1982 Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course, died Feb. 13 in New York. He was 91.

Modernist Puts Mott Back on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Sun, 2020-02-16 08:41
Trainer Bill Mott is following a tried and true path to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), and it's working better than ever.

Azul Coast Takes El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate

Sun, 2020-02-16 08:41
The Bob Baffert-trained Azul Coast boasted his superiority in the Feb. 15, $101,800 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields.

One-Eyed Hard Not to Love Romps in Santa Monica

Sun, 2020-02-16 08:41
For a filly missing her left eye, the result of an accident as a yearling, Hard Not to Love isn't missing any opportunities. The popular runner scored her second straight graded stakes victory Feb. 15 at Santa Anita Park in the Santa Monica Stakes.

Mr. Monomoy Wires Risen Star at Fair Grounds

Sun, 2020-02-16 08:41
Mr. Monomoy, the half brother to champion Monomoy Girl, vaulted to the top of the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with a victory in the first split of the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) Feb. 15 at Fair Grounds.

Finite Upsets British Idiom in Rachel Alexandra

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
When the competition stepped up in the Feb. 15 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2), so did Finite, scoring an emphatic 4 3/4-length victory over champion British Idiom.

Robb Saddles 2,000th Winner at Laurel Park

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
No Guts No Glory Farm's Stroll Smokin was sent to the lead early and never gave it up in a one-length front-running triumph at Laurel Park to give trainer John "Jerry" Robb his 2,000th career victory Feb. 15.

Factor This Speeds to Victory in Fair Grounds Stakes

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
A $62,500 claim continued to pay dividends for Gaining Ground Racing and trainer Brad Cox as Factor This added a graded stakes to his accomplishments Feb. 15 by recording a frontrunning length victory in the $150,000 Fair Grounds Stakes (G3T).

Victory Tastes Sweet for Cookie Dough in Royal Delta

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
Arindel's homebred Cookie Dough, who had gamely finished second or third in five of six previous graded stakes, got the elusive grade Feb.15 at Gulfstream Park when she won the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) by three-quarters of a length.

Silver Dust Repeats in Fair Grounds' Mineshaft

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
Tom Durant's Silver Dust continued his dominance at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 15 with a repeat victory in the $200,000 Mineshaft Stakes (G3).

Firenze Fire Kicks Off 2020 with General George Win

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
Mr. Amore Stable's Firenze Fire ran clear of his competition Feb. 15 to take the $250,000 General George Stakes (G3) at Laurel Park. 

Maryland Champ Majestic Reason Takes Barbara Fritchie

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
Hillwood Stable and Richard Golden's Majestic Reason, just days after being crowned Maryland's champion older mare of 2019, celebrated in style by becoming a graded-stakes winner in the $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G3) at Laurel Park.

Derby Contenders Royal Act and Dennis' Moment Breeze

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful Royal Act, second in the Feb. 1 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3), worked five furlongs Feb. 15 at Santa Anita in 1:01 1/5 for trainer Peter Eurton, while Dennis' Moment breezed at Gulfstream Park for trainer Dale Romans.

Lukas Talks 3-Year-Olds, Oaklawn, and What Drives Him

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
Tom Pedulla is interviewing prominent owners, trainers, and jockeys for America's Best Racing as they travel the road to the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Lope de Vega Makes it 10 Top-Level Winners with Gytrash

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
Ballylinch Stud flagship sire Lope de Vega was represented by his 10th group/grade 1 winner as son Gytrash sprang a surprise in the Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (G1) at Flemington Feb. 15.

Star All-Weather Sprinter Kachy Suffers Fatal Injury

Sat, 2020-02-15 20:41
Star all-weather sprinter Kachy suffered a fatal injury at Lingfield Feb. 15.

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