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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Bob Baffert-trained Azul Coast boasted his superiority in the Feb. 15, $101,800 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 suffered a fatal injury at Lingfield Feb. 15.