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Holy Helena Lands Gulfstream's The Very One

Sat, 2019-03-02 18:41
It was down to the wire March 2 for Stronach homebred Holy Helena, who edged her competition by a head and defend her title in the $150,000 The Very One Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park. 

Recruiting Ready Makes the Grade in Gulfstream Sprint

Sat, 2019-03-02 18:41
Graded stakes-placed on several occasions throughout his career, Sagamore Farm's 5-year-old Recruiting Ready made the grade March 2 in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

Winx Sets World Record With 23rd Group 1 Victory

Sat, 2019-03-02 18:41
Superstar mare Winx landed a world-record 23rd group 1 victory with relative ease in the Tab Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick, surpassing Hurricane Fly's number of top-flight triumphs in the process.

Roadster Rolls to Victory in Return to Racing

Sat, 2019-03-02 06:36
With the scratch of Dessman, Santa Anita Park's eighth race March 1 looked like a two-horse race on paper between the John Sadler-trained Nolo Contesto and the Bob Baffert-trained Roadster, but in the end it was no contest.

Fountain of Youth Tops March 2 Graded Stakes Schedule

Sat, 2019-03-02 06:36
Each week, the NTRA will provide a guide to the best stakes races in North America and beyond, including approximate race times and television coverage.

Delta Downs Adds Race Day to Adjust for Cancelled Dates

Sat, 2019-03-02 06:36
The Thoroughbred meeting was originally scheduled to wrap up March 9 but will now end with an extra day of live racing March 12.

David Egan Rides First North American Winner at Laurel

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Jockey David Egan, Great Britain's 2017 champion apprentice, registered his first North American victory when Mohan Stable's Bobby G galloped to a 5 1/2-length win in the fourth race March 1 at Laurel Park.

Crestwood Farm Launches New Incentive Program

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm is introducing a new breeders' incentive plan that offers a different spin on plans allowing breeding fees to be paid out of sale proceeds.

Instagrand Ships East for Season Debut in Gotham

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
OXO Equine's undefeated Instagrand will make his 2019 debut in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3), slated for March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Derby Points Race at Dundalk Postponed

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Dundalk was forced to call off its Patton Stakes, a European Road to the Kentucky Derby points race, after just two races on the card were contested March 1 because of a serious medical incident in the parade ring at the track.

A Thread of Blue Enters Palm Beach Stakes on Roll

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Leonard Green's A Thread of Blue looks to extend his win streak to three in the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (G3T) March 2 at Gulfstream Park, and is "raring to go," according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin.

Handicapping Gulfstream Park's All-Stakes Late Pick 4

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
It won't be hard to follow the marquee races March 2, because all nine North American graded stakes take place at Gulfstream Park.

McPeek Cuts His Own Path With Talented 3-Year-Old Trio

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Ken McPeek's willingness to think apart from the crowd, at sales and elsewhere, has him aiming at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) with two potential starters and at the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with one prime contender.

Knee Surgery Puts Bravazo Out of Dubai World Cup

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said March 1 that Bravazo was to undergo surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., to address a knee issue, which will force the 4-year-old to miss one of the world's biggest events.

KY Lawmakers Address Tax Law Changes on Gambling Income

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
A change in state tax law in Kentucky for 2018 that removed the ability to deduct gambling losses from any gambling winnings income moved a step toward being changed back to the previous standard March 1.

Legislation Would Restore Three-Year Depreciation

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Senate Finance Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and ranking member Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, introduced bipartisan tax and disaster relief legislation Feb. 28 that includes three-year depreciation for racehorses. 

Valedictorian Aims to Stay on Top in Honey Fox

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Back at Gulfstream Park, Tyler Gaffalione is scheduled to ride Epic Racing's Valedictorian one in the $150,000 Honey Fox Stakes (G3T).

TOBA Pedigree and Conformation Clinic in Ocala March 8

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Clinic will include conformation analysis during the OBS March sale breeze show.

NYRA's Turf Triple Times Up Well for Japan-Based Horses

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Ryota Sensui, the senior manager of the Japan Racing Association's office in Stamford, Conn., says that Japanese owners and trainers are open to participating in the new races due to their summertime scheduling and large purses.

Japan's Derma Louvre to Prep for Derby in Dubai

Fri, 2019-03-01 18:32
Derma Louvre, the points leader among Triple Crown nominees in the Japanese prep races, is targeting the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1)

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