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Last year's group 1 Darley Prix Morny winner Pretty Pollyanna will miss the May 5 QIPCO One Thousand Guineas (G1) at Newmarket, it was confirmed April 27.
The special 7:30-7:45 (all times Eastern) morning training window for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks horses was put to major use Sunday morning with six Derby hopefuls and three Oaks likely starters turning in works during that time frame.
After coming to the Kentucky Derby 13 years ago with the favorite, trainer Michael Trombetta is back with Win Win Win, who appeared to be under the radar until hooking up with Bill Mott's Derby contenders Tacitus and Country House in his final work.
Out for a Spin, a 52-1 winner of the April 6 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1), is blossoming right in time for the May 3 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) winner By My Standards completed his major work for the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) with a half-mile move in :48 2/5 April 28 at Churchill Downs.
The cream rose to the top in Europe's first group 1 race of the season as Waldgeist defeated QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (G1) winner Study of Man and heavily favored Ghaiyyath in the April 28 Prix Ganay (G1) at ParisLongchamp.
Code of Honor has taken a professional approach to his new surroundings since arriving April 24 at the Louisville, Ky., oval, so it was no surprise to Shug McGaughey when his charge turned in a final pre-race work April 28 that was sharp and deft.
With 1,221 juveniles cataloged, more than in all other US 2-year-old sales combined thus far in 2019, any weakness in demand of the United States' 2-year-old market would surely be exposed in the Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring Sale.
Champagne Anyone, Lady Apple, and Street Band recorded their final works April 28 at Churchill Downs while preparing for the May 3 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).
The last of Bob Baffert's three Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) contenders turned in his final work April 28 at Churchill Downs, leaving the Hall of Fame trainer with only the post draw to think about.
Profiles of 18 of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) jockeys, compiled by Dan Tordjman for America's Best Racing.
Bill Mott-trained pair Tacitus and Country House were joined by extra rivals during their in-company work April 28 at Churchill Downs, as Win Win Win and a workmate hooked up with the duo. Mott's runners both clocked five furlongs in 1:00.
Bill Mott-trained pair of Tacitus and Country House were joined by extra rivals during their in-company work April 28 at Churchill Downs, as Win Win Win and a workmate hooked up with the duo. Mott's runners both clocked five furlongs in 1:00.
Hong Hong's reigning Horse of the Year, Beauty Generation, put on a show in the FWD Champions Mile April 28 at Sha Tin Racecourse, thoroughly dominating a half dozen rivals and potentially earning a confrontation with Japan's star filly Almond Eye.