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The five-day series offers 20 stakes representing four divisions this year.
Nine 4-year-old fillies are set to run seven furlongs in the $300,000 Madison Stakes (G1) April 6 at Keeneland, including Eclipse female sprint champion Shamrock Rose.
Tax and 10 rivals square off April 6 in the $750,000 Wood Memorial Presented by NYRA Bets (G2) that will award 100-40-20-10 Derby qualifying points to the top four finishers and should send at least two horses, and possibly more, to the Derby.
Hoffa's Union, a 15 1/2-length maiden winner at Laurel Park, tops a group of four Thoroughbreds made eligible Monday to compete in the 2019 Triple Crown with a late $6,000 nomination payment.
Horses galloped and worked at Santa Anita Park the morning of April 3 as the racing office took entries for the April 6 card that will include the Santa Anita Derby (G1). It wasn't all business as usual, however.
Game Winner and Maximum Security are 8-1 co-favorites in the Pool 4 future wager.
Sophomore turf horses star in Keeneland's April 5 feature, the $150,000 Kentucky Utilities Transylvania Stakes (G3T) run at 1 1/16 miles. Bloom Racing Stable's Henley's Joy tops the field of 11.
Holiday Disguise is one of five New York-breds in the nine-horse line-up for the April 5 Distaff Handicap (G3) at Aqueduct. Linda Rice trains the daughter of Harlan's Holiday, as well as two others in the cast.
The Eclipse Award-winning filly Monomoy Girl is recovering from a mild case of colic that is expected to sideline her for about three weeks, preventing her from making her 2019 debut May 3 in the $500,000 La Troienne Stakes (G1) at Churchill Downs.
Two 3-year-old graded stakes-placed fillies—Sweet Diane and Splashy Kisses—are among six horses supplemented to Keeneland's April 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale being held April 9.
The farm owner and trainer campaigned multiple black-type winner Acting Zippy.
Shadai's leading sire will stop covering mares this season due to neck pain. His condition is not life-threatening, according to a farm spokesman.
Champion colt breezed six furlongs in 1:13 2/5 April 1