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It was a super Sunday for jockey Dylan Davis, who rode five winners from eight mounts on the Feb. 4 card at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Phoenix Thoroughbreds' Dream Tree began her 2018 season the same way she ended 2017, with an easy score against an overmatched field.
Trying turf for the first time, Stronach Stables homebred Holy Helena found her way back to the winner's circle Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park.
When Fasig-Tipton conducts its winter mixed sale this week, the horses presented to buyers will reflect a sea change of offerings, with an increase in short yearlings and fewer broodmares and broodmare prospects comprising the catalog.
Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance, in his most serious work to date at Oaklawn Park, breezed six furlongs from the gate in 1:13 4/5 the morning of Feb. 4 in advance of his scheduled 3-year-old debut in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 19.
Hronis Racing's Accelerate and jockey Victor Espinoza went on quite a journey in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (G2) Feb. 3 at Santa Anita Park, but it all worked out in the end.
Coming off a win in the Jan. 6 San Gabriel Stakes (G2T), 4-5 favorite Itsinthepost hit the front with a quarter mile to run in the 1 1/4-mile San Marcos, and somehow repelled the late challenge of longshot Hayabusa One.
Wilbo got the early jump on even-money favorite Ivan Fallunovalot for a second straight race and drew off to win by two lengths over the two-time King Cotton Stakes winner in the 68th renewal of the $125,000 sprint stakes Feb. 3 at Oaklawn Park.
The son of Into Mischief made an eye-catching run for WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, and SF Racing, launching himself onto the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a 5 1/2-length victory in the Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream.
Michael Lombardi's Lombo used his sprinter's speed to get to the front and kept going all the way to the wire to pick up 10 Road to the Kentucky Derby points in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) Feb. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
Avery Island kicked off his 3-year-old campaign in sharp fashion Feb. 3 when he notched a two-length victory for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin over grade 1 winner Firenze Fire in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Grupo 7C Racing Stable's Speed Franco narrowly pulled off a win over front-running Gidu (IRE) in the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes (G3T) Feb. 3 at Gulfstream Park.
Roy H breezed by the field and hit the front in the turn of the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes and cruised to the wire under jockey Kent Desormeaux to win by 3 1/2 lengths, geared down late.
Exclamation Point, a half brother to 2016 champion 2-year-old Classic Empire owned by the same breeders in Steven and Brandi Nicholson, won his debut Feb. 3 at Oaklawn Park by 2 1/2 lengths.
A four-time grade 1 winner who first raced in Panama before he achieved top success in the United States, Private Zone was euthanized Feb. 3 in Kentucky after multiple weeks of treatment for a form of colic.
Charles Fipke's homebred Forever Unbridled recorded her first serious move since earning the Eclipse Award for champion older dirt female when she turned in a half-mile breeze at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 3.
It officially became safe to buy into the Strike Power hype Feb. 3 when the son of Speightstown controlled every step of the seven-furlong Swale Stakes (G3) on his way to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 test at Gulfstream Park.
Champion World Approval signaled his readiness when he turned in an easy half-mile breeze over the turf at Palm Meadows Training Center, his final piece of work before his expected seasonal debut in the Feb. 10 Tampa Bay Stakes (G3T).
Two colts on the Triple Crown trail with very different personalities got works in Feb. 3 at Santa Anita Park for trainer Bob Baffert.
It's only early February and Bob Baffert already has an undefeated 3-year-old in each division, with aspirations for early May.