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An emphatic victory by War of Will in the grade 2 Risen Star Stakes Feb. 16 at Fair Grounds was enough to elevate the Mark Casse trainee to the No. 2 position behind champion Game Winner in this week's NTRA top 3-year-old poll.
Was Super Steed's upset win in the Southwest enough to earn him a place in the Derby Dozen?
Trainer Steve Asmussen will ship promising 3-year-old Wicked Indeed west for a stakes try in the $100,000 Mine That Bird Derby on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Sunland Park.
Super Steed launched an eye-popping move in the far turn of the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) on his way to a three-quarter-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park.
A graded stakes try figures to be on the horizon for California-bred Galilean after he toyed with four other state-breds Feb. 18 on his way to an easy victory in the $200,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita Park.
War of Will emerged from his Feb. 16 triumph in the grade 2 Risen Star Stakes in good order, according to trainer Mark Casse's assistant David Carroll, who said the grade 2 Louisiana Derby March 23 at Fair Grounds would likely be his next start.
Dwight Pruett's Gray Attempt drew the rail for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3), the feature 3-year-old test that is part of a stakes triple-header Feb. 18 at Oaklawn Park.
Kenny McPeek trainees Signalman and Harvey Wallbanger breezed at Gulfstream Park Feb. 16 in preparation for upcoming stakes on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
There will still be doubts going forward, but after watching what Peter Redekop's Anothertwistafate did Feb. 16 at Golden Gate Fields, it would be hard for anyone aligned with the horse not to be excited.
Off a four-length romp in the Jan. 19 Lecomte Stakes (G3) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Gary Barber's War of Will came back Feb. 16 and blew away his competition in the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2).
A measured ride by jockey Rafael Hernandez put Somelikeithotbrown in the winner's circle after the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Feb. 15 at Turfway Park.
The "Japanese Road to the Kentucky Derby" returns to Tokyo Racecourse Feb. 17 with a filly looking to regain her lead in the points standings.
Because of waning relevance and interest, for 2019 The Jockey Club ceased publishing its Top 2-Year-Old Rankings.
A week after owner Del Secco DCS Racing and trainer Jeff Bonde upset the San Vicente Stakes (G2) with Sparky Ville, the connections will look to score another important 3-year-old stakes Feb. 16, but this time in Northern California.
After closing 2018 with three straight clear victories, Runnymede Racing's Alwaysmining is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut Feb. 16 in the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel Park.
Global Campaign, Dream Maker, and Bourbon War are all new names on the Derby Dozen.
The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) today announced that multi-platinum hip-hop artist Flo Rida will headline the entertainment lineup for the 2019 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.
In light of the positive response to the Belmont Derby (G1T) and Belmont Oaks (G1T), the New York Racing Association is taking the next step forward by launching a pair of Triple Crown series, one for 3-year-old males and one for sophomore fillies.
Tom Pedulla is interviewing prominent owners, trainers, and jockeys for America's Best Racing as they travel the Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
Again, No. 1 Game Winner is not nearly as smooth as No. 2 Improbable with funky action up front, but he hasn't done anything wrong yet.