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Pennington Delivers Aboard Maximus Mischief

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 21:00
In a career that started in 2003 and has featured more than 2,300 victories, jockey Frankie Pennington savored every moment of his biggest win.

Ruidoso Downs Deploys Drug-Detecting Dog

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 03:00
The ongoing fight against the use of prohibited drugs in racehorses now features a drug-sniffing dog, and her name is Chini.

Maximus Mischief All Class in Remsen

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 03:00
The connections of Maximus Mischief sent their contender to Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 1 not only for a shot at the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2), but to get a read on the talent level they felt sure the young colt possessed.

Justify Banner Added at Kentucky Derby Museum

Sun, 12/02/2018 - 03:00
The Kentucky Derby Museum raised the newest banner commemorating a Triple Crown winner, when it raised a banner honoring 2018 winner Justify Aug. 8.

Game Winner Still Brightest of Baffert's Juvenile Stars

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 03:00
Each week it seems like another good juvenile pops up (see Qahira, last weekend at Del Mar), but at this point there remains just one true headliner—undefeated Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) victor Game Winner

Derby Future Wager Includes Option for All Fillies

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 21:00
The first 2019 Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens Nov. 22 with a new wrinkle as bettors can select the option of "all 3-year-old fillies."

Justify's Triple Crown Completed Swift Rise to Stardom

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 21:00
Each of the 12 previous Triple Crown winners had added a new chapter to the annals of the sport; Justify rewrote the history books by venturing into uncharted territory and accomplishing feats not even the all-time greats could come close to.

Triple Crown Winner Justify Retired From Racing

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 21:00
Justify, the undefeated winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, has been retired from racing, according to a press release distributed by his connections July 25.

Justify to Parade at Del Mar

Wed, 11/21/2018 - 21:00
Triple Crown winner Justify, who has taken up residence on the Del Mar backstretch this summer, will parade for fans at the track July 28 following the fourth race on the Saturday card.

Vekoma's Nashua Win has Connections Looking Ahead

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:00
When a 2-year-old as talented as Vekoma registers an impressive victory in a graded fall stakes at a major racetrack, a couple of things generally happen.

Youth Movement for Breeders' Cup Friday

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00
Sports fans love seeing the next big thing, and this year Breeders' Cup will provide that opportunity, as all five of its races for 2-year-olds will be contested on the first day of the two-day event, now packaged as "Future Stars Friday."

All Systems Go for Alpha Centauri in Falmouth Stakes

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 00:00
This year's star miler Alpha Centauri has solidified as the favorite for the July 13 group 1 Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes after connections revealed the filly will take on her elders at Newmarket.

Accelerate Aims to Provide Classic Answer in 2018

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 03:00
While the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) has been cited for its lack of overt star power, it has answered the bell in terms of providing a multitude of contenders who could stand in the winner's circle at day's end without shocking the masses.

Kingsport Ends Pink Lloyd's Win Streak in Shepperton

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 03:00
Canadian Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd had his 11-race win streak snapped July 8 in the $100,000 Shepperton Stakes at Woodbine, as longshot Kingsport rallied between horses to pass the 1-9 favorite late.

Justify Still Taking It Easy at Santa Anita

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 03:00
Almost a month after Justify's Triple Crown-clinching victory in the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), trainer Bob Baffert is still taking it relatively easy on his undefeated superstar.

Second Quarter Wagering, Purses Improve

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 03:00
With the Triple Crown races delivering strong numbers when compared with last year, wagering on U.S. races in the second quarter of 2018 improved just more than 5% compared with the same quarter last year.

Roden Signs Ticket for $300,000 American Pharoah Colt

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 06:00
An American Pharoah colt who is a half brother to Whitney Stakes (G1) winner and $2.9 million earner Moreno was purchased by Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $300,000 early during the Oct. 23 session of Fasig-Tipton's The October Sale.

Dialed In, Shackleford Head 2019 Roster at Darby Dan

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 00:00
Darby Dan Farm has set 2019 stud fees for its roster of nine stallions, headed by Dialed In and Shackleford, who are both among the top 10 third-crop sires of 2018.

American Pharoah Colt Lights Up Bid Board Early

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 18:00
An American Pharoah colt who is a half brother to Whitney Stakes (G1) winner and $2.9 million earner Moreno was purchased by Alistair Roden Bloodstock for $300,000 early during the Oct. 23 session of Fasig-Tipton's The October Sale.

Ramseys, Asmussen, Hernandez Earn Churchill Meet Titles

Tue, 10/23/2018 - 18:00
A strong Kentucky Derby week, which established records on several fronts, provided a strong start to Churchill Downs' 2018 Spring Meet that concluded its successful 38-day run June 30.  

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