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Possessing speed and an affinity for racing on wet tracks proved a winning combination for Gold Street in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 24 on opening day at Oaklawn Park.
With three preps for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) and three for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) slated next weekend, 3-year-olds were out in full force Jan. 26 to prepare toward their upcoming starts.
Maximum Security's historic disqualification in the 145th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) has been voted the 2019 NTRA Moment of the Year, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 23.
Steve Asmussen trainees make up four of the nine entries in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, topped by Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) winner Silver Prospector.
Welcome to the 2020 Derby trail. Is this year’s winner sitting in the Top 12 or among the many knocking on the door, just waiting to make their presence felt?
Craig Martin's homebred Fast Enough rallied late to collar longshot Sacred Rider close home, as he won Saturday's $200,500 California Cup Derby by a neck under Tiago Pereira, who collected his second stakes win of the day at Santa Anita Park.
After butting heads with Chance It in Florida stallion stakes last year, the switch to open stakes for the first time did not faze Liam's Lucky Charm in the least.
Several Brad Cox trainees are ramping up and taking aim at upcoming Oaklawn Park stakes, including Taraz, who will test the waters in the Feb. 1 Martha Washington Stakes before possibly taking aim at the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
Early nominations for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to compete in the 2020 Triple Crown series—the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1), and $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1)—are due Jan. 25.
Enforceable and Finite, the respective winners of the Lecomte Stakes (G3) and Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, were reported to be in good order Jan. 19, the morning after their races.
Trainer Mark Casse won the past two Triple Crown races and he helped his cause toward a hat trick in a familiar setting.
Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful Anneau d'Or, second in photo finishes in the TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and Los Alamitos Futurity (G2), breezed Jan. 17 as he readies for his first start as a 3-year-old, working five furlongs in 1:00 4/5.
After winning a division of last year's Florida Sire Stakes and placing in the series' other two races for juveniles, Liam's Lucky Charm is scheduled to make his 3-year-old season debut in the $125,000 Pasco Stakes Jan. 18 at Tampa Bay Downs.
Monomoy Girl, the 2018 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner and champion 3-year-old filly, began her triumphant sophomore campaign at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Now her half brother Mr. Monomoy is doing the same.
Trainer Jeremiah Englehart said Jan. 9 that Bill Parcells' Three Technique is scheduled to tackle stakes company for the first time in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 24, a mile event that is Oaklawn's first of four Derby preps at Oaklawn.
Authentic burst onto the Road to the Kentucky Derby Jan. 4, dominating five rivals in the $100,500 Sham Stakes (G3) by a wide margin after ducking in down the stretch.
Independence Hall, a son of Constitution who was bought back when offered at auction as a 2-year-old, took a first step toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) with a victory in the Jerome Stakes.
With leading California 3-year-olds Storm the Court, Thousand Words, and Anneau d'Or sitting out the $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3) Jan. 4 at Santa Anita Park awaiting later Kentucky Derby preps, the race lacks proven prospects, though not potential.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Sham Stakes and Mucho Macho Man Stakes.