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Half Brother to Monomoy Girl Strolls at Churchill Downs

14 hours 2 min ago
Mark down another talented youngster produced from the 11-year-old Henny Hughes mare Drumette. The dam of Monomoy Girl—the champion 3-year-old filly of 2018—produced another winner Nov. 16 at Churchill Downs when Mr. Monomoy broke his maiden.

Federal Judge Dismisses Derby Disqualification Lawsuit

Sat, 11/16/2019 - 15:00
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by owners Gary and Mary West seeking to have overturned the disqualification from victory in the 2019 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve of their horse Maximum Security.

Tiz the Law Brings Funny Cide Owners Back to Churchill

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 21:00
Sackatoga Stable is a couple weeks away from a Churchill Downs homecoming, ready to start Tiz the Law in the $300,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) Nov. 30, the owners' first starter at the track since winning the 2003 Derby with Funny Cide.

Storm the Court 'Chilling,' Eyes Santa Anita Return

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 00:00
Roughly two weeks after his 45-1 upset victory in the $2 million TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, Storm the Court is in good condition and tentatively pointed to return around February, trainer Peter Eurton said.

'Win Today, See You in May' Stakes Qualifiers Unveiled

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 00:00
Winners of the Federico Tesio at Laurel Park, Oaklawn Invitational Stakes at Oaklawn Park, and El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields who are nominated to the Triple Crown will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 145th Preakness Stakes (G1)

Casse to Receive 2019 Big Sport of Turfdom Award

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 00:00
The Turf Publicists of America announced Nov. 14 that the 2019 Big Sport of Turfdom award, which recognizes a person or group of people who enhance coverage of Thoroughbred racing, will be presented to trainer Mark Casse.

Mark Casse to Receive 2019 Big Sport of Turfdom Award

Thu, 11/14/2019 - 18:00
The Turf Publicists of America announced Nov. 14 that the 2019 Big Sport of Turfdom award, which recognizes a person or group of people who enhances coverage of Thoroughbred racing, will be presented to trainer Mark Casse.

Dennis' Moment Receives Time Off at WinStar Farm

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 21:00
Dennis' Moment, last of eight in the Nov. 1 TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) at Santa Anita Park after stumbling to his knees at the break, traveled Nov. 7 to WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., where he will receive a freshening until mid-December.

BackTrack: Whirlaway Stars in American Derby

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 21:00
This week is a recap of the 1941 American Handicap at Washington Park won by Triple Crown winner Whirlaway. The recap ran in the Aug. 30, 1941 magazine (writer not credited).

Bast Aims to Tame Sometimes Wild BC Juvenile Fillies

Tue, 10/29/2019 - 00:00
The race headliner is Baoma Corporation's Bast, who already has a pair of grade 1 wins for trainer Bob Baffert

At Woodbine, Jockey Wilson Nearing Return From Injuries

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 21:00
Multiple award-winning jockey Emma-Jayne Wilson is nearing her return to racing at Woodbine after being injured in action early last month.

NBC Sports Plans Special on American Pharoah Runners

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 21:00
NBC Sports has followed American Pharoah's first crop as many of them have moved on to the racetrack, and those stories will be the subject of an NBC Sports Films one-hour documentary "Born to Run" which debuts on NBC Sunday, April 26.

Belmont Stakes Winner Sir Winston Back on Work Tab

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 21:00
Sir Winston, unraced since winning the June 8 Belmont Stakes (G1), resumed breezing Oct. 23 after recovering from a left-front ankle injury. He is targeted to return toward the end of this year, trainer Mark Casse said.

The Stronach Group, Baltimore Talking Future of Pimlico

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 21:00
It might not yet be time for fans of Pimlico Race Course to celebrate. But for the first time in a long time, there's a possibility that the light at the end of Old Hilltop's tunnel is not that of an oncoming train.

Ruis Attorney to Push CHRB to Explain Justify Decision

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 00:00
Attorney Darrell Vienna, representing horseman Mick Ruis, plans to again ask the CHRB for further detail on how it arrived at a decision to not disqualify Justify in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby (G1) after he tested positive for scopolamine.

Belmont Winner Sir Winston to Miss Summer Season

Thu, 10/17/2019 - 00:00
Sir Winston, winner of the June 8 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), will get time off in Ocala, Fla. because of a minor ankle issue and will not contest the summer 3-year-old races, trainer Mark Casse confirmed June 20.

Secretariat Festival Returns to the Bluegrass

Wed, 10/09/2019 - 03:00
Monument will be unveiled at Oct. 11-13 event honoring 1973 Triple Crown winner.

City, Industry Deal Would Keep Preakness at Pimlico

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 18:00
A deal reached by Maryland Jockey Club owner The Stronach Group, the city of Baltimore, and the Thoroughbred industry would see the Preakness Stakes (G1) stay at a renovated Pimlico Race Course.

Tom Hammond: Hometown Hero

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 18:00
Tom Hammond will be inducted this summer into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, just the third broadcaster to be so honored, alongside Jim McKay and Jack Whitaker.

Mr. Money Looks to Cash in Matt Winn Stakes

Sat, 10/05/2019 - 18:00
As impressive as Mr. Money's 5 1/4-length victory in the Pat Day Mile Stakes Presented by LG&E and KU (G3) looked May 4 at Churchill Downs, the effort has only been flattered in the weeks that followed.


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