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  • Social Inclusion, Samraat ready for Wood Memorial

    Social Inclusion, who was credited with a four-furlong breeze in :49 1/5 on Saturday over Gulfstream Park's fast dirt, will work twice more in Florida before he ships to New York for the Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial on Saturday, April 5, owner Ronald Sanchez said via telephone on Sunday.

  • Sweet Reason, Noble Moon work for Gyarmati

    Grade 1 winner Sweet Reason remains on course for her next engagement, the Grade 2, $300,000 Gazelle on Saturday, April 5, after working a mile in company with Jerome hero Noble Moon Sunday morning over Belmont Park's fast training track.

  • Honor Code injured, off Derby trail

    Remsen winner Honor Code has been knocked off the Kentucky Derby trail by a suspensory injury.

  • General a Rod puts in final major move for Florida Derby

    Since going out on his own in 2003, trainer Mike Maker has taken five horses down the Triple Crown trail, including Hansen, the undefeated two-year-old male champion of 2011.

  • We Miss Artie takes Spiral in three-horse photo

    Appearing not to be making much headway in deep stretch of Grade 3, $523,380 Spiral at Turfway Park, We Miss Artie nonetheless refused to quit. When the dueling leaders, Harry's Holiday and Coastline, began to shorten stride inside the sixteenth pole, We Miss Artie grinded his way into a three-way photo, which the son Artie Schiller won by a nose over Harry's Holiday, with Coastline another head behind in third.

  • Aurelia's Belle shines in Bourbonette Oaks

    Aurelia's Belle faced stakes rivals on on three occasions prior to Saturday, reputing herself well with placings each time, but it took returning to the synthetic Polytrack for the bay miss to finally break through with her first black-type victory in Turfway Park's Grade 3, $126,000 Bourbonette Oaks.

  • California Chrome, Candy Boy tune up for SA Derby clash

    California Chrome and Candy Boy, who figure to be the top two betting choices in the Santa Anita Derby, had their penultimate workouts Saturday morning for the Grade 1, $1 million race on April 5. California Chrome sped a half-mile at his Los Alamitos headquarters and Candy Boy drilled six furlongs at Santa Anita.

  • Cairo Prince tops Florida Derby worktab

    Cairo Prince, the probable favorite in next Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, breezed an easy half-mile in :50 4/5 Saturday morning at Palm Meadows.

  • Ramsey, Campbell looking for a Spiral/classic repeat

    We Miss Artie may have finished more than 17 lengths behind the winner in last month's Grade 2 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park, but the story could be different Saturday with the Grade 3 Spiral on the Polytrack. A Grade 1 winner over Keeneland's Polytrack last fall, the Ken and Sarah Ramsey homebred by Artie Schiller was installed as the 4-1 morning-line second choice for Saturday's $550,000 race at Turfway Park.

  • Saturday Deadline for Late Nominations for 2104 Triple Crown Series

    The late nomination window for the races of the 2014 Triple Crown series is scheduled to close to owners and trainers of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds in North America and abroad on Saturday, March 22.

  • California Chrome confirmed for SA Derby; Bayern gets back to work

    Streaking California Chrome will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 5, trainer Art Sherman confirmed Thursday morning from his Los Alamitos headquarters.

  • Mexikoma skipping Derby, targeting Peter Pan, Belmont Stakes

    Team Valor International has the pulled the plug on preparing Mexikoma for a Kentucky Derby prep race and will focus instead on the final leg of the Triple Crown, the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7.

  • Kentucky Derby Report -- March 20

    Bob Baffert continued his mastery of the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, winning the 1 1/16-mile event for the fourth time in the last five years as Hoppertunity emerged as a viable Kentucky Derby contender. The Hall of Fame trainer had to be pleased to see his inexperienced colt overcome a rough trip.

  • Full field of 12 entered in Bourbonette Oaks

    A full field of 12 sophomore fillies has been entered in the Grade 3, $125,000 Bourbonette Oaks on Saturday at Turfway Park.

    The contest will be worth points on a 50-20-10-5 basis as part of the Road to the Kentucky Oaks series.

  • Tamaranda heads Spiral

    A full field of 12 sophomores has been entered for the Grade 3, $550,000 Spiral on Saturday at Turfway Park.

    The race will be worth points on a 50-20-10-5 basis as part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series.

  • Baffert seeks another win in Sunland Park Oaks

    Awesome Baby, a wire-to-wire winner of the Santa Ynez and Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita this season, will be heavily favored to give Bob Baffert his fourth consecutive win in Sunday's $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks and his sixth over the past eight years. 

  • Sunland Derby features a surplus of speed

    The powerhouse stables of Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher will be represented by four of the nine entries in Sunday's Grade 3, $800,000 Sunland Derby, a 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Derby prep which awards points of 50-20-10-5 to the first four finishers toward eligibility for the May 3 classic at Churchill Downs.

  • Zito mulling Florida Derby option for Spot

    Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito was philosophical Wednesday morning when discussing the next race for 91-year-old owner Joseph Moss's Spot, surprise winner of the $150,000 Swale at Gulfstream Park on March 1.

  • CHURCHILL DOWNS OPENS NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 SURVIVORS PARADE PRESENTED BY KROGER AND ANNOUNCES BRIGHT PINK AS NEW CHARITABLE PARTNER

    Churchill Downs donates $50,000 to kick-off Pink Out fundraiser 

    LOUISVILLE, KY (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)  – Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced the opening of public nominations and voting for participants in the 2014 Survivors Parade Presented by Kroger, and a new partnership with Bright Pink®, a national organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer and while providing support for high-risk individuals.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

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