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Anisette Wins Gamely Stakes in Her 4-Year-old Debut

Tue, 2024-05-28 12:38
Good things came to the connections of Anisette (GB) May 27 after the filly opened her 4-year-old season in style with a narrow victory in the $300,000 Gamely Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

International Breeders Group Wraps Up Conference

Tue, 2024-05-28 12:38
The International Thoroughbred Breeders' Federation has concluded what it's calling a highly successful 'ITBF Conference 2024' held over five days in Japan.

Clearly Unhinged Blazes to Victory in Winning Colors

Tue, 2024-05-28 12:38
Speed was the name of the game in the $250,000 Winning Colors Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs May 27, and Clearly Unhinged brought plenty.

Australian Nursery Segenhoe Stud Being Offered for Sale

Tue, 2024-05-28 12:38
Historic Hunter Valley nursery Segenhoe Stud, a show-stopping trophy property that has a long and rich record of producing elite horses, is seeking a new custodian.

Kentucky-Bred City of Troy on Track for Epsom Derby

Tue, 2024-05-28 12:38
All the leading Epsom Derby (G1) contenders, including Kentucky-bred City of Troy and Ambiente Friendly, were among 20 horses who remained in contention for the Epsom Classic following the five-day forfeits May 27.

'Plan B' Proves Effective for Segesta in Wonder Again

Tue, 2024-05-28 12:38
Patience proves key for Irad Ortiz Jr. as his "plan B" turned into a winning ride for Juddmonte Farms homebred Segesta in the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes (G2T) at Aqueduct Racetrack May 27.

Hill 'n' Dale Strikes at Magic Millions Weanling Sale

Tue, 2024-05-28 12:38
Renowned American stud Hill 'n' Dale made its second big investment in the Australian industry in a matter of months, splashing out AU$800,000 (US$536,000) on an impressive I Am Invincible filly at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.

Henrietta Topham Makes Repeat Bid in Mint Julep

Tue, 2024-05-28 12:38
Henrietta Topham attempts to defend her crown while making her seasonal debut June 2 in the $250,000 Mint Julep Stakes (G3T) at Churchill Downs.

Mott Undecided on Belmont After Batten Down Breezes

Tue, 2024-05-28 12:38
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said he was pleased with Batten Down's five furlong work in 1:01.09, but is not ready to confirm the son of Tapit for the $2 million Belmont Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course June 8.

Tapit Trice Makes Racing Return in Blame Stakes

Tue, 2024-05-28 12:38
Grade 1 winner Tapit Trice returns to racing action June 1 as he faces 10 competitors in the $275,000 Blame Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, a local prep for the $1 million Stephen Foster Stakes (G1) June 29.

An Insider's Look at the Saratoga Springs, NY Area

Mon, 2024-05-27 12:35
This year, instead of heading to Saratoga Race Course in mid-July, fans will start pouring into town much earlier for a historic running of the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 8. Local Kurt Rossner has a few tips on enjoying your stay.

Adare Manor Toys With Santa Margarita Field

Mon, 2024-05-27 12:35
The easiest kind of winner, Adare Manor became the first to win consecutive editions of the Santa Margarita since Bayakoa in 1989-90.

Mucho Del Oro Speeds to Daytona Triumph

Mon, 2024-05-27 12:35
Mucho Del Oro has made front running an expected feature of his races. So despite leaving the Santa Anita gate as the seventh choice in the Daytona Stakes (G3T) May 26, that he put together a gate-to-wire win should come as no surprise.

The Wine Steward Possible for Belmont, Woody Stephens

Mon, 2024-05-27 12:35
The Wine Steward has finished second in each of his last three outings, including in the Breeders' Futurity (G1) in October at Keeneland, and in the Lexington (G3) to kick off his sophomore campaign in April over the same course. 

Frateli La Vita Punches Ticket for Breeders' Cup Mile

Mon, 2024-05-27 12:35
Frateli La Vita surged to the front in the final 100 yards to win the Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella in Chile to earn a starting position, and fees paid, into the Breeders' Cup Mile.

Instilled Regard Sires First Winner with La Marinera

Mon, 2024-05-27 12:35
Instilled Regard, who claimed his only grade 1 victory in his final start, sired his first winner May 26 when his daughter La Marinera won a maiden special weight at Churchill Downs.

Frankel Colt Tops Magic Millions National Weanling Sale

Mon, 2024-05-27 12:35
Clarke, Sydney trainer Bjorn Baker, and Cunningham Thoroughbreds once again pooled their resources to purchase the Frankel son out of MRC Thousand Guineas (G1) winner Amicus.

Mqse De Sevigne Rallies Late for Prix d'Ispahan Victory

Mon, 2024-05-27 12:35
Mqse De Sevigne confirmed herself among the best older horses in Europe after snatching the spoils desperately late under another ice-cool ride from Alexis Pouchin, who has ridden the winner of three of the first four group 1s in France this season. 

White Birch Tops Auguste Rodin in Gold Cup

Mon, 2024-05-27 12:35
White Birch hinted he was heading toward the top table with victory in the Mooresbridge Stakes (G2) here earlier in the month, but this performance was on another level.

"Superstar" Rebel's Romance Dominates in Hong Kong

Mon, 2024-05-27 12:35
Rebel's Romance easily dispatched Hong Kong's best stayers to win the Champions & Chater Cup (G1) May 26 at Sha Tin Racecourse—his fifth top-level win.

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