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Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Turf Runners Gear Up

Mon, 2021-04-19 16:44
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners owns a handful of 3-year-old colts and fillies gearing up for the New York Racing Association's Turf Triple series.

Letruska Exits Apple Blossom Victory in Good Order

Mon, 2021-04-19 16:44
Letruska will remain at Oaklawn Park for the next few days before possibly heading to Churchill Downs, her trainer, Fausto Gutierrez, said April 18.

Progeny of Practical Joke Coveted at Juvenile Sales

Mon, 2021-04-19 16:44
Judging by early returns in this year's 2-year-olds in training sale season, Ashford Stud stallion Practical Joke has clearly emerged as a breakout first-crop sire with his progeny proving extremely popular with buyers in the U.S. and Europe.

Rosario to Ride Rock Your World in Kentucky Derby

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
Jockey Joel Rosario will ride Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Rock Your World in the Kentucky Derby (G1) May 1 at Churchill Downs, replacing jockey Umberto Rispoli. 

Snow Lantern Showcases Classic Credentials at Newbury

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
The superbly bred Snow Lantern, a daughter of Frankel and the brilliant Sky Lantern, moved a step closer to emulating her illustrious dam when claiming the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Maiden Stakes at Newbury April 18.

Highly Motivated Works Ahead of Kentucky Derby

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
Klaravich Stables' homebred Highly Motivated began his final preparations for an expected run in the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) May 1 at Churchill Downs by working a half-mile in :47 1/5 over a fast main track at Keeneland April 18. 

Former Manager of Royal Studs, Sir Michael Oswald, Dies

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
Sir Michael Oswald, who for over half a century played a key role in the royal family's horse racing interests, has died aged 86, leaving those who loved and knew him to remember a man described by Nicky Henderson as "spectacular."

Undefeated Efforia Lands Japan's Two Thousand Guineas

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
Efforia brought some much needed clarity to the Japanese 3-year-old picture with a three-length victory in the Satsuki Sho (Japanese Two Thousand Guineas, G1) April 18 at Nakayama Racecourse.

Hard Love, Devious Mo Capture Stakes at Aqueduct

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
Robert LaPenta and Augustin Stable's Hard Love outdueled a stubborn Original before staving off It's a Gamble late charge to capture the $100,000 Woodhaven Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf test for sophomores, April 17 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

Royal Ship Handles Surface Switch in Californian

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
Brazilian-bred Royal Ship demonstrated that his ability on dirt is as good as or perhaps even better than his turf prowess when he won the $200,000 Californian Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park April 17

Connect Colt Displays Speed as OBS Breeze Show Wraps Up

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
A New York-bred son of first-crop sire Connect breezed the fastest quarter-mile of :20 3/5 April 17 during the sixth and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training under tack show.

Say the Word Shakes Off Rivals, Hefty Weight in Elkhorn

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
Carrying five more pounds than his rivals proved no problem for Say the Word April 17 at Keeneland. Under Luis Saez, the More Than Ready gelding rallied from mid-pack and shook free by 1 1/2 lengths to win the $200,000 Elkhorn Stakes (G2T).

Letruska Outduels Monomoy Girl in Apple Blossom

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
St. George Stable's homebred Letruska stole the thunder from the Monomoy Girl-Swiss Skydiver matchup by taking the early lead and narrowly prevailing over Monomoy Girl in an epic stretch duel to win the $1 million Apple Blossom Handicap (G1).

South Bend Beats Empty Tomb, Mighty Heart at Keeneland

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
Following 3-year-old campaign in which he placed in stakes but fell shy of victory in 10 starts, South Bend took advantage of a class drop into an $82,410 allowance claiming race April 17 at Keeneland, scoring by a length.

Essential Quality Heads Busy Kentucky Derby Work Tab

Sun, 2021-04-18 16:40
On an action-packed morning beneath the Twin Spires April 17 at Churchill Downs, Godolphin's undefeated champion colt Essential Quality continued his march to the May 1 Kentucky Derby (G1) with a swift five-furlong move in :59 3/5.

Hungry Heart Proves Staying Power in Australian Oaks

Sat, 2021-04-17 16:36
Chinese businessman Zhang's prized 3-year-old Hungry Heart, who defied the on-pace and rails bias to win the Vinery Stud Stakes (G1) at Rosehill a fortnight earlier, proved this season's superior staying filly in the Australian Oaks (G1) at Randwick.

Addeybb Repeats in Australia's Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Sat, 2021-04-17 16:36
Addeybb and Tom Marquand retained their Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) crown with a battling success over arch-rival Verry Elleegant at Randwick April 17.

Ontario Stay-at-Home Order Further Delays Woodbine Meet

Sat, 2021-04-17 16:36
Woodbine, where racing is postponed due to a stay-at-home order for the province of Ontario, faces an even longer delay to its meet after the Ontario government announced April 17 an extension of the end of the order from May 6 to May 20.

Essential Quality Heads Busy Kentucky Derby Worktab

Sat, 2021-04-17 16:36
On an action-packed morning beneath the Twin Spires April 17 at Churchill Downs, Godolphin's undefeated champion colt Essential Quality continued his march to the May 1 Kentucky Derby (G1) with a swift five-furlong move in :59 3/5.

Concert Tour to Bypass KY Derby in Favor of Preakness

Sat, 2021-04-17 16:36
Gary and Mary West's homebred Concert Tour will bypass the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) with an eye on the May 15 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert told Churchill Downs April 17.

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