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Anamoe and Cascadian both delivered April 10 on a big day in Australia for Godolphin, with Anamoe taking the Inglis Sires' Produce Stakes (G1) and Cascadian running home in the Doncaster Mile (G1).
Nature Strip is now a six-time group 1 winner, while Explosive Jack found group 1 success for the first time.
The half brother to Triple Crown winner Justify broke his maiden April 10 in a big way, striding away to a 10 3/4-length score in the slop at Keeneland.
Trainer Ken McPeek picked up enough memories of the Preakness Stakes (G1) for a lifetime last year when his filly, Swiss Skydiver, beat the boys in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.
Super Stock, a son of Dialed In, benefitted from a speed duel between 1-5 favorite Concert Tour and Caddo River to take charge in the stretch and win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 10 at Oaklawn Park.
In the seasonal debut for a pair of grade 2 winners, both Rushie and By My Standards delivered top performances off the bench, but it would be the latter who prevailed by a nose in the $400,000 Oaklawn Mile Stakes April 10 at Oaklawn Park.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Juliet Foxtrot led from start to finish in the $300,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland April 10 to register the first grade 1 triumph of her career.
On a rainy day at Keeneland, Change of Control proved bettors and even her own connections wrong as she ran down favored Into Mystic to win the $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes at odds of 8-1.
As one of just two existing stakes winners in the $147,000 Ben Ali Stakes (G3) at Keeneland April 10, Tom Durant's Silver Dust's class was apparent before the race, but it was even more evident during the running.
Jockey Paco Lopez notched his 3,000th Thoroughbred win April 10 at Gulfstream Park, reaching the career milestone via the disqualification of the first-place finisher in the day's second race.
Rachael Blackmore created history on Saturday, becoming the first woman jockey to ride the winner of the Randox Grand National when completing a magical success in the world's most famous race aboard Minella Times.
Preparation for the May 1 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) continued to heat up across the country April 10 with numerous horses working toward the 1 1/4-mile classic.
Korea Racing Authority's Knicks Go returned to the work tab April 9 at Churchill Downs, firing off three furlongs in :36 3/5 for trainer Brad Cox in his first move since a fourth in the Feb. 20 Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racecourse.
The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Jockey Club have agreed to add racing days over the next several months to make up for cancellations in the winter and early spring because of weather conditions and EHV-1 restrictions.
Like her sire, Jack Milton, Tobys Heart has an affinity for turf racing—and for racing at Keeneland. The 3-year-old filly rallied past Goin' Good to win the $100,000 TVG Limestone Turf Sprint Stakes April 9 at Keeneland.
Rallying from behind a blistering pace and capitalizing from a ground-saving ride around the second turn, Raging Bull scored an authoritative victory over Ride a Comet in the $300,000 Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland.
Matt Eves is the man behind Star Bloodstock, whose graduates include Norfolk Stakes (G2) and multiple group 2 winner A'Ali.
The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council unanimously advanced a motion April 9 that would change Kentucky's drug-testing laboratory from Industrial Laboratories to the University of Kentucky Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory.
After watching Soothsay score a victory in the Santa Anita Oaks (G2) April 3 at Santa Anita Park, the filly's connections have seen her bounce back enough to consider the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) April 30 at Churchill Downs.
Racing unites to pay its respects to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died April 9 at age 99 and left his mark on the sport as consort to the Queen for seven decades.