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Cachet Confirmed for French One Thousand Guineas

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
One Thousand Guineas (G1) winner Cachet will go in search of more classic glory after trainer George Boughey confirmed her participation in the French equivalent in Paris May 8.

Breeders' Cup Tickets Now on Sale at Keeneland

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
Tickets for the 2022 Breeders' Cup World Championships at historic Keeneland Racecourse are on sale now. The 39th annual running of the year-end championship will return to Lexington, Ky., Nov. 4 and 5.

Prominent Owner/Breeder Groves Dies at 94

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
Helen Kleberg Groves bred and raised multiple elite racehorses and developed several strong families that continue to be influential throughout the American Stud Book.

Cabrera Secures Oaklawn Title Following Injuries

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
David Cabrera, who had been sidelined since April 8 from a riding accident, returned to Oaklawn Park May 8 and was crowned a champion. The jockey captured his first career Oaklawn riding title with 62 victories.

NBC Sports Reports Most-Watched Derby Since 2019

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
Just as Churchill Downs Inc. reported record interest in the Kentucky Derby day in terms of wagering totals, NBC reports strong viewership.

Rich Strike's Dose of Smart Strike Makes Derby History

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
Since the points qualifying system eliminated sprinters from the Kentucky Derby, the first past-the-post has almost always been an on-pace stretching out miler of sort that has dominated high-level North American middle-distance dirt in recent times.

O'Brien Could Saddle as Many as Six in Cazoo Derby

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
Aidan O'Brien does not believe a record-extending ninth win in the Epsom Classic is a foregone conclusion, despite a clean sweep of the trials in the last week and the strong possibility he will saddle six runners June 4.

Echo Zulu Targets Acorn; Likely to Focus on Sprints

Tue, 2022-05-10 01:41
Echo Zulu, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2021, may have seen her last race at two turns.

Elm Drive Prevails in Angel's Flight for D'Amato

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
Trainer Phil D'Amato earned his second stakes win of the weekend May 8 in the $75,000 Angel's Flight Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Our Secret Agent Back to Form in Whimsical Victory

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
Gary Barber's Our Secret Agent captures the Whimsical Stakes (G3) on Mother’s Day May 8 at Woodbine.

Search Results Finds Winner's Circle in Ruffian

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
Klaravich Stables' Search Results returned to the winner's circle after putting away the competition in the $200,000 Ruffian Stakes (G2) May 8 at Belmont Park.

Russell, Barbosa Clinch Laurel Spring Meet Titles

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
Brittany Russell celebrated Mother’s Day in style by winning with her only two starters May 8 at Laurel Park and clinching her first career training title.

Australian Filly Tranquil Lady Enters Oaks Picture

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
Barely 24 hours after it was announced that State of Rest had been snapped up for global stallion duties by Rathbarry and Newgate Studs and partners, his year-younger half sister boosted their dam's record as a producer.

Danon Scorpion Holds On to Win NHK Mile Cup

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
Danon Scorpion held on to win the May 8 NHK Mile Cup (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse, narrowly averting an upset bigger than that posted a day earlier in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).

Luxembourg Out of Derby With Injury, Return in Autumn

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
Aidan O'Brien has announced that longtime ante-post favorite Luxembourg is out of next month's Cazoo Derby (G1) after suffering a muscular injury.

Breeders' Cup Turf Winner Yibir Stateside for Man o'War

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
Godolphin homebred Yibir, winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) in November at Del Mar, landed in New York early Sunday morning for Saturday's $700,000 Man o' War (G1T), an 11-furlong test for older horses on the inner turf at Belmont Park. 

Derby Trainers Weigh Quick Turnaround to Preakness

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
If Rich Strike's Cinderella story is to continue in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, he will likely need to defeat both familiar foes and newcomers to the second jewel of the Triple Crown.

Rich Strike Exits Derby With Vigor, On to Preakness

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
Rich Strike will stay at trainer Eric Reed's farm near Lexington, Mercury Equine Center, until the week of the Preakness Stakes (G1) and then be sent to Pimlico Race Course.

Lifelong Passion Carries Reed to Derby Winner's Circle

Mon, 2022-05-09 01:36
Eric Reed would never tell you he had a chance of winning the Kentucky Derby (G1). That was too outlandish. He just knew he had a horse capable of running well—and if you don't swing for the fences, what are you even doing in this business?

Churchill Reports Record Kentucky Derby Day Wagering

Sun, 2022-05-08 01:36
All-sources betting on the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) card at Churchill Downs reached $273.8 million, a 17% increase over last year's $233 million and a 9% bump over the previous record of $250.9 million from 2019.