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The illustrious, undefeated career of Flightline is surely worthy of a book and even a movie, be it a major Hollywood studio or Netflix. For John Haines, it moved him to write a song about his horse that was an unbelievable dream come true.
American sprint influences ruled the day Nov. 26 in the Cattleya Stakes, first leg of the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby.
Irish-bred wins first lifetime stakes and follows Say the Word as the second consecutive Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (G2T) winner saddled by D'Amato.
Shortleaf Stable's Bubble Rock broke alertly and led every step of the way to win the Nov. 25 $300,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs by 1 1/4 lengths.
Under an aggressive ride from Joel Rosario, Godolphin's Proxy kept pacesetter West Will Power in his sights and wore down the favorite to notch his graded stakes win in the $750,000 Clark Stakes (G1) Nov. 25 at Churchill Downs.
Colts Neck Stables' Nothing Better utilized his typical frontrunning tactics to score a second stakes victory in the $150,000 Aqueduct Turf Sprint Championship Stakes, a six-furlong grass test Nov. 25 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
After a theatrical round of bidding Juddmonte's general manager Simon Mockridge bid 1,000,000gns (US$1,269,991) to add Lot 1023, a daughter of Kingman, to the Abdullah family fold.
My Racehorse Stable and Spendthrift Farm's Sixtythreecaliber fended off a late rally from post-time favorite Kathleen O. to score the first graded win of her career in the $175,000 Comely Stakes (G3) Nov. 25 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Town and Country Racing's Temple City Terror, perfectly handled by Jose Ortiz, rallied to a comfortable 1 1/2-length score in the $300,000 Long Island Stakes (G3T), a 1 3/8-mile inner turf test for fillies and mares Nov. 25 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The Bob Baffert-trained Defunded battles a former stablemate in the Phil D'Amato-trained Newgrange in the six-horse, $150,000 Native Diver Stakes (G3) Nov. 27 at Del Mar.
Moysey won three races at the 2021-22 Oaklawn meeting and 13 more this year at Delaware Park to finish 11th in the standings. Moysey returns to Oaklawn with 27 horses, roughly twice as many as last season.
Knust is currently the agent for jockeys Victor Espinoza and Edwin Maldonado. But his journey to this place in his life has been filled with peaks and valleys and, had a Vietnam corpsman's diagnosis been correct, there wouldn't be a story to tell.
Calumet Farm's impressive 5 1/4-length allowance winner Running Bee is the 3-1 morning line favorite in a field of 11 3-year-olds that were entered in the 17th running of the $300,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (G3T) at Churchill Downs.
I'mgonnabesomebody, Freeport Joe, and Lammas—within a length of each other when 1-2-3 in the $54,300 Joseph T. Grace Stakes at Golden Gate Fields Nov. 5—meet again Nov. 26 with more on the line in the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (G3).
Japanese horses have turned aside every foreign challenge in the Japan Cup (G1) since Alkaased won in 2005 but this year's renewal looks like a golden opportunity for the invaders to turn the tide.
An appeal of the revocation of Linda Rice's New York trainer's license is back on the front burner of the court system about 18 months after the New York State Gaming Commission concluded she committed a serious infraction of two racing regulations.
The British-bred daughter of Sir Percy, bought recently at Tattersalls by Red Baron's Barn and Rancho Temescal, won her first black-type stakes in the Red Carpet.
Officials at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots this week suspended turf racing through at least late December to allow the track's grass to recover from damage to the inner portion of the course.
Dalika scored her third front-running graded stakes win of the year when she rolled to a 1 3/4-length victory over Perseverancia in the 47th running of the $268,500 Cardinal Stakes (G3T) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs.
The "Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby" starts its four-race journey with the Cattleya Stakes Nov. 26 at Tokyo Racecourse.