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On the Rise: Mackenzie Kirker-Head

Mon, 2024-04-01 09:49
In this monthly BH interview, Karen M. Johnson profiles young racing personalities.

Ortiz Jr., Joseph Jr. Take Gulfstream Meet Titles

Mon, 2024-04-01 09:49
Ortiz won twice March 31 on Invigorated in Race 7 and Miss Speedy in Race 9 to finish with 119 winners and top the rider standings for the fifth time in the past six seasons.

Fierceness 'Super' After Florida Derby Win

Mon, 2024-04-01 09:49
Repole Stable's Fierceness was looking good to Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher the morning following his record-breaking 13 1/2-length triumph in $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 30.

Gold Phoenix Makes 6YO Debut in American Stakes

Mon, 2024-04-01 09:49
Grade 1 winner Gold Phoenix (IRE) returns to the Santa Anita Park turf for his 6-year-old debut against nine competitors in the $100,000 American Stakes (G3T) going one mile April 4.

Orchestral Wins Vinery; Cascadian Repeats in Aussie Cup

Mon, 2024-04-01 09:49
Orchestral was given a major scare by another bold move from Nash Rawiller on board Tutta La Vita, but she still stretched her winning streak to the past five of her nine starts, taking the Vinery Stud Stakes.

Group 1 Winner Belclare to be Offered at Magic Millions

Mon, 2024-04-01 09:49
Fresh from her historic second win in the New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes (G1) March 30, Belclare (NZ) will be offered at the upcoming Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale at the Gold Coast.

Thorpedo Anna a Filly Worth Keeping for Breeder Hicks

Mon, 2024-04-01 09:49
Fantasy Stakes (G2) winner Thorpedo Anna's success is no surprise to breeder Judy Hicks, who made sure to keep a share in the horse after she was sold to Kenny McPeek at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale.

Frieda Stronach, Wife of Frank Stronach, Dies at 80

Mon, 2024-04-01 09:49
Born Elfriede Sallmutter in Weiz, Austria, she had been a dedicated horse advocate alongside her husband, whom she had been married to for 60 years after meeting on a ski trip.

Rice, Davis, Jacobson Take Home Aqueduct Meet Titles

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
Trainer Linda Rice, jockey Dylan Davis, and owner David Jacobson took home their respective titles for the Aqueduct Racetrack winter meet.

Muth an Easy Winner Over Just Steel in Arkansas Derby

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
Taking command on the second turn, Muth rolls to victory in the $1.5 million Arkansas Derby (G1) March 30 at Oaklawn Park.

Fierceness Dominates Florida Derby

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
Last year's champion 2-year-old colt Fierceness rediscovered his form in dominant fashion, winning the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park by a huge margin.

Power Squeeze Defeats Ways and Means in GP Oaks

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
Lea Farms' Power Squeeze overtook the heavy favorite, Klaravich Stables' Ways and Means, approaching the wire and captured the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.

Thorpedo Anna Clinches Oaks Spot Off Bench in Fantasy

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
Called in off the bench, the $750,000 Fantasy Stakes (G2) March 30 at Oaklawn Park was an easy layup for Thorpedo Anna as she defeated nine 3-year-old fillies to clinch a spot in the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Justify Officially Disqualified From Santa Anita Derby

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
A March 30 ruling by California stewards officially disqualifies Justify from his first-place finish in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby (G1).

Keith Estate Donates Mare to Our Mims Retirement Haven

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
Our Mims Retirement Haven is proud to announce the arrival of Love Locket into our organization. She officially stepped foot onto the Paris, Ky., farm March 29. She is a beautiful bay multiple stakes-winning mare who just turned 21 years old.

Kertez, McKulick Capture Graded Stakes on Turf

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
Kertez made his stateside debut a winning one with a come-from-behind performance in the March 30 $200,000 Pan American Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park.

Il Miracolo Outgames Tumbarumba to Take Ghostzapper

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
Il Miracolo grittily defeats Tumbarumba in the $150,000 Ghostzapper Stakes (G3) March 30 at Gulfstream Park. 

Overflow Field Expected for Aqueduct's Wood Memorial

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
Apparently, Kentucky Derby (G1) fever is rampant in New York. According to candidates listed by NYRA's media and racing offices, there is an overflow field of 16 probable starters taking shape for the April 6 Wood Memorial (G2).

Seven Godolphin, Appleby Runners Arrive at Keeneland

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
A seven-horse Godolphin contingent trained by Charlie Appleby is at Keeneland and preparing for upcoming graded stakes races.

Laurel River Cruises in Dubai World Cup Romp

Sun, 2024-03-31 09:46
Laurel River pulled the robbery in one of the richest races on earth when he romped by 8 1/2 lengths in the $12 million Dubai World Cup (G1) March 30 at Meydan Racecourse.

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