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War Like Goddess Punches Through in Bewitch Stakes

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Boxed in a bit entering the Keeneland stretch, War Like Goddess willingly surged through a small gap between rivals to open her 5-year-old season with a victory in the $300,000 Bewitch Stakes (G3T) April 29.

O'Neill Looks to Happy Jack for Third Derby Victory

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Trainer Doug O'Neill, who doesn't tend to get receive much credit outside his native California, will be attempting to gain his third Kentucky Derby (G1) trophy, with longshot Happy Jack, a homebred for Calumet Farm.

Asymmetric, Big Invasion to Battle in William Walker

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Rebecca Hillen's Asymmetric and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Big Invasion top a field of nine 3-year-olds in the $200,000 William Walker Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs over the turf May 4 at Churchill Downs.

Agave Racing Stable to Present Gift to Ed Brown Society

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Agave Racing Stable, owned by Mark Martinez, will be presenting a major gift to the Ed Brown Society on Saturday, April 30 in the Winner's Circle at Santa Anita Park.

Second Stride to Host 11th Annual Fundraiser

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Second Stride will host its 11th annual Kentucky Derby (G1) week fundraiser, Champions Night, at Molly Malone's in the Highlands on Monday, May 2, from 6-10 p.m.

Pair of Rivelli Trainees Set for Woodstock Stakes

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Owned by Richard Ravin and Patricia's Hope, One Timer will look to make it 2-for-2 at Woodbine after winning last year's $125,000 Victoria Stakes, taking the 5 1/2-furlong main track event by 3 3/4 lengths in a time of 1:03.56.

Asmussen Sends Out Top Two Choices in Bachelor Stakes

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen continues his march toward 100 career Oaklawn stakes victories when he sends out the top two choices in the program for the $150,000 Bachelor Stakes April 30 at Oaklawn Park.

Miss Bigly, Varda Return in Santa Margarita

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
The recent retirement of the reigning West Coast queen As Time Goes By left a sizable void in the California older mare division. Nine distaffers will attempt to snare the vacant crown in the April 30 Santa Margarita Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

Lone Rock Towers Over Four Isaac Murphy Foes

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Flying P Stable and R. A. Hill Stable's Lone Rock, the top dirt marathoner in North America in 2021, is the 3-5 morning-line favorite against four rivals in the May 3 Isaac Murphy Marathon Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Summer Anthem Goes From Winner's Circle Into April Sale

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Keeneland has announced that Summer Anthem—a 3-year-old by Temple City, who won the fourth race April 29 on closing day of the Spring Meet as the 9-5 favorite—has been supplemented to the Keeneland April Horses of Racing Age Sale.

Repole Buys Minority Interest in Mo Donegal

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Mo Donegal is a son of Ashford Stud stallion Uncle Mo, the unbeaten 2-year-old champion of 2010 who was campaigned by Repole Stable and trained by Todd Pletcher. Mo Donegal's mare is Callingmissbrown, by Pulpit.

Zandon, Simplification, Messier Post KY Derby Workouts

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
On an April 29 morning at Churchill Downs in which numerous Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) prospects breezed, Zandon was the lone Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) hopeful to work on track toward the May 7 Run for the Roses.

Titleholder, Deep Bond Lead Two-Mile Tenno Sho

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
If history is any measure, Titleholder should be a lock to win the Tenno Sho (Spring, G1) May 1—at 3,200 meters (about two miles), the longest top-level race of the year on the Japanese turf.

Exercise Rider Witt Dies in Keeneland Training Accident

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Callie Witt, 20, an exercise rider for trainer Joe Sharp, died April 29 following a morning training accident on the Keeneland training track.

Former Jump Jockey, Flat Trainer Smithwick Dies at 62

Sat, 2022-04-30 01:04
Daniel "Speedy" Smithwick Jr. was a top amateur steeplechase jockey before becoming a successful flat-racing trainer.

Defense Claims Giannelli Lacked Criminal Intent

Fri, 2022-04-29 01:00
Day 2 of Lisa Giannelli's horse-doping trial in a New York courtroom began April 28 with opening statements and ended with testimony from an ex-harness trainer turned government cooperating witness.

Emerald Downs to Offer Lowest Win, Place, Show Takeout

Fri, 2022-04-29 01:00
Emerald Downs will offer a reduced takeout of 14.7% on all win, place, and show wagers for its upcoming 2022 season. The reduced takeout is the lowest for WPS wagers in the country.

Monmouth Opening on an Optimistic Note

Fri, 2022-04-29 01:00
For the last two years, the opening of Monmouth Park has generated more question marks than exclamation points.

Time Test Colt Tops Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale

Fri, 2022-04-29 01:00
There was a competitive market at the Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up Sale in Newmarket April 28, when the sale-topper proved to be the Time Test colt (Lot 145) out of Luna Mare bought by Michael O'Callaghan for $211,025.

Engelbrecht-Bresges Unanimously Elected President IHSC

Fri, 2022-04-29 01:00
Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges was unanimously elected president of the International Horse Sports Confederation at the organization's general assembly on April 22.

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