USA Horse Racing News

 

  • Divine Oath Heads Coolmore Lexington - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:44:04 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Let's Go Stable's undefeated Divine Oath will make his stakes debut April 19 in the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) at Keeneland after failing to draw in to the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I).
  • Bejarano Picks Up Derby Mount on Wildcat Red - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:33:51 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Jockey Rafael Bejarano has been tabbed to ride Wildcat Red in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), becoming the sixth jockey employed by trainer Jose Garoffalo in the colt's past six starts.
  • Coolmore Lexington: A Prep in Its Prime - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:48:49 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - The Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II), which served as a springboard for Charismatic in 1999, is no longer a key Kentucky Derby prep. However, Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile event was once a well-worn path to Louisville.
  • Injury Knocks Constitution Off Derby Trail - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:01:09 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Constitution will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the other two Triple Crown races after a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone was discovered.
  • Blue Grass Runner-Up Medal Count Derby Bound - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:56:43 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Medal Count, runner-up in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes April 12, will make his next start in the Kentucky Derby May 3 at Churchill Downs, trainer Dale Romans confirmed April 1.
  • Game On Dude Arrives for Charles Town Classic - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:42:16 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Game On Dude arrived in West Virginia April 15 ahead of his expected start in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 19, when he will bid for a repeat victory in the race.
  • Summer Front Aims to Defend Miami Mile Crown - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:04:57 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Waterford Stable's Summer Front will try to win the Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT) for a second straight year when the 5-year-old son of War Front faces an expected 13 rivals in the April 19 race.
  • Emollient Back at Keeneland in Doubledogdare - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:59:30 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Juddmonte homebred, 2-for-2 at Keeneland after notching double grade I wins at the Lexington oval, finds softer spot April 18 in $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (gr. III).
  • Kitten Kaboodle, Zinzay Meet in Appalachian - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:42:30 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Kitten Kaboodle and Zinzay, the one-two finishers in the 2013 JPMorgan Chance Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT), square off in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland.
  • Anderson Seeks Sweet Victory With Sugar Shock - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:23:33 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Iowa-based trainer Doug Anderson isn't a well-known name in the Thoroughbred horse racing game. But when his filly Sugar Shock contests the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), things may change for the small-time conditioner.
  • Georgia Coalition Partners With Old Friends - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:26:01 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - The Georgia Horse Racing Coalition announced April 14 a partnership with Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Georgetown, Ky.
  • Oaks Hopeful Awesome Baby Works - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:29:03 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Grade II winner Awesome Baby handily completed five furlongs in 1:01.40 April 14 at Santa Anita Park as the daughter of Awesome Again continues preparations for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.
  • Trainer Silvera Notches Career Win 1,000 - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:23:56 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Veteran Woodbine-based trainer Laurie Silvera secured the 1,000th victory of his career Sunday, April 13 when 8-5 favorite Sorry About That drew off in the stretch for a three-length score in an optional claiming race.
  • Santa Lucia Attracts Two-Time Champ Beholder - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:38:06 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Two-time Eclipse Award champion filly Beholder towers over six older fillies and mares in the Santa Lucia Stakes at 1 1/16 miles April 20, her first start since winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.
  • Sweet Swap Scoots to San Simeon Success - Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:10:25 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Favored Sweet Swap became a graded stakes winner over his favored hillside turf course with a front-running tally in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 13 at Santa Anita Park.
  • Stormy Lucy Soars to Santa Barbara Victory - Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:17:35 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Favored Stormy Lucy made her new connections look good when she came from off the pace to catch Miss Serendipity in the final strides to win the Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIIT) by a neck April 13 on the turf at Santa Anita.
  • Ready to Act Overcomes Start to Win Beaumont - Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:58:56 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - In her first start on a synthetic surface, Ready to Act recorded her second straight stakes victory for Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence when she rallied from last to capture the April 13 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II).
  • Dance With Fate Awaits Decision on Derby Bid - Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:33:50 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - A decision on whether to send Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will not be made for a week, trainer Peter Eurton said April 13.
  • Pletcher Trio Back to Work for Kentucky Derby - Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:46:49 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Undefeated Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Constitution returned to work for trainer Todd Pletcher at Palm Meadows Training Center April 13, along with We Miss Artie and Intense Holiday.
  • McLaughlin Relieved Cairo Prince Qualifies - Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:45:43 +0000 - Thoroughbred Racing | BloodHorse.com - Kiaran McLaughlin was able to breathe a sigh of relief the morning of April 13 with Cairo Prince ranked 20th on the qualifying list for the Kentucky Derby after the final two major preps a day earlier.