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Bloodlines: Transatlantic Influence For Irish Derby Winner

How soon they forget. Generation after generation, the bloodstock in the pedigree of Jack Hobbs, winner of Saturday’s Group 1 Irish Derby at the Curragh, have swapped residence from one side of the other. In the first five generations of … Continue reading

Photos Of The Week: California Gold

It was a busy weekend of racing across the country, as Churchill Downs and Santa Anita brought the curtain down on their spring meets with a plethora of graded stakes action, highlighted by Hard Aces’ upset victory in the G1 … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Gold Standard

It seems fitting that the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years will make an appearance on Gold Cup day. The Grade 1 event, run for decades at Hollywood Park and now as the Gold Cup at Santa Anita, is … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Stellar Performer

Stellar Wind returned to her winning ways last Saturday with a determined nose victory in the Grade 2 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. It was the third graded stakes win of the year for the chestnut filly, and it moved … Continue reading

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Learning From The Horses

Vicki Oliver may have spent her entire life around horses, but that doesn’t mean she thinks she’s done learning from them. Oliver, who runs a 40-horse stable based at Keeneland with husband Phil, grew up surrounded by horses as the … Continue reading

Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Securing A ‘Forever Home’

Many in the racing industry got to know Michelle Yu on both HRTV and TVG. If not there, maybe you saw her covering football on Fox or hosting the Santa Anita simulcast. Or perhaps you bumped into her on the backside … Continue reading

Bloodlines: Undrafted An Unexpected Top-Class Sprinter

With a powerful finish, Kentucky-bred Undrafted (by Purim) won the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes over six furlongs at Royal Ascot. With that victory, the powerful chestnut earned his first G1 success and pushed his earnings past $1 million, with … Continue reading

Photos Of The Week: Soaring Into Summer

It was a relatively quiet weekend of racing around the country last weekend, with just a few graded stakes races on the docket. Santa Anita hosted the G2 Summertime Oaks, which saw Hronis Racing’s Stellar Wind return to the winner’s … Continue reading

The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Fillies Front And Center

There are no Grade 1 races on this weekend’s North American stakes menu, but that doesn’t mean there are no Grade 1 performers. Bobby Flay’s Dame Dorothy, named for the celebrity chef’s mother, is coming off the biggest win of … Continue reading

Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Reaching New Heights

With just seven graded stakes on the docket over the past weekend, there was little change in the American Graded Stakes standings. One horse’s breakout win on Saturday did result in a change on at least one chart, however. Of … Continue reading

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