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Reload Closes Strongly In Tampa Bay Stakes

A Phipps Stable homebred, 7-year-old Reload captured his second graded stakes victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 Tampa Bay Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. The son of Hard Spun covered the 1 1/16 miles over a firm turf course in 1:40.15 … Continue reading

Bolo Upsets Obviously In Arcadia Stakes

He hadn’t race since July of 2015, but Bolo made an impressive comeback in Saturday’s Grade 2 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita. At odds of 7-1, the 4-year-old son of Temple City upset 4-5 Obviously at the wire to win … Continue reading

Dancing House Captures Barbara Fritchie Stakes

Godolphin Racing and Kiaran McLaughlin captured their second graded stakes race of the day Saturday when Dancing House took down her first in the Grade 2 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park. The 5-year-old mare by Tapit covered the seven-furlong … Continue reading

Tepin Returns Victorious For 2016 Debut In Endeavour

The 2015 Eclipse Award Champion Grass Mare Tepin returned to the races victorious in her 2016 debut, cruising to an easy win the the Grade 3 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes. Robert E. Masterson’s 5-year-old mare by Bernstein captured the 1 … Continue reading

Zenyatta’s Second Son Approaching Long-Awaited Debut

Ziconic, the second son of champion mare Zenyatta, may finally be ready to make his racing debut. Trainer John Shirreffs is pointing the sophomore colt by Tapit at a maiden special weight on Feb. 20 at Santa Anita, according to … Continue reading

Awesome Banner, Cherry Wine Breeze For Fountain Of Youth

Awesome Banner and Cherry Wine, two of the leading candidates for the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) Feb. 27, turned in impressive five-furlong workouts this morning at Gulfstream Park. Jacks or Better Farm’s unbeaten Awesome Banner was the first … Continue reading

Destin Full Of Run Late To Win Sam F. Davis Stakes

Twin Creeks Racing Stable’s Destin powered home to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes for trainer Todd Pletcher, improving valiantly from his fourth-place effort in the Fair Grounds Lecomte Stakes. The sophomore son of Giant’s Causeway covered the … Continue reading

Penwith Gets First Graded Victory In Royal Delta Stakes

Godolphin Racing’s Penwith went off as the third choice in Saturday’s Grade 2 Royal Delta Stakes, but the 5-year-old daughter of Bernardini overcame those odds to a strong victory for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. She covered the 1 1/16 miles in … Continue reading

Senate Leader Calls For Kentucky Horse Park Audit; Bill Would Reorganize Commission

Senate Majority Leader Damon Thayer (R) filed a bill on Friday which would reorganize the Kentucky Horse Park Commission, because he is concerned that the park is being harmed by “politics and patronage,” according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. A leading … Continue reading

‘Almost A Miracle’: Desormeaux Brothers On The Kentucky Derby Trail Together

From a small town in Louisiana called Maurice, just outside Lafayette, two brothers have a horse on the Kentucky Derby Trail. Kent Desormeaux, hall of fame rider and three-time winner of the Kentucky Derby, and his older brother Keith, a … Continue reading

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