Irish War Cry (inside) breaks his maiden at Laurel Park
Motion ‘Excited’ About Pair Of Sophomore Maiden Winners

Irish War Cry and Painter’s Rags, a pair of promising undefeated colts trained by Graham Motion, began preparations for their 3-year-old debuts by breezing a half-mile Sunday morning. Working together, Irish War Cry and Painter’s Rags breezed four furlongs in 48.95 seconds at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach. The time […]

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Eragon, a three-time Group 1 winner in Argentina, schooled in Gulfstream's paddock on Jan. 19
Eragon ‘A Little Stronger’ In Final Work For Pegasus World Cup

On Sunday, Argentinian Group 1 winner Eragon recorded his final work prior to the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup. The recent James McIngvale purchase worked at Gulfstream Park, covering five furlongs in 1:02.34 under Edgar Prado, according to the Daily Racing Form. “I thought today’s work was better than last week. […]

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California Chrome at Gulfstream Park
California Chrome: Sherman To Focus On ‘Fundamental’ Schooling Before Pegasus

Watching his son and assistant, Alan, lead California Chrome around the Gulfstream Park shedrow shortly before 7 Sunday morning, trainer Art Sherman continued to marvel at the strength and energy of his newly crowned two-time Horse of the Year. “I was going to walk him myself if they didn’t show up,” he said. “It’s a […]

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Tepin works at Palm Meadows on Jan. 22
Dual Eclipse Award-Winner Tepin ‘Moving Very Well’ In Palm Meadows Workout

The morning after celebrating an Eclipse Award in back-to-back seasons for outstanding female turf horse, it was business-as-usual for the 6-year-old Tepin at Palm Meadows Training Center. According to, the daughter of Bernstein recorded a bullet half-mile turf work in :474/5 for trainer Mark Casse, in preparation for a possible start in Tampa Bay […]

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Lane's End posted this photo of a young Guest Suite after the colt's Derby points-earning performance in the Lecomte
Guest Suite, Farrell Plan Next Steps On Louisiana Derby, Oaks Trails

William S. Farish and Lora Jean Kilroy’s Guest Suite came out of his victory in Saturday’s Fair Grounds centerpiece, the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, in top order, according to trainer Neil Howard. “He looked good and cooled out well,” Howard said. “Everything looked good this morning. I would say we are most likely (running […]

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Keen Ice and Javier Castellano ended American Pharoah's eight-race winning streak in the 2015 Travers
Keen Ice To Stand At Calumet After 2017 Season

Keen Ice, the 2015 G1 Travers Stakes Winner and only horse to beat American Pharoah in his record setting 3YO season, will take up stud duty at the end of his racing career at Calumet Farm near Lexington. “We are excited to offer this exceptional looking son of Curlin to our breeders,” said director of […]

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Robby Albarado celebrates his 5000th career win at the Fair Grounds
‘I Didn’t Do It Alone’: Albarado Rides 5,000th Winner Sunday

Jockey Robby Albarado joined an elite group on Sunday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots when earning his 5,000th career victory. The 43-year-old Lafayette, Louisiana, native became only the 33rd rider to reach the milestone when guiding Oak Tree Stables’ Scott Gelner-trained Vivacious V. V. to victory in the day’s first race. Albarado began […]

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Gun Runner (Candy Ride) wins the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on 11.25.2016. Florent Geroux up, Steve Asmussen trainer, Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimney's Farm owners.
Gun Runner’s Connections ‘Unwilling’ To Complete Testing Requirements For Pegasus Start

It was announced early last week that Grade 1 Clark Handicap winner Gun Runner was a candidate for the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup, when owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm made a deal with Pegasus slot-holder Mick Ruis. That deal was contingent upon the EHV-1 quarantine at the Fair Grounds, where Gun […]

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Suddenbreakingnews wins the Southwest
Suddenbreakingnews ‘Ready To Go’ For 2017 Debut

Trainer Donnie K. Von Hemel has waited more than five months to run Suddenbreakingnews. What’s another five days? Suddenbreakingnews is scheduled to make his 4-year-old debut in Friday’s seventh race at Oaklawn, a fourth-level allowance/optional claimer for older horses at 1 1/16 miles. Among Oaklawn’s leading 3-year-olds, the gelding will be making his first start […]

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The finish line of the track at OBS
OBS Day Of Champions Racing Scheduled For Jan. 24

Racing returns to Ocala Tuesday, January 24 as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company holds its 28th annual Day of Champions. The four races for OBS graduates feature quality fields conditioned by leading trainers and ridden by a star-studded jockey colony. Held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale for the fourth straight year, the expanded […]

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