Irish War Cry scores an impressive victory in the Holy Bull
Irish War Cry ‘Perfect’ In Single Breeze Before Fountain Of Youth

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry, a head-turning winner of the Lambholm South Holy Bull (G2), worked Saturday at the Palm Meadows Training Center for his next engagement, the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park March 4. It was a move that pleased the undefeated colt’s trainer, Graham Motion, immensely. The five-furlong […]

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Silver Dust
Morse Aims ‘Tight’ Silver Dust At Rebel Stakes

Lightly raced Silver Dust is pointing for the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 18 at Oaklawn, trainer Randy Morse said Friday morning. Silver Dust finished fourth in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) under Corey Lanerie, beaten 12 ¼ lengths in his first start since a sparkling 3 ½-length maiden victory Nov. 20 at […]

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Texas Chrome takes the Super Derby on Sept. 10
Texas Chrome Returns To Training; Connections Eyeing Oaklawn Handicap

Multiple graded stakes winner Texas Chrome is nearing a regular breeze schedule in preparation for his 4-year-old debut, which could come in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) April 15, trainer J.R. Caldwell said Friday afternoon. Caldwell said Texas Chrome returned to his barn around Feb. 7 after being freshened at owner Danny Keene’s nearby training […]

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Barretts March 2-Year-Old Select Sale Catalog Now Online

The catalog for the 28th Annual Barretts March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training is now on-line and will be mailed soon.  This auction of 129 two-year-olds will be held on Wednesday, March 29 in the Surfside Raceplace located on the grounds of Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, California beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT. […]

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Toast Of New York won the 2014 UAE Derby.
Toast Of New York Undergoing Veterinary Evaluation For Return To Training

Kentucky-bred Toast of New York (Thewayyouare – Claire Soleil, by Syncline) is under evaluation for a possible return to training, reports The 6-year-old has been standing stud in Qatar for new owner Al Shaqab Racing, who purchased the colt after his heart-wrenching loss to Bayern in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Toast of New […]

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Hugh Bowman celebrates aboard Winx after her 2nd consecutive Cox Plate victory.
‘She Makes Her Own Luck’: Winx Gallops To 15th Straight Victory

Australia’s wonder-mare added a 10th Group 1 win to her collection on Saturday, making the Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick her 15th consecutive victory as she won the race for the second year in a row. The gutsy daughter of Street Cry laid in mid-pack while wide, and when jockey Hugh Bowman asked for a […]

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Nyquist takes the lead the first time past the stands in the 2016 Preakness at Pimlico.
Pimlico Renovation Priced At $300 Million, Would Require ‘Huge Public Commitment’

The Maryland Stadium Authority released a study Friday afternoon pricing the cost of renovating Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course at $300 million. Maryland is interested in pursuing “public-private partnerships” in order to modernize the home of the state’s largest sporting event, according to the Baltimore Sun. “I am very optimistic about the report,” said Baltimore Mayor […]

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Classic Empire holds off the late rush of Not This Time to win the BC Juvenile
Blue Grass Stakes Nominees Led By Champion Classic Empire

John C. Oxley’s champion Classic Empire leads an all-star roster of 146 sophomores, including 18 of the top 20 point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), nominated to the 93rd running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) on April 8, opening Saturday of Keeneland’s 2017 Spring Meet. The Toyota Blue […]

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CHRB: Racing Secretaries To Be Allowed To Write Medication-Based Conditions

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, February 23, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. First Vice Chair George Krikorian, Second Vice Chair Madeline Auerbach and Commissioners Jesse Choper, Araceli Ruano and Alex Solis also were in attendance.   The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the […]

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A barn at Belmont Park
Small Barn Fire At Belmont Park Causes No Injuries

A small barn fire at Belmont Park caused no injuries on Thursday evening, according to the Daily Racing Form. Inside a tack room in a barn mostly occupied by Michelle Nevin trainees, an electric heater was the source of the fire. Equipment had been placed too close to the heater, which sparked the fire, reported […]

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