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Imperative Shocks at 26-1 in Charles Town Classic

Sitting off a pace set first by Moreno and then by race favorite Game On Dude, Imperative and jockey Kent Desormeaux pounced on the far turn, pulling away to win the Grade 2 $1.5 million Charles Town Classic on Saturday … Continue reading

Larry Jones Suffers Severe Injuries in Delaware Park Fall

The Daily Racing Form reports that Larry Jones, a trainer best known for horses like Horse of the Year Havre de Grace and Kentucky Derby runner-ups Eight Belles and Hard Spun, suffered several injuries after being thrown from a horse … Continue reading

Updated Road to the Kentucky Derby Standings After April 19

The Kentucky Derby field continues to take shape as all the prep races are now in the books. Vinceremos entered the Top 20 on Saturday after the announcement that Cairo Prince, who was 19th on the list, had been injured … Continue reading

Dynamic Impact Noses Out Heavy Favorite ‘Hawk’ in Illinois Derby

Dynamic Impact never left pacesetter Midnight Hawk alone throughout the race, and it paid off for the 9-1 shot as he won a head-bobbing finish against the heavy favorite in Saturday’s Grade 3 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. It was the … Continue reading

Flashy American Comes Home First in Sixty Sails

On a day where the legendary trainer of Sixty Sails, Mr. Jack Van Berg, was on hand for a book signing, he was also presenting the trophy for the Grade 3 Sixty Sails Handicap at Hawthorne to the connections of … Continue reading

Mr Speaker Kicks Clear for Coolmore Lexington Victory

Phipps Stable’s homebred Mr Speaker, under a ground-saving ride from Jose Lezcano, took command at the head of the stretch to score a four-length victory in the 33rd running of the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3) for 3-year-olds before a sun-drenched … Continue reading

La Verdad Runs Away With Distaff Handicap

La Verdad, returning to open company off an impressive stakes win against New York-breds, blasted off from post position 1 and never looked back in the Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap for filly and mare sprinters on Saturday at Aqueduct … Continue reading

Frac Daddy Much The Best in Keeneland’s Ben Ali

Magic City Thoroughbred Partners’ Frac Daddy blew away nine rivals to win the 84th running of the $150,000 Ben Ali (G3) at Keeneland on Saturday by 4 3/4 lengths. The 2011 Keeneland sales graduate tracked pace-setting Red Rifle to the … Continue reading

Grand Tito Hangs Tough in Miami Mile Victory

Grand Tito took over from pacemaker Decisive Moment on the far turn and never looked back, holding off late closers Midnight Cello and Csaba to win the off-the-turf Grade 3 Miami Mile Handicap at Calder Race Course on Saturday. The … Continue reading

Grade 1 Winner Bond Holder Loses Battle With Laminitis

Trainer Doug O’Neill announced on Facebook Saturday afternoon that Bond Holder, who once was pointed toward the Kentucky Derby, had passed away due to complications of laminitis. O’Neill said in the Facebook post that “the severity of the laminitis was … Continue reading