Renown takes the G3 Sycamore
Renown Makes Sycamore A Voss Family Tradition With Narrow Victory

Merriebelle Stable’s Renown (GB) staved off a late bid from Bigger Picture by a nose to win the 22nd running of the $100,000 Sycamore (G3) for 3-year-olds and up before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 8,594. Renown is trained by Elizabeth Voss, whose late father, Tommy Voss, won the 2008 Sycamore with Always First (GB). […]

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Greatbullsoffire runs in the Maryland Million Nursery
Goodness, Gracious: Greatbullsoffire Looks To Rebound In Maryland Million Nursery

Six weeks after suffering his first career loss in the storied Laurel Futurity, Kathleen Willier’s Greatbullsoffire returns as the horse to beat in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Nursery for 2-year-olds by eligible Maryland stallions is one of nine stakes on the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program, […]

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Phlash Phelps captures the 2015 Maryland Million Turf
Phlash Phelps Seeks Reversal Of Fortune In Maryland Million Turf

Hillwood Stables’ Phlash Phelps enjoyed a perfect season in 2015, winning all four of his starts, two of them stakes including the Maryland Million Turf, and was rewarded by being named Maryland’s champion turf horse. From a year where he could do no wrong, Phlash Phelps has seen 2016 evolve into a season where very […]

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Admirals War Chest takes the Maryland Million Classic.
‘Admiral’ On Board For Title Defense In Maryland Million Classic

Last fall, Admirals War Chest had lost five consecutive races before turning an out-of-town Maryland Million prep victory into his mild, front-running upset of the day’s richest race. The Sinatra Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding homebred is following a similar pattern heading into this year’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic, which highlights the 31st annual Jim McKay […]

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Ben's Cat
Ben’s Cat Will Try To Snap Four-Race Skid In Maryland Million Sprint

There will be plenty at stake when popular multiple stakes-winning gelding Ben’s Cat makes his return to Saturday’s 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Day program at Laurel Park in the $100,000 Sprint. Bred, owned and trained by Hall of Fame horseman King Leatherbury, Ben’s Cat is already a three-time Million winner, having captured the […]

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Winx was recently crowned 2016 Australian Horse of the Year
Haslett: Will Australia’s Cox Plate Dish Up Another Victory For Winx?

This weekend, Breeders’ Cup qualifier Winx will take on a talented field in the 94th edition of the AUD $3 million ($2.3 million) W.S. Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. Renowned as one of the world’s great 10-furlong races and Australia’s second richest weight-for-age race, the Cox Plate will command the attention of racing fans, eager […]

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Imahit Attempting Third Oklahoma Classics Victory

The $1 million night of stakes racing for Oklahoma-breds, the Oklahoma Classics, has its 24th renewal at Remington Park this Friday at 7pm. A night of full field racing will include 13 going to the gate in the main event, the $175,000 Classics Cup. The all-stakes Primetime Pick 4 will carry a boosted $70,000 guaranteed […]

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Cheekaboo, center, wins the Honeymoon Stakes in a blanket finish
Cheekaboo, My Impression Lead 14 Fillies In Friday’s Valley View Stakes

California invader Cheekaboo and Stuart Janney III’s My Impression, daylight winner of the recent Commonwealth Oaks (G3) at Laurel, head a deep field of 14 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Tuesday for Friday’s 26th running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) at Keeneland. Run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the […]

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Laurel Park Gearing Up For Maryland Million Celebration

Full fields and large crowds are expected when Maryland celebrates more than two and a half centuries of thoroughbred breeding and racing with the 31st annual Jim McKay Maryland Million Saturday, Oct. 22 at Laurel Park. Nine stakes, led by the $150,000 Classic for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles, are among 11 races […]

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Racing at Golden Gate Fields
Fall Meet At Golden Gate Gets Underway Thursday, Oct. 20

The 32-day Golden Gate Fields Fall Meet will begin Thursday, with racing conducted four days a week through Dec. 11. Regular post time will be 12:45 p.m. every race day with three exceptions: 12:05 p.m. on Nov. 4 (Breeders’ Cup Day 1), 11:40 a.m. on Nov. 5 (Breeders’ Cup Day 2), and 11:15 a.m. on […]

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