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Rees: American Pharoah Crowning Glory Of Churchill’s Spring Meet

With the 2015 spring meet now in the books, Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Jennie Rees takes a look back at the highs and lows of the meet. For Rees – and likely for most racing fans – the highlight of the … Continue reading

G3 Winner Barbados To Return In Carry Back Stakes

Barbados, winner of a pair of Gulfstream Park stakes earlier this year, will make his first start in five months in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Carry Back Stakes. Trainer Michael Tomlinson had considered stretching out the colt in the Grade … Continue reading

Zayat Focused On ‘Great Day,’ Not Money, For Pharoah’s Next Start

Where Triple Crown winner American Pharoah races next is still unknown, but an article by the Asbury Park Press says that owner Ahmed Zayat is primarily focused on “a great day for the sport,” not money. “It’s not about the … Continue reading

All Clear: Champion Wise Dan Gets Okay To Resume Full Training

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been given clearance to resume full training, according to a report Tuesday at Bloodhorse.com. The 8-year-old gelding had been on an every-other-day schedule of jogging and galloping since May 26. Wise Dan … Continue reading

Del Mar Gearing Up For American Pharoah’s Arrival

The next couple of weeks are likely to be hectic ones for officials at Del Mar. Not only are they gearing up for opening day on July 16, they are likely preparing for a possible media frenzy due to the … Continue reading

Fancy Feet: Chrome To Train In Bar Shoes For Arlington Million

Horse of the Year California Chrome, who was forced to miss his start in the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot due to a foot abscess, will be outfitted with bar shoes. According to an article in … Continue reading

Zia Park Schedule Highlighted By Third Annual Land Of Enchantment Day

Zia Park Casino Hotel & Racetrack has released its stakes schedule for its 11th season of live racing beginning on September 12. The 56-day meet will be highlighted by the third annual Land of Enchantment Day on November 25 and … Continue reading

Casse Shooting For Second Consecutive Queen’s Plate With Two Conquest Runners

Trainer Mark Casse, a seven-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s top conditioner, will try for a second consecutive Queen’s Plate win on Sunday.  The last trainer to win back-to-back Plates was Mark Frostad (Scatter The Gold, 2000; Dancethruthedawn, 2001). Last … Continue reading

Back To Work: American Pharoah Drills Three Furlongs

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah returned to the worktab June 29 with a three-furlong drill in :36 2/5. The Blood-Horse reports that the work, which was the 3-year-old’s first since winning the Belmont Stakes on June 6, pleased his connections. … Continue reading

Salutos Amigos Much The Best In Mr. Prospector Stakes

David Jacobson and Southern Equine Stable’s Salutos Amigos sat off the early speed before storming home to a 3 ¼ length victory in the $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Uptown Boy sprang right from the gate … Continue reading

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