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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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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 racinguk.com. 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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Champion Champagne Room
Champagne Room, Unique Bella Among 96 Fillies Nominated To Central Bank Ashland Stakes

Two West Coast-based stars – champion Champagne Room and dominant two-time Grade 2 winner Unique Bella – lead the list of 96 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 8, opening Saturday of Keeneland’s 2017 Spring Meet. The 1 1/16-mile Central Bank Ashland has been a springboard to success in […]

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Winx (right) has won 14 straight, while Arrogate has earned more than $11 million in just seven races
Haslett: A Winx Vs Arrogate Dream Matchup?

The world’s best racehorse is today as much a tale of two countries and their track types as the horses themselves. Top-rated Arrogate, according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, has excelled on dirt courses, winning the G1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park last month and the G1 Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita last […]

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Unique Bella, pictured at Santa Anita Jan. 30
Easy-Breezy: Unique Bella Preps For Santa Ysabel With Five Furlong Drill

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s budding superstar filly Unique Bella was sent out for an impressive five furlong breeze in 1:00.20 “breezing” early Thursday morning as she prepares for what her connections hope will be her fourth consecutive win in the Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on March 4. A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter […]

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Monmouth Park
G1 Haskell Invitational Headlines Monmouth Stakes Schedule

With the $1 million, Grade 1 betfair.com Haskell Invitational leading the way, Monmouth Park will offer a $3,725,000 stakes schedule for the 2017 racing season, which kicks off on Saturday, May 13. Set for its 50th renewal on Sunday, July 30, this year’s golden anniversary Haskell will once again be sponsored by Betfair, the world’s […]

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Hastings Racecourse
Hastings Racecourse Opening Day Pushed Back One Week

Opening day to the start of the 2017 Hastings Racecourse thoroughbred season has been pushed back one week to Sunday, April 23 and General Manager Darren MacDonald sees the adjustment as one of many positive developments on the horizon. “The unpleasant weather we experienced at the start of February resulted in the majority of horses […]

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Albano proves much the best in the 2015 Maxxam Gold Cup
Iron Fist, Albano Headline Quality Field Of 11 In Sam Houston’s Maxxam Gold Cup

The Maxxam Gold Racing Festival is set for Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park and will feature four stakes. Nationally prominent horsemen are shipping in runners for the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup, which drew an excellent field of 11 horses for the mile and one-eighth main track event. Al Stall, Jr. has saddled two […]

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Caledonian (inside) wins the Jimmy Winkfield (Chelsea Durand/NYRA Photo)
Caledonian Upsets Jimmy Winkfield As Longest Shot On The Board

Curragh Stables’ Caledonian got up just in time as the longest shot on the board to get a nose in front in a competitive edition of the $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield for 3-year-olds at six furlongs on Monday’s President’s Day card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Caledonian, under jockey Eric Cancel, broke last in the field of five […]

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