Noble Bird (Birdstone) and jockey Julien Leparoux win the G3 Pimlico Special
Keeneland: Noble Bird Highweight For Closing Day Hagyard Fayette Stakes

John C. Oxley’s Grade 1 winner Noble Bird, who won the Oct. 1 Lukas Classic at Churchill Downs in his last start, is the 123-pound highweight in the 59th running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2) on Saturday, closing day of Keeneland’s 2016 Fall Meet. The 1 1/8-mile Hagyard Fayette will go as the ninth […]

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Classic Empire (Pioneerof the Nile) wins The Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland
Classic Empire Headlines Strong List Of Nominees To $1M Delta Downs Jackpot

Nominations for the 14th running of the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. 3) closed on Saturday with 168 potential starters for the Saturday, November 19 contest for 2-year-olds. A maximum of 10 starters are allowed for the 1 1/16-mile race to be run on a dirt surface. Click here for a complete list of nominees. […]

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Winx was recently crowned 2016 Australian Horse of the Year
Cox Plate Heroine Winx To Get Remainder Of Year Off

Dual Cox Plate winner Winx will not race again in 2016, it was announced by the champion mare’s connections. reports that trainer Chris Waller and the mare’s owners decided to rest Winx, rather than go in the G1 Emirates Stakes Nov. 5. In a statement released Monday, Waller said, “At this stage targets in the autumn […]

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Caren wins the Carotene at Woodbine
Caren Surpasses CDN$1 Million Mark With Carotene Victory

Robert Marzilli’s Caren made her final start of 2016 a winning one with a front-running score in Sunday’s $150,000 Carotene Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Mike DePaulo, the three-year-old daughter of Society’s Chairman picked up her fourth stakes win of the meet, and surged past CDN$1-million in purse earnings, with a decisive score in the […]

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Elektrum (outside) nails the Dowager
Elektrum Just Gets Up In Thrilling Dowager

Hronis Racing’s Elektrum was up just in time to win Sunday’s G3 Rood and Riddle Dowager at Keeneland, gifted with the very well-timed ride of Drayden Van Dyke to nail Apple Betty by a head on the wire. The 5-year-old daughter of High Chaparral covered 12 furlongs over the firm turf in 2:33.08 for trainer […]

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Roca Rojo wins the Athenia
Roca Rojo Skips Clear In Athenia

Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Roca Rojo skipped clear of the pack in the stretch of Sunday’s G3 Athenia Stakes, crossing under the wire nearly four lengths in front. Under Javier Castellano, the 4-year-old daughter of Strategic Prince covered 1 1/16 miles over Belmont’s soft turf course in 1:43.20 for trainer Chad […]

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Bar of Gold wins the Empire Distaff
18-Length Stakes Winner Bar Of Gold Targeting Go For Wand

Bar of Gold came out of her win in the $250,000 Empire Distaff well, trainer John Kimmel reported Sunday morning at Belmont Park. A 4-year-old filly by Medaglia d’Oro and out of 2010 Grade 3 Herecomesthebride winner Khancord Kid, Bar of Gold romped to an 18-length victory going 1 1/16 miles for the first time […]

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Lani working prior to the Kentucky Derby
Lani Finishes Late-Closing Third In First Start Since Belmont

Koji Maeda’s wildly popular sophomore colt Lani made his first start since finishing third in the Belmont Stakes on Sunday, contesting Tokyo’s Brazil Cup Handicap in his home country. The grey son of Tapit finished third, closing rapidly down the lane after being hung very wide on the first turn in the 16-horse field. Lani […]

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Line Judge takes Delta's prep race for the $1 million Jackpot
Line Judge Dominates Delta’s Jackpot Prep

The $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. 3) takes place for the 14th time on Saturday, November 19 and on Saturday night the Vinton, Louisiana racetrack hosted the $200,000 Jean Lafitte Stakes, which serves as a prep race for the richest event of the year. Barry and Joni Butzow’s Line Judge proved best in the one-mile […]

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Royal Posse wins the Empire Classic Handicap
Royal Posse Scores Big In Empire Classic Handicap

Belmont Park celebrated all things New York with its annual Empire Showcase Day, a unique 11-race all-state-bred card, including eight stakes races worth a total of $1.75 million in purses, despite the forecasted rain on Saturday afternoon as Royal Posse vindicated his narrow defeat in last year’s $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap with a 3 ½-length […]

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