Kitasan Black and his connections after his Japan Cup victory
Japan: Kitasan Black Honored As JRA Horse Of The Year

Kitasan Black drew 134 out of 291 votes to win The Japan Racing Association’s 2016 Horse of the Year based on an outstanding season that included victories in the Tenno Sho (Spring) and the Japan Cup. Maurice, who won three G1 titles, including two in Hong Kong, earned 90 votes to deny him a second […]

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Irish War Cry (inside) breaks his maiden at Laurel Park
Motion ‘Excited’ About Pair Of Sophomore Maiden Winners

Irish War Cry and Painter’s Rags, a pair of promising undefeated colts trained by Graham Motion, began preparations for their 3-year-old debuts by breezing a half-mile Sunday morning. Working together, Irish War Cry and Painter’s Rags breezed four furlongs in 48.95 seconds at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach. The time […]

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Tepin works at Palm Meadows on Jan. 22
Dual Eclipse Award-Winner Tepin ‘Moving Very Well’ In Palm Meadows Workout

The morning after celebrating an Eclipse Award in back-to-back seasons for outstanding female turf horse, it was business-as-usual for the 6-year-old Tepin at Palm Meadows Training Center. According to, the daughter of Bernstein recorded a bullet half-mile turf work in :474/5 for trainer Mark Casse, in preparation for a possible start in Tampa Bay […]

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Lane's End posted this photo of a young Guest Suite after the colt's Derby points-earning performance in the Lecomte
Guest Suite, Farrell Plan Next Steps On Louisiana Derby, Oaks Trails

William S. Farish and Lora Jean Kilroy’s Guest Suite came out of his victory in Saturday’s Fair Grounds centerpiece, the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, in top order, according to trainer Neil Howard. “He looked good and cooled out well,” Howard said. “Everything looked good this morning. I would say we are most likely (running […]

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Suddenbreakingnews wins the Southwest
Suddenbreakingnews ‘Ready To Go’ For 2017 Debut

Trainer Donnie K. Von Hemel has waited more than five months to run Suddenbreakingnews. What’s another five days? Suddenbreakingnews is scheduled to make his 4-year-old debut in Friday’s seventh race at Oaklawn, a fourth-level allowance/optional claimer for older horses at 1 1/16 miles. Among Oaklawn’s leading 3-year-olds, the gelding will be making his first start […]

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The finish line of the track at OBS
OBS Day Of Champions Racing Scheduled For Jan. 24

Racing returns to Ocala Tuesday, January 24 as the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company holds its 28th annual Day of Champions. The four races for OBS graduates feature quality fields conditioned by leading trainers and ridden by a star-studded jockey colony. Held in conjunction with the OBS Winter Mixed Sale for the fourth straight year, the expanded […]

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I'm A Chatterbox (Munnings) wins The Juddmonte Spinster (G1) at Keeneland on 10.09.2016. Florent Geroux up, Larry Jones trainer, Grayson Farm owners/breeders.
I’m A Chatterbox Leads Nominees For Houston Ladies Classic

Nominations have closed for the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic which will be contested on Sunday, January 29. The mile and one-sixteenth stakes was awarded its graded status by the American Graded Stakes Committee in 2016, and remains the richest Thoroughbred race in Texas. Inaugurated in 2013, the Houston Ladies Classic was formed to […]

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Farrell earned 10 points toward the Kentucky Oaks in the Silverbulletday
Farrell Splashes Home On Top In Silverbulletday

Coffeepot Stables’ homebred filly Farrell was bet down to 4-5 odds and responded with a solid showing in the Listed $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes, the first of three New Orleans stepping stones to the Grade I $1,000,000 Longines Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 5. After breaking well from post three of six sophomore fillies, […]

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Guest Suite splashes home first in the Lecomte
Guest Suite Splashes To Derby Points In Lecomte

W. S. Farish and Lora Jean Kilroy’s homebred Guest Suite closed from mid-pack to win Saturday’s G3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds, earning 10 points toward the Kentucky Derby with his one-length victory. The sophomore son of Quality Road, ridden by Robby Albarado for trainer Neil Howard, covered 1 mile and 70 yards in […]

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Hy Riverside wins the Sunshine Millions Classic
Hy Riverside Noses Out Longshot Nauset Beach In Sunshine Millions Classic

Mar Racing Stable’s Hy Riverside closed up the inside rail to just nail the photo finish over 30-1 longshot Nauset Beach in Saturday’s $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by Jose Ortiz for Antonio Sano, the 5-year-old son of Macho Uno covered 1 1/8 miles over the fast main track in 1:49.39 to […]

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