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Large Fields Set for Juvenile Championship Races at Laurel Park

Big fields are entered in stakes for two-year olds on Friday and Saturday at Laurel Park, the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship and the Maryland Juvenile Futurity. Thirteen fillies go in Friday’s race, twelve colts and geldings are listed in Saturday’s Futurity.  Both races are seven furlongs on the … Continue reading

Charles Town: $1.5 Million Classic To Launch 2015 Stakes Season

The $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic (G2), Charles Town Oaks (G3) and West Virginia Breeders’ Classics XXIX will again headline the stakes calendar at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in the upcoming year following the schedule’s recent approval provided by … Continue reading

The ‘Most Interesting’ Wise Dan: Rubbing Elbows With Celebs

In advance of next month’s 44th Annual Eclipse Awards, where Wise Dan could win a third straight Horse of the Year title, America’s Best Racing has released the fifth installment in its eight-part series of online videos promoting the popular … Continue reading

Awesome Baby Making Comeback in Santa Anita’s La Brea Stakes

A two-time graded stakes winner earlier this year at Santa Anita, Kaleem Shah’s Awesome Baby, idle since winning the Sunland Park Oaks on March 23, heads a deep and competitive group of ten 3-year-old fillies in the Grade I, $300,000 … Continue reading

Deja Vu All Over Again for Yogi Berra

As Yogi Berra might have once said, coincidences are funny things. You never know if they’re meant to happen. A 3-year-old colt named for the New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher won his second career race Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs, … Continue reading

Trainer Jones Pointing Three to Silverbulletday

Trainer Larry Jones could have as many as three starters in the first major sophomore filly event of the Fair Grounds season, the 23rd running of the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes on Jan. 17. The always-formidable stable is considering Brereton C. … Continue reading

Shared Belief, Baffert Quartet Set for Malibu on Santa Anita’s Opening Day

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s Shared Belief, who tasted defeat for the first time in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, heads a strong field of ten 3-year-olds (four of them trained by Bob Baffert) at seven furlongs in Friday’s Grade I, … Continue reading

Divine Oath, Irish Mission Top Gulfstream Stakes

The 2014-2015 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park is set to swing into high gear Saturday with the renewals of three Grade 3 stakes, including the 48th running of the $100,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap, the 46th edition of the $100,000 … Continue reading

Danon Platina Rallies for Asahi Hai Futurity Win

Danon Platina registered another success for leading Japanese sire Deep Impact with a professional score in the G1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes at Hanshin Racecourse Sunday. The gray colt, who went off the betting choice, sat well back off the … Continue reading

Dortmund Wins Thrilling Finish in Los Alamitos Futurity

The hype surrounding Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund intensified Saturday as the colt entered the gate the 3-5 favorite in his first stakes attempt. Less than two minutes later, Dortmund rallied gamely to get his nose in front of a pair of … Continue reading