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Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito celebrates his 2,000th career win after jockey Nik Juarez guided Forever Plus to victory
‘It’s Been A Long Journey’: Hall Of Famer Zito Saddles 2,000th Career Winner

Nick Zito saddled the 2000th winner of his career Monday at Gulfstream Park, where Forever Plus registered a gate-to-wire victory under Nik Juarez in the second race to help his Hall of Fame trainer reach the milestone. “The way these young trainers win 4000 and 5000, I feel like the oldest guy in Little League,” […]

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Cartwright took a hard right in mid-stretch and veered into a pair of rivals on the outside
Australia: Jockey Charges At Other Horses While Girlfriend Wins Race

A jockey in South Australia has pleaded guilty to reckless riding and awaits punishment for intentionally veering his horse into rivals allegedly so that his girlfriend could win the race on another horse. The incident occurred Saturday at Morphettville Race Course in Adelaide. In the eighth and final race, 22-year-old Josh Cartwright can be seen […]

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Jockey Perry Ouzts
Turfway Honors Journeyman Perry Ouzts, Supports Efforts For Hall Of Fame Nomination

It’s a rare racetrack that puts on a celebration for a single jockey. Perry Ouzts, however, is no ordinary jockey. On Friday, Turfway Park hosted a celebration for Ouzts, 62, in support of a grassroots effort to secure the journeyman a spot in the Hall of Fame. Several of his fans have put together a […]

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Prayer for Relief wins Super Derby
UPDATED: Prayer For Relief To Be Entered In Pegasus World Cup

UPDATE: On Monday morning, Zayat Stables announced on Twitter it has reached an agreement with the Rosedown Racing stable of Jeffrey Weiss – an original purchaser of a starting berth – to enter Prayer for Relief in the inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup. In the aftermath of Prayer for Relief’s eye-catching workout Saturday, Zayat Stables and […]

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Arrogate breezes at Santa Anita Jan. 15
Baffert ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Arrogate’s Latest Work Toward Pegasus

With Bob Baffert in contact throughout via two-way radio, Martin Garcia guided reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Arrogate through a powerful six furlong work of 1:12.29 late Sunday morning at Santa Anita. The 4-year-old grey colt by Unbridled’s Song will have one more local work before he’s scheduled to depart for Florida in what shapes […]

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California Chrome breezes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 14
California Chrome, Eragon Exit Sunday Works In Good Order

Sunday dawned a quiet morning for megastar California Chrome, the day after his five-furlong workout in 1:00 3/5 for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28. Assistant trainer Alan Sherman walked the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the shedrow before sunrise on Sunday. Sherman left shortly thereafter for a day […]

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The Dallas Stewart bred, owned and trained Saint's Fan won the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile with ease.
Full Field Of 12 Scheduled For Derby Prep Lecomte At Fair Grounds

A promising field of 12 will go to post in New Orleans’ first Kentucky Derby prep of the year in the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes on Jan. 21. Topping a six-stakes Road to the Derby Kickoff Day Presented by Hotel Monteleone card, the mile and 70-yard event renews for the 72nd time with a […]

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Flatlined just gets up in the Fort Lauderdale
Improving Flatlined Just Gets Up In Fort Lauderdale

Trainer Scooter Dickey had every reason to think that the best was yet to come from Flatlined when he saddled the 5-year-old son of Flatter for Saturday’s $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) at Gulfstream Park. “The Flatters just get better with age, like I had with Flat Out. If they don’t go wrong, they’re at their […]

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California Chrome and jockey Victor Espinoza
Espinoza On Chrome: ‘I’m Not Going To Ride Him Again Like That’

Jockey Victor Espinoza has faced heavy criticism for the defeat of California Chrome in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic, as many fans watching the race complained that he had ridden the horse with too much confidence. Espinoza told thoroughbredracing.com that he does not plan on making the same mistake twice when he and the 6-year-old […]

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A Fastnet Rock/Dazzling Gazelle filly topped seven figures Saturday
Magic Millions Wraps Book 1 Of Gold Coast Yearling Sale With 1.2 Million Fastnet Rock Filly

Magic Millions concluded Book 1 of its Gold Coast Yearling Sale on Saturday evening well ahead of its 2016 edition. A total of 649 horses sold for a total of 134,292,500 ($100,725,418), up 16 percent over last year’s gross sales of 115,806,000 AUD ($86,859,711). This year’s average price of 206,922 AUD ($155,209) was up 5.8 percent over last […]

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