One Liner was the 3 1/2-length winner of the Southwest Stakes
One Liner Keeps Perfect Record Intact With Southwest Victory

Trainer Todd Pletcher rarely sends horses to Oaklawn Park for the 3-year-old series of Kentucky Derby prep races, but when he does, watch out. On Monday, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s One Liner stretched out to two turns impressively in the G3 Southwest Stakes, besting a field of 12 other sophomores to […]

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Gun Runner dominates the Razorback Handicap
Heavily Favored Gun Runner Takes Razorback As He Pleases

Off as the 1-5 favorite in a field of six older horses, Gun Runner took the lead out of the gate and was never seriously challenged to win Monday’s G3 Razorback Handicap by open lengths at Oaklawn Park. Owned by Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride was never really […]

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Epicharis made a strong move up the rail to win the Hyacinth, qualifying for the 2017 Kentucky Derby.
Undefeated Epicharis Qualifies For Kentucky Derby With Hyacinth Victory

Epicharis (Jpn) defeated Adirato (Jpn) in the Hyacinth at Tokyo Racecourse on Sunday to remain unbeaten in four starts; the colt garnered 50 points and an invitation to compete in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6 at Churchill Downs. The one-mile Hyacinth was the second race in a new two-race […]

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Zakaroff wins the El Camino Real Derby
Zakaroff Posts 48-1 Upset In El Camino Real Derby

Antone Metaxas’ Zakaroff posted a surprise victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby, striking the wire first at odds of 48-1. Ridden by Kyle Frey, the sophomore son of Slew’s Tiznow rode the rail through the turn, angled out and collared the favored Ann Arbor Eddie to win by a half-length. Trained by […]

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El Areeb (Exchange Rate) and jockey Trevor McCarthy win the Withers (Gr III) at Aqueduct Racetrack 2/4/17. Trainer: Cathal Lynch. Owner: M M G Racing Stable
El Areeb ‘Effortless’ In First Work Since Withers Victory

M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3-winning Triple Crown contender El Areeb returned to the work tab with a sharp half-mile breeze over Laurel Park’s main track Saturday morning. With trainer Cal Lynch’s son, Charlie, in the irons, the 3-year-old Exchange Rate colt was clocked in 47.70 seconds, the second-fastest of 35 horses at the […]

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McCraken wins the Sam F. Davis Stakes
TCI: Last Of The 10-Point Races

The TCI guys process last week’s Derby prep action, a major performance by the undefeated McCraken. Did he do enough to break into the top spot of the TCI’s Top 10? They also preview this Saturday’s G3 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields, and the loaded G3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on […]

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Declining numbers in Thoroughbred foal crops are tied to significant issues in U.S. racing
The Friday Show: Population Problems, Early Derby Standouts?

It’s no secret that foal crops have been diminishing for several years. Despite recent contraction in the U.S. racing industry, the shortage of Thoroughbreds appears to be on display in important races coast to coast. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue of field sizes, racehorse ownership, and the […]

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Cartwright took a hard right in mid-stretch and veered into a pair of rivals on the outside
Jockey Banned 18 Months For Reckless Riding – ‘Arguably The Worst Ever Seen In Australia’

Thoroughbred Racing SA stewards have suspended jockey Josh Cartwright for 18 months after he intentionally veered his horse into several rivals during a race at Morphettville Race Course in South Australia. In addition, Cartwright – who is a dual license-holder – had his trainer’s license suspended for six months. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Cartwright’s suspensions […]

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Australian Horse of the Year Winx notched her 14th straight victory in the G2 Apollo Stakes
Mighty Winx Earns 14th Straight Win With Powerful Display In G2 Apollo Stakes

Australian Horse of the Year Winx returned to the racetrack a winner on Monday when she powered to a 2 3/4-length victory in the Group 2 Apollo Stakes at Randwick Racecourse. It was the 14th consecutive victory for the 5-year-old mare by Street Cry, which matches the feat of the mighty Phar Lap. The seven-furlong Apollo […]

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McCraken (Ghostzapper) wins the Kentucky Jockey Club Gold Cup at Churchill Downs
TCI: McCraken Returns In Sam F. Davis

The TCI guys process a wild last week of Derby prep action, including performances by several key 3-year-olds. They also preview this Saturday’s loaded Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa, which features the return of McCraken. Can an up-and-comer like Fact Finding or No Dozing defeat McCraken? How does Classic Empire’s clunker effect the TCI […]

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