Racing

8-Year-Old Farhaan Gets First Graded Stakes Victory In Thunder Road

Matthew Schera’s Farhaan, an 8-year-old horse by Jazil, captured his first graded stakes in his 31st start on Saturday, winning the G3 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita Park under Tyler Baze. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Farhaan rallied from last as an 8-1 outsider to defeat Perfectly Majestic by three-quarters of a length, with 6-5 favorite […]

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Alert Bay Repeats In San Francisco Mile

California-bred Alert Bay scored his 14th career victory in 31 starts Saturday, taking his second consecutive Grade 3 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif. Ridden by Juan Hernandez, the 6-year-old gelding by City Zip – racing for Peter Redekop BC Ltd. and trained by Blaine Wright – came from just off […]

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Heavy Favorite War Correspondent Takes Miami Mile

War Corresondent, a 7-year-old son of War Front who began his career in France, scored his second U.S. graded stakes victory on Saturday as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade 3 Miami Mile at Gulfstream Park. Under Tyler Gaffalione, the Christophe Clement trainee came from just off the pace to defeat longshot front-runner Applicator by […]

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Calumet’s Quiet Business Makes Noise In Friday’s Bewitch At Keeneland

Calumet Farm’s 16-1 longshot Quiet Business took command in the final furlong to win the 1½-mile Bewitch (G3) before 18,057 fans at Keeneland on Friday’s closing day of the 2017 Spring Meet. Quiet Business, a 4-year-old daughter of Quiet American, was ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., who won two races on Friday. She is trained […]

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Paradise Woods’ Final KY Oaks Work Has Mandella ‘Pretty Excited’

Paradise Woods, winner of the Santa Anita Oaks by a race record margin of 11 ¼ lengths on April 8, worked six furlongs under regular rider Flavien Prat Thursday morning for the $1 million Kentucky Oaks May 5, in company with Milhaud. Paradise Woods was clocked in a bullet 1:12.40 while Milhaud went in 1:12.80. […]

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KY Oaks News & Notes, April 27: Miss Sky Warrior Beats The Storm, Turns In Half-Mile Breeze

Kentucky Oaks Barn Notes for Thursday, April 27: EVER SO CLEVER – Fantasy (GIII) winner Ever So Clever galloped in the first set of horses for trainer Steve Asmussen Thursday morning with Angel Garcia aboard. FARRELL – Coffeepot Stables’ Farrell walked the shedrow at trainer Wayne Catalano’s barn a day after working six furlongs in […]

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Churchill Downs: Syndergaard To Face Seven In William Walker Stakes Opening Night

Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna, Harris Fein, Guri Singh and Jerry Walia’s Syndergaard headlines a field of seven 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for the third running of the $100,000 William Walker, the highlight of Opening Night presented by Stella Artois and Old Forester at Churchill Downs. Saturday’s 11-race program that begins at 6 p.m. (all times Eastern), […]

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Casse, Mott, Ward Among Trainers Leading Strong U.S. Contingent To Royal Ascot In June

Exciting entries were revealed Wednesday for the eight Group One races staged at Royal Ascot, which takes place from Tuesday, June 20 through to Saturday, June 24. A very strong US-trained challenge is in prospect, with representation in five of the eight races. All eight G1 Royal Ascot contests are part of the QIPCO British […]

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Kentucky Oaks Contender Farrell Nice And Smooth In Six-Furlong Breeze

Coffee Pot Stables’ Farrell sailed through a smooth six-furlong breeze Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs as she continued her preparation for next Friday’s G1 Kentucky Oaks. The daughter of Malibu Moon official time for six furlongs was 1:13, with Splits of: 12, 24, 36, 48 and 1:00.60. Out 7F 1:27.80. Trainer Todd Pletcher had several of his […]

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Belmont Spring/Summer Meet Kicks Off Friday

Featuring the third annual Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, itself anchored by the 149th renewal of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 10, live thoroughbred racing returns to Belmont Park on Friday, April 28 for its 54-day spring/summer meet. The three-day opening weekend is highlighted by the $100,000 Affirmed Success for New […]

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