Racing

Beyer: 2011 season will be memorable

As the Kentucky Derby trail heats up, Washington Post columnist Andrew Beyer is offering a bit of optimism about this year’s three-year-old crop: “Pessimists can reasonably worry that such weak Triple Crown races are not flukes and that the American thoroughbred is in decline. Modern-day racehorses are less robust than their predecessors and they have […]

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Switch seeks second G1 in Santa Monica Handicap

The John Sadler trainee Switch will go for her second Grade 1 victory Sunday in the 54th running of the Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita Park. Switch is coming off a win on opening day of the winter meet, December 26.  She won the Grade 1 La Brea, also contested at seven furlongs.

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Fair Grounds winner pays $240

Press ReleaseAnybody who wagered substantially on Stephen Stigall’s Gazillionaire in Thursday’s second race at Fair Grounds might be halfway to becoming one, because the 4-year-old filly by Authenticate lit up the tote board with a $240 win payoff based on a $2 wager – the largest straight price recorded thus far in the New Orleans […]

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R Heat Lightning & Dancinginherdreams Clash in Forward Gal

Press Release E. Paul Robsham Stable’s R Heat Lightning is set to make her first start Sunday in the Forward Gal since finishing second to undefeated Eclipse champion Awesome Feather in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Churchill Downs,  Her competition will include John Oxley’s flashy Dancinginherdreams, who has impressively won both of her […]

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Gourmet Dinner & ‘Macho Man’ Lead Cast for Holy Bull

Press Release William Terrill’s Gourmet Dinner and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and partners’ Mucho Macho Man are the most accomplished of the nine 3-year-olds entered in Sunday’s $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. But they face several potential Florida Derby (G1) and Kentucky Derby (G1) prospects in the most highly-anticipated race yet of the […]

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Quarantine lifted at Gulfstream Park, Palm Meadows

A quarantine on one barn at Gulfstream Park and four barns at the Palm Meadows training center — both in South Florida — has been lifted after tests on a sick horse that displayed symptoms of possible neurological problems came back negative.   An unidentified horse from the barn of trainer Jonathan Sheppard exhibited those  […]

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The Factor being pointed to San Vicente

Santa Anita record-setting three-year-old The Factor will be pointed to the seven furlong San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 20 according to trainer Bob Baffert. “He’ll probably work pretty soon,” said Baffert. “I’m pointing for the San Vicente. I’ve been galloping him and he’s doing better. He’s just a fast horse.”

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Sunshine Millions Distaff could be last race for Evening Jewel

According to trainer Jim Cassidy, Evening Jewel needs to turn in a strong performance in this weekend’s Sunshine Millions Distaff to continue racing this year after losing her last three starts. “If she doesn’t run well, we’ll have to reevaluate,” Cassidy said. “I’d like to see her win one for Marilyn (Braly).”

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Presvis takes over in Al Rashidiya

Making his first start since Royal Ascot last June, Presvis showed no signs of rust in a commanding 4 3/4 lengths romp in the Al Rashidiya at the Dubai Carnival.

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Gulfstream, Palm Meadows quarantine disrupts racing, training

Gulfstream Park officials have quarantined one barn at the track and four others at its Palm Meadows training facility (including one where Todd Pletcher’s horses are stabled) over concerns with an unnamed Thoroughbred trained by Jonathan Sheppard that showed symptoms similar to those of neurological disease, Daily Racing Form reported Thursday morning. According to Daily […]

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