Racing

Blind Luck to make four-year-old debut Sunday

Blind Luck is almost certain to win the Eclipse Award Monday for top three-year-old filly.  Sunday, she’ll get back to business on the track, kicking off her four-year-old campaign in the Grade 2 El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita. The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee will face seven rivals in her first start since finishing second in […]

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Kentucky Oaks purse raised to $1 million guaranteed

Press Release The 137th running of the Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) at Churchill Downs will be the richest in history as the purse for America’s most prestigious race for 3-year-old fillies has been raised to $1 million guaranteed, which doubles the purse offered in 2010. The record-setting Kentucky Oaks, scheduled for Friday, May 6, and the […]

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Dutrow on I Want Revenge: If he keeps working like he did this morning he’ll run in the Donn

I Want Revenge looks likely to run in the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park this year after a strong workout according to trainer Rick Dutrow. “I was very happy with the work,” said Dutrow. “And if he keeps working like he did this morning he’ll run in the Donn.”

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Mendip proves favorite status in Round I of Maktoum Challenge

Carrying the green-and-red colors of Sheikh Mohammed’s son Sheikh Hamdan, the son of Harlan’s Holiday Mendip won comfortably in Round I of the Maktoum Challenge on the opening day card at Meydan.

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Kauto Star’s biggest rival may be a stablemate

As Kauto Star finally makes his way to tie the all-time record for most King George VI Chase wins, his biggest concerns may come from the “enemy within” as bookmaker Stan James describes it. Also trained by Paul Nicholls, The Nightingale could prove spoiler to this potentially historic moment.

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No live racing in Wyoming this year

The operator of Wyoming’s lone horse racing track did not apply to run live races this year and chose not to renew its off-track betting permit, the company’s president said Thursday.

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Moss: Get fans involved in Horse of the Year vote

Jerry Moss, co-owner with wife Ann of Zenyatta, and Blame’s trainer, Al Stall, were on an NTRA teleconference Thursday afternoon talking about Monday night’s Eclipse Awards and the Horse of the Year announcement, where BC Classic winner Blame and runner-up Zenyatta are finalists, along with three-time BC Mile winner Goldikova. Moss and Stall each said […]

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World’s No. 1 golfer Westwood a winner at Meydan’s 2011 opener

Professional golfer Lee Westwood, currently ranked No. 1 in the world, recorded his inaugural victory in Dubai on Thursday during the opening program of the 2011 meeting at Meydan. Our Giant, trained by Mike de Kock, won a 1,200-meter event for Westwood and co-owner Chubby Chandler. It was one of two winners on the night […]

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Emerald Downs follows national trend, cuts dates in 2011 meeting

Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash., was approved for 82 racing dates in 2011 by the Washington Horse Racing Commission, a reduction of eight days from the 90-day meeting in 2010. Racing will be conducted Friday, Saturday and Sunday when the meeting opens April 15, with Thursday added to the schedule in July and August. Monday […]

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Comma to the Top looks headed towards El Camino Real

Santa Anita’s loss looks to be Golden Gate Fields’ gain as leading California 3-year-old Comma to the Top looks to be headed towards the El Camino Real Derby at the Northern California track. “At this point, we’re leaning toward Golden Gate,” trainer Peter Miller said. “We know he likes the track.”

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