Racing

High winds force Catterick to abandon Friday card

The Catterick course has been deemed unsafe due to high winds and subsequently officials have cancelled live racing on Friday.

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Bold Silvano takes Maktoum Challenge – Round 2

A four-year-old South African-bred, Bold Silvano led most of the way in a 1 1/2 length victory over Spring of Fame in the Maktoum Challenge – Round 2 at Meydan Race Course in Dubai.

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Twirling Candy the favorite to take home Strub

After winning the Grade I Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day in record time, Twirling Candy will likely be the overwhelming favorite to take this weekend’s Strub Stakes over the same course.

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Oaklawn to cancel Friday card; remains open for simulcast

Press Release One day after announcing the cancellation of its Thursday card, Oaklawn Park has been forced to cancel its Friday, Feb. 4 card due to weather. A winter blast, which has affected most of eastern half of the country, has kept temperatures at or below freezing since Tuesday and has left the track unsuitable […]

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Fasig-Tipton renews sponsorship of Fountain of Youth

Press Release Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino proudly announced today Fasig-Tipton, North American’s oldest Thoroughbred auction firm, will sponsor the Feb. 26 $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2). The ‘Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth,’ a major 3-year-old prep on the road to the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) and a qualifying race for the historic Preakness 5.5 bonus, […]

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Russo: Immature Dialed In receiving big Derby buzz

Another turf writer has chimed in on the impressive perfomance by the Nick Zito-trained Dialed In who won the Holy Bull Stakes impressively with a come-from-behind victory on Sunday at Gulfstream Park. This time, Nicole Russo of The Saratogian and Paulick Derby Index voter, heaps some cautionary praise on the colt who was the least […]

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No live racing at Aqueduct Thursday; Simulcasting available

Press Release Aqueduct Racetrack will not have live racing on Thursday, February 3. With moisture in the track from recent winter storms, the additional day of work will allow the best chance for optimum racing conditions for Friday and the weekend. When live racing resumes Friday at Aqueduct, there will be a $95,551 Pick 6 carryover […]

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J P’s Gusto switches from San Vicente to Southwest; Turbulent Descent headed for Las Virgenes

J P’s Gusto, who was originally pointed towards the San Vicente at Santa Anita, will now be running next in the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park. In this weekend’s Las Virgenes, the Mike Pupye trained Turbulent Descent will be the one to beat after recently winning the Santa Ynez Stakes on the same Santa Anita […]

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Turfway Park brings back Saturday night racing

For the first time in 30 years, Turfway Park will bring back a Saturday night card this weekend. “We’ve had tremendous success on Friday nights, so we thought we’d give this a try,” said Turfway president Bob Elliston.

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Donn Handicap stocked with premium talent on Saturday

Press Release Mitaab bin Abdullah’s 4-year-old Fly Down was last seen under colors finishing third behind Blame and Zenyatta in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6 despite a rough trip. The colt sets off on another campaign in Saturday’s $500,000 Donn Handicap (G1) as the likely choice in […]

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