Factor This Goes All The Way In Muniz Memorial

Gaining Ground Racing’s Factor This made it back to back graded stakes wins at the Fair Grounds this winter when he captured Saturday’s Grade 2 Muniz Memorial. Winner of the Fair Grounds Handicap last month, the 5-year-old son of The Factor wired the Muniz field for a four-length victory. He completed nine furlongs over the […]

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By My Standards Kicks Away Late In New Orleans Classic

Back on the scene of his biggest victory in last year’s Louisiana Derby, Allied Racing Stable’s By My Standards turned in another big performance in this Saturday’s Grade 2 New Orleans Classic. The 4-year-old son of Goldencents won the $400,000 race by about four lengths as the 2-1 second choice. Ridden by Gabriel Saez for […]

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Caldwell Excited To Get Southern Phantom Started Running Again

He’s got the face. Now, he’ll try to win the race. Media sensation Southern Phantom is scheduled to make his 2020 debut in Friday’s ninth race at Oaklawn, a maiden special weights event for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 miles. Southern Phantom is winless in seven career starts, but the 4-year-old bay colt has […]

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‘He’s Got That Heart’: Dontblamerocket Shoots For The Stars In Muniz Memorial

Timing has a tendency to break one of two ways in Thoroughbred racing, either thrilling horsemen when it lands on the fortuitous side of the equation or testing their resolve when it arrives in the form of hard luck. It is one of the more fitful intangibles in the sport due to its inability to […]

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Turf Veterans Oscar Dominguez, Ward ‘n Jerry Clash In Santa Anita’s San Luis Rey

Recent graded stakes winning Oscar Dominguez, a 7-year-old Irish-bred gelding, heads a field of seven older horses going a marathon mile and one half on turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Trained by Richard Baltas, who heads the Winter Meet standings with 21 victories, Oscar […]

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Fonner Park Set To Resume Racing Without Fans On March 23

The Nebraska HBPA and Fonner Park management have reached an agreement that will resume live racing on Monday, March 23. The Grand Island, Neb., racetrack will be racing without fans; so to maximize simulcast revenue, Fonner will race Mondays through Wednesdays for the foreseeable future. The current condition book and purse structure will remain in […]

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Mucho Gusto, Sir Winston, Tacitus Among Dubai World Cup Contenders; 20 U.S.-Based Horses Signed Up For March 28th Card

A group five U.S.-based runners appear poised to compete in the $12 million Dubai World Cup on March 28 at and another 15 American horses are lining up to run in other races on that day at Meydan Racecourse, according to a release Wednesday from the Dubai Racing Club. Included in the lineup for the […]

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Texas Champions Day Set For Saturday At Sam Houston; No Spectators But Streamed Live

Sam Houston Race Park will present seven stakes on Saturday, March 21 saluting Texas-breds. The ten-race card, which gets underway at 6:45 pm (CT), will include the $75,000 Star of Texas; $75,000 Groovy Stakes; $75,000 Bara Lass; $75,000 Richard King; $75,000 Spirit of Texas; $75,000 San Jacinto and $75,000 Yellow Rose. However, due to COVID-19 […]

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Last Year’s Louisiana Derby Winner By My Standards Tops Saturday’s New Orleans Classic

One year ago, Allied Racing Stable LLC’s By My Standards crossed the wire first in the featured Louisiana Derby (G2) en route to his Kentucky Derby appearance. On Saturday, the now 4-year-old will headline a powerhouse field of nine older horses in the $400,000 New Orleans Classic (G2), to be run over 1 1/8th […]

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