2-year-old racing

Need For Speed: Cow Study Shows Short Sprints Crucial To Healthy Bone Development

An ongoing controversy in the racing industry is whether training and racing young horses is detrimental to their growing bones. Naysayers claim athletic demand on immature bones causes them to break, but scientific research supports early training, because bone is living, dynamic tissue that becomes stronger and more resilient in response to the demand placed […]

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Juvenile Fillies: Cholula Lips, Bulletproof One Face Off In C.T.B.A Stakes

Lovingier and Navarro’s Cholula Lips, runner-up in the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs in late June, will face seven two-year-old filly rivals Wednesday in the $100,000 C.T.B.A. Stakes at five and one-half furlongs over Del Mar’s main track. Cholula Lips, a daughter of Empire Way trained by Mike Harrington, broke her maiden in stylish fashion […]

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Juveniles Clash In 118th Bashford Manor On Churchill Downs’ Closing Day

Designated Hitters Racing’s $125,000 Kentucky Juvenile hero Rookie Salsa tops a field of 10 2-year-olds that were entered in Saturday’s 118th running of the $125,000 Bashford Manor (Grade III) – part of a trio of stakes races on closing day of the 38-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs.  The six-furlong Bashford Manor, carded as Race 11 at 5:59 […]

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Fillies Saturday, Colts Sunday: Monmouth Park Kicks Off 2-Year-Old Racing Season

Monmouth Park’s first “baby” races of the year take place this weekend, with 2-year-old fillies heading to the track on Saturday and then 2-year-old colts and geldings going on Sunday, and for trainer Anthony Margotta it’s one of his favorite times on the racing calendar. “It’s what we look forward to – at least I […]

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Saratoga To Offer Racing Series For Juveniles With Sales Price Of $45,000 Or Less

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced it will offer a series of races restricted to 2-year-olds purchased for $45,000 or less at their most recent auction starting in July at Saratoga Race Course. “We are happy to try something new at Saratoga,” said Martin Panza, NYRA’s senior vice president of racing operations. […]

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Juvenile, Turf Racing Returns To Laurel Park This Thursday

Live racing returns to Laurel Park with an eight-race program Thursday, April 18 that marks the seasonal debut of both juvenile and turf racing to the Maryland calendar. Thursday’s opener is a $40,000 maiden special weight sprint going 4 ½ furlongs on the main track which attracted nine 2-year-old fillies, including a pair each from […]

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Gulfstream Park: Juvenile Racing Takes Center Stage During Spring/Summer Meet

The juvenile racing season kicks off at Gulfstream Park Thursday, when eight fillies are scheduled to contest a $65,000 maiden special weight dash at 4 ½ furlongs.. Marva, a daughter of Iqbaal, is likely to vie for favoritism on the strength of trainer Wesley Ward’s celebrated prowess with juveniles and a sharp three-furlong breeze from […]

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Santa Anita To Offer 2-Year-Old Racing In April, Juvenile Stakes On June 23

In an effort to expand racing opportunities for 2-year-olds and to make a larger number of top quality juveniles available to horsemen in California, Santa Anita Park has announced it will be offering maiden special weight races for 2-year-olds beginning April 18 & 19 and that it will present a pair of 2-year-old stakes on […]

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Avie’s Flatter Tops Woodbine’s Coronation Futurity For Canadian-Bred Juveniles

Avie’s Flatter heads into the 115th running of $225,000 Coronation Futurity, set for Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack, in top form for owner/breeder Ivan Dalos. A son of Flatter, Avie’s Flatter will look to deliver his connections the biggest win of his career in a significant race on the Woodbine Thoroughbred calendar for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds. […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Into the Home Stretch

Peter Miller has virtually wrapped up his third summer training title at Del Mar, which enters its final week of racing on Wednesday. Miller is clicking at 30 percent, saddling 28 winners from 92 starts. That puts him 12 ahead of Doug O’Neill, who came back down to earth after winning four races opening day […]

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