2-year-old racing

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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Ellis Park: ‘Economical Alternative’ To Saratoga For Juvenile Racing?

“We’re getting ready to head to Two-Year-Old Town.” That’s what trainer Dale Romans calls Ellis Park, which begins its race meet July 1 and where for years he has run most of his 2-year-olds in the summer. The track’s “baby races” no longer rank among racing’s best-kept secrets. The parade of stakes horses coming out of Ellis […]

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Durenberger: Time To Change The Way We Think About The Public And Thoroughbred Welfare

The time has come to get comfortable talking about animal welfare. That’s one of the takeaways from a presentation at the 17th annual Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing, and Wagering Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. this week. Dr. Jennifer Durenberger, attorney, veterinarian, and racing official, suggested racing insiders and fans are in the minority of […]

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‘Two-Year-Olds Do Bleed And In Significant Numbers:’ Data Collection In Gulfstream Lasix Study Complete

Dr. Stephen Selway of the Gulfstream Equine Surgical Clinic announced Jan. 6 that data collection for a study on Lasix in 2-year-olds at the track has been completed. The study, which Selway proposed last year, was designed to collect endoscopic examinations of 2-year-olds participating in Lasix-free races with the hope of determining the prevalence of […]

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O’Neill, Reddam Having ‘Pretty Incredible’ Year With Juvenile Stars

Owner Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O’Neill are a force to be reckoned with on the 2-year-old racing scene this year. On Friday, Gomo joined their army of juvenile stars with a G1 Darley Alcibiades win in the Keeneland slop. She joins fellow G1 winners Nyquist and Ralis and G1-placed Land Over Sea as horses […]

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