Horse Racing

‘This Is Our Market Down Here’: Stallion Operations Support Their Own As Consignors At Juvenile Sales

When a filly from the debut crop of The Big Beast sold for $850,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training, it was a coup for consignor Ocala Stud. Perhaps more importantly, it was an establishing moment for a young member of Ocala Stud’s stallion roster. The yearling and weanling […]

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Thoroughbred Week Platform Features Video, Stories About Racing Stakeholders

Thoroughbred Week, a new digital content platform at www.ThoroughbredWeek.com for industry participants to tell their stories, launched today. The website features original content, with an emphasis on video, and first-person articles provided by industry stakeholders from all segments of the business. With early support from the likes of Graham and Anita Motion, Jill Baffert, Hall […]

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Oaks Works: Champagne Anyone ‘Did Everything Perfect,’ Street Band ‘Does It So Easily’

CHAMPANGE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) winner Champagne Anyone turned in her third local work since her Florida victory by breezing five furlongs in company in :59.80 under jockey Chris Landeros at Churchill Downs. Working with 4-year-old allowance winner Kearny County, Champagne Anyone produced fractions of :12.60, :24.20, […]

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The Derby 20 Presented By Adequan: Finding Value

With two weeks to go before the Run for the Roses, all eyes will be on the contenders final workouts. There are still several jockey assignments left to be decided, though Hall of Famer Mike Smith’s decision to ride Omaha Beach over Roadster confirms the Richard Mandella trainee’s place atop my rankings. Horses in the […]

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‘Works Are Key’ To Final Rankings For Kentucky Derby Media Poll

Omaha Beach collected 16 of 24 first-place votes in this week’s edition of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Media Poll, but he’s no lock to keep them all in next week’s final Top 20 assembled by HorseRacingNation.com. Representatives of racing industry trade publications and general news outlets have turned their attention from final prep races to […]

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Scott Lake Saddles 6,000th Career Winner Monday At Parx

When I’m the Talent came home a winner in the 5th race Monday afternoon at Parx Racing, the victory gave trainer Scott Lake the 6,000th win of what has become an historic career. In doing so, he became just the 6th trainer in thoroughbred racing history to reach that milestone. “The wins have certainly come […]

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Apprentice Jenn Miller Finishes Second With First Mount Since 2017

Apprentice jockey Jenn Miller, riding for the first time since being seriously injured in a spill 17 months earlier, ran second in her comeback race aboard River Card Stable’s Moneymeister in Monday’s opener at Laurel Park. Miller settled the 5-year-old Bodemeister gelding, trained by Wayne Potts, in third before moving up to a threatening position […]

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Kentucky Derby Update: Four Probables Breeze At Churchill Monday

On a Chamber of Commerce morning at Churchill Downs, four contenders for the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) put in their works over a fast track. Working during the special 7:30-7:45 training window for Derby and Oaks horses, Improbable breezed a half-mile on his own in :48; By My Standards […]

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OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale Begins Tuesday

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is set for Tuesday through Friday, April 23 – 26. Tuesday’s session begins at noon instead of its originally scheduled 10:30 a.m. start to allow additional time for inspections. All other sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. Hips 1-304 will sell on Tuesday, Hips 305-608 […]

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Maximum Security ‘Just Maintaining’ In One-Mile Work At Palm Meadows

Florida Derby winner Maximum Security breezed toward the Kentucky Derby on Sunday, steadily cruising through a mile at trainer Jason Servis’ Palm Meadows base in Southern Florida. The colt was given an official time of :42.00 for three furlongs. “It was a spectacular morning here, 59 degrees and crystal clear,” Servis told drf.com. “He went […]

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