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Fighting Seabee, Field Pass Rematched in ‘Win And You’re In’ Bourbon Stakes

Walking L Thoroughbreds’ undefeated Fighting Seabee and Three Diamonds Farm’s Field Pass, the 1-2 finishers in Saratoga’s With Anticipation (G3) in August, head a field of 14 2-year-olds entered Thursday for Sunday’s 29th running of the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon (G2) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the Dixiana […]

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California Chrome Colt Brings $85,000 To Top Friday At Keeneland September Yearling Sale

A colt from the first crop of two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, sold to Novogratz Racing Stable for $85,000 to lead Friday’s 11th session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Novogratz, the day’s leading buyer with three purchases for $155,000, also acquired fillies by […]

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Jose Ortiz Doubles Up In Dueling Grounds Derby, Oaks

Jockey Jose Ortiz missed opening day of the five-date RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs, but the track’s 2018 riding champion has made the most of the three days he has ridden, including sweeping Sunday’s $600,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby under Social Paranoia and the $348,250 Fifth Third Insurance Dueling Grounds Oaks with Princesa Carolina. […]

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Showcase Night For Curlin, Denali Stud Propels Record-Setting Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

Craig Bandoroff of Denali Stud knew he brought a special consignment to this year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearlings Sale, but he also knew he’d need a little help from above to stand out in the auction’s incredibly deep catalog. Bandoroff and his son Conrad came to the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. […]

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‘About What We Expected’: Steady Returns Kick Off Yearling Season At Fasig-Tipton July Sale

There were a wide range of unique forces working for and against a successful renewal of the Fasig-Tipton July Selected Yearling Sale on Tuesday, ranging from the momentum of a record-setting juvenile market this spring to the uncertainty over the state of racing in southern California. When it all shook out, the returns generally came […]

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Brazilian-Bred Vettori Kin Back To Defend Louisville Stakes Title

Fern Circle Stables, Stud TNT and Old Friends, Inc.’s Vettori Kin (BRZ) will defend his title in Saturday’s $100,000 Louisville Stakes (Grade III) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Louisville at 1 ½ miles on turf is carded as Race 9 at 4:55 p.m. (all times Eastern) on the 11-race program that also includes […]

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‘First Horse’ Signalman Made Owner Crabtree ‘Off The Charts Lucky’

Signalman had another gallop session under Danny Ramsey at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning before vanning to Lexington for a scheduled Tuesday Tex Sutton flight to Baltimore, where the son of General Quarters is slated to run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The Preakness contender is a one-horse stable for co-owner Steve […]

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‘Fresh’ Signalman Prepares To Take On ‘Wide-Open’ Group In Preakness

Signalman, winner of last fall’s Kentucky Jockey Club (G2), looked sharp Saturday at Churchill Downs – not in the Kentucky Derby (G1), but while breezing five furlongs in a lively 59.60 seconds in preparation for a start in the 144th Preakness Stakes May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. Signalman, third in Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes […]

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Champion Jaywalk Looks To Regain Winning Ways In Ashland Stakes At Keeneland

J. Stable and Cash is King’s Jaywalk, champion 2-year-old filly of 2018, was installed as the 8-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 82nd running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The 1 1/16-mile main track test offers 170 points toward the $1.25 […]

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Full Starting Gate For Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes

Gatsas Stable and R.A. Hill Stable’s Vekoma has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 14 entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 95th running of the $1-million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The 1 1/8-mile main track test serves as a major steppingstone for the $3-million Kentucky Derby Presented […]

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