Track Notes


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Morticia hangs on to win the Soaring Softly by a nose on Saturday.
Morticia, the nose winner of last Saturday's $100,000 Soaring Softly Stakes at Belmont, could return in the $100,000 Wild Applause Stakes here on June 24, trainer Rusty Arnold said Monday.Full Story >>
May 22, 2017
No Mo Dough, who rallied from next-to-last to win the Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico last Saturday, will get a bit of a freshening and point to the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga.
Terra Promessa, the 7 1/2-length winner of the Grade 3 AllaIre duPont Distaff last Friday at Pimlico, will be kept racing around two turns, meaning she'll skip the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park on Belmont Stakes Day and likely target Saratoga.
The only bad race Shaman Ghost has run for trainer Jimmy Jerkens came in last year's Suburban when he finished fifth. Shaman Ghost will have a chance to avenge that performance when he starts next in the Grade 2, $750,000 Suburban at 1 1/4 miles on ...
Trainer Kenny McPeek should have an active schedule during Belmont Stakes week. In addition to having Preakness third-place finisher Senior Investment for the Belmont on June 10, he is hopeful to start Some in Tieme in the Grade 3, $400,000 Belmont ...
Gun Runner geared up for the Grade 1, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on June 17 by working five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 on Monday for trainer Steve Asmussen.
There will be no easy comeback race for Avenge when she makes her first start of 2017 in Saturday's Grade 1 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita.
Classic Rock, among the more promising 3-year-olds on the grounds now, boarded a van Monday bound for New York, where he'll test graded stakes waters for the first time June 10 in the Grade 2, seven-furlong Woody Stephens.
Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. has dropped appeals of two suspensions issued in November and March and will not ride for seven racing days at Santa Anita from Thursday through June 2.
The California-bred stakes winners Big Macher and Gold Rush Dancer are likely to return from layoffs and meet for the first time in the $100,000 Thor's Echo Handicap for state-bred sprinters at Santa Anita on June 11.
In March, Saudi Chroma was purchased for $360,000, the most expensive filly at the Barretts March Select Sale of 2-year-olds in-training at Del Mar.Saudi Chroma can justify the big ticket purchase Thursday when she starts in a maiden race for fillies ...