Track Notes


Justin N. Lane
The connections of Gun Runner (inside) and Collected, the 1-2 finishers in the 2017 Breeders' Cup Classic, have purchased slots to run in the Pegasus World Cup.
The Stronach Group sold nine of the 12 slots to its Pegasus World Cup prior to a Friday evening deadline for the transactions and will buy the other three $1 million slots with the intent of marketing them to late comers.Full Story >>
December 15, 2017
Friday afternoon is the deadline for horsemen to pick up slots for the Jan. 26 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream, setting off a scramble of deal-making this week as top players weigh whether to buy a slot outright or strike a deal with parties that had ...
Come Dancing made quite the return to the races Thursday, winning a first-level allowance race by 6 1/2 lengths.
Mother Nature, the racing schedule, and herself appear to be the only things that can slow trainer Linda Rice down these days.
Rajiv Maragh, the regular rider of the champions Groupie Doll and Main Sequence in recent years, is relocating to California for the start of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting on Dec. 26.
The 4-year-old filly Scathing won a starter allowance at five furlongs Thursday at Los Alamitos, becoming the first horse based at San Luis Rey Downs to start after the devastating wildfire that struck the training center on Dec. 7.
Pavel's next race is the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes at seven furlongs at Santa Anita on Dec. 26. The $300,000 Malibu Stakes is one of four graded stakes on the opening day program of the track's winter-spring meeting.
Chad Brown's two 2017 Breeders' Cup winners, Good Magic and Rushing Fall, both are scheduled to rejoin the trainer's Palm Meadows string in the coming weeks.
Trainer Dale Romans' barn is stacked and loaded particularly with soon-to-turn 3-year-old prospects led by Grade 1 winner Free Drop Billy and Hollywood Star.
Darren Fleming is a backstretch favorite at the Oaklawn, Lone Star Park, and Remington meets, where he oversees divisions for trainer Steve Asmussen. It's also made him one of the most important people in one of the most powerful stables in North America.
The featured eighth race Sunday at Fair Grounds is a second-level turf-route allowance also open to $40,000 claimers. It has 11 horses in the main body plus four main-track-only entrants, and on its own would go a long way to holding together the ...