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YESTERDAY March 31, 2015
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Bridget’s Big Luvy will take up the chase for some Kentucky Derby eligibility points later this month when he starts in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby. The horse earned a shot at the April 11 race at Oaklawn Park with a ...
The Keeneland spring meet figures to get away quicker than a Wesley Ward 2-year-old with a revamped schedule that’s more front-loaded than ever before.
A program to financially reward owners and trainers for bringing race-ready horses to Del Mar expands to the entire Southern California circuit on Thursday.
David Lehr, who replaced his brother Butch as track superintendent at Churchill Downs in 2012, is retiring from that post effective May 31, it was announced Tuesday by the Louisville, Ky., track.
Shared Belief, unbeaten in two major stakes this year, worked six furlongs in 1:14.20 at Golden Gate Fields on Tuesday in preparation for the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on April 18.
Days before the biggest race of his career, Bolo had the fastest half-mile workout of his career at Santa Anita on Tuesday. Bolo worked four furlongs in 46.80 seconds, his final major exercise before Saturday’s $1 million Santa Anita Derby.
Warren’s Veneda, the top female in California, will stay home for her next start, though trainer Craig Lewis will keep travel options open for her.
Trainer Mike Machowsky expects Wanstead Gardens to race with more focus when he makes his first start as a gelding in an optional claimer at Santa Anita on Thursday.
Laurel Park concluded its winter meet, which ran from Jan. 1 to March 29, with a 14.6 percent gain in average daily handle.
The opening of Pimlico Race Course on Thursday, following seven months at Laurel Park, means spring is in the air – if not completely here yet - and that the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes is not far off.