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YESTERDAY April 22, 2014
Thursday at Keeneland qualifies as a big day for Juddmonte Farms, considering that Romantica, a Breeders’ Cup runner-up, and Morpheus, a half-brother to Frankel, both will be in action on a nine-race card that starts at 1:05 p.m. Eastern.
Four confirmed Kentucky Derby starters – Hoppertunity, Danza, Medal Count, and Ride On Curlin – turned in routine gallops over the fast track Tuesday.
Keeneland has announced that prominent Central Kentucky breeding outfits Claiborne Farm and Lane’s End Farm have become signature sponsors for two Grade 1 events at the Lexington, Ky., track’s fall meet.
The Louisiana Racing Commission on Tuesday deferred a decision on whether to renew the license for Churchill Downs’s Fair Grounds racetrack in New Orleans, according to reports, a maneuver that heightens the pressure on the company in the face of harsh ...
Rick Mocklin has been named the new announcer for Louisiana Downs, said Trent McIntosh, director of operations for the Bossier City track.
It may be six of one or a half-dozen of another in Thursday’s feature, a high-end optional claimer for New York-breds that could serve as a prep race for upcoming stakes such as the Fort Marcy, Kingston, and/or the Commentator, depending on the weather.
Bourbon Courage will be part of what is anticipated to be a large, competitive field for Saturday night’s Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile at Lone Star Park near Dallas.
Winning Image began her career with four blowout wins at Suffolk Downs in 2009 and 2010, sandwiched around a second in a Finger Lakes stakes race. She lost her first five starts in the Mid-Atlantic region. Then, she started winning and winning and winning.
Imperative, the upset winner of the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on Saturday, will have the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 28 as his early-summer goal.
Trainer Dallas Stewart remains hopeful that Commanding Curve can get into the Kentucky Derby, and his anxiety is assuaged by having climbed a much higher hill a year ago with Golden Soul.