February 12, 2018
Less than 48 hours after World Approval won his 6-year-old debut in what was supposed to be a prep for the $6 million Dubai Turf, trainer Mark Casse said Monday he will not be sending his 2017 turf champion overseas for the March 31 race after all.
Trip notes by Michael Hammersly for stakes races run on February 10-11.
The versatile Flameaway - adept on turf, dirt, and synthetic - moved back to the main track and won for the third time on dirt, though this was his first main-track win over a fast track.
Fifteen fillies and mares, 12 in the field's main body and three also-eligibles, are entered for the Mardi Gras Stakes at Fair Grounds on Tuesday, but one name, Finley'sluckycharm, stands out.
Among his many achievements in a long life adorned with honor and glory, the late Alfred G. Vanderbilt Jr. achieved Thoroughbred racing immortality by breeding and racing the great Native Dancer. Beaten only once in 22 starts, “the Gray Ghost,” as he ...
Carl Becker was barely a teenager when he provided play-by-play for a summer softball league in Altamont, Ill., but at that moment he knew he wanted a career behind a microphone. Becker’s election to harness racing’s Communicators Hall of Fame is the ...
Horses to watch at Monticello Raceway.
February 11, 2018
Considering the events of her life in the last two months, a surface switch was not a big issue for War Heroine in Sunday’s $83,415 Sweet Life Stakes at Santa Anita.
The mutuel field closed as a clear-cut favorite over the nearly inseparable duo of Good Magic and Bolt d’Oro after three days of betting into Pool 2 of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The pool opened Friday at noon Eastern and ran through 6 p.m. ...
Herpes. It’s a scary word. Especially if you are a recently divorced guy in his fifties, just getting back into the dating scene. But that is a very different column for a very different publication. I am talking about equine herpes or EHV-1.