February 07, 2018
Mobile Bay has drawn post 7 in the eight-horse Louisiana Premier Night Championship, the main event on Saturday night's program of seven divisional statebred stakes at Delta Downs.
Derby Watch member Combatant worked Wednesday at Oaklawn Park as he continues preparations for the track's Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest Stakes on Feb. 19.
Chantal Sutherland is the latest jockey to join always-active jockeys' inactive list.
Trainer Mark Casse said all systems are go with World Approval, the reigning Eclipse turf champion who will be using the 1 1/16-mile Tampa Bay Stakes as a prep for the $6 million Dubai Turf on March 31.
Dona Bruja will have a new rider in Eclipse champion Jose Ortiz when facing La Coronel and Ultra Brat in a terrific lineup of eight older fillies and mares in the Grade 3, 1 1/16-mile Endeavour Stakes.
Trainer Mark Casse will be on hand Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs to see if Flameaway has what it takes to advance along the Derby trail as one of the more credentialed contenders in the Grade 3, $200,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes.
Friday, J J's Dreaming gets his first opportunity to run a true distance of ground on the dirt in a first-level/optional $25,000 claiming event that serves as Friday's feature at Aqueduct.
Girolamo, a Grade 1 winner, has been exported to continue his stallion career in Korea for the 2018 breeding season. The 12-year-old son of A.P. Indy previously stood at Darley’s Jonabell Farm base in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $10,000. ...
The addition of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint to the roster of the famous two-day race series this fall may lead to changes in the stakes schedule and race plans at the Del Mar summer and Santa Anita autumn meetings.
Valadorna exited her sixth-place finish at odds of 7-2 in the Jan. 28 Houston Ladies Classic without any issues, trainer Mark Casse said, but there are no immediate plans for Valadorna's next start.