February 08, 2018
Trainer Jonathan Thomas has worked diligently and purposefully for most of his 37 years to get to where he'll be Saturday when he sends out Catholic Boy in the Sam F. Davis: on the road to the Kentucky Derby.
Bolt d'Oro is picking up the pace. The speed, distances, and frequency of his works are accelerating as he progresses toward his first scheduled start at age 3, the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on March 10.
Blackjackcat finished a fast-closing third in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar on Nov. 4, a 19-1 outsider who outran his odds.
A quick glance at the last-race past-performance line of Kitten's Roar, entered in Saturday's Grade 3 Suwannee River at Gulfstream Park, might suggest she underachieved when culminating her 2017 season with an eighth in the Grade 1 Matriarch at Del Mar ...
Unique Bella, named champion female sprinter in 2017, on Saturday at Santa Anita will launch her 4-year-old campaign in the Grade 2, 1 1/16-mile Santa Maria Stakes.
Trainer Steve Sherman doesn't view Saturday's $50,000-added California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields as a rematch with Aniva Bay, but rather as an opportunity for his filly Divine Mercy.
World Approval's 2018 season starts Saturday with the Grade 3, $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes, one of three stakes on the Sam F. Davis undercard on Festival Preview Day at Tampa Bay Downs.
Due to an anonymous donation of $180,000, a $100,000 stakes for 3-year-olds has been added to the 2018 stakes schedule at Emerald Downs. Called the Getaway Stakes, the 1 1/16-mile race will be run on closing day, Sept. 23.
“If you can't beat them, join them” has been a theme in the stallion industry in recent years. Joining that trend is Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions LLC, which emerged from a landmark merger for New York breeding programs to hold what will be one ...
For all intents and purposes, last month's Fort Lauderdale Stakes was over seconds after it began for Heart to Heart. As soon as the speedy turf specialist reared at the start and then steadied sharply in the run to the first turn, he was taken out of ...