January 31, 2018
The West Virginia Racing Commission, which on Jan. 23 voted not to approve the purse of the state's biggest horse race, the $1.2 million Charles Town Classic, has called another meeting for Monday. The first item on the agenda calls to "rescind ...
Brewster Smith's analysis of the Friday 2/2 card at Yonkers Raceway.
Trainer Todd Pletcher will start three of the six horses in Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct, but most of the focus will be on Marconi.
A limited study comparing results of the administration of the regulated anti-bleeding medication furosemide on horses four hours prior to exercise and 24 hours prior to exercise has indicated that the drug is not as effective at the 24-hour mark.
Enticed, the winner of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes last November, will break from post 1 when making his 2018 debut Saturday at Gulfstream Park in a field of 11 3-year-olds in the 29th running of the Grade 2, $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes.
Texas Chrome, who has been named 2017 Texas-bred horse of the year, will enter stud this season in Arkansas, his owner, Danny Keene, said Wednesday.
Trainer Brad Cox seems to be winning races everywhere this winter and that includes Aqueduct where he went 4 for 6 in January. This is the first winter in which Cox has maintained a string in New York.
Cosmic Burst worked five-eighths in 1:01.60 on Monday at Oaklawn as she prepares for her 3-year-old debut, which is scheduled to come Feb. 10 at Oaklawn in the $125,000 Martha Washington.
Evangeline Downs in Opelousas, La., has announced its marquee race, the $100,000 Evangeline Mile, will be run on June 23.
It's not every day an 8-year-old gets claimed for $80,000. But then, Hogy is not your typical 8-year-old. “He's got the legs of a 3-year-old,” said trainer Mike Maker.