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April 16, 2015
Joe Clancy, editor of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine, has been named the winner of this year’s David F. Woods Memorial Award for his article “Horse of a Lifetime,” which documented California Chrome’s victory in last year’s Preakness Stakes.
While the serious business of the Charles Town Classic won’t come until race 12 on Saturday, there are a number of interesting races leading up to the main event.
Despite its lofty purse and Grade 2 status, Saturday’s $200,000 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct managed to draw just four horses.
Emerald Downs kicks off its 20th season Saturday with a 10-race card and high hopes for its first meeting under the ownership of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.
With the help of two supplemental nominations, the $100,000 Danger’s Hour finally attracted enough entries to be carded as the feature race on Sunday’s nine-race card at Aqueduct.
“There isn’t anything the matter with going to West Virginia.”So sayeth John Nerud, the man of two centuries, who was not the least bit surprised to hear that Shared Belief, America’s best racehorse, was going for the big money at the bullring Saturday ...
Prospect Park, fourth in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4, is back in training after being diagnosed with an illness this month.
Frammento, still hoping to make the Kentucky Derby field after finishing fourth in the Blue Grass Stakes, returned to the work tab Thursday at Keeneland, going an easy four furlongs in 51.20 seconds under Sophie Doyle.
Bayern, unraced since winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita last November, worked seven furlongs from the gate in 1:24.40 on Wednesday at Santa Anita.
The Thoroughbred racing calendar for Northern California in September and October was altered at Thursday’s California Horse Racing Board meeting, interspersing county fair meetings in Stockton and Fresno with the months-long Golden Gate Fields meeting ...