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April 13, 2014
Live racing at Fonner Park was called off after the second race on Sunday afternoon because of high winds and dropping temperatures - as well as a bizarre incident involving a goose.
The two-time champion Beholder will make her 2014 debut in the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita next Sunday.
Santa Anita Derby winner California Chrome will have his own training time at Los Alamitos for the next few weeks in the buildup to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3.
Trainer Bob Baffert currently has three horses with sufficient points to run in the Kentucky Derby on May 3, and all soon will be traveling from California to Kentucky.
Danza was en route to Churchill Downs on Sunday morning after earning a trip to the Kentucky Derby with his victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby on Saturday.
On Keeneland’s synthetic Polytrack racing surface, which favored stretch-runners all day, a pair of 6-1 shots - Dance With Fate and Medal Count - successfully used that running style to earn tickets to the Kentucky Derby.
Mico Margarita returned to his winning ways in impressive fashion Saturday night at Evangeline Downs, taking the $60,000 Oak Hall Stakes by 8 3/4 lengths in track-record time.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said he probably got his best night’s sleep in two weeks on Saturday, once he learned that Cairo Prince was sitting in the 20th spot on the Kentucky Derby points standings at day’s end, making it likely his horse will have a ...
Perhaps it was because of cooler 70-degree temperature Saturday, but the racing surface was different from early in the week. The times were slightly slower, and on Saturday the track was fair to all running styles (every dirt race was a sprint).
Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm nicely summed up Saturday’s results at Keeneland – and how racing is typically won on a synthetic surface like Polytrack – tweeting late Saturday afternoon, “Dirt horses don't like the poly. Turf horses don't like the ...