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January 28, 2015
Barbados, winner of the Spectacular Bid and Hutcheson Stakes this month at Gulfstream Park, will undergo minor knee surgery Tuesday at the Rood and Riddle equine medical center in Kentucky, trainer Mike Tomlinson revealed Wednesday at Gulfstream.
The Illinois Racing Board, a body in transition as new Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner sets up his administration, certified recapture for racetracks in 2015, which is likely to result in significantly lower purses for the Arlington meet.
Saturday’s $200,000 Arcadia Stakes for turf milers at Santa Anita Park will not include a runner from trainer Christophe Clement’s stable. Clement said on Wednesday that he hoped to send the 5-year-old War Correspondent, but that he was told on Tuesday ...
Firing Line, second to Dortmund in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 20, will be ridden by Gary Stevens in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds on Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.
Sam’s Sister, the dominant female sprinter in Southern California this winter, is likely to start in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at seven furlongs at Laurel Park in Maryland on Feb. 14.
An all-stakes pick four combining four major stakes at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park will be offered Feb. 7 with a $500,000-guaranteed pool.
Take Charge Brandi has drawn post 6 in a field of seven for the $100,000 Martha Washington at Oaklawn on Saturday.
Trainer Kellyn Gorder had a productive week at Oaklawn, with Joy Boy and Bootsy’s Girl both positioning themselves for potential stakes starts off powerful wins. On Sunday, Joy Boy captured a $62,500 optional claimer that drew a handful of stakes ...
A field of 12 3-year-olds has been entered for the Grade 3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla.
What’s a guy who is almost 102 – John Nerud’s exact birthdate, according to legend, is Feb. 9, 1913 – doing with a 3-year-old Thoroughbred who just cruised home to win a maiden race at Aqueduct last Friday?