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Colt out of Blue Chicory was born at Swifty Farms and bred by Wayne Spaulding.
The one-mile dirt race at Tokyo Racecourse also is Japan's the first grade 1 of the year
The 2019 meet at Saratoga Race Course will feature 76 stakes across 40 racing days, highlighted by the 150th running of the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1), the New York Racing Association announced Feb. 15.
A week after owner Del Secco DCS Racing and trainer Jeff Bonde upset the San Vicente Stakes (G2) with Sparky Ville, the connections will look to score another important 3-year-old stakes Feb. 16, but this time in Northern California.
The amazing win streak of Australian supermare Winx could reach a round number Feb. 16 when she starts in the Apollo Stakes (G2).
Fixtures will be staged between Feb. 20 and Feb. 28
The fact many breeders appear to be belt-tightening or bowing out has inadvertently created a shaft of light through the storm clouds for those who are persevering in their efforts to profit from producing horses this year.
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum's Muntazah got back to winning ways with an easy victory Feb. 14 at Meydan that hinted a try at longer distances could be in the future.
Celebration includes a birthday card contest
Schedule includes three pedigree and conformation clinics in Florida, New York, and Kentucky, and a breeding clinic in Lexington.
A showdown featuring the best local stayers, a short trip for crack miler Beauty Generation (NZ), and an audition for Dubai spark a stakes triple header Feb. 17 at Sha Tin Racecourse.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds.
After closing 2018 with three straight clear victories, Runnymede Racing's Alwaysmining is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut Feb. 16 in the $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes at Laurel Park.
While the all-weather surface is handling the heavy precipitation, Golden Gate Fields general manager David Duggan said the adjacent storm drains are not draining because of flooding in the area, forcing the track to call off today's card.
Lawmakers considered a Kentucky House bill that would allow sports wagering at Kentucky racetracks and other locations during a committee meeting Feb. 13 in Frankfort, Ky.
The Fact Book is a statistical and informational guide to Thoroughbred breeding, racing and auction sales in North America.
Jerry Parks, who specialized in equine insurance, died Feb. 5 at age 67 in Ocala, Fla.
Club Hipico in Santiago, Chile, is host to this year's Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano (G1). South America's richest race will be run March 10 at 1 1/4 miles on the turf.
The finalists are: racehorses Blind Luck, Gio Ponti, Havre de Grace, Rags to Riches and Royal Delta (first year of eligibility); trainers Mark Casse, Christophe Clement and David Whiteley; and jockey Craig Perret.
Oaklawn's Dixie Belle Stakes, at six furlongs for 3-year-old fillies, drew seven. Four runners for the Feb. 16 dash exit Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots' Letellier Memorial Stakes at the same trip Dec. 22.