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Jockey Rodriguez Gets Career Win No. 1,000

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:23
Jockey Jaime Rodriguez recorded his 1,000th career victory Feb. 21 when he guided Disco Outlaw to a gate-to-wire, 1 1/2-length victory in the first race at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

Dr. Fager 1968 Part 3: The Unbreakable Record

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:23
Everyone knew the world record was in jeopardy as soon as Nerud announced his plans to ship to Arlington, despite Dr. Fager being assigned 134 pounds.

Old and New to Clash in Pair of Hong Kong Group 1s

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:23
The Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup (G1), at 2,000 meters (about 10 furlongs) drew a field of nine including 2016 Hong Kong Horse of the Year Werther (NZ). The card also features the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (G1).

Money Multiplier Sharp for Emir's Trophy

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:23
The $1 million H.H. The Emir's Trophy, Presented by Longines, a group 1 in Qatar, has attracted an international field for the Feb. 24 renewal at Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha—a group locals see as formidable.

BackTrack: Ribot Repeats in Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 09:08
This week's BackTrack offers a recap of the Oct. 7, 1956 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp where Ribot won the race for a second straight year. The story, headlined "Champion of the World," was written by BloodHorse staff. 

Miller Trio Hits Hillside for Daytona Stakes

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:12
Miller said all three entrants for the about 6 1/2-furlong grass sprint—Calculator, Conquest Tsunami, and 2017 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) winner Stormy Liberal—are potential prospects for the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint (G1) March 31.

Irish War Cry Returns in Hal's Hope Stakes

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:07
Multiple graded stakes winner Irish War Cry will cut back to one turn for the first time since his 2-year-old season when he makes his 4-year-old debut in the one-mile Hal's Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 24. 

Champion Roy H to Prep for Dubai in Triple Bend

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:07
After champion sprinter Roy H began his 2018 season with the easiest of victories in the Palos Verdes Stakes (G2), trainer Peter Miller mentioned a run in the March 10 Triple Bend (G1) might come next, but he only recently decided.

Desormeaux Mulls Options for My Boy Jack

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:07
Next-race plans are pending for My Boy Jack, who was to be flown to his Southern California base Feb. 21 following a dominant performance in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 19 at Oaklawn Park.

Eye of the Leopard Relocated to Minnesota

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:05
Eye of the Leopard, the Canadian champion 3-year-old colt of 2009 and Queen's Plate winner, has been relocated from Calumet Farm to Osborne Farm near Cambridge, Minn., for the 2018 season. His stud fee will be $1,500 live foal stands and nurses.

Woodbine Announces 2018 Stakes Schedule

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:05
Woodbine Entertainment announced its stakes schedule for the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season with 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.

Desormeaux Mulling Options for My Boy Jack

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:05
Next-race plans are pending for My Boy Jack, who was to be flown to his Southern California base Feb. 21 following a dominant performance in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Feb. 19 at Oaklawn Park.

Forever Unbridled Aims For History in Dubai World Cup

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:05
Charles Fipke's homebred champion will attempt to be the first female to win the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1).

Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional: Hope and History

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:02
“I think we have just fantastic soil around here,” Louis Merryman said as a chilly wind whipped off the Susquehanna River near the town of Port Deposit, Maryland.

The Jockey Club Fact Book Available

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:02
The Jockey Club announced today that the 2018 edition of the Fact Book is available in the Resources section of its website at jockeyclub.com.

Turfway Park Plans to Overhaul Grandstand

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:02
While not committing to a timetable, Turfway Park officials have unveiled a $25 million renovation of the grandstand planned to become reality when the Northern Kentucky track adds historical racing games.

Forever Unbridled Aiming For History in Dubai World Cup

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:02
Charles Fipke's homebred champion will attempt to be the first female to win the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1).

What's Going On Here: Tis The Season

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:02
As we move past the mid-point of February, mares are dropping foals in Central Kentucky—and elsewhere—and the 2018 breeding season is off and running.

Kentucky Updates Testing, Claiming Rules

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:21
In approving an updated standard to its out-of-competition drug testing, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission required horses who receive anabolic steroids to go on the vet's list for at least six months.

Kentucky Stewards to Rescind 2016 Ractopamine Positives

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:21
Based on an updated opinion from its testing lab on its findings, Kentucky stewards will rescind three ractopamine positives it initially called at the 2016 Kentucky Downs meeting.

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