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Asmussen Has Strength in Numbers in Southwest

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:38
Count the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Feb. 19 as a microcosm of the how deep the well of potential runs in trainer Steve Asmussen's shedrow these days.

Frankel Has Winners in 11 Countries

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 17:38
Immortalised broke his maiden Feb. 16 at Al Ain Racecourse. Frankel now has had 76 winners in seven Northern Hemisphere and four Southern Hemisphere countries.

EHV-1 Case Prompts Quarantine at Belmont

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:33
A filly at Belmont Park has been diagnosed with Equine Herpesvirus-1, in a case that has progressed to the neurologic form, forcing an immediate quarantine of Barn 10 at the Long Island facility.

Litfin At Large: Fair Grounds Ushers in 50-Point Preps

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:33
Things start to get serious for the 3-year-olds Feb. 17, when the first 85-point qualifying races for the Kentucky Derby Presented By Woodford Reserve (G1) and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) will be run at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Phoenix Thoroughbreds on Kentucky Derby, Oaks Trails

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:33
Billed as an investment fund focused on Thoroughbred racing, Phoenix Thoroughbreds is off to a spectacular start with leading Kentucky Oaks candidate Dream Tree and Kentucky Derby hopefuls Mourinho and Gronkowski.

Kentucky Derby Slot on Line in Tokyo's Hyacinth Stakes

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 14:33
The Hyacinth Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse Feb. 18 is the third and final leg of the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby and Ruggero (JPN) has the inside track to get the guaranteed slot in the Run for the Roses.

Gold Dream Heads February Stakes

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:32
Japan's best dirt horse of 2017, Gold Dream (JPN), returns to action for his specialty in the Feb. 18 February Stakes (G1), a Breeders' Cup Challenge event that offers a guaranteed spot in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Trainer Tina Chamberlin Earns First Victory

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 01:38
A lifelong dream came true for retired Navy nurse Tina Chamberlin Feb. 15, when Fairway Lane prevailed in the fourth race at Turfway Park to give the trainer her first win.

Desormeaux Pondering Big 'Cap Try for Dalmore

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:30
Dalmore won so convincingly Feb. 15, that trainer Keith Desormeaux admitted he'll take a look at a run in the March 10 Santa Anita Handicap (G1).

Trainer Linda Rice Suspended Five Days, Fined

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:30
New York regulators have slapped trainer Linda Rice with a five-day suspension and fines for incidents that led to the scratching of horses in two separate races at Aqueduct Racetrack last month.

Plan for Paved Puts El Camino Real Derby to Use

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 22:30
Although the El Camino offers a total of 17 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series, Paved's connections plan to use the race as a stepping stone to major turf races for 3-year-old fillies. 

Skye Diamonds Takes First Step of 2018 in Las Flores

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:30
Skye Diamonds will kick off her 5-year-old year in the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (G3) Feb. 18 at Santa Anita Park.

Trainer Rice Suspended Five Days, Fined

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:30
New York regulators have slapped trainer Linda Rice with a five-day suspension and fines for incidents that led to the scratching of horses in two separate races at Aqueduct Racetrack last month.

RMTC Board Grants Interim Accreditation to Florida Lab

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:30
The RMTC board granted interim accreditation to the University of Florida Racing Laboratory at its Feb. 13 meeting at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. 

TOBA February Member of the Month

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:30
In 2017, Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm bred a pair of grade 1-winning two-year-olds: Moonshine Memories and McKinzie. She also owns Littleprincessemma, dam of 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah.

Gold Town Has Sterling Run in UAE Two Thousand Guineas

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:02
Godolphin unleashed another budding star in the UAE Two Thousand Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (G3) Feb. 15 at Meydan as Gold Town (GB) kicked away from the field in the stretch, winning by 10 1/2 lengths.

Foal Patrol: Centre Court Delivers Medaglia d'Oro Filly

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:02
Centre Court, a multiple graded stakes-winning mare owned by G. Watts Humphrey III residing at Humphrey’s Shawnee Farm, delivered the third foal of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol project shortly before 3 a.m. Feb. 15.

Thoroughbred Center Barn Quarantined After EHV-1 Case

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:50
The Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian has confirmed a diagnosis of Equine Herpesvirus Type 1 to be affecting horses housed in barn 3 at The Thoroughbred Center in Lexington.  

Finger Lakes Horsemen Target Insurance Expenses

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:50
Thoroughbred horsemen at New York's Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack have agreed to dip into revenues that the purse account receives from the track's casino to help subsidize rising insurance costs the industry pays for jockeys and exercise riders.

Former Puerto Rico Runner Settles in at Rose Bower

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:50
Barbara Luna specifically looks to help horses that are 7 years old and up with at least 70 starts. While he doesn't exactly fit those specifications, Ten Tequilas is another kind of war horse that piqued her interest.

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