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BackTrack: Extended Layoff no Problem for Terlingua

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 06:49
This week's BackTrack offers a recap of the Dec. 30, 1979 Las Flores Handicap at Santa Anita Park where Terlingua won off an extended layoff.

Farrell the One to Beat in Bayakoa Stakes

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:47
With back-to-back stakes victories now under her belt, Coffee Pot Stables' Farrell aims to build on her rejuvenated swagger when she starts in the $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park Feb. 17.

'Gutsy' Highway Star Set for Barbara Fritchie

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:47
Highway Star has been assigned as the 124-pound highweight, and was given the outside post in a field of 11 older fillies and mares for the Barbara Fitchie, facing a tough task off the layoff in her 5-year-old debut against some sharp rivals.

Instilled Regard Back to New Orleans for Risen Star

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 21:47
OXO Equine's Instilled Regard shipped in from California to win the Lecomte Stakes (G3) Jan. 13 and is heading back to Louisiana for the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) Feb. 17.

Madam Dancealot Heads Tough Buena Vista Field

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:42
In her first start against older fillies and mares, Madam Dancealot (IRE) will make her 4-year-old season debut in Santa Anita Park's $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (G2T) Feb. 17 against a competitive field of turf milers.

Hollendorfer Sends Instilled Regard Back to New Orleans

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:42
OXO Equine's Instilled Regard shipped in from California to win the Lecomte Stakes (G3) Jan. 13 and is heading back to Louisiana for the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) Feb. 17.

Maiden Winner Learning To Fly Tops Arqana Mixed Sale

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:42
The second and final session of the February mixed sale at Arqana Feb. 14 returned a set of pleasing results, headed by the sale of three six-figure lots and topped by the €300,000 (US$370,620) purchase of Learning To Fly (IRE).

Inaugural Renaissance Awards Honor Maryland Champions

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:07
New program honored the best of 2017 at the Sagamore Pendry Feb. 12

Oaklawn to Increase Overnight Purses

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:07
Effective Feb. 17, Oaklawn Park is increasing all allowance and maiden special weight races by $3,000. Allowance races will range from $79,000 to as high as $83,000. Maiden special weight races will increase to $78,000 from $75,000.

Street Cry Colt Prominent in UAE Two Thousand Guineas

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 15:07
Gold Town (GB), a Street Cry colt running in Godolphin blue, will stretch out to a mile for the first time in the UAE Two Thousand Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors Feb. 15 at Meydan.

Street Cry Colt Gold Town Prominent in UAE Guineas

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:02
Gold Town (GB), a Street Cry colt running in Godolphin blue, will stretch out to a mile for the first time in the UAE 2000 Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors Feb. 15 at Meydan.

Virginia House Approves Instant Racing

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:02
The Virginia House of Delegates voted Feb. 13 in favor of a bill that would allow historical racing machines in the commonwealth. Now the bill heads to the state Senate.

What's Going On Here: Rock On

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:02
'Letters from Rockland Farm' adds perspective to BloodHorse.

Tough Field Assembles for Risen Star Stakes

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 20:14
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds.

Mr. Misunderstood Looks to Carry Streak at Fair Grounds

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:07
Flurry Racing Stables' Mr. Misunderstood kicks off his 4-year-old season in the $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (G3T) and aims to keep his win streak alive.

Prominent Owner/Breeder Franklin Groves Dies at 87

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:07
Groves, who was honored with an Eclipse Award as outstanding breeder in 1989, owned North Ridge Farm and Man o' War Farm.

Jockey Club Sanctions Three Trainers

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:07
The Jockey Club announced Feb. 13 that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years, one for five years, and one for two years. All actions became effective January 1, 2018.

Cedartown Aims to Make the Grade in Mineshaft Handicap

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:07
With three straight wins to his credit including back-to-back stakes triumphs, Cedartown will try and knock off his first graded stakes victory Feb. 17 when he starts in the $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

Strong Results in Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:53
Inglis Bloodstock concluded its Classic yearling sale Feb. 13 near Sydney, Australia with strong results during the one-day Book 2 session that followed a record three-day Book 1.

158 Entries for Fasig-Tipton Sale at Gulfstream Park

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 13:53
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 158 entries for The Gulfstream Sale of selected 2-year-olds, to be held Wednesday, March 28, in the walking ring at Gulfstream Park. The sale will begin at 3 p.m. ET.

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