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Almond Eye, Lucky Lilac Meet Again in Japanese Oaks

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:53
Daughters from the first crops of sires Orfevre (JPN) and Lord Kanaloa (JPN) are among the favorites for the May 20 renewal of the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse.

Robinson Expects Big Effort from Cambodia in Gallorette

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:53
Cambodia, a 6-year-old homebred by War Front, won the Gallorette last year by two lengths. The victory launched a strong campaign that saw her win a pair of grade 2 races followed by a third in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T).

World Approval Chases Return to Form in Dixie Stakes

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:53
Trainer Mark Casse said Live Oak Plantation's 6-year-old Northern Afleet gelding, who won the 1 1/16-mile Dixie on good going last year, isn't bothered by a rain-softened course.

Kentucky-Bred Roaring Lion King of the Dante

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:53
Qatar Racing's Roaring Lion landed a dominant score in the Betfred Dante Stakes (G2) at York May 17, putting away eight rival 3-year-old colts in emphatic style.

Strategy Could Play a Big Part in the Preakness

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:53
Slop or no slop, the Preakness Stakes looks pretty cut-and-dried on paper, or perhaps it should be cut-and-wet. The likely sloppy track will be nothing new to Justify and Good Magic, the two standout horses who dominate the morning line odds.

Geroux Gets Next Classic Chance With Quip

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:37
Barely a decade into his career, jockey Florent Geroux is running low on significant obstacles still to conquer—save for three big stumbling blocks designed to make the best of the best question if they've met their match.

Preakness News Update for May 17

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:37
Reporting from Pimlico Race Course on a rainy morning, Claire Crosby shares updates on morning track appearances from Justify, Good Magic, Bravazo, Quip, Diamond King, and Lone Sailor.

Preakness Stakes: Bob Baffert on Justify

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:37
Bob Baffert talks about how Justify is settling in at Pimlico Race Course and his thoughts on Saturday's forecast for the Preakness Stakes (G1). 

Rains Part for Justify in First Spin at Pimlico

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:37
Having dodged the worst of the weather, Justify had about as ideal a morning as possible in his first morning at Pimlico since arriving for his expected run in the middle leg of the Triple Crown.

TOBA May Member of the Month

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:37
Best known for breeding top-class horses, Ramona Seeligson Bass herself was bred to be a horsewoman.

Experts at ARC: Illegal Betting Enormous Threat

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:37
Martin Purbrick, director of security & integrity at The Hong Kong Jockey Club, provided an overview of the enormity of illegal betting and its threat to the integrity and financial health of the racing industry.

Gagliano Outlines Aftercare Issues at Asian Conference

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:37
Following the recent conference of the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), Jockey Club president and COO Jim Gagliano presented the strategic goals and future plans of the organization.

F-T Postpones Under Tack Session; Shifts Sale Start

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:37
Because of current and expected weather conditions in Timonium, Md., the third session of the Midlantic 2-year-olds sale under tack show has shifted to Sunday. To allow buyers ample time, the sale's start of 11 a.m. May 21-22 has been moved to 2 p.m.

Three Trainers Eligible for Pimlico Bonus

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:37
After securing the top bonus from Pimlico Race Course last year in its program that rewards trainers who support its Preakness Weekend stakes races, Steve Asmussen appears well-positioned for another run.

Gene Doping Threat Discussed at Asian Racing Conference

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:30
A session of the 37th Asian Racing Conference in Seoul focused on the critical threat of gene doping.

Fasig-Tipton Postpones Under Tack Session to Sunday

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 09:30
Because of current and expected weather conditions May 17 in Timonium, Md., the third session of the Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale under tack show has been postponed to Sunday, May 20.

BackTrack: Unbeaten Seattle Slew Sweeps Triple Crown

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 06:23
BackTrack is in the 10th of 12 weeks looking back at the Belmont Stakes (G1) victories of the Triple Crown winners in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the New York classic.

Apologynotaccepted Seeks to Make the Grade in Matron

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:49
Apologynotaccepted will attempt to break through the graded ranks when she heads the $100,000 Matron Stakes for fillies and mares 3 and up May 19 at Arlington International.

Africa Poised for Soaring Softly Stakes

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:49
After just missing in last month's Mizdirection Stakes, Africa (FR) will try to secure her first stakes score May 19 in the $100,000 Soaring Softly Stakes (G3T) on the Widener course at Belmont Park.

Mucho Macho Man Colt Flashes Speed in Sale Workout

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:49
Despite intermittent rain, the May 16 workouts in preparation for the May 21-22 auction at the Maryland State Fairgrounds near Timonium went off without a hitch, and the track seemed a little zippier as a result of the additional moisture.

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