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The 2017 yearling market stated very plainly there are five top commercial super-sires in North America and Europe, all of whose yearlings averaged over $650,000.
Trainer Mark Casse said Feb. 11 that Flameaway, the record-setting Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) winner, will return for the $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) March 10.
Horses rarely race at the advanced age of 12, let alone win, but Feb. 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, and for the second consecutive time this year, seasoned veteran Dance Caller did just that.
The Louisiana Premier Night Feb. 10 included 10 stakes worth total purse money of more than $1 million and featured the $170,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship, won for the second consecutive year by Tigertail Ranch's Mobile Bay.
Two contenders in the handicap division were back on the Santa Anita Park work tab Feb. 11, but they're likely heading in different directions for their next races.
It was a long time coming for K.B. Sareen's Om, but he finally found his way back into the winner's circle Feb. 10 at Santa Anita Park.
After he rated well back off the early pacesetters in third, World Approval launched his trademark bid on the far turn then fended off stubborn 12-1 shot Forge in the lane to win the 1 1/16-mile Tampa Bay Stakes (G3T) by half-length.
Making her move around the final turn in her stakes debut, Red Ruby ran by Sassy Sienna in the stretch to take the $125,000 Martha Washington Stakes Feb. 10 at Oaklawn Park.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Kanthaka got a hot pace to close into and powered away late to win the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Flameaway forced his way into the classic conversation when he fought back after being headed by Catholic Boy at the eighth pole to earn a half-length victory in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3).
Sheep Pond Partners and All Pro Racing's Elysea's World (IRE) broke through with a ground-saving trip to kick off her final season of racing with a neck victory over stablemate Dream Awhile in the Suwannee River Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
For the first handful of strides in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (G2), it appeared as if Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella would get a challenge, but the big gray machine did away with that quickly.
For her 6-year-old debut in the Feb. 10 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes (G3T), Dona Bruja (ARG) showed up with a new dimension to her game, which yielded some sufficient swagger in her step.
Under the familiar guidance of jockey Julien Leparoux, Heart to Heart had his way with the pace on the front end and earned his first top-level victory in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes (G1T) Feb. 10 at Gulfstream Park.
OXO Equine's Instilled Regard got his final timed workout for the Feb. 17 Risen Star Stakes presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) when he covered six furlongs in 1:13 flat Feb. 10 at Santa Anita Park.
Hartnell (GB) has never defeated Winx (AUS) in seven tries but, after his victory in the Ladbrokes C.F. Orr Stakes (G1) at Caulfield Feb. 10, his trainer thinks the planets may be aligned for the eighth time to be the charm.
Nineteen people were killed and more than 60 injured Feb. 10 when a Hong Kong bus packed with passengers heading home from a day at the races crashed, the South China Morning Post reported.
President Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act Feb. 9, a bill that, among other measures, extends the uniform three-year racehorse depreciation retroactively for fiscal year 2017.
The breeder of Classic Empire has Red Ruby running in Martha Washington Stakes Feb. 10.
David Staudacher's Conquest Windycity set a demanding pace and had something left to hold off Mind Your Biscuits through the final sixteenth of a mile and spoil the multiple grade 1 winner's 5-year-old debut Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.