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Litfin At Large: Triple Crown Prep Season Heating Up

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:08
The Triple Crown prep season begins in earnest Feb. 3, when qualifying point races for the Kentucky Derby Presented By Woodford Reserve (G1) are contested at Aqueduct Racetrack, Gulfstream Park, and Santa Anita Park.

Stronach Group Considers Changes to Gulfstream Facility

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 13:00
The Stronach Group is studying improvements and expansion plans designed to keep the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

Will Audible Upset the Holy Bull Stakes?

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 00:25
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

Mubtaahij to Get Dubai World Cup Prep in San Pasqual

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:03
Mubtaahij will get his audition for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (G1) in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

Social Inclusion's First Foal is a Florida-bred Filly

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:03
The first reported foal for Social Inclusion (Pioneerof the Nile—Saint Bernadette, by Saint Ballado) is a bay filly, out of Got Dimples, born Jan. 27 in Florida, announced Woodford Thoroughbreds Feb. 1.

Stewart Mulling Options for Seeking the Soul

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 21:03
A trip to the $10 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) in March is on the table for grade 1 winner Seeking the Soul following his fifth-place run in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.

Itsinthepost Seeks Back-to-Back Wins in San Marcos

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:01
The third of four stakes races on Santa Anita Park's Feb. 3 card, the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes (G2T) features Itsinthepost (FR) and Flamboyant (FR), the top two finishers in the San Gabriel Stakes (G2T) Jan. 6.

Dam of Roaring Lion Dies From Laminitis Complications

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:01
Despite heroic efforts to save her, Vionnet, dam of group 2 winner Roaring Lion, died from complications of laminitis Feb. 1 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. 

Champion Abel Tasman Has First Breeze of 2018

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:01
On Feb. 1, champion Abel Tasman took the first step towards building upon her foundation, when she registered her first breeze of the year, going three furlongs in :36 1/5 at Santa Anita Park.

Army Mule's Win Timely for Half Sister Entered in Sale

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:01
Army Mule's scintillating return to competition in near track-record time at Gulfstream Park couldn't have come at a better time for South Point Sales, which is offering the colt's half sister at the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale next week.

Regulatory Changes Not Expected Following Lasix Studies

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:01
Racing rule changes regarding the pre-race administration of furosemide (Salix, commonly called Lasix) appear unlikely following the results of a pair of studies that assessed the diuretic used to prevent exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.

Glen Hill Farm's Filly is Flintshire's First Foal

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 18:01
Hill 'n' Dale Farms' Eclipse champion and five-time grade/group 1 winner Flintshire was represented by his first reported foal when Glen Hill Farm had a filly out of Last Resort born Jan. 18 in Kentucky.

Good Magic Heads 360 Early Nominees to Triple Crown

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:00
Headed by reigning juvenile male champion Good Magic, a total of 360 3-year-olds were made eligible during the early nomination phase to compete in the 2018 races of the American Triple Crown. 

BackTrack: Count Fleet Wins Withers in Triple Crown Run

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:53
In conjunction with Tom Hall's Throwback Thursday feature in BloodHorse Daily, BloodHorse.com each Thursday will present corresponding race stories from the pages of the magazine. 

Remington Park to Host ROAP Course in February

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:53
Courses will be held at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.

St Patrick's Day Mending in Ireland From Tendon Injury

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:53
St Patrick's Day, the 3-year-old full brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, is in Ireland for rehabilitation from a tendon injury, a representative from Coolmore confirmed Feb. 1.

Female Jockeys Find Success in New Zealand

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:53
The result of an English study released this week that concluded female jockeys rode as well as their male counterparts should not have caused any surprise in New Zealand.

Career in Three-Day Eventing for The Pamplemousse

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:53
Son of Kafwain is at Edgeview Equestrian Center in Idaho

Strike Power Looks to Make the Grade in Swale

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 23:26
A sizzling debut by Courtlandt Farms' Strike Power earned him a step up to graded company in just his second start.

Wide-Open Robert B. Lewis Stakes Draws Nine

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 23:26
With some of the heavy hitters in the 3-year-old male division eyeing targets down the line, the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) came up as a wide-open affair with points toward the Road to the Kentucky Derby on the line Feb. 3 at Santa Anita.

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