Danny Keene's Texas Chrome showed the racing world the size of his heart Sunday evening at Remington Park, bulling his way through the narrowest of holes along the inside rail to defeat Sticksstatelydude by a half-length in the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby. The sophomore son of Grasshopper and jockey C.J. McMahon raced to a tough […]
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The curtain came down on the 2016 Monmouth Park season on Sunday as Paco Lopez captured his fifth riding title, Jorge Navarro his fourth trainer's award and Quiet Winter Farm their first owner's trophy. Monmouth Park saw a decrease in number of races run in 2016 with an average of 9.87 per day over the […]
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Trainer Liam Benson, a 21-year-old student at the University of Louisville's Equine Industry Program earned his first career win as a trainer at Churchill Downs in Saturday night's opener with Expected Ruler, a 3-year-old son of Leroidesanimaux, who also gave the trainer his first stakes victory in last year's Tyro Stakes at Monmouth Park. This […]
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Stonestreet Stables' homebred Lady Aurelia was found to have “bled” in Saturday's Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket, which may have contributed to her tiring late in the stretch to finish third, trainer Wesley Ward told The Sun. In this case, bleeding indicates a case of Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, diagnosed via a camera […]
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Less than 12 hours after Mrs McDougal and Zindaya finished 1-2 in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel and Connect upset the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, trainer Chad Brown was back supervising his fleet of contenders for two upcoming “Super” Saturdays at Belmont Park, led by Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational […]
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Star Guitar, the Louisiana-bred winner of 22 stakes races in the state, had his first winner as a sire Saturday night at Churchill Downs. Senor Guitar, a homebred owned by Clifford Grum and trained by Helen Pitts, swept a field of $50,000 maiden claimers by 1 1/4 lengths under Ricardo Santana, Jr. The 2-year-old out […]
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North America's all-time leading money earner, California Chrome arrived by van at Santa Anita on Sunday at 12 noon as he begins final preparations for next Saturday's Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, final major steppingstone to the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5. Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made […]
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Following his biggest career victory in the G2 Pennsylvania Derby, the connections of Connect will have several options for the Curlin colt's next start, trainer Chad Brown told the Daily Racing Form. “Obviously the Breeders' Cup will be discussed,” Brown said. “Other options include possibly to freshen the horse up a little bit for a […]
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Multiple graded stakes-winning jockey Victor Lebron has shifted his tack to Southern California in anticipation of the upcoming meet at Santa Anita. The 32-year-old rider will be working with agent Dudley Osborne, whom he met through his old agent and friend Nelson Arroyo. “I had been considering coming to the West Coast since last year […]
According to chief operating officer Joe Wilson, Parx Racing handled $9.6 million on Saturday's Pennsylvania Derby Day, the second-highest handle in track history, reports drf.com. Though the Bensalem, PA track does not charge admission, Wilson estimated the attendance to be around 16,000 people, based on parking availability. The afternoon was led by the appearance of […]
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