Earle Mack, Wachtel Stable and Brous Stable's Take the Stand provided another surprise on Saturday's Fair Grounds card when he led gate-to-wire at odds of 8-1 in the Grade 2 Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap. The 5-year-old Argentine-bred son of Not For Sale covered the 1 1/8 miles over the firm turf in a new course-record […]
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Gata Racing Stables' S'maverlous came home a surprise two-length winner in Saturday's Grade 2 New Orleans Handicap at the Fair Grounds at odds of 20-1. The 6-year-old gelded son of Tiz Wonderful stopped the clock in 1:50.06 for the 1 1/8 mile contest over the fast main track for trainer Mike Maker. He is also […]
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Danzing Candy, front-running winner of the San Felipe Stakes on March 12, worked five furlongs on a warm Saturday morning in a bullet 58.60 under regular rider Mike Smith for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby at 1 1/8 miles on April 9. It was the swiftest of 54 drills at the distance, […]
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A crushing defeat last year became a valiant victory in the 2016 renewal of the Dubai World Cup on Saturday afternoon, when, to the deafening roar of the crowd, California Chrome drew away from the field under Victor Espinoza winning the world's richest race by 3 3/4 lengths. The horse covered the 1 1/4 mile […]
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Re-elected on March 24, 2016, to a second term as president of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association was William P. “Bill” White, who led the organization this past year to defeat what would have been a major overhaul of state pari-mutuel statutes to the detriment of Florida horse racing and breeding operations. With […]
Serious doubts accompanied Florida-bred X Y Jet when he entered the starting gate for the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen on Saturday morning, but the 4-year-old son of Kantharos proved his caliber in a neck defeat to Muarrab on the wire. The Jorge Navarro-trained gelding had won his last five races in a row, but […]
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Kicking off the Dubai World Cup card's thoroughbred races, Sheikh Saeed bin Mohammed Al Maktoum's One Man Band led wire to wire to win the Group 2, $1 million Godolphin Mile in a track-record time of 1:35.21 for one mile on the dirt, winning by 4 3/4 lengths over stablemates Faulkner and Cool Cowboy. The […]
One of two colts in Saturday's Group 2 UAE Derby nominated for the Triple Crown, the gray Lani came home the winner, earning 100 points toward the Kentucky Derby. The 1 3/16 mile contest for $2 million US dollars was completed in 1:58.42 by the Mikio Matsunaga-trained son of Tapit, becoming the first Japanese-trained winner […]
The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) has announced the winners of its 2015 statistical awards for leading California owners. Reddam Racing LLC was leading owner in purse money won in California as well as leading owner by number of wins; Watson, Pegram and Weitman led all owners by number of California stakes wins; and Kings […]
Jockey Miguel Mena was riding Not Mizzen A Beat in the sixth race at Fair Grounds on Friday, when the horse appeared to jump a shadow or a divot in the turf, unseating the jockey. A later Twitter post by the jockey confirmed that he had broken his left wrist, and Mena will be out […]