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Maxfield, Independence Hall Vie in Santa Anita Handicap

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
The prestige of the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) has lured the unbeaten Maxfield to California for the race, where he is matched against seven foes, led by Independence Hall, Express Train, and Idol.

Life Is Good Tries 1 1/16 Miles in San Felipe Stakes

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
Bob Baffert's lightly-raced Life Is Good will attempt to make strides up the Kentucky Derby leaderboard when he heads an outstanding field of seven sophomores March 6 in the  $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park. 

GPI Racing to Auction Off Berth in The Everest

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
A rare opportunity to participate in the world's richest race on turf has arisen after it was announced that Greg Ingham's GPI Racing will auction off its slot in The Everest.

Speedy Brickyard Ride Aims to Make Grade in San Carlos

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
After winning the Don Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes Jan. 16, Brickyard Ride is scheduled to try a graded stakes for the first time in the $200,000 San Carlos Stakes (G2) March 6 at Santa Anita Park.

Key Derby Preps Highlight Week's Radio, TV Schedule

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
This week's radio and television schedule, compiled by America's Best Racing.

Magic Attitude to Begin Season in Hillsborough

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
Lael Stable's Magic Attitude will try to start her 4-year-old season off right March 6 when she races in the older filly and mare division for the first time in the $225,000 Hillsborough Stakes (G2T) going 1 1/8 miles on the Tampa Bay Downs turf.

Candy Man Rocket Faces Pletcher Pair in Tampa Bay Derby

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
Trainers Bill Mott and Todd Pletcher hold strong hands in the $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) March 6, with Mott starting the probable favorite in Candy Man Rocket and Pletcher running maiden winners Promise Keeper and Unbridled Honor.

More than 300 Engage in Thoroughbred Owner Conference

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
The first in a series of 10 virtual panel presentations was held March 2. The second session titled "Selecting Your Thoroughbred Athletes" will be April 6 at 2 p.m. ET.

Freedom Fighter, Highly Motivated Stretch Out in Gotham

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
In terms of qualifying points, the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) is certainly as important of a Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) prep as either of the other two points races on this weekend's schedule.

Jackie's Warrior Pointed to Pat Day Mile

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
Jackie's Warrior, who lost his second consecutive two-turn route when third in the Feb. 27 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park, will be pointed toward the Pat Day Mile Presented by LG&E and KU (G2) May 1 at Churchill Downs.

Godolphin's Highland Avenue Wins on Euro Road to Derby

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
Back in the day, all roads led to Rome. This year, all the various Roads to the Kentucky Derby seem to lead back to Dubai.

Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale Catalog Released

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
The catalog for next month's Tattersalls Craven Breeze Up Sale is now online, with 168 high-class juveniles featuring for a sale which comes with the attraction of the new £250,000 Craven Royal Ascot/Group 1 Bonus.

So You Think Tops Australian Stud Book in 2020

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
Data released by the Australian Stud Book has revealed the stallions that covered the largest book of mares in 2020.

Extravagant Kid to Al Quoz Sprint on DWC Undercard

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
Trainer Brendan Walsh, who won the UAE Derby (G2) in 2019 with Plus Que Parfait, is sending another U.S. horse to Meydan in Dubai, this time DARRS' Extravagant Kid for the Al Quoz Sprint (G1) March 27 at 1,200 meters (about six furlongs) on turf.

Tesio, Weber City Highlight Laurel Spring Meet Stakes

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
Laurel Park will offer seven stakes worth $750,000 in purses, including automatic qualifiers for the Preakness (G1) and Black-Eyed Susan (G2) April 17, as part of its upcoming spring meet.

Over 120 Entered in Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale

Thu, 2021-03-04 14:36
The catalog is now available for the Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale with more than 120 head consigned to the auction set for Wednesday, April 7, at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

Fair Grounds Announces Third Purse Increase of Meet

Wed, 2021-03-03 14:32
For the third time in its ongoing 2020-21 meet, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a 10% purse increase, effective March 11. The raise was inspired by robust simulcast handle, according to the track.

O’Neill Excited About 3-Year-Olds, Being HOF Finalist

Wed, 2021-03-03 14:32
Two-time Kentucky Derby (G1)-winning trainer talks with ABR's Tom Pedulla.

Mystic Guide Headed to Dubai World Cup

Wed, 2021-03-03 14:32
Following a six-length score in the Razorback Handicap (G3) at Oaklawn Park Feb. 27, Mystic Guide is pointed toward the $12 million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) at Meydan March 27, trainer Mike Stidham said.

Toronado Colt Brings Down Curtain on Record Inglis Sale

Wed, 2021-03-03 14:32
This year's Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale has achieved its highest ever trade, surpassing the Victorian benchmark set in Melbourne in 2017.

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