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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.
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.
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.
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.
This week's radio and television schedule, compiled by America's Best Racing.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Data released by the Australian Stud Book has revealed the stallions that covered the largest book of mares in 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two-time Kentucky Derby (G1)-winning trainer talks with ABR's Tom Pedulla.
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.
This year's Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale has achieved its highest ever trade, surpassing the Victorian benchmark set in Melbourne in 2017.