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by Heather Pettinger for NYRA Lael Stable’s Hawksmoor broke on top and never looked back to register her first U.S. victory by a head in the Grade 3, $150,000 Beaugay for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at 1 1/16 miles on the grass on Saturday at Belmont Park. Hawksmoor,

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FRANKLIN, Ky. (Saturday, May 13, 2017) —Kentucky Downs’ five-date all-turf meet in September has topped the 2017 HANA Racetrack Rankings for the third consecutive year. The rankings, in their ninth year, are based on an algorithm using factors indicative of horseplayer betting value, gleaned from both empirical and academic study,

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Trainers: Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3% 1 Michael J. Maker 189 38 31 36 $2,174,686 20% 105 56% 2 Mark E. Casse 172 35 19 15 $1,514,165 20% 69 40% 3 Chad C. Brown 121 32 26 15 $2,383,667 26% 73 60% 4

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BloodHorse.com writes about Aqueduct converting inner track to turf because of the demand for grass racing.  

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NYRA publicity department release ELMONT, N.Y. – Woodslane Farm’s homebred Sadler’s Joy will look to build on his recent victory in last month’s Grade 2 Pan American, facing seven rivals in the first Grade 1 of Belmont Park’s spring/summer meet, the $400,000 Man o’ War at 1 3/8 miles on

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Trainer Kenny McPeek elaborates to Racing Post on possibly running Kentucky Oaks runner-up Daddys Lil Darling in the English Oaks. Daddys Lil Darling is by the deceased Ashford Stud stallion Scat Daddy and out of owner-breeder Normandy Farm’s mare Miss Hot Salsa, making her a full sister to TwinSpires Breeders’

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By Churchill Downs’ publicity department LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – John Oxley’s La Coronel surged past her stablemate Dream Dancinginside the sixteenth pole to claim a half-length victory in the 33rd running of the $150,000 Edgewood presented by Forcht Bank (GIII) for 3-year-old fillies. Trained by Mark Casse

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By Churchill Downs’ publicity staff LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, May 5, 2017) – Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask collared pace-setting Latent Revenge inside the sixteenth pole and drew off to a two-length victory in the 14th running of the $150,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by TwinSpires.com (GIII). Trained by Brad Cox

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By Churchill Downs’ publicity department LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Roca Rojo (IRE) edged a game Believe in Bertie by a head to win the 32nd running of the $300,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (GII) for fillies and mares. Trained

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By Churchill Downs’ publicity department LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, May 6, 2017) – Gunpowder Farms’ Divisidero unleashed a powerful stretch run to post a half-length victory over pace-setting Beach Patrol to repeat in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I) for 4-year-olds and up. With the victory, Divisidero joins Wise

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