Churchill Downs Notes Team LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 3, 2017) – Gunpowder Farms’ Divisidero will face 11 rivals Saturday as he bids to repeat in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I), one of seven graded stakes on the 14-race program that is highlighted by the 143rd running of
by Churchill Downs Notes Team Holding Gold and Green Mask, the 1-2 finishers in last month’s Shakertown (GII) at Keeneland head a field of 13 for the Twin Spires Turf Sprint. The Twin Spires Turf Sprint will go as the afternoon’s seventh race with a 2 p.m. post time. Owned
by NYRA Press Office The New York Racing Association announced today a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park Spring/Summer meet. The program will be applicable to all maiden and first-and-second-level allowance races at distances of 1 1/4 miles [10 furlongs] and beyond carrying a purse of
By Keeneland’s media department LEXINGTON, KY (April 28, 2017) – Calumet Farm’s 16-1 longshot Quiet Business took command in the final furlong to win the 1½-mile Bewitch (G3) before 18,057 fans at Keeneland on Friday’s closing day of the 2017 Spring Meet. Quiet Business, a 4-year-old daughter of Quiet American,
From The Blood-Horse Staff Todd Pletcher told officials at Ascot Racecourse that he is seriously considering the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot for American Patriot. The straight mile contest on turf is the first race of the five-day spectacular, scheduled for June 20 at 2:30 p.m. local time.
By Santa Anita’s publicity staff ARCADIA, Calif. (April 22, 2017) – With most of the 1 3/4 miles on turf behind them, it was “game-on” the final eighth-mile, as Inordinate, who ran with blinkers off, dug deep and outran favored Syntax by a half-length in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San
By NYRA’s publicity staff OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Making his stakes debut and first start in New York, Allen Stable’s Secretary At War quickly went to the lead and held off a late charge from Frostmourne to capture the $100,000 Woodhaven for 3-year-olds on the turf Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
LEXINGTON, KY (April 22, 2017) – Red Baron’s Barn LLC’s Itsinthepost (FR) took command at the head of the stretch and posted a 1¼-length victory over Charming Kitten to win the 32nd running of the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) for 4-year-olds and up before a Saturday afternoon crowd of 18,505.