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X Y Jet cruises in Sunshine Millions Sprint

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:38:16 EST

X Y Jet indicated he's cycling back to his peak form from two years ago by running away to an easy 5 1/2-length victory over an unlucky Mo Cash in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park on Saturday.



New York tightens rules on pain meds

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:55:57 EST

The New York Gaming Commission on Monday formally adopted new rules that will prevent horsemen from administering more than one regulated painkilling medication to a horse within four days of a race.



Purse hike offered for Wood Memorial

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:02:38 EST

If a Grade 1 winner starts in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial, the purse of the race will be bumped to $1 million from its current level of $750,000, the New York Racing Association announced Friday.



NYRA offering bonuses to boost field size

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:02:55 EST

The New York Racing Association announced two bonus programs intended to boost field size for the Aqueduct and Belmont Park spring meets.



Ax Man eyes San Vicente after debut win

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 00:14:42 EST

Ax Man, the dazzling winner of a maiden race for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita last Monday, is likely to have his stakes debut in the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 10.



McCraken to prep for 4-year-old season

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 00:14:59 EST

Trainer Ian Wilkes said he is expecting McCraken to arrive this week at Palm Meadows to begin preparing for a 4-year-old campaign that will focus primarily "on races of about a mile."



Full field entered for Jan. 13 Lecomte Stakes

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 00:14:28 EST

Fifteen were entered Friday for the 74th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, the featured event among six stakes on the Jan. 13 Road to the Derby Kickoff card.



Collected, West Coast work for Pegasus

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 18:30:01 EST

Collected and West Coast, who were second and third in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar in November, worked at Santa Anita on Wednesday in advance of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27.



Coniah scores graded stakes win in Las Cienegas

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:32:40 EST

Coniah won the first graded stakes of her career in Saturday's Grade 3 Las Cienegas Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita, a victory her Hall of Fame jockey sensed was likely early in the turf sprint.



Jay's Way gets stakes win in Sunshine Millions Classic

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:49:49 EST

At the top of the stretch of the $200,000 Sunshine Millions Classic, it appeared that the favored Mr. Jordan was surely on his way to victory.



Starship Jubilee, Galleon Mast get Sunshine Millions wins

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:44:13 EST

Starship Jubilee, ridden by Jose Lezcano, wore down Daddy's Boo in the 16th running of the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf after Galleon Mast got up in the final jumps to win the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Turf.



Gun Runner zeroed in on Pegasus score

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:12:27 EST

Gun Runner settled in perfectly Thursday night at Gulfstream and was sent through an easy gallop Friday as final preparations begin for the likely Horse of the Year to make the last start of his brilliant career next Saturday in the Pegasus World Cup.



Arrogate preparing for new career

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:48:02 EST

Even though Arrogate's last three starts of 2017 were losses of varying disappointing degrees, his victories in the Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup earlier in the year did nothing to shake the 134 rating he received at the end of the 2016 season.



Instilled Regard takes step toward Ky. Derby

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:49:14 EST

Instilled Regard did everything right Saturday at Fair Grounds and was rewarded with his first stakes win as he captured the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes.



Mopotism grabs first graded score in La Canada

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:44:26 EST

On her 11th attempt, Mopotism won a graded stakes in Saturday's Grade 2 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita.



Shining Copper gets head up in Fort Lauderdale

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:00:10 EST

Shining Copper reasserted himself after being headed in late stretch by One Go All Go to register a well-deserved head victory in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale.



Tower of Texas rallies to win Bradley Handicap

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:55:40 EST

Tower of Texas burst to the lead in the late stages for a 1 1/2-length victory over Galton in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds. It was another neck back in third to Saham.



Stronach reaches deals for two Pegasus spots

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:56:04 EST

The three slots held by The Stronach Group granting berths in the company's own Pegasus World Cup later this month at Gulfstream Park have been marketed to potential entrants without any costs attached.



McKinzie sheds blinkers in Sham victory

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 00:12:56 EST

McKinzie sat comfortably just off a moderate pace while wide, then powered home to win the Grade 3, $100,345 Sham by a widening 3 1/2 lengths and solidify his position among the nation's best 3-year-olds.



Itsinthepost scores San Gabriel win

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 00:07:31 EST

In 2017, Itsinthepost was second in his first two starts and later won three stakes in a nine-race campaign. Saturday, Itsinthepost won his first start of the year in the Grade 2 San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita.



Gun Runner tops Horse of the Year finalists

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 00:08:49 EST

The success of Gun Runner on the track in 2017 translated into Eclipse Award finalist recognition for he and many of those connected to him when the top three vote getters in all 17 divisions, both human and equine, were announced on Friday.



Navigating Eclipse Awards' gray waters

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 23:45:43 EST

Even though the trend is leaning toward fewer starts for the best horses, there is at least enough revealed during the course of a long season to mix and match records worthy of Eclipse consideration.



Daddys Lil Darling scores Grade 1 victory

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 21:13:56 EST

In the nick of time, Daddys Lil Darling became a Grade 1 winner in Saturday's $301,380 American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.



Midnight Crossing out front all the way in Frankel

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 18:55:36 EST

Midnight Crossing proved impossible to catch in Saturday's Robert Frankel Stakes for fillies and mares on turf at Santa Anita, rewarding jockey Brice Blanc's decision to put the longshot on an early lead.



Veteran riders play big role in Santa Anita opener

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 18:52:27 EST

The Grade 2 San Antonio, at a mile and one-sixteenth, was supposed to be batting practice for Collected, whose date in the Pegasus World Cup has been chiseled in stone for months.



Unique Bella finishes strong to win La Brea

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:42:05 EST

Unique Bella's speed has been her biggest asset, but in the Breeders' Cup it became her biggest liability.



City of Light breaks through in Grade 1 Malibu

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:24:58 EST

City of Light made his first stakes appearance in Tuesday's Grade 1, $300,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita, and he ran the best race of his young career to win.