Horse Racing

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — 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.” McCraken has been on hiatus at Lambholm South near Ocala, Fla., since shortly after Wilkes decided not to run
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ARCADIA, Calif. — 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. Trained by Bob Baffert for owners and breeders Hal and Patti Earnhardt, Ax Man led throughout
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The way the New Orleans road to the Kentucky Derby is starting, Fair Grounds needs to widen the path. 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. There are nearly as many
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ARCADIA, Calif. — 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. Collected, who finished third in the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes at
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Jockey Martin Pedroza and valet Max Corrales may face sanctions for fighting in the jockeys’ room at Santa Anita last Friday. Santa Anita steward Scott Chaney said the California Horse Racing Board has launched an investigation into the incident, which could lead to a formal complaint and a hearing. A fine or
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Trainer Chad Brown said that Stellar Wind remains on track to run in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park. Stellar Wind was purchased by Coolmore at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale with the intention of being retired and bred to American Pharoah this season.
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Laurel Park has canceled its Friday card due to the continuing deep freeze that has gripped the Northeast for more than a week. The temperature Friday morning in Maryland is forecast to be around 10 degrees, rising to the upper teens in the afternoon. Accuweather is predicting winds of 17 miles per hour, gusting up
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Live racing Sunday and Monday at Aqueduct has been canceled due to extreme cold, the New York Racing Association announced Sunday morning. Training on Monday at both Aqueduct and Belmont Park is also canceled. Both tracks were open for training on Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures on Sunday and Monday were forecast
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ARCADIA, Calif. — 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. The American Oaks was the final Grade 1 of 2017 and was Daddys Lil Darling sixth appearance in such a race this year. “She’s a special horse and
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Run Time proved that distance is the great equalizer when stepping up off a first-level allowance/optional-claiming victory to upset Grade 1 winner Bullards Alley in Saturday’s two-mile H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Run Time, who won his maiden going 1 1/2 miles four months ago at Kentucky Downs, bided
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Laurel Park canceled its final three races Saturday after two horses fell during the gallop-outs of their respective races. Renaissance Rosie, the runner-up in race 5, the $75,000 Politely Stakes, fell after the finish, throwing jockey Julian Pimentel. Renaissance Rosie got to her feet after the incident, ran off and was caught. Pimentel, also walked
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Giant Expectations may start in an eight-figure race after winning Tuesday’s Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita. Trainer Peter Eurton said on Wednesday that Giant Expectations will be considered for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27 or the $10 million Dubai World Cup in
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Trainer Mark Casse will have two fillies, Heavenly Love and Wonder Gadot, in New Orleans for the first 3-year-old dirt-route stakes of the Fair Grounds season on Jan. 13, but both might not run in the same race. Heavenly Love, as has been the plan for several weeks now, will race against fillies in the
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