Thursday, March 27 2014


NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 26, 2014) – Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice, hero of last spring’s Belmont Stakes as the final jewel of racing’s 2013 Triple Crown, will go to the post in Saturday’s Grade II New Orleans Handicap with 121 pounds and the favorite’s mantle in the field of eight older horses.

Read more articles in the Fair Grounds category.


Tuesday, March 25 2014

Owners on ‘Wild’ Ride with ‘Florida’s Horse’

State-bred Wildcat Red Takes Two-Race Win Streak into Florida Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – It is a two hour and 45-minute trip from Caracas, Venezuela to Gulfstream Park, one the owners of Wildcat Red have made seven times in the past six months to see their horse run.

They are back again this week to watch Wildcat Red in the most important start yet of his young career, Saturday’s $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1), Gulfstream’s signature race and one of the most significant preps on the road to the Triple Crown.

Read more articles in the Gulfstream category.


Monday, March 24 2014 a Comprehensive Florida Derby Resource

View Full List of Events Scheduled for Florida Derby Week
Derby Post Position Draw Will Be Streamed Live Wednesday
Meet the Contenders for Gulfstream Park’s Signature Race
Florida Derby News & Notes Published in Spanish

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) will be renewed for the 63rd time on Saturday, March 29, but the buzz surrounding Gulfstream Park’s signature race has already started and will continue to heighten right up until post time.

Read more articles in the Gulfstream category.


Sunday, March 23 2014

General a Rod Maker’s ‘Best Chance’ for Success in Triple Crown Races

Gulfstream Park Derby Champ Works for Saturday’s Besilu Stables Florida Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Since going out on his own in 2003, trainer Mike Maker has taken five horses down the Triple Crown trail, including Hansen, the undefeated 2-year-old male champion of 2011.

Read more articles in the Gulfstream category.



Winning horse: We Miss Artie

Winning jockey: John Velazquez
“I was a little wide going into the first turn but I found a nice spot down the backside. Right at the sixteenth-pole I had to drift away from them so he didn’t have to work so hard. Then I was able to get up at the wire.”

Winning trainer: Todd Pletcher
“It really was (a great closing run). Very exciting. I wasn’t sure he got there but very excited to see that he did.”

Read more articles in the Turfway category.


Tuesday, March 18 2014

New York-bred stakes schedule upgraded for 2014

The schedule of New York-bred stakes races to be run at the three New York Racing Association (NYRA) racetracks and at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack (FLGR) has a new and improved look for 2014.

Read more articles in the Aqueduct category.


Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks

Hollendorfer Trainees Head Probables for Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks

FLORENCE, Ky. (March 17, 2014) – The fields for the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes and the $125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks, both to run at Turfway Park this Saturday, are rapidly coming together.

Read more articles in the Turfway category.


Field of 10 USTA qualifiers set for WHHC in April

Columbus, OH --- Michael Chosky from Pittsburgh, Pa. and David Pankenier of Maricopa, Ariz., became the final two qualifiers in the USTA World Harness Handicapping Championship Qualifying Series with wins in the contests involving Maywood Park on Friday (March 14) and Balmoral Park on Saturday (March 15), respectively.

Read more articles in the U.S. Trotting Assn. category.


Friday, March 14 2014

Oaklawn Barn Notes March 14

Tapiture and Stablemates Ready for Big Day

Trainer Steve Asmussen, newly-named as a finalist for the 2014 class in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, was at Oaklawn Park on Friday morning to supervise final preparations for his charges competing in tomorrow’s three graded stakes as well as three other races.

Read more articles in the Oaklawn category.


Sadler Returns to Hot Springs with Two Top Contenders

Southern California-based trainer John Sadler is not quite the frequent visitor to Oaklawn as fellow California trainer Bob Baffert, but when he does send a horse, they should be respected. He won the 2010 Arkansas Derby (G1) with 17-1 longshot Line of David and the following year he finished second in the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) with Switch. He returns to Hot Springs Saturday with two horses and is excited about their chances.

Read more articles in the Oaklawn category.


Gulfstream Park News & Notes - Fri 3/14

Orseno's Claim of Saint Midas a Bargain With Social Inclusion Victory
Decision Due this Weekend on Social Inclusion
Blossoming Parranda Seeks Another win in $200,000 Honey Fox
Mucho Macho Man Back Home

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Social Inclusion turned a number of heads when he ran away from respectable group of maidens at Gulfstream Park on the undercard of the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) on Feb. 22. The 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile earned a 93 Beyer Speed Figure for his 7 1/2-length success that afternoon, and that effort also caught the attention of trainer Joe Orseno. Together with partner Brian Miller of Silly Goose Racing, Orseno owns an 8-year-old mare named Saint Midas, who like Social Inclusion was produced by the graded stakes placed Saint Bernadette.

Read more articles in the Gulfstream category.


Holloway’s Dynamic Duo

Story by Ken Weingartner/Harness Racing Communications/USTA

Trainer Joe Holloway hopes to have a good time racing 4-year-old female pacers Shebestingin and Somwherovrarainbow this season and thinks both mares could have strong campaigns as they make the jump to facing older foes.

Shebestingin, who last year set the record for the fastest mile ever by a female pacer when she won in 1:47 at Lexington’s Red Mile, likely is two weeks from qualifying. Somwherovrarainbow, who joined Holloway’s stable at the end of last year, makes her seasonal debut Friday night in the B1/A2 handicap for fillies and mares at Meadowlands Racetrack.

Read more articles in the U.S. Trotting Assn. category.


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