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Desormeaux Seeking Reinstatement, Meets With Del Mar Stewards

Suspended from race riding since early March, embattled Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux met with Del Mar stewards Friday in hopes of being reinstated, Daily Racing Form reports. Stewards said they could decide on Desormeaux’s status by the end of the weekend or early next week. Desormeaux was suspended March 4 by the California […]

Nest Stuns With Brilliant Display In CCA Oaks, Secret Oath Second

As a race that often features the best of its division, the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) has seen over three dozen of its winners go on to be crowned champion 3-year-old filly at the end of their campaigns. On Saturday, Nest made a strong case for year-end honors in the 106th renewal of […]

Wow Whata Summer Springs $168.60 Penn Mile Surprise

Benefitting from a savvy mid-race move to the lead by jockey Tyler Conner, Jeremy Brooks’ homebred Wow Whata Summer posted an 83-1 upset over odds-on favorite Annapolis in Friday’s Grade 2, $400,000 Penn Mile Stakes at Penn National racecourse in Grantville, Pa. Trained by James Lawrence II, Wow Whata Summer – a 3-year-old by the […]

Arkansas College Planning For Future Vet School; Partners With Group To Reduce Graduate Debt

Lyon College announced it has begun developing plans for a proposed veterinary school located in Little Rock, Ark. The school will be part of the new Lyon College Institute of Health Sciences. The College’s faculty assembly and Board of Trustees approved the proposal in March, and the proposals for academic changes were submitted to the […]

Authentic’s Foal Derby: Blue-Blooded Colts Square Off In Week 8 Matchup

The first foals by Spendthrift Farm’s Horse of the Year Authentic have begun to arrive, and to celebrate, Spendthrift is hosting a “Foal Derby” to share photos of the stallion’s debut crop and reward breeders and fans with prizes. Each week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, a group of Authentic’s foals will be displayed on Spendthrift Farm’s […]

Star Filly Secret Oath Among Nine For Arkansas Derby

It’s official. The girl will be taking on the boys for the first time in the $1.25 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at 1 1/8 miles April 2 at Oaklawn. Multiple stakes winner Secret Oath was among nine horses entered Sunday for the Arkansas Derby, which is Oaklawn’s final major prep for the Kentucky Derby (G1). […]

Front-Running Two Emmys Coasts Clear In Muniz Memorial

Two Emmys led at every point of call before bounding away in the stretch to win the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Classic (G2) Saturday at Fair Grounds. Second in last year’s edition of the race, the 6-year-old English Channel gelding gave a tour de force performance this year, winning by 2 1/2 lengths from Santin. With […]

Favored Olympiad Makes It Look Easy In New Orleans Classic

Favorite Olympiad took charge in early stretch and cruised clear to win the $500,000 New Orleans Classic Stakes (G2) Saturday at Fair Grounds. Ridden by Junior Alvarado for trainer Bill Mott, Olympiad was two lengths clear of Proxy at the finish line and covered 1 1/8 miles in in a swift 1:47.74. Off at 3-5 […]