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Favorite Defunded Coasts Clear In Native Diver, Tops Baffert-Trained Exacta

Pegram, Watson and Weitman’s Defunded overcame a slow start to move into contention early, then drew well clear at the top of the stretch and cruised home in winning Sunday’s $150,500 Native Diver Stakes at Del Mar. The 4-year-old chestnut gelding finished up 4 3/4 lengths to the good under Edwin Maldonado and returned $3.40 […]

‘I Have Entertained The Thought Of Putting Her On The Road To The Kentucky Derby’: Hoosier Philly Powerful In Golden Rod Win

The promising 2-year-old filly Hoosier Philly stamped herself as a divisional leader and tantalizing prospect for the 2023 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) as she easily won the $400,000 Golden Rod (G2) Saturday at Churchill Downs with overwhelming authority by five lengths. Hoosier Philly, who ran 1 1/16 miles over a fast track in 1:43.94 as […]

Gainesway Names Ryan Norton New Stallion Director

Ryan Norton has been named as Gainesway’s new Stallion Director, the farm announced Oct. 21. Norton previously served as Stallion Director at Darby Dan Farm; a position he’d held since 2005. Prior to that, he worked in Darby Dan’s sales division, joining in 2002 and working under Lynn Davis. “I am happy to announce that […]

Onetime Triple Crown Prospect Forbidden Kingdom Returns For Santa Anita Sprint Championship

Richard Mandella’s classy sophomore Forbidden Kingdom, idle since the Grade 1 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby in April, returns to action this Saturday at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.,  and looms the horse to beat among a field of seven 3-year-olds and up in the Grade 2, $200,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. By 2015 Triple Crown […]

Gulfstream Park: Rainbow 6 Jackpot Pool Guaranteed At $125,000 Sunday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 gross jackpot pool will be guaranteed at $125,000 for Sunday’s program at Gulfstream Park, where the popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for three racing days since the August 13 mandatory payout. Sunday’s Rainbow 6 sequence will span Races 4-9, headlined by a first-level optional claiming allowance for 3-year-olds and up. […]

The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Should HISA Be An ‘Open Book’?

Joe Gorajec, retired after a lengthy career as executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission, wrote in a commentary earlier this week that the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority has failed to operate with the same transparency shown by state agencies that historically have regulated the sport. Since Gorajec’s call for more transparency from […]

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 […]