American Horse Racing

Claiming Crown Draws 294 Nominations To Kick Off Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

Four defending champions are among 294 nominations to the 19th running of the $ 1.11 million Claiming Crown set for Saturday, Dec. 2, opening day of Gulfstream Park’s 2017-2018 Championship Meet. This year marks the sixth consecutive year Gulfstream Park will serve as host to the nine-race Claiming Crown, created in 1999 by the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and the ...

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Enable Named 2017 Cartier Horse Of The Year

The outstanding three-year-old filly Enable has been named the Cartier Horse of the Year at the 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards, European horseracing’s equivalent of the Oscars. The 2017 Cartier Racing Awards were presented at a glittering ceremony before an invited audience of 300 at the Dorchester Hotel, London, England, on Tuesday, November 14. From the first crop of Nathaniel, Enable’s year-end honors ...

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Hong Kong To Contest ‘Group 1 Triple-Header’ In April

Hong Kong will for the first time stage three spring Group 1 features on a single day, the Hong Kong Jockey Club announced today (Sept. 19). The Champions Mile (1600m) and the Chairman’s Sprint Prize (1200m) have been brought forward one week in the calendar, joining the G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup to form an exciting Group 1 ...

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Mr. Misunderstood Leads Field Of Six In $200,000 Super Derby

Mr. Misunderstood takes the Super Derby Prelude The draw took place Tuesday for Super Derby Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, Sept. 9.  The program will get underway at 12:00 pm (Central) for the 13-race card which will feature seven turf stakes, highlighted by the running of the $ 200,000 Super Derby. The richest race of the 2017 Thoroughbred season is written for 3-year-olds going a mile and ...

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Cowboy Culture Stands Out In Wednesday’s Centaur Stakes At Indiana Grand

Graded Stakes winner Cowboy Culture has been tagged as the early morning line favorite in the 12th running of the 200,000-guaranteed Centaur Stakes Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The one-mile turf event, slated as the eighth race on the card, will have an estimated post time of 5:21 p.m. on the 10-race program that begins at 2:05 p.m. Although he has not ...

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Pure Sensation Runs Parx Record To 4-For-4 In Turf Monster

Pure Sensation #3 with Kendrick Carmouche riding won the $ 300,000 Grade III Turf Monster at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on September 4, 2017. Photo By Barbara Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO Pure Sensation ran his record to a perfect four-for-four on the Parx Racing turf course on Monday’s Labor Day card, rallying up the rail late to win the Grade 3 Turf ...

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Churchill, Winter Among Stars On Course For Irish Champions Weekend

The grey filly Winter outlasts Blond Me (black cap) and Sobetsu (royal blue) to win the G1 Nassau Stakes The big names have all stood their ground for the five Group 1 races and the strong supporting cards on Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and the Curragh on Saturday and Sunday. Dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill and his stable ...

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Collected Named Del Mar’s ‘Horse Of The Meeting’

Speedway Stable’s Collected and jockey Martin Garcia win the Grade I, $ 1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic A wire-to-wire victory in the $ 1 million TVG Pacific Classic, withstanding the late charge of stablemate Arrogate by a half-length, earned Collected the honor of Horse of the Meeting for 2017 in a vote of Del Mar media.A wire-to-wire victory in the $ ...

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West Coast ‘Looked Impressive’ Breezing With Cupid Monday At Del Mar

Travers winner West Coast hit the work tab for the first time since his landmark victory on Monday, breezing three furlongs at Del Mar in company with G1 Gold Cup winner Cupid. According to bloodhorse.com, the pair were given a time of :35 3/5 for the distance. “They were just breezing—just galloping,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “West Coast looked impressive. He ...

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Madefromlucky Blows Away Greenwood Cup Field

Madefromlucky #5 with Javier Castellano riding won the $ 200,000 Grade III Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on September 4, 2017. Photo By Barbara Weidl/EQUI-PHOTO Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky found the winner’s circle for the first time in over two years on Monday, galloping home the facile victor in the G3 Greenwood Cup at Parx ...

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