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California Chrome, Arrogate Bookend Full Pegasus World Cup Field

January 24, 2017 |

By Casey Laughter Saturday’s inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup has been billed as the end of an era as two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome will square off against fellow champion Arrogate in a rematch of last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) be heading to stud duty Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky. In […]

LeComte Draws Full Field at Fair Grounds

January 19, 2017 |

By Casey Laughter The LeComte Stakes (GIII) at Fair Grounds has had its fair share of top-notch winners and some not-so-great winners and is the first race held in Louisiana on the road to the Kentucky Derby. The race drew a full field, even in the shadow of an equine herpes (EVH1) outbreak on the […]

Shane’s Girlfriend Puts Unbeaten Record on Line in Santa Ynez

January 7, 2017 |

By Jordan Sigmon Nearly two months after demolishing her rivals in Louisiana, Delta Downs Princess Stakes (GIII) winner Shane’s Girlfriend returns to California for the seven-furlong $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (GIII) at Santa Anita. The Florida-bred filly will have to defeat a strong field of nine if she hopes to extend her unbeaten record to […]

Gormley Set for Sham Return

January 6, 2017 |

By Casey Laughter Saturday’s $100,000 Sham Stakes (GIII) at Santa Anita is the first of the California Kentucky Derby (GI) prep races, which leads into the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (GII), the San Felipe Stakes (GII) and the Santa Anita Derby (GI) later in the spring. Some of the seven 3-year-olds will be making their […]

Jerome Draws Seven Newly Minted Sophomores

December 31, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Since the Jerome Stakes (GIII) was moved to January to serve as a Kentucky Derby (GI) prep race, no winner has emerged to even place in the Triple Crown races. This year, however, a field of seven newly minted sophomores will try to turn that luck around win this event before continuing […]

Arrogate Preps for Pegasus World Cup in Sunday’s San Pasqual

December 31, 2016 |

By Jordan Sigmon Fresh off of a win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI), likely 3-year-old champion and Horse of the Year candidate Arrogate will make his 2017 debut on New Year’s Day in the San Pasqual Stakes (GII) at Santa Anita. Winning will be no walk in the park with the presence of Midnight […]

Local Fillies Decked Out, Stays in Vegas Headline American Oaks

December 30, 2016 |

By Jordan Sigmon Previously a summer feature on the Southern California racing circuit, the American Oaks (GIT) moves to the final day of the year for the 2016 running and has drawn a large field of 13 headed by the local fillies Decked Out and Stays in Vegas. Owned by Big Chief Racing LLC, Gene […]

Saints Fan Carving a Louisiana Route to Derby

December 26, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Earlier this month a promising 2-year-old colt named Saints Fan kept his undefeated record in tact by winning his second start. The colt is both owned and trained by Dallas Stewart, who is notorious for a lot of good things as a conditioner, but longshots finishing in the runner-up slots in Triple […]

Talented Duo of Kentucky Shippers Head La Brea

December 24, 2016 |

By Jordan Sigmon The list of La Brea (GI) winners is as talented as it is long and although this year’s edition has drawn no current stars, it looks like a race that could very well produce one. The field is headlined by Lightstream and Finley’sluckycharm, two impressive fillies shipping in from Kentucky and both […]

Mind Your Biscuits Faces Tough Baffert Trio in Malibu

December 24, 2016 |

By Jordan Sigmon Mind Your Biscuits is the most proven colt entering the historic Malibu Stakes (GI), but winning will be no easy task with eight other horses in the race, including a trio of talented runners from the barn of Bob Baffert. A New York-bred by Posse, Mind Your Biscuits is owned by J […]