Latin Rhythms and Rush with Thunder won divisions of the El Cajon Stakes for 3-year-olds on Friday at Del Mar. Latin Rhythms had a 1 3/4 -length victory in the $111,400 second division after Rush with Thunder won the $112,650 first division by 1 1/2 lengths. Third in the recent La Jolla Handicap on the
Nownownow raced to his first career victory, beating Zee Zee by three lengths in the $80,000 With Anticipation/P.G. Johnson Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Friday. Under Julien Leparoux, the 2-year-old son of Whywhywhy ran 1 1-16 miles on the outer turf course in 1:41.26, paying $14.60, $5.70, and $4.70 to win.
Five weeks ago at Saratoga Race Course, Todd Pletcher watched Lawyer Ron set a track record in the Whitney Handicap. Saturday, the Eclipse Award-winning trainer will send the 4-year-old colt to the post in the grade 1, $500,000 Woodward Stakes over the same distance of 1 1-8 miles on Saratoga’s closing weekend, hoping Lawyer Ron
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Human error was likely responsible for the spread of equine influenza which has hit two Australian states, curtailing horse racing and costing millions of dollars in lost jobs and revenue, Australia federal agriculture minister Peter McGauran said Friday. “It’s going to be human error, there’s no question, but were the quarantine procedures adequate?” McGauran said
Fun Logic rallied to beat Dona Amelia by 1 3/4 lengths Thursday in the $104,820 Adoration Handicap at Del Mar. With Joe Talamo aboard, Fun Logic ran a mile in 1:39.64, and paid $8.60, $4.60 and $3. Dona Amelia returned $4.80 and $2.80, and Screen Giant paid $2.60 to show. Fun Logic earned $69,012 to
Thoroughbred trainer Patrick Biancone will serve a 15-day suspension next month after one of his horses was found to have prohibited drugs in its system after a race. The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority said Thursday that L’Aziza tested positive for caffeine and theophylline after winning the fifth race on May 3 at Churchill Downs.
Footlights, one of two mares in a field of eight, earned her first Grade I victory Thursday when she won the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup steeplechase at Saratoga Race Course. Xavier Aizpuru rode the 7-year-old daughter of Pleasant Tap on the 2 3-8 miles on the turf in 4:33.01 and returned $18, $7.80,
A horse owned and bred by an 83-year-old from Lockerbie has its sights set on the top of the sport.