Month: April 2021Page 1 of 22

Maxfield Powers Home in Alysheba

Maxfield, Godolphin’s homebred son of Street Sense, returned to winning form with a 3 1/4-length victory in the April 30 Alysheba Stakes Presented by Sentient Jet at Churchill…

King Fury Out of Kentucky Derby

King Fury will be scratched from the May 1 Kentucky Derby (G1) after spiking a fever, trainer Ken McPeek announced April 30 at Churchill Downs. Take all the…

Jockey Health Day Planned for Delaware Park

In anticipation of the opening of the 2021 racing season at Delaware Park, The Delaware Jockeys’ Health and Welfare Fund is holding a jockey health day Monday, May…

BHA Will Not Reciprocate Melbourne Cup Vet Checks

International horses refused participation in the Melbourne Cup (G1) on veterinary grounds will not be automatically suspended from running in Britain, with the BHA conducting its own assessment…

Veteran Court Talks Riding KY Oaks on Will’s Secret

Veteran jockey Jon Court discusses riding Will’s Secret in the Kentucky Oaks (G1) and still enjoying riding at age 60. Take all the Work out of Currying The…

The Scholars May Class | Are you coming?

We’re over here celebrating all of our Scholars who are joining the May Class in the Straightness Training Academy: The doors to the ST Academy close in just…

Hexham, Punchestown & social media…

Cold this week, generally dry but the odd shower about and forecast more unsettled.  So the new jumps season kicks off tomorrow and we have one runner at…

Punchestown Day 4

It’ll be a short day for us as we only have three runners going to post. Our first runner is in the feature where ABACADABRAS looks to take…

Field Set For 147th Kentucky Derby, Essential Quality Favored

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Keeler Johnson’s Kentucky Derby 147 Selections

J. Keeler Johnson shares his picks for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby (G1). Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do…

Friday 30th April, 2021

Present From Dubai (pictured) is declared at Uttoxeter tomorrow in the hope that some possible overnight rain will make the ground safe enough for us to run.  He…

The Poppy Ride That Was(n’t)

For several years, I’ve been reading about my friend Wendy’s spring rides in the poppy fields. Last year, I finally convinced her to invite me to one of…

Dressage results: Parwood, Surrey, 29 April 2021

Image: Hiedi Marcus achieves her 76.03% best ever mark for Elementary 53 riding 12-year-old Furstenball mare Hawtins Fiorella The post Dressage results: Parwood, Surrey, 29 April 2021 appeared…

17 reasons we love spring

The clocks have gone back and we’ve traded an hour’s sleep for sixty precious minutes of daylight 1. Driving home from a competition and knowing you’ll be able…

Blue Stripe Favored in Gran Premio Criadores

The winner of the May 1 Gran Premio Criadores (G1) will receive the first automatic starting position into this year’s $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) through…

Set Piece Surges Late to Take Opening Verse Stakes

The winning combination of trainer Brad Cox and jockey Florent Geroux struck again April 29 at Churchill Downs for Juddmonte when Set Piece went surging late to the…

O’Brien ‘Watching and Learning’ With Santa Barbara

Aidan O’Brien admitted that after just one run at 2—an impressive maiden win at the Curragh—One Thousand Guineas (G1) favorite Santa Barbara was going to have to learn…

Search Results Raising Oaks Hopes High for Machmer Hall

Machmer Hall, which bred the undefeated daughter of Flatter, has a long history with Search Results’ family. Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac…

Spendthrift Acquires Breeding Rights to Rock Your World

Spendthrift Farm has secured the breeding rights to undefeated Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner and Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) contender Rock Your World, it was…

Fresh Horse Themed Finds to Buy for Spring

Embrace the change in temperature with some cute new finds for your closet and home. I love this time of year when the days become longer and the…

Street Cred

Stonestreet’s breeding operation represented by three fillies in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (G1) Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do all…

Much to Recommend Tattersalls Breeze-Up and HIT Sale

The Tattersalls Guineas Breeze-Up and Horses in Training Sale has long been a source of proven talent, with former graduates such as Far Above, Trip To Paris, and…

American Turf Field Full of Last-Race Winners

Last-race winners from Aqueduct, Tampa Bay Downs, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Sam Houston, Fair Grounds, and Keeneland all collide in a full field of 14 set for…

Essential Quality Looks to Follow Nyquist Derby Success

The Road, presented by Gainesway Take all the Work out of Currying The New Powered CurryVac will do all the work for you, curry your horses in minutes…

Kentucky Derby Starts a Lasix-Free Triple Crown Series

This year the Kentucky Derby (G1) starters will not be allowed to receive a race-day administration of furosemide, making this year’s Derby the first in decades to not…