This week is a recap of the 1956 Spinster Stakes victory by Claiborne Farm 3-year-old filly Doubledogdare at Keeneland—the first year the race for fillies and mares 3-and-older was contested.
Racetrack CEO Bruce Swihart said he’s rewarding horsemen who have stuck it out through a challenging meet.
Midway on the turn of the much-anticipated maiden race, Tesorina looked like her Triple Crown-winning sire as she cruised along with a clear lead, but she weakened and finished third behind two Mike Repole-owned, Todd Pletcher-trained fillies.
Wood Ditton winner UAE Jewel another blue blood to score April 17
Trainer William E. Morey is scheduled to appear before the Santa Anita stewards May 2 after a March 29 incident in which an assistant trainer allegedly administered a substance containing an alkalinizing agent to two horses entered that day.
According to a plan approved April 16 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Churchill Downs will offer a $2 Pick 6 wager on the six grade 1 races offered on Kentucky Oaks Day and Kentucky Derby Day this year.
WinStar Farm’s multiple grade 1-winning freshman sire Carpe Diem was represented by his first winner from his first starter April 17 at Keeneland.
Anthony Stroud, accompanied as he had been Tuesday by Sheikh Mohammed, struck a winning bid of 575,000 guineas (US$787,834) for the colt to lead the sale’s concluding session April 17.
Alwaysmining has reeled off five consecutive victories, the past four in stakes, heading into the $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio Stakes April 20 at Laurel Park.
It was a routine day during the April 17 third session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, which went off without a hitch.