Judge Allows Ramsey Horses to be Sold at January Sale

Trainer Wesley Ward got the authority Dec. 9 to sell 14 horses he has in training for owner/breeders Ken and Sarah Ramsey at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale as part of an ongoing lawsuit to recover nearly $ 1 million in alleged unpaid training bills. “The judge granted our motion, and we … Read more

Express Train Repeats in San Pasqual

CRK Stable’s Express Train started off 2022 the same way he did 2021 — with a victory in the $ 200,500 San Pasqual Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park. He even crossed the wire first by the same 3 1/4-length margin. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags is one of only four horses to win … Read more

Laurel, Turfway, Mahoning Valley Cancel Racing Feb. 5

Citing the lingering effects of harsh winter weather, Laurel Park, Turfway Parkand Hollywood Gaming and Mahoning Valley Race Course canceled live racing Feb. 5. In addition to a winter storm, which passed through the Mid-Atlantic region Feb. 3-4, freezing temperatures and wind chill were contributing factors to the cancellation at Laurel. Laurel’s planned partial ARC … Read more

Messier, Wharton Lead Five-Horse Robert B. Lewis

A day after some of the East Coast’s best 3-year-olds take center stage in the $ 250,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G3) Feb. 5 at Gulfstream Park, sophomores on the West Coast have their stakes moment Feb. 6 in the $ 200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park. The race is an official … Read more

A Horse-by-Horse Look at the Santa Ynez

By J. Keeler Johnson (“Keelerman”) Twitter: @J_Keelerman On a quiet weekend of racing in the US, the most important event is Saturday’s $ 200,000 Santa Ynez S. (G2) at Santa Anita, an early steppingstone on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. Half a dozen sophomore fillies are slated to contest the seven-furlong dirt sprint, so … Read more

Dooley Named as Track Announcer at Indiana Grand

John Dooley will announce racing this year at Indiana Grand, the track’s vice president and general manager of racing Eric Halstrom posted on social media Feb. 4. Dooley calls racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots during the winter and for 21 years fulfilled the same role at Arlington International Racecourse from spring through … Read more

Kentucky EDRC Approves Additional Funds to mRNA Study

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council approved a motion Feb. 4 to provide $ 40,000 in additional funding for the third and final phase of a messenger RNA study headed by Dr. Allen Page, staff scientist and veterinarian at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center. The EDRC is an advisory board for the … Read more

Sophomores Compete in Ruthless, Jimmy Winkfield

Fledgling ownership group Orpen Horses will be represented by 3-year-old filly Jet Force Feb. 6 in the $ 100,000 Ruthless Stakes for sophomore fillies sprinting seven furlongs at Aqueduct Racetrack. The race is one of two stakes at Aqueduct on Sunday, the other being the $ 100,000 JImmy Wakefield for 3-year-old males, also at seven … Read more

Laurel Park Cancels Final Four Races Feb. 4

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, Laurel Park was forced to cancel the remainder of its live program Feb. 4 following the third race. Winter storm Landon brought steady rain through the Mid-Atlantic region overnight and throughout the day Friday. Laurel’s first three races were contested over a sloppy and sealed main track. Friday’s national weekly … Read more

Baffert Duo of Messier, Wharton Lead Five-Horse Lewis

A day after some of the East Coast’s best 3-year-olds take center stage in the $ 250,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G3) Feb. 5 at Gulfstream Park, sophomores on the West Coast have their stakes moment Feb. 6 in the $ 200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park. The race is an official … Read more