Horse Racing News by Bloodhorse
Far From Over, winner of the Feb. 7 Withers Stakes, is off the Triple Crown trail due to a non-displaced condylar fracture of the left hind leg sustained March 28 in his latest workout prepping for the April 4 Twinspires.com Wood Memorial.
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager's final pool closed March 29 with champion American Pharoah the slight 5-1 favorite and unbeaten Dortmund a close second choice at 6-1.
Upstart is tabbed the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby March 28 Gulfstream Park. Eight opponents include Itsaknockout, to whom he lost last time out via disqualification.
Ron the Greek, a multiple Grade 1 winner in the U.S. who now races in Saudi Arabia, will miss the $10 million Dubai World Cup March 28 because of an unspecified injury.
A three-horse spill in the sixth race March 21 at Tampa Bay Downs sent jockeys Keiber Coa, Silvia Zapico, and Ricardo Mejias to the St. Joseph's Hospital Trauma Center in Tampa, Fla.
American Pharoah will return to Oaklawn Park for the $1 million Arkansas Derby April 11, owner Ahmed Zayat said March 20.
Based on weather data which forecasted significant, accumulating snowfall on Friday, March 20, the New York Racing Association has cancelled live racing for that day at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Shared Belief will likely look toward the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap April 11 for his next race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said March 8, a day after a dominating win in the Santa Anita Handicap.
Bob Baffert will not be changing his plans for undefeated Dortmund after the 3-year-old colt's front-running victory in the San Felipe Stakes March 7 at Santa Anita Park.
Ralph Evans' Upstart, disqualified to second in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth last time out, is on target for a start the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby March 28 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Rick Violette said March 8.