Horse Racing News by Claire Novak
Whiskey Ticket punches home in Illinois Derby
Dramedy springs 30-1 upset in G2 Elkhorn S.
Mubtaahij to run med free
Devining Rod shows new dimension in Lexington
The 5-year-old gelded son of Candy Ride is now 3-for-3 at the 1 1/8-mile distance on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots lawn, having aced the $300,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Handicap.
Ken & Sarah Ramsey's International Star capped a trio of 3-year-old prep wins at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 28 with a game victory over pacesetter Stanford in the $750,000 Louisiana Derby.
WinStar Farm's Commissioner put away stubborn rival Sr. Quisqueyano March 28 at Gulfstream Park, winning the $150,000 Skip Away by a head after a prolonged battle.
Secret Circle powered home March 28 in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News, holding off the late-closing Super Jockey by a head after running down a determined Rich Tapestry at Meydan.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star, winner of the Jan. 17 LeComte Stakes and Feb. 21 Risen Star at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, will attempt to keep his winning streak alive March 28 in the $750,000 Louisiana Derby.
Morton Fink's two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is progressing well since he returned to tack-walking at Keeneland at the beginning of March, but the chestnut gelding will require 30 more days in recovery before he can go to the track.