Horse Racing News on January 13, 2018
Shining Copper reasserted himself after being headed in late stretch by One Go All Go to register a well-deserved head victory in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale.
Tower of Texas burst to the lead in the late stages for a 1 1/2-length victory over Galton in the $125,000 Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap on Saturday at Fair Grounds. It was another neck back in third to Saham.
Instilled Regard did everything right Saturday at Fair Grounds and was rewarded with his first stakes win as he captured the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes.
On her 11th attempt, Mopotism won a graded stakes in Saturday's Grade 2 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita.
The New York Racing Association announced two bonus programs intended to boost field size for the Aqueduct and Belmont Park spring meets.
If a Grade 1 winner starts in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial, the purse of the race will be bumped to $1 million from its current level of $750,000, the New York Racing Association announced Friday.