Horse Racing News

Unique Bella crushed her four Santa Maria opponents by nine lengths Saturday at Santa Anita Parl, under a hold, and still earned a heady Beyer Figure of 109.
The mutuel field closed as a clear-cut favorite over the nearly inseparable duo of Good Magic and Bolt d'Oro after three days of betting into Pool 2 of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Jerry Hollendorfer and his staff have gotten Unique Bella to slow down in the morning, and that has made the champion filly even more dangerous than she already was in the afternoon.
Dona Bruja gave every indication that this could be her year when the Argentine-bred mare was an easy winner Saturday in the 19th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.
Trainer Mark Casse wasn't sure whether Flameaway was good enough to outrun Catholic Boy and a couple others Saturday in the Grade 3, $200,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, but he was very confident of one thing.
Om led throughout the Thunder Road Stakes for turf milers, a tactic similar to his wins in three Grade 2 races in 2015 - the Del Mar Derby, Twilight Derby and Mathis Brothers Mile. Saturday's win pushed Om's career earnings past the seven-figure mark.
After seven frustrating attempts that included several heartbreaking near-misses, Heart to Heart finally got his first career Grade 1 victory after holding off a late bid from Kurilov to register a neck decision in Saturday's Gulfstream Park Turf.
World Approval began the defense of his championship as the top turf horse in North America by holding off Forge and winning the Tampa Bay Stakes, the last of four Saturday stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.
Elysea's World rallied from mid-pack to run down her uncoupled stablemate Dream Awhile in deep stretch to register a neck decision under jockey Javier Castellano.
Kanthaka benefited from a torrid early pace that sapped odds-on favorite Ax Man and set it up for a horse with Kanthaka's late-running style.
 
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