Horse Racing News

The unbeaten 3-year-old colt Mask, considered a top prospect for the Kentucky Derby, has had a setback "that will require him to miss approximately two weeks of training," trainer Chad Brown said Tuesday.
Game Over, scratched from the Fred Hooper Stakes last Saturday, will be turned out for about 90 days and gelded after recently coming up with a foot issue, according to owner Ron Paolucci.
Hoppertunity, a multiple stakes-winning millionaire, will miss Saturday's Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita while undergoing treatment for an abscess in a foot.
Texting became a graded stakes winner and avenged a loss to Daring Duchess from earlier in the meet when rallying to a three-quarter-length victory in Saturday's Grade 3 La Prevoyante Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Taralena rallied mildly for finish third.
Arguably the two best races Tommy Macho had ever run in an 18-race career both had come at a one-turn mile on the main track at Gulfstream Park.
An 11-week vacation proved just what the doctor ordered for Oscar Nominated, who bounced back from a disappointing performance in his 2017 finale with a game half-length triumph over Nessy in Saturday's $200,000 W. L. McKnight Handicap at Gulfstream Park.
Gun Runner went into retirement as not only the reigning Horse of the Year, an award he picked up two nights before his racing finale, but now a winner of the biggest paycheck in the game.
The Pegasus World Cup, which is all about the money, will be run for the second time Saturday at Gulfstream, where its owner, The Stronach Group, has pulled out the promotional stops to dress up a nine-furlong race in January far beyond its station.
Just like last year on the eve of the race, there are lingering questions about whether the Pegasus World Cup has a long-term run ahead of it.
Gun Runner got one last win over rival Arrogate.The soon-to-be-retired 5-year-old was a convincing pick as Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards on Thursday night.
 
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