Horse Racing News
The timing of owner Larry Smith's arrival at Del Mar late in the afternoon of Sept. 4 could not have been better.
Zenyatta, the undefeated champion older female of 2009, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.60 at Hollywood Park on Wednesday.
Diamondrella, a two-time Grade 1 winner last year who finished 10th of 11 in the Grade 1 Santa Monica Handicap here Sunday.
Despite the imposing presence of 123-pound highweight Quality Road, a surprisingly large field of 10 horses was drawn Wednesday for Saturday's $500,000 Donn Handicap.
Trainer Anthony Dutrow confirmed Tuesday that Winslow Homer has suffered a stress fracture in his cannon bone that will keep him sidelined through the Triple Crown season.
Rachel Alexandra worked Sunday morning for the first time since her Sept. 5 victory in the Woodward, going a half-mile in 52 seconds at Fair Grounds.
The conversation between trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia before Sunday's $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap at Santa Anita was like a halftime chat between a coach and player.
Acting Zippy took advantage of the scratch of a key pace rival Saturday night in the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Handicap and led throughout for a neck win over Orientate Express.
Sunday's Grade 2 Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream Park drew one of the strongest and most competitive fields in the 30-year history of the event, a group that included recently named Eclipse Award winner She Be Wild.
Bold Chieftain refuses to leave the racetrack.