Horse Racing News

The Keeneland experience can mean different things to different people, with the bottom line being that "we want to create a festival," said track president Nick Nicholson.
Jackson Bend was beaten 8 1/2 lengths by Eskendereya when the two met in the Fountain of Youth in February at Gulfstream Park.
Lookin At Lucky is no worse than the co-favorite for the Kentucky Derby and is an odds-on favorite on the morning line for Saturday's Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby.
Lookin At Lucky is happy and healthy, and he will stay home Saturday to face Sidney's Candy and Caracortado in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby.
Rachel Alexandra worked five furlongs in 1:03.20 on Monday morning at Fair Grounds, and was to board a horse van bound for Churchill Downs on Monday evening, trainer Steve Asmussen said.
Orchestrator hinted of a bright future as a synthetic performer when she easily won a maiden race at Keeneland last October.
Tidal Dance came from off the pace for a comprehensive victory over three rivals in Saturday's $95,000 Ladies Stakes at Aqueduct.
Jockey Terry Thompson has regained the mount on Dublin for the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby after guiding him through a stellar workout Saturday morning at Oaklawn.
Hawthorne Race Courses lists seven 3-year-olds as probable starters for the April 3 Illinois Derby, but don't let the compact field size put you off.
The New York Off-Track Betting Corp. plans to shut down operations on April 11 after negotiations for a potential 11th-hour bailout with legislators in Albany fell through on Friday, the company said in a press release.
 
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