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Full field entered for Lecomte Stakes

The way the New Orleans road to the Kentucky Derby is starting, Fair Grounds needs to widen the path.Fifteen were entered Friday for the 74th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, the featured event among six...

McCraken to prep for 4-year-old season

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Trainer Ian Wilkes said he is expecting McCraken to arrive this week at Palm Meadows to begin preparing for a 4-year-old campaign that will focus primarily "on races of about a mile."McCraken has been...

Navigating Eclipse Awards’ gray waters

In order to be eligible for an Academy Award, a movie must comply with a long list of requirements laid out by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. A feature film...

Ax Man after San Vicente after debut win

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Ax Man, the dazzling winner of a maiden race for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita last Monday, is likely to have his stakes debut in the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb....

Stronach reaches deals for two Pegasus spots

The three slots held by The Stronach Group granting berths in the company's own Pegasus World Cup later this month at Gulfstream Park have been marketed to potential entrants without any costs attached and with provisions that may allow...

Probe launched into jockeys’ room fight

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Jockey Martin Pedroza and valet Max Corrales may face sanctions for fighting in the jockeys' room at Santa Anita last Friday.Santa Anita steward Scott Chaney said the California Horse Racing Board has launched an investigation...

McKinzie sheds blinkers in Sham victory

ARCADIA, Calif. -- With the Kentucky Derby four months away, now is the time to experiment, but also to gain the experience needed for the demands of that race. It was in that context that McKinzie ran on...

Gun Runner tops Horse of the Year finalists

The success of Gun Runner on the track in 2017 translated into Eclipse Award finalist recognition for he and many of those connected to him when the top three vote getters in all 17 divisions, both human and...

NYRA offering bonuses to boost field size

OZONE PARK, N.Y. -- The New York Racing Association announced two bonus programs intended to boost field size for the Aqueduct and Belmont Park spring meets.First, NYRA will offer a 30 percent winnings bonus and provide a $1,500 shipping...

Collected, West Coast work for Pegasus

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Collected and West Coast, who were second and third in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar in November, worked at Santa Anita on Wednesday in advance of the $16 million Pegasus World Cup at...

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Kent are expected to announce Sam Billings as their new captain in a decision that will see Sam Northeast leave the county.There will also...

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