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Florence, KY (Sports Network) - An evenly matched field of 12 three-year-olds has been entered for Saturday's $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. The 1 1/8-mile race will be run on Turfway's all-weather main track.
Last year Animal Kingdom won the Spiral Stakes as his last
New York, NY (Sports Network) - A total of 73 races have been scheduled as part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" program for this year. Racetracks in 10 countries will participate in the program where winners of designated races gain automatic entry into Breeders' Cup races.
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Owner Rick Porter and trainer Larry Jones are formulating a schedule of upcoming races for reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace. The five-year-old mare began the year last week with a decisive win in the $150,000 New Orleans Ladies Stakes at Fair Grounds Ra
Ozone Park, NY (Sports Network) - Fresh off a commanding season opening win at Gulfstream Park, three-year-old colt Gemologist will make his next start in the $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 7. Trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed the decision from Gulfstream.
Sunland Park, NM (Sports Network) - Castaway, winner of a division in the Southwest Stakes, tops a field of eight three-year-olds for Sunday's $800,000 Sunland Derby at Sunland Park. This is the 10th running of the 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Derby prep.
Florence, KY (Sports Network) - This Saturday mark's an anniversary of sorts for Eclipse Award champion Animal Kingdom and his connections. It will be just under a year that the champion three-year-old of 2011 won the Spiral Stakes prior to capturing the Kentucky Derby.
(Sports Network) - No one can doubt the ability of Secret Circle, last Saturday's Rebel Stakes winner at Oaklawn Park. The 3-year-old has now picked up five victories in six lifetime starts, including a win in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint last November. But the son of Eddington wil
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The main concern for trainers and owners with hopes of competing in the Kentucky Derby is whether their 3-year-old can handle the 1 1/4 miles of the Run for the Roses. As 2-year-olds and in the races leading to the first Saturday in May, the 10-furlong distance
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Havre de Grace, 2011 Horse of the Year, moved into the lead in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) National Poll off her commanding victory in Saturday's New Orleans Ladies Stakes. Union Rags remains atop the NTRA Three-Year-Old Poll