Horse Racing

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 on hiatus at Lambholm South near Ocala, Fla., since shortly after Wilkes decided not to run
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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. 10. Trained by Bob Baffert for owners and breeders Hal and Patti Earnhardt, Ax Man led throughout
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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 stakes on the Jan. 13 Road to the Derby Kickoff card. There are nearly as many
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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 Gulfstream Park on Jan. 27. Collected, who finished third in the Grade 2 San Antonio Stakes at
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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 into the incident, which could lead to a formal complaint and a hearing. A fine or
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Trainer Chad Brown said that Stellar Wind remains on track to run in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park. Stellar Wind was purchased by Coolmore at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale with the intention of being retired and bred to American Pharoah this season.
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Laurel Park has canceled its Friday card due to the continuing deep freeze that has gripped the Northeast for more than a week. The temperature Friday morning in Maryland is forecast to be around 10 degrees, rising to the upper teens in the afternoon. Accuweather is predicting winds of 17 miles per hour, gusting up
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