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In an impressive performance that lived up to the hype, Kentucky-bred Flightline cruised to an 11 ½-length victory in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita on Dec. 26. The traditional opening day feature at the Arcadia, Calif., track, the Malibu marked the third consecutive win in as many starts for Flightline who has… Read more

December 30, 2021

The Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky has raised $517,224 for both immediate response and longer-term recovery needs of individuals and families impacted by the deadly tornadoes occurring in Western Kentucky on December 10th and 11th. The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association organized a GoFundMe page on December 11th, which raised $318,199 since inception. Further donations came in, including… Read more

December 27, 2021

Kentucky-bred Eda turned back a pair of challenges in the stretch to score a popular victory as the race favorite in the $300,000 Starlet S. (G1) at Los Alamitos on Dec. 4. Stretching out to two turns for the first time in her career following back-to-back sprint stakes victories, the 2-year-old daughter of Munnings tracked… Read more

December 10, 2021

Peter Brandt’s Kentucky-bred Regal Glory sped clear early and was never seriously threatened in rolling to an impressive victory in the $400,000 Matriarch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar on Nov. 28. The 5-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom ventured west to Southern California from trainer Chad Brown’s New York base. She capitalized on being left alone… Read more

December 2, 2021

Kentucky-bred Beyond Brilliant proved uncatchable in the $400,000 Hollywood Derby (G1) at Del Mar on Nov. 27, winning the 1 1/8-mile turf test in wire-to-wire fashion for owner C R K Stable and trainer John Shirreffs. Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Beyond Brilliant took command away from the gate. The bay son of Twirling Candy relaxed… Read more

November 30, 2021

Kentucky-bred Maxfield, a leading top older horse in North America, brought the curtain down on his sensational racing career on Friday, Nov. 26, sweeping to a determined victory in the $750,000 Clark Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs in the final start of his career before becoming a stallion at Jonabell Farm. The Godolphin homebred, now… Read more

November 27, 2021

WinStar Farm and CHC Inc.’s Life Is Good powerfully ran away from his rivals to win the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) by 5 ¾ lengths at Del Mar on Nov. 6. Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Life Is Good took command away from the gate and immediately drew clear going into the… Read more

November 7, 2021

Bo Hirsch’s homebred Ce Ce swept past the dueling leaders, which included defending champ Gamine, at the top of the lane and drew off powerfully to score by 2 ½ lengths in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Del Mar on Nov. 6. Fellow Kentucky-bred Gamine was seeking to become… Read more

November 7, 2021

Kentucky-breds captured three races on the Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday program at Del Mar Nov. 6, increasing the Bluegrass state’s total to 231 victories in the event’s history, more than any other state or country. Speedway Stables’ Kentucky-bred Corniche grabbed the early lead away from the gate and was never headed, holding off Pappacap… Read more

November 6, 2021

A total of 93 Kentucky-breds were entered in the 38th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Nov. 5-6, headlined by Essential Quality in the $6 million Classic (G1) and Letruska in the $2 million Distaff (G1). The highly anticipated two days of racing features 14 races with purses of more than $31… Read more

November 4, 2021