BLOODHORSE WEEK IN REVIEW

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Stakes-Winning Filly Taraz Suffers Catastrophic Injury

Filly was euthanized after breaking down Feb. 17 at Oaklawn Park. More…

Derby Winner Country House Retired Due to Laminitis

Leg ailments led to laminitis, necessitating the end of his racing career. More…

California Chrome Recovering From Enteritis

Additional Horses DQ’d After Levamisole Positives

Suntracer Rescued and Returned to Kentucky

Mr. Monomoy Wires Risen Star at Fair Grounds

One-Eyed Hard Not to Love Romps in Santa Monica

Modernist Puts Mott Back on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Trainer Herbertson Arrested for Sexual Assault

Silver Prospector Digs Deep to Take Southwest Stakes

TODAYS BLOODHORSE NEWS

Maximum Security is led into Aqueduct Racetrack's winner's circle by trainer Jason Servis (left) and co-owner Gary West after the Cigar Mile

Maximum Security, American Horses Land in Saudi Arabia

A 12-horse contingent of American runners, including Maximum Security, McKinzie, Midnight Bisou, Mucho Gusto, and Tacitus, arrived in Saudi Arabia Feb. 19 in advance of the Feb. 29 Saudi Cup and its supporting races.

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Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen – February 18, 2020

Silver Prospector and Mr. Monomoy hit the Derby Dozen scene after weekend victories. More…

Silver Prospector Digs Deep to Take Southwest Stakes

Son of Declaration of War now sixth on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard. More…

Mr. Monomoy ‘Full of Himself’ After Risen Star Victory

Mr. Monomoy Wires Risen Star at Fair Grounds

Modernist Puts Mott Back on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Maxfield Returns to Work Tab at Palm Meadows

Impressive Charlatan Adds to Baffert’s Derby Hopefuls

Chance It Breezes Ahead of Fountain of Youth

Azul Coast Takes El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate

Invader Earns First Stakes Win in John Battaglia

Derby Contenders Royal Act and Dennis’ Moment Breeze

Gouverneur Morris Sails in Tampa Bay Allowance

TODAYS BLOODHORSE NEWS

Charlotte Weber of Live Oak Plantation

Racing, Breeding in Florida Still a Success Story

Combining an ideal region for raising young horses with an expanded racing season at Gulfstream Park and a lucrative set of bonuses and purses for state-bred, Florida has been home to some major steps forward in the last two years.

BLOODHORSE RACING RECAP

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Mr. Monomoy Wires Risen Star at Fair Grounds

Half brother to Monomoy Girl won first division of Fair Grounds feature. More…

Laura’s Light Prevails in Sweet Life

Turf sprint first graded win for Constitution filly. More…

Impressive Charlatan Adds to Baffert’s Derby Hopefuls

Beauty Generation, Time Warp Take Hong Kong Features

Modernist Puts Mott Back on the Kentucky Derby Trail

Azul Coast Takes El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate

One-Eyed Hard Not to Love Romps in Santa Monica

Finite Upsets British Idiom in Rachel Alexandra

Factor This Speeds to Victory in Fair Grounds Stakes

Victory Tastes Sweet for Cookie Dough in Royal Delta

Silver Dust Repeats in Fair Grounds’ Mineshaft

Firenze Fire Kicks Off 2020 with General George Win

Maryland Champ Majestic Reason Takes Barbara Fritchie

Robb Saddles 2,000th Winner at Laurel Park

Invader Earns First Stakes Win in John Battaglia

Apprentice Maragh Back Winning After Spinal Injury

Godolphin’s Magic Lily Lands Balanchine at Meydan

Gouverneur Morris Sails in Tampa Bay Allowance

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Fair Grounds Makes Huge Move on Derby Trail

Let’s start off by saying that from a historical standpoint, the Louisiana Derby (G2) and the Fair Grounds road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) have not been a successful one. Only one Louisiana Derby winner has gone on to capture the roses in the past 96 years, and that horse, Grindstone, came back to run in the Arkansas Derby (G2).

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Answer In is among favorites in a field of nine drawn in the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park

It’s Purse Over Points in Oaklawn’s Southwest

In a quirk of the Triple Crown trail, the Feb. 17 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park offers more purse money than the other two Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) preps this weekend, yet it is second by Derby points.

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Mr. Mononoy wins the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course

Mr. Monomoy Wires Risen Star at Fair Grounds

Mr. Monomoy, the half brother to champion Monomoy Girl, vaulted to the top of the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with a victory in the first split of the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) Feb. 15 at Fair Grounds.

TODAYS BLOODHORSE NEWS

Enforceable wins the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds

Enforceable, Anneau d’Or Top Risen Star Divisions

The decision by Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots to spilt this year’s renewal of the Feb. 15 $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) will double the chances for connections of rising 3-year-olds hoping to earn coveted Derby points.

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Enforceable, Anneau d’Or Top Risen Star Divisions

Grade 2 race will be run in two divisions Feb. 15 at Fair Grounds. More…

Aptly Named Hard Not to Love a Standout in Santa Monica

The Hard Spun filly has won four of five, including the La Brea Stakes (G1). More…

Azul Coast Likely Favorite in El Camino Real Derby

Saguaro Row Seeks Graded Stakes Win in Barbara Fritchie

Firenze Fire Set for Season Debut in General George

Deep Fields in Turfway’s Battaglia, Cincinnati Trophy

Synchrony Seeks Hat Trick in Fair Grounds Stakes

Silver Dust Faces Stiffer Competition in Mineshaft

British Idiom to Start Year in Rachel Alexandra

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Pletcher Invades Oaklawn With a Pair of 3-Year-Olds

Brisnet to Offer Hard Copy Betting Guide at Aqueduct

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