|World No1 Brash blows away opposition as Miami Beach Mayor hails ‘absolutely incredible’ event|
|Miami, FL – April 3, 2015 – World No1 and reigning Longines Global Champions Tour Champion Scott Brash (GBR) and Hello Forever won the feature class of the day, the historic American Invitational. Following a thrilling jump-off, Scott set the pace early with his new ride and though they tried their best to catch him Sheikh Ali bin Khalid Al Thani (QAT) and Concordija, and on-form Daniel Deusser (GER) and Pironella had to settle for second and third, respectively.|
MARTIN GARCIA, DORTMUND, WINNER: “This is my first win in the Santa Anita Derby. There are a lot of ‘firsts’ with him for me. He was really comfortable. The main thing for me today was to break well and put him in a good position.
“Even though he’s won all his races, he’s still learning. He can play around a bit but when someone comes to him, or I ask him to go, he becomes push-button and he just takes off.
“I never had the chance to ride American Pharoah except in his first time out. But American Pharoah just drags me in the morning; wherever you want to go, however far you want to go, he drags you there. Dortmund, just gallops along, but he isn’t aggressive about it. They’re different in that way but they’re both very good horses.”
RAFAEL BEJARANO, ONE LUCKY DANE, SECOND: “I had a good trip. No excuse. I put him right behind with the speed, but the winner was just the best. He was much the best. My horse was still running to the end. My horse ran really good, really good. He surprised me today. He made a good move at the end.
(The best thing about his performance?): “This will help a lot in the (Kentucky) Derby. I think this horse can run all day. He’s still learning. He’s a big horse, good-sized for two turns. I think this race will be a lot of help.”
LEXINGTON, KY (April 4, 2015) – WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables’ Carpe Diem took command in upper stretch and cruised to a three-length victory over Danzig Moon in the 91st running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) before a crowd of 26,357 on Saturday.
Carpe Diem became the third horse to complete a sweep of the Breeders’ Futurity as a 2-year-old and the following spring’s Blue Grass, joining Round Table (1956-1957) and Dullahan
Wellington, FL – April 1, 2015 – The American Equestrians Got Talent (AEGT) Finale put equestrians in the spotlight for a spectacular evening of singing, dancing, comedy and more. The Finale drew a crowd of spectators and, most importantly, generated significant funding for USEF High Performance Programs through the USET Foundation.
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Maryland Racing Shifts to Historic Pimlico Race Course Thursday, April 2
$1.5 Million Preakness (G1) May 16 Highlights 37-Day Spring Meet
Pick 5 with Industry Low Takeout; 10-Cent Rainbow 6 Comes to Pimlico
21 Stakes Including Black-Eyed Susan (G2) and Pimlico Special (G3)
Eclectic Music Events and Ultimate Girls Day Out Preakness Weekend
BALTIMORE – Championship racing returns to historic Pimlico Race Course onThursday for the opening of its 37-day spring meet, highlighted by the 140th renewal of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) May 16.
The middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the 1 3/16-mile Preakness, will anchor an eight-stakes card that includes the Longines Dixie (G2), Gallorette Handicap (G3) and Maryland Sprint Handicap (G3).
LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2015) – Qatar Racing’s Peace and War was made a lukewarm 3-1 morning-line favorite in a well-matched field of seven entered Tuesday for the 78th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles over the main track Saturday.
The race offers 170 points toward qualification to the 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with 100 points going to the winner, a total that would ensure a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate in a field limited to the top 14 point earners.
Access to the Infield at a Value Rate
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 30, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, the Iroquois Steeplechase is selling Tailgating Singles, or individual tickets, to the infield at the May 9 sporting event. New last year, Tailgating Singles offer individuals the opportunity to attend the races and enjoy all that the infield has to offer, as well as the Iroquois Shoppes, Family Area and some of Nashville’s tastiest food trucks. In past years, race goers have had to purchase an entire tailgating spot, which start at $600 and include eight armbands, to have access to the infield.