Del Mar Modifies Main Track

From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (Mar. 30, 2017) -- Under the direction of its new director of track maintenance, Dennis Moore, Del Mar has begun a process designed to modify its main track with an end result of having it replicate the banking and grading of its sister track to the north, Santa Anita Park.

Breeders' Cup, NTRA Launch New Contest Website

By BloodHorse Staff
Lexington, KY (March 28, 2017)-Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) have combined forces to launch a new online qualifying contest platform, HorsePlayers.com, the two organizations announced March 28. HorsePlayers.com will serve as the official online qualifying site for both the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) and the NTRA's newly re-branded National Horseplayers Championship (NHC).

‘The Greatest Horse I’ve Ever Seen’: Arrogate Misses The Break, Then Circles The Field In Dubai World Cup

by Paulick Report Staff
It looked like a disaster at the start of Saturday's $10 million Dubai World Cup as Juddmonte Farm's Arrogate was totally unprepared for the break, leaving the gates awkwardly and then bumped hard on both sides to find himself dead last in the 14-horse field. But veteran reinsman Mike Smith never panicked aboard the champion 4-year-old son of Unbridled's Song, keeping him wide and getting a clear trip all the way around the field to finish 2 1/4 lengths in front of Gun Runner at the wire, with Neolithic completing an American trifecta at the top of the world's second-richest race. Trainer Bob Baffert was emotional after the race, his third victory in the Dubai World Cup, and couldn't believe Arrogate's performance over the muddy (sealed) Meydan oval, over which he completed 2000m (about 10 furlongs) in 2:02.15.