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Derby preps, historic China meet in weekend racing

Derby preps, historic China meet in weekend racing

WASHINGTON, Apr. 4 (UPI) -- Two major Kentucky Derby preps and a potentially historic race meeting in mainland China are the highlights of the weekend horse racing agenda.
By Robert Kieckhefer, UPI Racing Writer
UPI horse racing advance

UPI horse racing advance

March 28 (UPI) -- The Dubai World Cup races and a pair of $1 million Kentucky Derby preps vie for attention as this week's marquee attractions in Thoroughbred racing.
Robert Kieckhefer, UPI racing writer

Weekend KY Derby preps at Gulfstream, Fair Grounds

The Kentucky Derby pot starts to simmer this weekend, with valuable races in Florida and Louisiana.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Dubai World Cup and two Derby preps on tap

The Dubai World Cup program competes with the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby for attention in a rich weekend of racing.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

A look at weekend horse racing

The "quarterfinals" of Kentucky Derby preps get under way this weekend, with challenging races in Florida and Louisiana.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Thoroughbred Racing Weekend Advance

This weekend will start to separate the contenders from the dreamers in the Kentucky Derby chase.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Help name Rachel Alexandra's colt

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The folks at Stonestreet Farms in Lexington, Ky., are looking for a name for the Curlin colt produced Jan. 22 by Rachel Alexandra.

Havre de Grace named Horse of the Year

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Havre de Grace was named Horse of the Year Monday, marking the third straight time the top U.S. racing honor has gone to a female.

Uncle Mo ready for Breeders' Cup?

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Even though he's the early favorite for Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, Uncle Mo remains a little bit of a hard sell for his owner and trainer.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Rachel Alexandra Retired

Rachel Alexandra Retired

Rachel Alexandra, the reigning Horse of the Year, has been retired.
By United Press International
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta battle proposed

Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta battle proposed

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Jess Jackson, co-owner of 2009 Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra, has proposed a three-race battle with champion mare Zenyatta.
Apple Blossom purse depends on 2009 champs

Apple Blossom purse depends on 2009 champs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Oaklawn President Charles J. Cella has increased the purse for the Apple Blossom horse race to $5 million if fillies Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta enter.
Female horses named Eclipse finalists

Female horses named Eclipse finalists

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Female fillies Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta are finalists for horse racing's 2009 Eclipse Awards announced Wednesday by the sport's governing bodies.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Magnate ponies up $2M for match race

HOUSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Houston-area furniture magnate has pledged a $2 million purse to entice two of horse racing's best a match race at the Sam Houston Race Park.
Preakness winner to skip Belmont

Preakness winner to skip Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y., May 29 (UPI) -- Jess Jackson, co-owner of Preakness Stakes winner Rachel Alexandra, said Friday the filly will not run in the Belmont Stakes June 6.

Star horses both train at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 20 (UPI) -- Filly Rachel Alexandra went through her first workout Wednesday since winning the Preakness Stakes and her trainer remained undecided about her next race.

Smith won't ride Mine That Bird in Belmont

BALTIMORE, May 18 (UPI) -- Mike Smith, who rode Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to second in the Preakness, will not ride him in the June 6 Belmont Stakes.
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Rachel Alexandra wins Preakness

BALTIMORE, May 16 (UPI) -- Three-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra won Saturday's $1.1 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Change of horses highlights Preakness

BALTIMORE, May 15 (UPI) -- The second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown will be held Saturday, a race that has produced a unique plot twist.
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