Two Horses Perish in Barn Fire at Belmont Park

Two horses trained by Wayne Potts perished April 13 in a fire that ravaged Barn 60 at Belmont Park. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Essential Quality Holds Top Spot on NTRA Poll

Essential Quality, who is training at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve on May 1, remains at No. 1 in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top 3-Year-Old Thoroughbred Poll. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Jose Ortiz Wins Five Races April 11 at Aqueduct

Jockey Jose Ortiz won with 5-of-6 mounts on the nine-race card April 11 at Aqueduct Racetrack to surge to the top of the spring meet standings. The rider’s banner afternoon included a victory on Regal Glory in the $100,000 Plenty of Grace Stakes. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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C Z Rocket Prevails Over Whitmore in Count Fleet

Delivering a three-wide move under Florent Geroux in the far turn, C Z Rocket seized the lead in early stretch and scampered to a two-length victory over local favorite Whitmore in the Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) April 10 at Oaklawn Park. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Knicks Go Returns to Work Tab at Churchill Downs

Korea Racing Authority’s Knicks Go returned to the work tab April 9 at Churchill Downs, firing off three furlongs in :36 3/5 for trainer Brad Cox in his first move since a fourth in the Feb. 20 Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racecourse. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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