It was a day of mixed emotions for trainer Bob Baffert, who sent out National Treasure to win the Preakness.
Saturday night's Saudi Cup headlines a rich race card that begins at 7:45 a.m. February 25 Eastern time. TSN1 will show the Cup at noon.
Grade 3 winner was recently 15th in Kentucky Derby and the Sam-Son Farms-bred colt has had light recent training.
Following a second-place finish to stablemate Taiba in the Santa Anita Derby, Messier's trainer Tim Yakteen is excited.
WinStar, Zedan Racing and Commonwealth Thoroughbreds' Tonalist colt defeated Hot Rod Charlie with a strong late rally.
The Louisiana Derby (G2) offers 170 points for the Kentucky Derby and Canadian-bred Messier is one of four Bob Baffert horses moved.
A bargain purchase and a gutsy colt, the late Medina Spirit will have his final resting place at the popular racehorse retirement farm.
The disqualification comes nearly 300 days after the 2021 Kentucky Derby; trainer Bob Baffert given 90-day suspension and $7,500 fine.
Studies on exercise-related sudden death syndrome in racehorses continue worldwide but for now, no answers.
Colt wins Robert Lewis Stakes (G3) by 15 lengths but did not receive Kentucky Derby points as his trainer Bob Baffert is barred from Churchill.
During his testimony in a hearing vs. the New York Racing Association, trainer Bob Baffert noted that the Medina Spirit case will be heard.
Bob Baffert-trained 2-year-old goes for second straight graded stakes win on the west coast on December 11 and is favoured in small field.
The three-year-old controversial Kentucky Derby winner collapsed and died of an apparent cardiac event.
Fourth generation Sam-Son Farm-bred colt is now two for three in his career after big win at Del Mar on Nov. 14.
Del Mar hosts the 38th Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 5 and 6, with 14 races worth $31 million led by the $6 million Classic.