Smarty Jones Stakes winner Discreetness went five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 Jan. 30 at Oaklawn gearing up for the Feb. 15 Southwest Stakes (gr. III). Also working toward the Southwest that morning was Whitmore.
Turf Paradise in Arizona is the second racetrack in the Southwest to enact a quarantine because of equine herpesvirus. Live racing continues at the Phoenix track, though no horses may enter or leave the grounds.
Handicapping contest veteran Dave Gutfreund led the National Handicapping Championship at Treasure Island in Las Vegas after the second day Jan. 29 with a $237 bankroll.
Canada's leading race for 2-year-old fillies, the Natalma Stakes, has been upgraded to grade I status.
Shadwell Stable's homebred Shagaf was an easy winner of a 3-year-old allowance race at Gulfstream Park Jan. 29 and appears headed to his stakes debut in his next start.
New Mexico's champion 3-year-old filly of 2015 was also responsible for year-end awards going to her sire, her dam, and her co-breeders.
The first two reported foals by grade II winner Rookie Sensation were born at Openwood Farm in Caledon, Ontario this week.
The Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation will hold its fifth annual online stallion season auction Feb. 1-7.
First-time qualifier Phil Bongiovanni, a 43-year-old Thoroughbred racehorse owner from California, led the National Handicapping Championship with a $200 bankroll after the first day Jan. 28.
Gross was up slightly for the Jan. 28 open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale, but overall numbers for the two-day auction were down from last year.
Old Friends president Michael Blowen said Jan. 28 that Fasig-Tipton's Blue Horse Charities has donated $50,000 toward rebuilding a hospital barn at the Georgetown, Ky., equine retirement farm.
The first reported foal by 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man arrived Jan. 24 at Sequel Stallions in New York.
Citing "the prolonged impact of the extreme winter weather that moved through the area this past week," Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races' Jan. 29-30 live racing programs have been recheduled for Feb. 2-3.
The first reported foal by Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Alpha was born Jan. 28 at Sequel Stallions near Hudson, N.Y.
Oaklawn Park has banned from its grounds all horses from New Mexico and Arizona because of the recent equine herpesvirus outbreaks in those states, Oaklawn director of Racing David Longinotti announced Jan. 28.
Illegal gambling was the topic of a business session for the Asian Racing Conference Thursday, Jan. 28 in Mumbai.
Racing in mainland China served as the topic for the seventh business session of the Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai Thursday, Jan. 28.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has announced it will open 17 races currently restricted to Hong Kong resident horses to international competition effective from the start of the 2016-17 season.
Cash is King's filly won both of her starts by a combined 29 lengths, each in handy fashion, and takes on graded stakes company Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park.
Regarded as the top 3-year-old prospect on the East Coast, Mohaymen is the third major contender to open his sophomore season in the Holy Bull for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Cairo Prince and Frosted also ran here.
Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) winner Awesome Banner will try for a third win in as many starts when he faces other 3-year-olds sprinting in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park.
Steven Crist and Judy Wagner have been selected for induction to the National Handicapping Championship Hall of Fame.
Hakassan, winner of the 2012 Chilean Triple Crown and that year's champion 3-year-old in that country, has been imported to the United States to take up stallion duties at Millennium Farms near Lexington.
Atreides, a stakes-winning son of Medaglia d'Oro, sired his first reported foal Jan. 20 at Chuck and Lyra Miller's Rosecrest Farm in Paris, Ky., Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced Jan. 27.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Capo Bastone arrived at Y-Lo Racing Stables in Ocala, Fla. Jan. 23. The foal is a filly out of Y-Lo's homebred Speightstown mare Speightstown Girl.
Citing the continued impact of the extreme winter weather that moved through West Virginia's eastern panhandle last weekend, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled live racing for Thursday, Jan. 28.
The Asian Racing Conference continued Wednesday in Mumbai with a discussion of the updated methods used in various jurisdictions to market horse racing.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Thoroughbred Breeding, Thoroughbred Racing, Kentucky
In record-setting fashion, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah secured the Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year honor Jan. 26.
Keeneland announced Jan. 26 that Jesse Ullery will join the sales department as a sales associate.
Several tracks canceled live racing, and full-card simulcasts were suspended, because of a tote issue Jan. 26.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin appointed Marc A. Guilfoil as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He has been with the KHRC since 1988.
During the Asian Racing Conference Jan. 25 at the National Sports Club of India in Mumbai, Princess Zahra Aga Khan provided some in-depth thoughts on Thoroughbred breeding, calling for more patience.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 154 juveniles for The Florida Sale, scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, in the walking ring at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Wagering-related issues continue to shadow the horseracing industry as evidenced by the first business session Jan. 26 during the Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai, India.
Horsemen Ted Bates, who was associated with a number of Central Kentucky farms over several decades and was a former general manager of Fasig-Tipton Kentucky, died Jan. 22 at the age of 92.
A Pioneerof the Nile filly drilled three furlongs in :32 4/5, the fastest time for the distance at the Jan. 25 under tack show for the horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale.
While sales and exports of Irish bloodstock have risen the past several years and betting handle and purses are up, other facets of the Irish Thoroughbred industry show declines.
Kiss the Kid, a 13-year-old Lemon Drop Kid stallion, is standing at Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio, for a fee of $2,500 this year.
Cate M. Johnson, office manager for the Kiaran McLaughlin Racing Stable, has been named director of development at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., effective March 31.
Keeneland Association has been announced as a winner of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program has approved awards and classes for more than 850 shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces during 2016.
Ranlo Investments' multiple stakes winner Lady Shipman, most recently second against males in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), could make her 4-year-old debut in the $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint Feb. 6 at Gulfstream.
Conquest Stables' Tapit colt Conquest Big E took another step toward his 3-year-old debut in the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park with an easy half-mile breeze Jan. 24.
The extraordinary record of Coolmore Stud stallion Galileo was recognized Jan. 23 when he was inducted into the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's Hall of Fame.
Due to the residual impact of a winter story, full-card simulcast operations at Aqueduct Racetrack, as well as Monmouth Park and its two off-track betting parlors, Jan. 24.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Charming Kitten took advantage of his class and experience to outrun a stubborn Xaverian in the stretch and win the $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park.
Midwest Thoroughbreds' The Pizza Man had his first work of 2016 Jan. 23 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Europe will see two fewer group I events in 2016, from 87 in 2015 to 85, following a number of changes to group and listed races approved by the European Pattern Race Committee at its Jan. 18 meeting.
Grade III winner Far Right is scheduled to make his 4-year-old debut Jan. 28 at Oaklawn Park in a third-level allowance/optional claiming race for older horses at a mile.
Due to severe winter weather, the New York Racing Association cancelled racing and simulcasting at Aqueduct Jan. 23 and will not race Jan. 24, although the track is expected to be open for simulcasting Jan. 24.
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