Trainer said Bernardini colt gained plenty of experience in stakes debut.
Six-year-old Flintshire, who finished second in the Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) in his most recent start, arrived at trainer Chad Brown's Belmont Park barn March 5 after quarantine to prepare for his U.S. campaign.
With the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) to serve as the highlight, Santa Anita Park's 2016 spring meeting is set to run May 5 through July 10.
B. Wayne Hughes' Victoria-based farm has plans to expand operation in 2016.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has scheduled under tack workout sessions from March 9-11 for horses entered in the March sale of 2-year-olds in training that will be held in Ocala, Fla., March 15-16.
The Rebel Stakes (gr. II) contenders led the March 5 worktab at Oaklawn Park.
The New Mexico Livestock Board has tentatively set March 9 as the date that Sunland Park will no longer be under quarantine for the presence of equine herpesvirus.
Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex, the probable favorite for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 12, arrived at Santa Anita Park safely from Florida early the evening of March 3.
Keeneland Library will hold its second duplicate book sale on March 11-12 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
Commingled pari-mutuel handle on United States races in February was up 6.43% from the same month in 2015, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase March 4.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is adapting well to his new life as a stallion at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., Coolmore Stud reports on its website.
The Curragh will unveil a new owners' lounge Sunday, March 20, opening day of the season.
Mike Battaglia, whose association with Turfway Park stretches back almost half a century, will step down from the announcer's booth to assume the role of associate vice president at the racetrack effective March 12.
Principals in Irish horse racing have extended an agreement for the distribution of live pictures and data through 2023, Horse Racing Ireland announced March 4.
Graded stakes-producing mare Michele Royale, owned by Sam and Jo Pollock's Pollock Farms, was euthanized March 3 at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. because of infirmities of old age.
If all goes as planned, Santa Anita Park will have a new turf course when the Breeders' Cup arrives later this year.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the dates for the next Eclipse Awards ceremony and National Handicapping Championship.
The Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America Board of Directors elected Joe Wilson as the organization's 37th president at its March 1 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Aqueduct Racetrack has earned reaccreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, the organization announced March 3.
A Tapit colt consigned by Old South Farm, agent, brought $1.8 million to top the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale March 2 at Gulfstream Park.
The Wavertree Stables consignment was the highest-priced colt not to hit $1M at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale March 2. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert selected him for Charles Chu's Baoma Corp.
Sagamore Racing announced March 2 its fourth annual Thoroughbred Naming Contest.
West Point Thoroughbreds' grade I winner Twilight Eclipse is scheduled to kick off his fifth season of racing in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT) March 12 at Gulfstream Park.
A Pioneerof the Nile colt was the third horse through the ring to bring $1 million at the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale March 2.
The trainer's contingent of Itsaknockout, Stanford, Blofeld, and Anchor Down will take aim on 123-pound highweight Valid in the mile test March 5 at Gulfstream Park.
A Curlin colt was the second through the ring to bring $1 million at the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale March 2 at Gulfstream Park.
A colt by Uncle Mo brought $1 million as the third horse through the ring at the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale March 2 at Gulfstream Park.
Winchell Thoroughbreds' champion Untapable moved closer to her 5-year-old debut by working five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 over a sloppy surface the morning of March 1 at Oaklawn Park.
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- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Sales, Handicapping, Thoroughbred Breeding, Kentucky
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association March 2 released the 2015 annual report for its bipartisan federal Political Action Committee, Horse PAC.
The yearling full brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has been privately sold by his breeder, Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm, Racing Post reports.
Spendthrift Farm's Beholder, champion older female of 2015, breezed for the first time this year March 1 at Santa Anita Park.
The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Equine Sales of Louisiana on Tuesday, March 1 announced a mutual agreement.
The Washington Thoroughbred industry's annual salute to its year-end champions took place Feb. 27 with Stryker Phd honored as Washington horse of the year for the second straight year.
The OwnerView website has a new addition: a first-person blog called "The Owner's View."
Rancho Viejo and Lisa Baze's Its Allabout Jerry has been named 2015 Oregon-bred Horse of the Year in state championship results recently announced by the Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
Perennial California leading sire Unusual Heat has passed the $50 million mark in cumulative progeny earnings and becomes the first California sire achieve that while standing his entire career in the state.
Grade I winner Haimish Hy will stand his first season at stud at E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif.
Todd Pletcher has taken over the training of Off the Tracks, a 3-year-old daughter of Curlin who is undefeated in three career starts.
Gulfstream Park established a record total handle for Fountain of Youth day with $24.113 million wagered on the Feb. 27 card, highlighted by undefeated Mohaymen's victory.
Joined grassroots movement in support of federal legislation to grant the United States Anti-Doping agency oversight of drug and medication policies in horse racing.
Whitmore worked a bullet half-mile in :48 1/5 Feb. 27, the gelding's first breeze since finishing second in the Feb. 15 Southwest Stakes (gr. III), while Southwest winner Suddenbreakingnews had an easy half in :51 1/5.
The catalog for the 27th annual Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training is online.
Larry Byer, owner of Byerpatch Farm near Lebanon, Ohio, died Jan. 19.
Veteran Populist Politics, who secured the first of an eventual five stakes wins in 2010, will end his career on a winning note after being claimed by his original connections and retired.
Brittlyn Stable's Forevamo has exited his second-place finish in the $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) in good order, according to trainer Al Stall and owner Evelyn Benoit.
Eclipse Award finalist Catch a Glimpse will kick off her 2016 campaign in the $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT) going a mile and a sixteenth on the turf Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will offer 36 Thoroughbred stakes valued at more than $4.4 million during its 2016 racing season, the track announced Feb. 25.
Canadian grade II winner Excaper has been retired to stand at Francisco Bravo's River Oaks Farms near Sulphur, Okla., as the property of Mike Grossman.
Horse Racing Radio Network announced it will host an historic broadcast of the Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup live from Garrison Savannah in Barbados on Saturday, March 5.
Winner of her first three races by a combined 34 1/2 lengths, Cathryn Sophia looks to continue on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she takes on six rivals in the $200,000 Davona Dale (gr. II) at Gulfstream.
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