Wide Range, an 11-year-old half sister to 2015 champion 2-year-old filly Songbird, has been purchased privately in Thailand by Team Valor International, which plans to breed the mare this spring.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Triple Crown, Thoroughbred Racing, Southwest Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region
Oaklawn Park allowance winner Whitmore will start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 15 after a good workout in company the morning of Feb. 8 at the Arkansas racetrack.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Feb. 8 said it will ban horses from New Mexico and Arizona due to the recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus in those states.
Fasig-Tipton has added a no-guarantee season to Medaglia d'Oro, one of North America's leading sires, for its upcoming Kentucky winter mixed sale.
Trainer Bill McLean recorded his 1,000th victory Feb. 7, when Moogie Woogie skimmed the rail to capture the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields.
Fruition Racing's Stormdriver outbatted runner-up One Man's King to win the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship Stakes Feb. 6 at Delta Downs.
Tom's Ready fired a warning shot in the form of a five-furlong bullet in 1:00 flat Saturday Feb. 6 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
The first reported foal for Central Kentucky stallion Strong Mandate is a filly, born Jan. 3 at Pickett Thoroughbreds in Louisiana.
The first reported foal for Spendthrift Farm stallion Can the Man is a colt born Feb. 3 at Breakaway Farm in Indiana.
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March sale of 2-year-olds in training is available via the OBS website at obssales.com.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Breeding, Southeast Region, Midwest Region, Northeast Region, Mid-Atlanic Region, Kentucky, Southwest Region, West Region
BloodHorse.com is compiling a list of upcoming open house days showcasing stallions for the 2016 breeding season. Open house days will be added to the list below as they are received.
The Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders board of directors Feb. 5 released the nominees for 2015 KTA/KTOB Kentucky-bred champions and Broodmare of the Year.
With a winter storm blowing through the Northeast and one to three inches of snowfall forecast, Aqueduct Racetrack canceled live racing for Friday, Feb. 5.
Ivan Dalos' Ami's Flatter is scheduled to follow up an auspicious recent 2016 debut in Saturday's $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Grade I winner Nickname is among eight horses entered in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Feb. 6 at Oaklawn. She'll make her first start since finishing fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
After closing out 2015 with two wins in her final three starts, Tammy the Torpedo will try to secure her first graded stakes win in the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday, Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park.
The New York Racing Association will make contributions to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance on a per-start basis at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course for 2016.
Lane's End will host a stallion season auction and open house to coincide with the upcoming Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Mixed Sale.
Retired jockey Herb McCauley will make his debut on Horse Racing Radio Network when HRRN kicks off its "Saturdays at Gulfstream" series Feb. 6 with coverage of the Donn Handicap (gr. I).
Dortmund may be on the sidelines for now, but Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert still holds a good hand going into the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 6 at Santa Anita Park.
Laurel Park will hold a fundraiser and silent auction benefitting jockey Fray Martinez and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Maryland Feb. 13, featuring dozens of items during its Winter Carnival weekend.
A trio of new marathons, two of them for fillies and mares, will offer horsemen and fans at Belmont Park an exclusive opportunity to experience some of the longest stakes races available in American racing.
Retired Racehorse Project announced it has received applications from 488 trainers for 741 horses for the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover that will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.
Connections of Keen Ice, Mshawish will use Feb. 6 race as guide for World Cup runs.
The first reported foal for new sire Souper Speedy is a colt out of stakes-placed winner Birsay, by Bold Executive, born Jan. 30 at Jennifer Leuty's Fox Hollow Equestrian Centre in Ontario.
"Horses in Motion," an American Academy of Equine Art workshop by equine artist Booth Malone will be held at The Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken, S.C., Feb. 29-March 4.
Equibase Company announced Feb. 3 the release of the Equibase Racing Yearbook app for iPhone and Android.
The first reported foal for Mark Valeski is a chestnut filly out of Ambition Unbridled born Jan. 27 at Susan and John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds Florida near Reddick.
The first reported foal by stakes winner Awesome Bet is a filly, born Jan. 25 at Peach Lane Farms, Opelousas, La.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project is mobilizing support for House Bill 112, which will provide the same exemption from state sales tax on feed, supplies, and equipment that other agriculture animals receive.
Fasig-Tipton has 48 entries for the Kentucky winter mixed sale supplemental catalog.
Michael Smith, who served as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1993-2002, has been hired as executive director of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International (RCI) will hold the second in a series of "Town Hall" meetings Monday, Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park.
The first reported foal for graded stakes winner and California stallion Northern Causeway is a filly born Jan. 28.
Godolphin's multiple graded stakes winner Frosted will make his Dubai debut Feb. 4 in the Al Maktoum Challenge Sponsored by EGA (UAE-II), with William Buick named to ride from post 5.
Vice president of racing W.B. Rogers Beasley is retiring from Keeneland June 30, it was announced Feb. 2, after 34 years of leadership involving the Lexington oval's sales and racing operations.
Jay Hickey, who has been president of the American Horse Council since June 1993, will retire June 30, it was announced Feb. 2.
Medication, legislation, aftercare, and the importance of media awareness are among the topics to be discussed during the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association winter convention Feb. 3-7 in Florida.
Brian Elmore, who oversees racing operations at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino and Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, is to retire Feb. 26 from Centaur Gaming, which operates the two Indiana racetracks.
The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival and Stars and Stripes Day during the spring/summer meet at Belmont Park and the Whitney and Travers Stakes days at Saratoga Race Course highlight the NYRA stakes calendar.
A meet of firsts continued at Turfway Park Jan. 31 when Brett Santangelo won his first race as a trainer. Earlier in the meet two trainer-owner teams won their first stakes.
The keynote address by radio personality and horse owner Jim Rome at OwnerView's Thoroughbred Owner Conference has been downloaded more than 4,000 times since it was delivered at Gulfstream Park Jan. 13.
Jacks or Better Farm's homebred 3-year-old colt Awesome Banner is three-for-three, but trainer Stanley Gold indicated he's taking it one race at a time.
California Chrome recorded his first timed workout in Dubai Jan. 30, when he covered four furlongs in :48 2/5 and galloped out to six furlongs in 1:13.
Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen, who won the Jan. 30 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) to remain undefeated in four starts, came out of the race in good order and is on target for the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I).
Following a five-furlong workout earlier this week at Oaklawn Park, trainer Mark Casse said John Oxley's Noble Bird continues to progress toward his first major objective this year, the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).
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.
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