Godolphin's Chief Seattle has been retired from racing and will begin his stallion career at Bruce Kline and Mary Lou Wibel's Dixiana Farm near Lexington.
Despite the presence of graded stakes winners Hal's Hope, Mass Market, and Pine Bluff, Robert Meyerhoff's Vincent Moscarelli Stakes winner Include was installed as the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Monday's $300,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. III) at Philadelphia Park.
Trainer Bob Baffert has saddled four of the last five Del Mar Debutante winners and sends out two of the six 2-year-old fillies entered in this year's renewal of the $250,000 grade I race.
Saturday at Arlington
Raymond Dweck's Stormy Pick zipped to a wire-to-wire victory over eight other 2-year-old fillies in Friday's $200,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga, giving freshman sire Storm Creek a leg up on his competition in the list of leading first-crop sires.
Displaying a turnaround in form, Felix Monserrate's Zippy Chippy led all the way before being caught at the wire to finish second in a maiden special weight race at Northampton Fair, extending his winless streak to 87 races.
Racing and breeding news briefs.
Two-time champion Silverbulletday, whose quest to become the all-time leading earner among females ended with her retirement ended earlier this week, has settled in to her new home at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington, Ky.
1999 Breeders' Cup Mile winner Silic has suffered a recurrence of an old foot injury that will preclude him from defending his crown at Churchill Downs in November.
The New York Racing Association and TVG have joined forces to pursue the possible acquisition of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation. Under the terms of a preliminary proposal, NYRA would assume the operation and management of NYCOTB's physical wagering outlets while TVG would assume the management and operation of its existing telephone account wagering assets.
For the second time this year, Travis Dunkelberger has ridden seven
winners in one day's race card.
In a follow-up to their initial meeting Aug. 24, consignors who participate in 2-year-old in training sales announced Thursday evening a new organization called the "National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors."
Tendon injuries quickly can end a performance horse's career. There are no definitive statistics concerning how many horses in the world suffer from tendon injuries of some sort, but the number is considerable. The most common injury is the one referred to as a bowed tendon, but other injuries, such as lacerations, also can compromise a horse's capabil...
A huge amount of time, effort, and money often are invested in the preparation of horses for various athletic events, including Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing, three-day eventing, steeplechasing, dressage, hunter-jumper events, reining, cutting, and endurance racing, to mention but a few. Regardless of discipline, we expect that a well-trained an...