Bob Baffert got his first big indication that he purchased a runner in Global Gait Thursday morning when the son of Concern worked a sharp 7 furlongs in 1:25, with Baffert catching him his last quarter in :23 3/5 and final three-eighths in :34 4/5.
Omitted from the 2000 Experimental Free Handicap, released Tuesday, Jan. 30, was Joseph F. Graffeo's Two Item Limit who was weighted at 115 pounds, eight pounds below highweight filly Caressing.
Handicappers from 19 states and Canada will be in New Haven, Connecticut this weekend to compete in Autotote's fifth annual $100,000 Sports Haven Handicapping Challenge Racing fans from across the country will converge on Sports Haven this weekend to compete in Autotote's fifth annual $100,000 Sports Haven Handicapping tournament.
Tik Tik Trinidad, representing Gooree Stud owner Eduardo Cojuangco, went to $1,450,000 ($645,178 U.S.) to buy the sale topper and establish a new filly yearling record at the New Zealand Premier Sale on Thursday.
- By Tom LaMarra
The NTRA board of directors, during a teleconference meeting Thursday, ruled that a "sufficient number" of racetracks in the Mid-Atlantic region must rejoin the NTRA by March 31, or the region will lose its seat on the board. Elections for other racetrack seats will be held the week of Feb. 5, though tracks that aren't members by that date will not be eligible to vote.
Mocha Express, the second-leading Texas-bred money earner of all time who closed out his career with a win at Prairie Meadows, will begin his stallion career at Dr. and Mrs. Bill McClintock's McClintock Equine Station near Centerville, Iowa.
New York graded stakes winner Halissee has been moved from Pleasant Valley Farm near Goshen, N.Y., to Dot Bailin's Whisper Hill Farm near Gardiner, N.Y.
Retired horseman Thomas Jefferson (Tommy) Luther, who played a key role in the formation of the Jockeys' Guild, died on Jan. 27 at a Saratoga Springs, N.Y., hospital.
Trainer Bob Hess Jr. is hoping Fog City Stable's D'wildcat can approximate his last performance when he meets unbeaten Lasersport Saturday in the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs. D'wildcat smoked a maiden allowance field in his second career start Jan. 6 in a six-furlong time of 1:08.76, only four ticks off the track record. D'wildcat breezed four furlongs in :49.20 Tuesday in his final San Vicente tuneup.
Radiographs of a yearling’s legs offer a unique glance into the horse’s athletic future, according to Albert Kane, DVM, MPVM, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University (CSU). At the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ recent convention, Kane presented findings of a land...
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