Breeders' Cup has officially mapped out a provisional schedule of host sites for the World Thoroughbred Championships through 2005, though racetrack selection is contingent upon many factors. Two tracks -- Arlington Park and Lone Star Park -- would be first-time host sites.
While mare reproductive loss syndrome has had a devastating effect on in-foal mares in 2001, a just-released study indicates it had no affect on the growth rate of foals of 2000 and 2001 raised on Central Kentucky farms and foals of 2001.
The Kentucky Racing Commission approved its new drug-testing contract Monday and also formed a committee to help facilitate recommendations contained in a comprehensive report issued by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force.
Powered by big-spending Maktoum family from Dubai, the Keeneland September yearling sale blasted off like a rocket on Sept. 10. The first of the auction's two select sessions established opening day records for average price and median. In addition, the second-most-expensive horse in the auction's history, a $5.5- million Storm Cat colt, was sold.
Millionaire Vision and Verse, who ran second in the Belmont (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I) Stakes, will enter stud for $7,500 live foal in 2002 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
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