Mayakovsky, winner of the Gotham and fourth in the Santa Anita Derby, breezed four furlongs in :47.20 for trainer Patrick Biancone at Churchill Downs on Tuesday.
Farish, Goodman, Toffan and McCaffery's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopeful Came Home worked five furlongs in 1:01 4/5, breezing, over a fast Santa Anita main track on Tuesday with regular rider Chris McCarron in the irons.
Some 35,000 temporary seats will be added to Arlington International Racecourse for the 19th running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.
- By Ron Mitchell
With Darby Dan Bloodstock acting on his behalf, casino industry veteran Stanley Fulton purchased an Unbridled's Song colt for $850,000 to top Keeneland's April 2-year-olds in training sale Tuesday.
Some 35,000 temporary seats will be added to Arlington International Racecourse for the 19th running of the Breeders' Cup championships, increasing the track's capacity to 45,000.
The $100,000 Forerunner Stakes at Keeneland Wednesday showcases a field of 3-year-old colts and geldings running nine furlongs on the turf.
Kip and Suzanne Knelman, who bred Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner Buddha in the name of Farfellow Farms, privately sold the colt's dam, Cahooters, about two weeks prior to the April 13 race to Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds and Castleton Lyons.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- For a change, let's all accept the winner of this year's Kentucky Derby as the best horse. Period.
By Billy Reed -- Recalling the unveiling of the Breeders' Cup concept, it was sort of like being there when Elvis Presley slouched into Sun Records in Memphis and mumbled, "I'm here to make a record for my mama." Or being on the front row the day a young geek named Bill Gates first told an audience that someday computers would run the world.
A repository for X-rays will be set up for at least some of Australia's major yearling sales well ahead of the 2003 auctions.
Proponents of "pull-tab" machines for the horse racing industry and dockside gaming for riverboat casinos may have renewed hopes in Indiana. Gov. Frank O'Bannon has said he will call lawmakers back for a special session beginning May 14.
- By Ray Paulick
While the Thoroughbred industry makes an aggressive push toward unification on the issue of drug testing and medication, two organizations involved in the regulation of racing -- the Association of Racing Commissioners International and the National Association of Pari-Mutuel Regulators -- continue to go their separate ways.
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