A private funeral service for owner-breeder John Mabee will be held Tuesday, with a visitation scheduled for Monday and a memorial service to be held next Tuesday, May 7.
Stoneway Farm's Proper Gamble closes out Keeneland meeting with nose victory in the Stonerside Beaumont Stakes.
Proper Gamble survived a late challenge by Respectful to take the $250,000 Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) by the slimmest of noses.
Pacesetter Al Skywalker and It's A Giggle sprinted away from the field in the stretch before It's A Giggle surged ahead to notch a two-length win in the $169,958 Royal Chase for the Sport of Kings Stakes (NSA-I) at Keeneland Friday.
Trainer Philip Mitchell, who brought Running Stag to America on repeated occasions, is planning to run French-bred 4-year-old Caughnawaga in this year's renewal of the Metropolitan Handicap on May 27 at Belmont Park.
The University of Kentucky issued an advisory Friday regarding the eastern tent caterpillar, which is still regarded as a primary risk factor associated with mare reproductive lose syndrome.
Sham Stakes winner U S S Tinosa worked six furlongs in 1:14 3/5 at Bay Meadows Friday and will ship to Louisville Saturday ahead of a possible start in the Kentucky Derby.
The Jockey Club has redesigned the certificate of foal registration and will begin issuing the new certificates May 1.
Gemstar-TV Guide stock plunged Friday after a report released two days ago said the company may have engaged in "patent misuse" and that its on-going patent infringement lawsuit may be groundless.
Illinois Derby (gr. II) winner War Emblem's half-sister Pretty Gale returns from a front-running win in the listed Lady Hallie Handicap two weeks ago to attempt her first graded stakes in Sunday's $300,000 Sixty Sails Handicap at Sportsman's Park.
The New Mexico Racing Commission is expected to make a final decision within 60 days on awarding a license for racetrack and casino in Hobbs near the Texas border.
The first week of training is in the books, and it's on to Derby Week. So, what have we learned, if anything, from this past week's works? We learned, as usual, it's best to stay tuned for Week Two.
Aury and Ralph Todd's The Tin Man will seek his fourth straight win when he faces three rivals in Saturday's $250,000 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile Handicap (gr. IIT) at Bay Meadows.
Silent Honor has been withdrawn from the Sagitta One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) due to an entrapped epiglottis discovered after a Friday morning work at Al Quoz. With Silent Honor out, Godolphin has only Kazzia in the first classic race of the season for fillies.
The Oxley Foundation is contributing $100,000 to the Kentucky Derby Museum's endowment fund.
Irish jockey Michael Kinane won't ride Johannesburg in the Kentucky Derby after losing his appeal Friday against a seven-day racing ban.
The Jockey Club's Disciplinary Committee upheld the suspension given to Kinane for "irresponsible riding" on Sahara Desert during the Boadicea Conditions Stakes at Newmarket on April 18.
WinStar Farm has been inundated with 600 entries for a name-the-foal contest that doesn't formally begin until May 2.
Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winner Take Charge Lady turned in her final workout in preparation for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when she worked five-eighths of a mile in :59 3/5 at Churchill Downs on Friday morning.
A development group that wants to purchase Louisiana Downs in Bossier City hopes to close on the deal by July and spend $150 million renovating and expanding the facility. Meanwhile, progress has been reported on plans for the new Evangeline Downs.
A full sister to Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Monarchos (by Maria's Mon) was foaled April 25 at Jim Squires' Two Bucks Farm near Versailles, Ky.
- By Tom Keyser
The seven-month racing series known as Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships (MATCH) will not take place this year because of turmoil in two key racing states.
The first winner for grade I winner Swiss Yodeler is the filly Singing Swiss, who won at 4 1/2 furlongs in :53.10 April 25 at Hollywood Park.
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