Breeders' Cup elected 13 new board members using a new method that gave foal and stallion nominators more input. The board also approved new eligibilty rules for horses entering a Breeders' Cup race.
Two men and a partnership each bought a part of the 416-acre nucleus that was Diane Perkins' Wimborne Farm, near Paris, Ky., on Friday. The total price of the three parcels was $1,167,566.
The 416-acre nucleus of Wimborne Farm, near Paris, Ky., sold in three separate tracts for $1,167,566 in an absolute auction conducted Friday by Tom Biederman.
Recent approval from the Massachusetts State Racing Commission of the TVG network and Magna Entertainment's XpressBet system means bettors there soon will be able to sign up for account wagering with either provider.
Multiple Eclipse Award winner John Franks of Franks Farm will conduct a major reduction of stock beginning with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale.
Keeneland dedicated a new, 10,000 square-foot Thoroughbred history library at a Friday morning ceremony attended by about 75 people. The library will be open to the public July 15.
Including last-minute entry Dig For It, who was supplemented for $25,000 by trainer Bruce Headley, a field of seven was entered for Sunday's $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup at Hollywood Park.
Trainer Paco Gonzalez Thursday expressed confidence that Came Home would live up to his expected favoritism in the $500,000 Swaps Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles Sunday.
Champion sire End Sweep was euthanized July 12 at the Shadai Horse Clinic in Japan. The decision of the joint owners representing Australia's Arrowfield Stud and Shadai Stallion Station was made after they were informed by the clinic's head, Dr. Masaaki Tagami, that the 11 year-old horse had "gone down" and could not regain his feet.
- By Ron Mitchell
End Sweep, the stallion who had shuttled between Australia and Japan after setting a North American record with 33 juvenile winners in 1998, was euthanized Thursday night at Shadai Farm in Japan after complications developed following a serious injury last month.
Severe weather and lightning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Thursday evening led to the cancellation of the final four races at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas.
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