Bob Baffert has more than half of Wednesday's Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) field in his barn. Perhaps he's simply stacking the deck--if one of Baffert's horses wins the race, it will be his seventh straight victory in the event.
A 9/11 tribute Wednesday will be broadcast on TVG at 4:10 p.m. (ET) and simulcast to racetracks.
Dollar Bill breezed Sept. 8, and Abreeze is scheduled to work Sept.10, in preparation for the Sept. 14 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park.
Youbet.com handled a record $16.7 million for the month of August.
With downturns in the U.S. economy and the selected summer sales, an air of uncertainty hung over the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky. before Monday's first session of the 12-day September Yearling Sale. By the end of the day, a lot of the questions being asked by buyers, sellers, and sales company officials had been answered. The bottom line is that there is less money in the yearling marketplace than there was at this time last year.
There probably will be no major changes in the operation of the Thoroughbred Corp. in the short term, said Prince Faisal Salman, the brother of the late Prince Ahmed Salman, on Monday at Keeneland.
NetJets, a company headed by Thoroughbred owner Richard Santulli, has become title sponsor of the $1-million Breeders' Cup Mile.
Old hand Northerly and young Turk Lonhro advanced more purposefully towards the W.S. Cox Plate (Aust-I) with wins 20 minutes apart in Melbourne and Sydney on Sept. 7.
Don't Say Halo, a more modest sire son of Halo, died of a brain seizure at 20 in Western Australia.
On a weekend dominated by news of the tragic death of Zafonic, the shuttle list was also reduced by the illness of Marju. The Last Tycoon son's season at Collingrove in Victoria was cancelled on Sept. 6 as the 14 year-old battled travel sickness.
The resultsof sales conducted so far this year have left sale company officials and horsemen scratching their heads. Are they trends or do they just reflect the up-and-down fortunes of individual auctions?
As the Keeneland September yearling sale approached, consignors were steeling themselves for a significant downturn in prices.
Zafonic died Sept. 7 from injuries suffered in an accident at Arrowfield Stud in the Hunter Valley near Scone in New South Wales, Australia.
Green Hills Farm's favored Voodoo Dancer came from mid-pack in the stretch to mow down the front runners and score an easy win in the $150,000 Palomar Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares at Del Mar Sunday.
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