Amerman racing Stables' Printemps, who had been chasing graded stakes competition without success in her last seven races, found the restricted Paseana Handicap to her liking at Santa Anita Wednesday.
Hall of Fame conditioner Richard Mandella sent out several of his stable stars for workouts at Santa Anita Wednesday morning, including Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) hero Johar.
A yearling colt by Lite the Fuse went to JNR Stable for $42,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2003 Winter Mixed Sale.
Omega Code, an authoritative one-length winner of Sunday's $107,800 San Miguel Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at six furlongs, could have a new owner soon.
Elloluv won't be overlooked in the wagering when she runs in Monday's $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies going seven furlongs at Santa Anita.
Backstretch peers at Santa Anita expressed praise for the man known as "Eddie D" Wednesday, two days after the 51-year-old Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye announced his retirement from racing.
Fifty Stars is one of two Steve Asmussen trainees slated for the Gold Cup, while Dallas Keen and James Jackson try to replicate the 2000 win by Allen's Oop with Valhol.
The University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center reports a slight rise in the number of equine abortions compared to 2002 figures. The report comes less than a week after veterinarians and scientists met for a "Think Tank" meeting on mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS).
Aisle, a 4-year-old son of Pulpit and half-brother to stakes winners Hitch and Thread, will enter stud at Chris Modlin and Dr. Flint Stites' Ellsmere Farm
Grade II stakes-placed The Trader's Echo will stand at A & A Horse Ranch near Anthony, N.M.
Cellars Shiraz was always going to compete in the Sunshine Millions, but initially it looked like the filly might travel to California. Now she will stay in Florida for the Jan. 25 Filly & Mare Turf division.
The National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors has bumped up the purses this year for the stakes its sponsors at Delaware Park.
Toccet will soon ship to Gulfstream Park to prepare for the Feb. 15 Fountain of Youth and hopefully, the March 15 Florida Derby.
The first reported foal by grade I winner Trippi is a filly who arrived Jan. 3
Rock of Gibraltar, a finalist for Horse of the Year honors in the U.S. on the basis of a runner-up effort in the Breeders' Cup Mile, has been rated the top horse on the International Classifications released in London, England on Wednesday.
The Kentucky Derby Future Wager will return to Churchill Downs this year, as will a new bet tied to the Kentucky Oaks.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Kentucky Racing Commission has decided to form a committee to explore the testing of horses on days they're not scheduled to race. The decision stems from an earlier classification of erythropoeitin and the process of blood-doping as a prohibited practice.
The Oaklawn Jockey Club is preparing for its 99th year of racing which opens Friday, Jan. 24.
Graded stakes winner Time Bandit, who stands at Firal Ryder's Ryder's River Ridge Farm near Natchitoches, La., had his fee reduced
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