Chris Paasch will shift his headquarters from California to Kentucky within the next month. "I'm moving my operation to Lexington, Kentucky, probably on March 1," the 45-year-old native of Rochester, N.Y. said Thursday morning at Santa Anita.
Trainer Darrell Vienna scratched Revenante from Thursday's second race, an optional claiming event at one mile on the turf, in favor of Saturday's $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at 1 1/8 miles on the main track.
Ipi Tombe, owned American-based Team Valor, Winstar Farm and Sunmark Partners, set a course record for 1 mile at Nad Al Sheba Thursday.
Xtra Heat, prepping for next Saturday's Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II), drilled five furlongs in 1:00.20 Thursday.
Pimlico announced it will run 27 stakes races (11 graded) for purses of $4,235,000. during its spring meeting that opens April 2.
Moments after 3-year-old filly Cyber Secret's win in the Jan. 26 Busanda, owner Sanford Goldfarb served notice about an upcoming event to those in the winner's circle: "February 8th, mark your calendars, Torre And Zim runs in the Whirlaway!" he warned.
Javier Castellano returned to the races and to the winner's circle Thursday, less than 24 hours after narrowly escaping serious injury in a one-horse spill at Aqueduct. Castellano won Thursday's fifth race on favored Message Red, his second mount of the day.
In what amounts to a massive coup for the New Zealand Thoroughbred industry, Peter and Philip Vela have announced the purchase by their Pencarrow Stud of 20 broodmares in foal to Irish sensation Danehill.
Business was on the upswing Thursday at the Tattersalls February mixed sale in Newmarket, England.
The American Graded Stakes Committee has issued warning letters to racetracks that present nearly every grade 1 stakes for 3-year-olds, advising them that the races would be downgraded for 2004 unless field quality improves.
Dan Fick was officially named executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club today. Fick was executive director of racing for the American Quarter Horse Association since 1985.
Arrowfield Stud will spark a new era in Australian breeding this year with the addition of three internationally renowned first-time shuttle stallions to its sire roster
Padua Stables' Vindication, champion 2-year-old of 2002 and early favorite for the Kentucky Derby, has been taken off the Derby trail due to an injury to his left front suspensory.
Stonerside Stable homebred Seattle Hoofer fired a bullet towards the Feb. 16 Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) with a six-furlong breeze in 1:14.00. The move was the fastest of five at the distance Thursday at Fair Grounds.
Rokeby Rose, dam of two-time champion Silverbulletday, was euthanized Feb. 1 at Jeffry Morris' Highclere near Lexington
Live racing at Oaklawn Park has been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 6..
Like father, like son. Twenty-seven years ago, Seattle Slew rolled to a 3-0 record and earned an Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old male. His son, Vindication, is the 2002 Eclipse winner in the same category after compiling a 4-0 mark that included a powerful 23?4-length victory in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and outpointing rivals Toccet and Sky Mesa
Breeders' Cup Sprint runner-up Thunderello, who was originally scheduled to enter stud at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., instead will enter stud at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International
Oaklawn Park, which was forced to postpone its opening weekend, has had to cancel another day of racing because of harsh weather conditions.
Noted artist Eleanor Iselin Wade, whose work is exhibited at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., died Jan 12
Miss Seffens, a five-time stakes winner, has been retired from racing and is booked to Fusaichi Pegasus
Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker, one of the most hyped 2-year-old runners last year is scheduled to make his 2003 debut Friday in the $75,000 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. The 1 1/8-mile race, while is restricted to 3-year-olds that have not won $50,000 at a mile or over, has drawn a diverse crowd.
Monarchos, who won the 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) for John Oxley in the second-fastest time, was represented by his first offspring
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