The July 19 showings of Seabiscuit in Lexington, Ky., have already sold out. Tickets were made available on July 12 through fax and email requests.
Champion Real Quiet, winner of the 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was represented by his first winner
Live video endoscopy, farm management tours, infertile mares, and alternative gaming are just some of the topics and demonstrations slated for the Thoroughbred International Exposition & Conference in Lexington June 20-22.
Jockey Cindy Noll won the first race ever held at Prairie Meadows, and she's still going strong. Noll became Prairie Meadows' career riding leader when she won Sunday's first three races. That gave her 577 victories, two more than David Essman. She added to her lead with her 578th victory in Monday's ninth race.
Edmund Gann's Peace Rules, winner of the Blue Grass Stakes and Louisiana Derby, demonstrated his sharpness Tuesday morning, breezing a half-mile in :46 2/5 with Rudy Rodriguez aboard, galloping out 5 furlongs in :59 2/5.
New York farms Questroyal Stud, Silvernails Farm, and Dutchess Views Farm announced a plan to stand stallions at the newly conceived Metropolitan Stud
Dubai Destination stamped himself as a horse to watch by scoring a four-length victory over Tillerman in the Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot. Right Approach was three-quarters of a length back in third. Favored Hawk Wing finished a dismal seventh in the 10-horse field. The winner completed the mile distance in 1:38.56.
Zafeen earned group I status with his length victory over Kalaman in the St. James Palace Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot. Martillo was three lengths back in third. American-bred Hold That Tiger finished fourth in the 10-horse field. Zafeen covered the mile distance in 1:39.19.
Under jockey Johnny Murtagh, Australian invader Choisir sprang a 25-1 upset in the Kings Stand Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot. Acclamation was a length behind in second, with Oasis Dream 1 1/2 lengths back in third. Choisir completed the five-furlong distance in :59.68.
Grade II stakes-placed Storm Passage, a full brother to grade I winner and young sire Tactical Cat, will enter stud at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms
Champions Silver Charm and Bianconi were represented by their first winners June 14.
Three Valleys opened group action at Royal Ascot Tuesday, registering an eight-length win in the Coventry Stakes (Eng-III). Under jockey Richard Hughes, the son of Diesis completed the six-furlongs over a track listed as good with ease. Botanical was second, with Privy Seal back in third.
Magna Entertainment Corp. will sell an additional $50 million in convertible subordinated notes, the company announced Monday.
By Ray Paulick -- How big was Funny Cide's run for this year's Triple Crown? In terms of television ratings, no prime-time program received a higher number during the week of the Belmont Stakes than the final hour of NBC's 90-minute race telecast.
By Ron Franklin -- It was Feb. 4, 1978, the first race of my career. Race 4. No. 4. I won by four lengths. My big horse at the time was Tiger Castle. Wow, he could really run.
Daniel Borislow's Toccet, who has been sidelined all year with what originally had been described as a remodeling of the ankle, is back in training at Colonial Downs in Virginia and could return to the races by late summer.
It's been "two years in the making," as jockey Richard Migliore said, but "The Iron Deputy Show" finally premiered on June 14, opening to rave reviews. The theater was the $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), and a star-studded cast added to the festivities.
Lido Palace, Chilean Triple Crown winner, Horse of the Year, and multiple grade I winner in the United States, will stand at stud beginning in 2004 at Roy Lerman's Lambholm South near Ocala, Fla.
Coastal, who ended the 1979 Triple Crown quest of Spectacular Bid in winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), and 1982 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Aloma's Ruler have been pensioned
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