A son of 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Silver Charm brought a top price of $270,000 during Monday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.
Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel announced Monday he will marry Bonita Boniface on Oct. 12 at her family's Bonita Farm in Maryland. Bonita is the daughter of Preakness-winning trainer Bill Boniface.
Although many will have the tendency to dismiss Congaree in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) after being outkicked by Perfect Drift in the 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II), the son of Arazi cannot be blamed for the defeat.
Delaware Park was forced to cancel its nine-race card on Monday due to high water conditions caused by heavy rain.
Plans for Buckram Oak Farm's 2-year-old Silver Wagon remain unclear but the roan/gray son of freshman sire Wagon Limit showed he is plenty fit for any assignment, working a half-mile in 48 2/5 at Calder Monday morning.
In his final tune-up before next month's Maryland Million Sprint, Crossing Point established a five-furlong track record with a front-running victory at Pimlico Sunday in a $50,000 optional allowance/claimer which featured four stakes winners.
Handy N Bold, a 10-time stakes winner at Emerald Downs, was officially retired on Sunday.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the fields for this weekend's third and final wagering period of the Breeders' Cup Future Bet. By far, the most prohibitive morning line favorite in Period 3 is Halfbridled, a 2-1 choice in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
Plans for rebuilding Cavel International, the horse-slaughtering plant in DeKalb, Ill., that burned down in 2002, have been finalized, according to the Northern Star of Northern Illinois University.
Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker, winner of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), showed he is over the cough that disrupted his training schedule by working 6 furlongs in 1:11 2/5 Monday morning with jockey Edgar Prado aboard.
Refuse To Bend, winner of the 2002 Aga Khan Studs National Stakes (Ire-I) and this year's Sagitta Two Thousands Guineas (Eng-I), has been purchased by Sheikh Mohammed.
Bop, who set three course records in stakes, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at R. Larry Johnson's Legacy Farm near Bluemont, Va.
With a push for a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling looming in 2004, former Kentucky governor Brereton Jones said he would help fashion legislation to authorize full-scale casino gambling at racetracks.
Keeneland's September Yearling Sale reached the halfway point Sunday with substantial increases in gross sales, average and median.
Eastern tent caterpillars, plus bacteria and a means to infect placental fluids with the bacteria, equals mare reproductive loss syndrome. It might be as simple as that.
Rain, cooler temperatures, and tenacious firefighters are finally extinguishing many of the fires that have burned in British Columbia for the last six weeks. Owners of one Thoroughbred farm are rebuilding after flames took two barns, while two others are rejoicing after a close call.
Owner Fusao Sekiguchi will provide trainers from around the world an opportunity to train his $2.79-million Sunday Silence colt from the last crop of the reigning champion sire in Japan. All they have to do is show their eagerness.
The growing rift between Britain's jockeys and the Jockey Club escalated last week when the riders caused the abandonment of flat racing Sept. 14 at Sandown Park, one of the country's premier racecourses.
Graded stakes winner Time Bandit will stand the 2004 breeding season at Camelot Farm near Loranger, La.
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