Ouija Board, winner of the Irish Oaks Sunday to become the 10th filly to win both the English and Irish versions of the middle-distance classics, is being considered for a trip to Texas in October for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).
Untried and a little star-struck when he competed for the first time at Del Mar last season, apprentice jockey Mick Ruis expects much better results this time around.
Spanish Steps, a 3-year-old full brother to major sire Unbridled's Song, will enter stud at Eddie Martin's Martin Stable South near Reddick, Fla.
Veteran Illinois-based jockey Ray Sibille, whose career has spanned 3 1/2 decades, said he's retiring July 21 after the fifth race at Arlington Park.
Woodrow "Woody" Sedlacek, who survived a near-fatal fall to become a successful trainer, died July 19 in Ocala, Fla., after a bout with cancer.
When Jarrett won the first race at Ellis Park today, Robert A. "Cowboy" Jones became the oldest jockey to ever win a race at the Western Kentucky track.
A field of eight, topped by grade I winner Lion Heart, is shaping up for the $1-million Haskell Invitational (gr. I), going 1 1/8 miles on Aug. 8 at Monmouth Park.
As Lone Star Park officials prepare for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, they have received approval from the Texas Racing Commission for the "Head2Head" wager.
Leading freshman sire Successful Appeal isn't the only son of Valid Appeal attracting attention. Valid Expectations, who stands at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, might undergo a boost in stud fee from $12,500 from this year to $15,000 for next year.
Although none of the offerings reached the seven-figure level, Fasig-Tipton began the yearling sales season on a strong note with a two-day summer sale that concluded Tuesday with increases in every major statistical category.
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