All horses trained by Mike Mitchell will undergo 24 hour surveillance before racing after one of his horses tested positive for an excessive amount of TC02, which is the total carbon dioxide in plasma from a blood sample obtained pre-race.
The monitoring committee for the Sales Integrity Program is taking action to address some consignors' concerns about how the Thoroughbred auction industry will handle the disclosure of invasive joint surgeries and other procedures designed to permanently change a horse's conformation.
Due to increased revenue earned from both the racing and casino divisions, Evangeline Downs announced a 15% increase in purses effective immediately.
Artie Schiller got the job done in Monday's $150,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, but his backers had some anxious moments down the stretch as the 2-5 favorite was all-out to beat pacesetting Silver Tree by a half-length.
Six-year-old mare Tara's Touch, bred in South Africa, captured the CAN$176,800 Royal North Stakes, the Civic Holiday Monday feature event at Woodbine.
Saint Liam, arguably the nation's top older horse after 2005 victories in the grade I Donn and Stephen Foster handicaps, breezed five furlongs over Saratoga's Oklahoma training trackMonday morning in 1:02 1/5.
Trainer Patrick Biancone confirmed Monday that Chekhov, runner-up last out in the Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park, will return to the Jersey Shore Sunday for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I).
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced it is now accepting registrations for its 2005 annual meeting and marketing summit, which will take place Oct. 10-12 at The Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, Ky.
Offlee Wild, winner of the Suburban (gr. I) and Massachusetts (gr. II) Handicaps, has been purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's Darley and will stand at Darley at Jonabell in 2006.
Offlee Wild, winner of the Suburban Handicap (gr. I), has been purchased by Darley and will stand at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky. in 2006, at the end of his racing career.
2005 EQUINE SCIENCE SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, TUCSON, ARIZ., MAY 31-JUNE 3
"Pedigree, conformation, and the racing performance of siblings are the main selection criteria utilized by buyers to evaluate the athletic potential of Thoroughbred yearlings," said Joe Pagan, PhD, president of Kentucky Equine Research in Versailles, Ky. He also ...
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