The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has requested the state auditor conduct an audit of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund after it discovered two shortfalls as a result of overpayments during meets conducted at Ellis Park.
Trainer Buff Bradley was delighted with his Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) hopeful Brass Hat after the 5-year-old son of Prized galloped under the Nad Al Sheba lights Monday evening, having first sampled the parade ring as his trainer ensured he would experience conditions similar to Saturday night.
This year's road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) has only a few more doors left to pass through. But the scene so far at each one has resembled a slapstick comedy routine where everyone tries to go through a door at the same time, and no one gets through.
The connections of Bushmills Best have high hopes for the 3-year-old son of Concerto, and he lived up to their expectations Monday with a 1 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 colt and gelding division of the OBS Champion Stakes.
The roller coaster career of Rockport Harbor finally came to an end Monday when owner Rick Porter officially announced the colt has been retired following his latest injury suffered in the Razorback Handicap (gr. III).
A horsemen's group has been set up in Britain to protect and develop the interests of the racing industry's stakeholders and those who earn their living from the sport, but breeders for the moment are staying on the sidelines.
Hotel Grand ensured the potentially monumental switch in Australia's Triple Crown seem a smooth transition with a grand success in the first edition of the Randwick Guineas (Aust-I) March 18.
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