The Thoroughbred industry, owners and breeders can now report and look up microchip identification numbers through their Interactive Registration accounts, The Jockey Club announced March 3.
Test results on all 17 horses at a Kent County farm affected by the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus are negative for the virus and the Maryland Department of Agriculture expects to lift the hold order on the farm on March 4 after a final veterinary inspection is conducted.
Original Spin, third last year in the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), and undefeated Misty Rosette will be among the choices in a very competitive field of 11 3-year-old fillies drawn for the $150,000 Stonerside Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) at seven furlongs Sunday at Gulfstream Park.
Wait a While and French Park, early season leaders in the Florida 3-year-old filly division, clash for the first time in Sunday's $150,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
Richard Migliore won the Aqueduct feature Friday with his first mount since breaking his leg and damaging his Achilles tendon last fall.
- By Tom LaMarra
Legislation that would funnel more than $50 million a year to the Illinois racing industry cleared a House committee March 1, but it failed to win enough support after a third reading March 3.
Racing fans made "all others" the favorite on the opening day of the second pool of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, but had trouble deciding on which of the individual horses deserved backing.
Balance and Wild Fit, the top two finishers in the recent Las Virgenes (gr. I) at Santa Anita, and Misty Rosette, winner of Gulfstream Park's Old Hat (gr. III), were the betting choices at the end of Thursday's opening day of betting in Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.
An ankle injury has knocked Darley Stable's Barbican out of consideration for the 132nd running of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and wagering on the colt has been suspended in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Monday's first training preview for the 2006 Barretts March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training is scheduled to be broadcast on HRTV on Wednesday, March 8 at both 8 a.m. (PST) and 9 p.m. (PST).
The National Steeplechase Association's 2006 season begins March 5 with the sixth annual Little Everglades Steeplechase in Dade City, Fla. The meet cards six races (four over hurdles and two on the flat) including the $35,000 Little Everglades Stakes.
This race has it all. Worthy past performances. Terrific workout lines. High profile, solid connections. Quality breeding. From a handicapping perspective, there is good reason to swing for extra bases here, not just a single. From a talent perspective, there are several in here with a legitimate chance to win. Therefore, we can't go with the one who's getting the most attention, First Samurai, to win the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II).
Graded stakes winner Makeup Artist has been retired from racing with a record of eight wins or placings from 11 starts and earnings of $198,614
The Maryland Jockey Club has unveiled the 2006 Pimlico spring stakes schedule after reaching agreements with both the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
California Horse Racing Board chairman Richard B. Shapiro has ordered a review of the circumstances surrounding the administration of a bleeder medication to the horse Intercontinental within the prohibited pre-race time period.
The Jockey Club announced March 3, as a free service to the Thoroughbred industry, owners and breeders can now report and look up microchip numbers through Interactive Registration accounts.
Mogador, a stakes-placed son of Danzig, will stand at Maryland Stallion Station (Don Litz, president) near Glyndon, Md.
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