Diplomat Lady heads a field of 10 3-year-old fillies set to go postward in Thursday's $250,000 Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.
Bending Springs, fourth in last year's Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, returns to the Lexington oval for Wednesday's Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. II)
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Adieu is out of consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 5 at Churchill Downs and will instead point toward the La Troienne Stakes (gr. III) on the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) undercard the following day.
Grade I winner Borrego has been retired from racing after undergoing surgery in early April to remove a chip from his right front ankle.
Ron Peltz's Equirace.com is offering shares in its Triple Crown hopeful, With a City. With a City, who is scheduled to run in Saturday's Arkansas Derby (gr.II), was the upset winner of the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park March 25.
Dawn's Curtsey, a grade I winner and stakes producer, died March 15 shortly after delivering an Honor Glide colt.
California champion Super High's first foal is a Victory Gallop filly born April 9.
John Marker's Little Irish Nut, a stakes-winning graded stakes producer, was euthanized April 8 at Calumet Farm
Beacon Shine, a 3-year-old son of Montbrook owned by Kinsman Stable, died April 8 after a bout of colic. The colt, trained by Hall of Famer Nick Zito, was based at Churchill Downs and was entered to run in last Sunday's $100,000 Lafayette Stakes at Keeneland.
B. Giles Brophy, who raced 1991 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Strike the Gold in partnership, died April 9 following a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 68.
- By Tom LaMarra
Principals in the Maryland horse racing and breeding industry have struck a major agreement on issues that have stymied progress in the state and led lawmakers and regulators to often claim the industry is in disarray.
The sixth annual NTRA Charities/Kentucky Derby Museum Golf Classic will take place at the Valhalla Golf Club May 1 in Louisville.
Trainer Patrick Biancone said Wild Fit is out of consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 5 at Churchill Downs due to a lung infection.
An interesting group of eight 3-year-old fillies was entered Monday for Friday's Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - It's time for Magna and Gulfstream executives to refocus their energies on the core business of selling pari-mutuel tickets on horse racing. Based on their seven-year track record, they have not been very successful.
By Byron Rogers - Of all the domesticated breeds, the Thoroughbred's lineage is by far the best recorded and most accurately detailed. It is a great testament to the American Stud Book, The Jockey Club, and the industry itself that we do have such records available to us to evaluate, purchase, and breed Thoroughbreds based on their pedigrees and the performance of their ancestors. It is something we have a right to be proud of.
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