While Barbaro was the media star during his morning gallop at Fair Hill Training Center Tuesday, two other runners-- Greeley's Legacy and Platinum Couple-- have officially tossed their names into the hat for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.
The Morning Line continues this week, with an insider's view of all things Preakness.
It is obvious watching Barbaro the past two mornings that the winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) is enjoying the tranquil life at Fair Hill Training Center, as he prepares for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The son of Dynaformer appears more relaxed than he was at Churchill Downs, especially coming off the track after training.
A Red Bullet colt named Unbridled Slew shattered a Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training record Tuesday when he brought the auction's highest price ever of $2.5 million.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) announced Tuesday the appointment of Amy Owens to communications coordinator.
A pilot program in New York is said to have the potential to increase the profitability and number of horse-related businesses in Saratoga County, where the horse industry's impact is valued at more than $317 million.
Youbet.com and Harrah's Louisiana Downs have joined forces on a multi-year program that will make the online wagering company the official wagering provider for the Bossier City, La., racetrack.
Philip Lee Walters, who owned Afton Farm near Midway, Ky., died May 14 of a heart attack while tending to his horses in the field.
- By Esther Marr
The American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA), founded in 1980, and headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, plans to have their new building up and running by September to provide additional space and opportunities.
The Jockeys' Guild election to replace its 27-member senate is under way. Ballots, in both English and Spanish, were sent to about 1,000 voting members and are due June 3.
A quartet of HorseRacing TV experts and reporters will be at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore to bring fans coverage of the 131st running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 20.
The New York Farm Viability Institute (NYFVI) awarded $80,000 to Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Saratoga County for a pilot project that could evolve into a statewide or national resource for the horse industry.