After establishing a record gross, average and median last year, Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's general manager and director of sales Tom Ventura is confident of another stellar sale when the two-day select 2-year-olds in training sale kicks off March 27 at the Central Florida auction house.
A colt by El Prado and a filly by Sky Mesa topped the 2006 Adena Springs South 2-year-olds in training sale March 26 at the auction held at the Williston, Fla., farm.
- By Tracy Gantz
Longtime California breeder Peter Whiting died March 20 of cancer in Fort Bragg, Calif. The English native, who moved to the U.S. in 1948, was 76.
Following Holy Roman Emperor's shock retirement to stand as a stallion at Coolmore earlier this month, trainer Aidan O'Brien admitted on March 26 that he is looking for another of his 3-year-olds to step forward in order to fill the void left by that horse's departure.
Horseracing fans and gamblers in Vietnam will appreciate the news that the Far East country plans to build its first new racecourse in more than 70 years.
Jockeys in Britain will be restricted in the number of meetings they can ride at beginning next month under new proposals introduced by the Jockeys Association of Great Britain.
Calder Race Course unveiled the track's new stakes and receiving barn March 26, offering a glimpse of the new headquarters for horses shipping in to the Miami Gardens, Fla., facility, to compete. Calder's 2007 season begins on April 25.
After completing a sensational Fair Grounds meet March 25 by running away with the riding title, 17-year-old Joseph Talamo hopes to make a name for himself on the top New York circuit.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and champion Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, was returned March 22 to Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.
Mat-Boy, an Argentina Horse of the Year and a record-setting grade I winner at Gulfstream Park, and Roi Normand, sire of Eclipse Award winner Riboletta, have died in South America.
Cat's At Home, who was Canada's leading freshman sire last year, died suddenly March 24 at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
- By Claire Novak
Jockey agent Ron Anderson said he and Garrett Gomez, currently the leading rider at Santa Anita Park, are headed to Kentucky for the Keeneland meet that begins April 6.
NBCSports.com will stream live coverage of the Florida Derby this Saturday, March 31, from Gulfstream Park.
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