The Keeneland January sale begins Monday. Alan Porter looks at the best TrueNick ratings for the first session.
Favored Chatain made it back-to-back wins in Gulfstream Park's $100,000 Hal's Hope Handicap (gr. III) with a devastating kick for home Jan. 6.
Trainer Don Rice, who was recently injured at his Central Florida farm, died Jan. 6 at a Gainesville hospital, Tampa Bay Downs has reported. He was 72.
Lady Marlboro fought her way through a narrow opening on the inside to gain a dead heat for victory with Golden Velvet in an exciting edition of the $98,000 Sabin Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 6.
Dill Or No Dill left no doubts as to who was best in the $81,475 Ruthless Stakes by winning the six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies by 5 1/2 lengths at Aqueduct Jan. 6.
Consignors are optimistic the day before the start of Keeneland's January sale.
Versailles Treaty's yearling filly will be raced by Daisy Phipps.
Hobeau Farm's grade I winners Miss Shop and Swap Fliparoo were sracthed from Keeneland January sale ater being sold privately.
For the second straight day, Santa Anita Park officials canceled racing Jan. 6 due to concerns about the condition of the synthetic racing surface after recent heavy rainfall.
Trainer Barbara McBride's 1,000th career victory came Jan. 5 when favored Ashley and I charged to victory in the fifth race at Tampa Bay Downs.
Horse of the Year favorite Curlin, gearing up for a potential 4-year-old campaign, worked a half-mile in :53 2/5 seconds Jan. 6 at Fair Grounds.
The California Horse Racing Board will meet in special session by teleconference Jan. 8 to consider allowing the Los Angeles Turf Club to move some or all of its racing dates to Hollywood Park if the drainage problem that forced cancellation of races at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 5 is not quickly resolved.
Swettenham Stud has announced that millionaire Host, winner of the Jan. 4 Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT), will stand the 2008 breeding season at its Nagambie property in Victoria, Australia.
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