Former NBA player and coach Avery Johnson will be guest speaker at a dinner to raise funds for the Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy.
Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had her furthest workout this season Feb. 24 in advance of the March 13 New Orleans Ladies Stakes, breezing a business-like six furlongs in 1:14 over a fast main track at Fair Grounds.
The $150,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Feb. 27 should serve as a good indicator for 10 trainers wondering if their charges belong on the Triple Crown trail.
A new member of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board has been approved by the state Senate, but not without the usual dose of partisan wrangling at the state Capitol.
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West Point Thoroughbreds and partners' Justwhistledixie, the leading 3-year-old filly to emerge at Gulfstream Park last winter, returns to South Florida for the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 27
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Restoring new hope to a branch of the Almahmoud family of Northern Dancer, Eskendereya established himself as a legitimate Triple Crown contender with his Fountain of Youth win.
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Equinox, a 12-year-old son of Unbridled's Song, has been moved to stand at Southern Indiana Equine Clinic near Austin, Ind.
The six-month suspension of Delta Downs trainer Terry W. Vance after a horse he trains tested positive for Ractopamine has not yet taken effect.
California shipper Tango Tango is the morning line favorite among nine 3-year-olds for Sunland Park's $100,000 Borderland Derby Feb. 27, a race that takes on added significance as a prep for the $800,000 Sunland Derby.
A solid field of eight 3-year-old fillies, many of them with an eye on the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will line up against one another in the $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.
Emerald Downs has instituted a new entry schedule for the 2010 racing season.
A Feb. 23 meeting of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill, who was ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, was postponed until sometime in March.
Just weeks after the New Orleans Saints' Super Bowl triumph, a couple from Pineville, La., registered a Louisiana-bred filly with The Jockey Club and named her Fleur de Leestown.
Despite an average six-furlong work on Feb. 22, trainer Bob Baffert said champion Lookin At Lucky is doing very well.
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Zensational, whose $25,000 fee is the highest for a new stallion this year, has had his first mare confirmed in foal.
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Already the leading female by earnings in Thoroughbred racing history, Japan's back-to-back Horse of the Year Vodka is in Dubai with a mission to capture the coveted crown as the sport's all-time leading money earner.
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey is reworking its 2010 budget, but in a Feb. 19 letter to Republican Gov. Chris Christie, the organization took issue with the governor's veto of the budget.
The Ohio Derby, with a smaller purse and lower grade, will be run July 31, Thistledown officials said.
Veterinarians agreed that vaccination is a critical component of an equine health maintenance program. A Table Topic on Vaccinations was part of the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., in early December.
Irish researchers have found that horses with a specific mutation in the gene called myostatin (MSTN) have improved athletic performance.
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