The connections of Life Is Sweet, who unleashed a powerful stretch run to win the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I), have accepted an invitation to take on males in the Dubai World Cup.
Jim Tafel's 3-year-old Fast Alex may have put himself in the picture for the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) with a solid victory in an allowance race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 1.
New York lawmakers have given approval to move the state's equine drug-testing laboratory from Cornell University to Morrisville State College. The Senate and Assembly both approved the move March 1.
The Florida auction, which has fancy pedigrees, is scheduled for March 2 at Calder Casino and Race Course.
Other horses expected to bring high prices at the Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training include the progeny of Sky Mesa, Tapit, Bernardini, and Empire Maker.
Breeders' Cup Mile winner's battle with laminitis nearing a happy ending; may be discharged as early as next week.
Good news and bad news from New Jersey, where the state wants to drastically overhaul horse racing. The good news is any proposed drastic overhaul. The bad news is that it's not all-inclusive and lacks long-term vision. Read Blog
Trainer ran two 3-year-olds in the Feb. 27 Borderland Derby at Sunland Park. Raise the Bar finished first, but was DQ'd to second behind his other colt, Storming Saint. It was 8 3/4 lengths back to the third-placed runner.
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Zenyatta (National), and Fountain of Youth winner Eskendreya (3-Year-Old) top the first NTRA polls of 2010.
5-year-old Richard's Kid was named Maryland-bred horse of the year for 2009. Other winners include three runners sired by leading Maryland sire Not For Love.
Topped by an Exceed and Excel colt, the Melbourne Premier Sale of yearlings was off to a strong start in Australia on March 1.
Documents filed in connection with his Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition show that prominent horse owner Ahmed Zayat made loans to two brothers who have been convicted in connection with illegal bookmaking.
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Frank Stronach will meet with owners and trainers in California trying to change the framework under which racetracks operate.
Sweetsouthernsaint, sire of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopeful Storming Saint, has been sold and will stand at Haras El Aguila in Panama.
Safe in the U S A, an 11-year-old son of Gone West out of champion sprinter Safely Kept (by Horatius), has been relocated to New England Stallion Station near Fitchburg, Mass.
Despite the off-week for Derby preps, there were several changes in this week's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Find out which horse moved up five spots to #3 this week. Presented by Darby Dan Farm. View Top 12
The Maryland Millions will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. The one-day stakes program restricted to Maryland-sired horses offered $1.23 million in purses in 2009.
Owner's Virtual Stable, powered by Equibase, will e-mail owners when their horses are entered and include links to overnights, past performances, and other products for purchase.
In a major sign the Aqueduct video lottery terminal project could be in jeopardy, Gov. David Paterson is no longer counting on the winning bidder to supply the cash-starved state with $300 million by March 31.
Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack has moved the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) to late September in an attempt to make it a final prep for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Cutting yearling purchase cost is the key, and consignors to the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale are hoping that a similar strategy works there.
Which kind of injury is most common to a racehorse? That all depends on who trains it and at which track, according to a group of British researchers. Their recent survey of three major Thoroughbred stables in the United Kingdom showed that the patterns of training-related injuries vary significantly between training centers and trainers.
Strategies to identify specific problems of a horse with indistinct or unusual gait deficits, particularly if it's unclear whether they're related to the musculoskeletal system, neurologic deficits, or behavior, were discussed at the 2009 Association of Equine Practitioner's convention, held Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nev. Bradford Bentz, VMD, dis...
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