Dave in Dixie and American Lion will seek revenge against Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) winner Caracortado in the $150,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), a key 3-year-old prep at Santa Anita March 13.
Thoroughbred Racing Associations executive vice president Chris Scherf addresses wagering security issues at conference.
Unbeaten champion Zenyatta will spot eight rivals from 12 to 19 pounds as she begins her quest for Horse of the Year honors in 2010 in the $250,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita March 13.
- By Dan Liebman
Ernie Paragallo's attorney said his conviction places a 'burden' on owners. Are you kidding me? Read Blog
New York owner/breeder Ernie Paragallo was convicted of 33 of 34 misdemeanor animal cruelty counts in a non-jury trial.
There isn't a grade I stakes to be found March 13-14, but it is by far the most important weekend of the year so far for 3-year-old males.
- By Esther Marr
Polly Singer of Georgetown has designed three Derby hats that will benefit the Kentucky Equine Humane Center Read Blog
Back on short rest, Bickersons heads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies assembled for the $100,000 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct March 13, the first graded stakes of the year in New York for females.
After conducting racing for more than 100 years, Rockingham Park will not open for live racing in 2010, the track announced March 10.
The first two major select auctions of the juvenile selling season sent mixed messages about the health of the marketplace. Read Blog
Market Booster, an Irish and German champion, has been retired as a broodmare by her owner, Elizabeth Moran.
Graded stakes winners Cool Coal Man and Grasshopper drew the top weight assignments as part of a contentious field for the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) March 13.
State lawmakers March 10 urged Gov. David Paterson, who is considering pulling the plug on Aqueduct Entertainment Group's casino deal at Aqueduct, to pick from one of the remaining bidders if the AEG contract is scuttled.
Champion filly She Be Wild, a disappointing fifth in her season debut last month at Gulfstream Park, ships further north to Tampa Bay Downs in hopes of rebounding in the $175,000 Florida Oaks (gr. III) March 13.
Churchill Downs Inc. chief operating officer Bill Carstanjen took part in the TV show Undercover Boss. The episode, filmed at Arlington Park and Calder Race Course last year, will air March 14.
This week's slideshow includes photos of Misremembered, Crisp, Proviso, Win Willy, Paddy O'Prado, Awesome Act, Flanders, Medaglia d'Oro, and Vodka. View Slideshow
Rachel Alexandra is from the first crop of the El Prado (IRE) stallion Medaglia d'Oro, who is promising to extend an American branch of the line Sadler's Wells.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
From a separate branch of the Almahmoud family than fellow Triple Crown hopeful Eskendereya comes Awesome Act, who powered into consideration with an easy Gotham Stakes win.
WinStar Farm's Super Saver will make his much-anticipated 3-year-old debut in the $300,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) March 13.
Eagle Mountain, an Irish champion and runner-up in the 2008 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), has been retired from racing after injuring a tendon while in training.
Stewards at Turfway Park in Kentucky have issued a ruling suspending trainer Jeffrey Scott Raley for one year after one of his employees was seen with a hypodermic needle and syringe containing vodka in the receiving barn.
Zayat Stable's Eskendereya, 8 1/2-length winner of the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), is among 92 3-year-olds nominated for the $750,000 Florida Derby (gr. I) to be run March 20 at Gulfstream Park,
The chair of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission said March 10 racetrack casinos in the state are expected to demonstrate "concrete ways their commitment to live racing and breeding."
Blue Horse Charities is now accepting grant applications for Thoroughbred adoptions made in 2009. Applications must be postmarked by April 1 to be considered.
Anasheed, a 10-year-old son of A.P. Indy, has been sold for stallion duty in Russia.
HRRN will broadcast live the Tampa Bay Derby March 13 from Tampa Bay Downs. Coverage will also include the New Orleans Ladies and the Santa Margarita, featuring Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta, respectively
Trainer Anthony Adamo, ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course along with owner Michael Gill, has been permitted access to the Pennsylvania racetrack.
Grade II and millionaire Papa Clem has gotten his first mare in foal.
Breeders' Cup board member Satish Sanan said March 9 he has reached out to several industry officials he may have offended with comments made on a satellite radio program, but it's time to move on.
More than 260 research scientists, veterinarians, and physicians from around the globe attended the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference, held in California's Santa Ynez Valley March 5-6. The meeting included formal presentations by 25 regenerative medical researchers from throughout the United States and Canada, and was pr...
Because navicular problems might affect soft tissue as well as bone, MRI is a better diagnostic tool than X ray in these cases, said Robert K. Schneider, DVM, MS, professor at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and part owner of MREquine, a mobile MRI unit.
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