Average rises 10.6% and median increases 16.8% while the buy-back rate declines.
The second wave of 3-year-olds will be hitting the shore all at once in the $750,000 Florida Derby.
Bourbon Bay, who shot to the top of the Southern California turf marathon division one month ago, figures to be a strong choice in the $150,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita grass March 20.
WinStar Farm's homebred Rule, part of trainer Todd Pletcher's powerful stable of 3-year-olds, is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the $750,000 Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park March 20.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
The Malibu Moon colt Odysseus embarked on what what might be an epic lead-in to a 2010 Triple Crown campaign when he captured the recent Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III).
Paul Pompa Jr.'s D' Funnybone handled a field of 3-year-olds at the same distance and over the same Gulfstream Park strip last month in his season debut, and now the colt is favored to do the same in the $150,000 Swale Stakes
Lenny and Steve discuss the Jess Jackson, Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and the latest Kentucky Derby preps. Watch Video
Christine Daae will try to prove she is worthy of the lofty expectations when she faces a solid field of runners that includes graded stakes winners Amen Hallelujah and Devil May Care in the $200,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes
Bloodhorse.com will be undergoing some required maintenance and the site will be down and unavailable for 1-2 hours.
Keith Pronske, who joined the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) in December, has been appointed vice chair for Northern California.
Mr. Fantasy, winner of last year's Withers Stakes (gr. III), makes his comeback after a nearly 11-month layoff March 18 in an optional claimer at Gulfstream Park.
- By Tom LaMarra
A horseman and writer said he has been barred from a South Florida racetrack for simply speaking his mind and trying to make a difference. Read Blog
Champion Rags to Riches, winner of the 2007 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), delivered a Henrythenavigator colt March 17 in Ireland.
Legislation to aid the horse industry in Kentucky may be dead after developments in the state capital March 17.
As expected, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance has updated its code of standards to include wagering security measures.
Steve Young purchases her from Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent, at the OBS March sale.
This week's slideshow includes photos of Zenyatta, You and I Forever, Lookin At Lucky, Sidney's Candy, Warbling, Odysseus, Diva Delite, and Zardana. View Slideshow
HRTV hosts to provide extensive pre-race coverage of the Florida Derby. HRTV's "Pursuit of the Crown" program will also be aired from Gulfstream the following day.
Philly Park has been granted a table games license, but horsemen there want improvements made to racing-related facilities on the property.
The third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is set for June 28 and 29. Previous summits have helped launch initiatives like the Equine Injury Database and the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory.
The Florida Derby (gr. I) and two other graded stakes at Gulfstream Park on March 20 will be aired live by the Horse Racing Radio Network.
Legislation authorizing Instant Racing at Kentucky racetracks is in line for major revisions that would place approval squarely in the lap of the governor or Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Eskendereya will not run in the March 20 Florida Derby and will instead wait for the April 3 Wood Memorial
The company that conducts equine drug testing in Great Britain but which has not been involved in testing of horses in America has been awarded the contract to handle the testing of horses racing in Kentucky.
A third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit has been scheduled for June 28 and 29, 2010, at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Edward L. Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, announced details of the meeting today.
Veterinarians might be able to prevent abortions in some pregnant mares that show premature mammary development, Dietrich H. Volkmann, BVSc, MMedVet (Gyn), Dipl. ACT, told equine veterinarians at the 2010 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 14-18 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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