The official training preview for the 21st Annual Barretts March Sale of 2-year-olds in training sale is March 19 on the Fairplex Park racetrack adjacent to Barretts, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
The California Horse Racing Board disputes more than $3 million that it contends belonged to off-track wagering entities when Magna Entertainment Corp. filed for bankruptcy one year ago.
Blood-Horse editorial intern Kelsey Riley writes a guest blog entry about her experiences at Sam Son Farm working with nurse mare Goldie and her adopted foal, Katie. Read Blog
Tuscan Evening, bidding for her ninth win in 13 starts since arriving in the United States last year, faces seven rivals in the $150,000 Santa Ana Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf course March 21.
Polish Miner, Oregon's leading sire this year, has been relocated to Gary Jackson's St. Hilaire Thoroughbreds near Yakima, Wash.
Popular 7-year-old Kiss the Kid is back to defend his title as the slight favorite in the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf March 20.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's website, NTRA.com, will offer free, live video streaming of the March 20 Florida Derby (gr. I) from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla.
Jason Shandler talks with Trainer Tom Albertrani about Odysseus. Plus, Florida Derby picks. Read Blog
Gretchen Jackson, who owned Barbaro with her husband Roy, has joined an NTRA subcommittee focused on the care of retired racehorses. The subcommittee also works on improving standards for racetracks, industry participants.
- By Steve Haskin
The truth of the matter is that the Apple Blossom showdown turned into one big mess. Read Blog
Jason, Evan, and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the Florida Derby (gr. I) and Bonnie Miss (gr. II). Watch Video
Stakes winners Erlton and Entepreneur will stand at Jack Hebert's All Star Thoroughbreds near Sulphur, La.
I'd rather try my longshot and lose than take a short price. There are several quality horses that will offer decent odds.
Venezuelan star Bambera, who is expected to take on undefeated Zenyatta in the Apple Blossom Invitational next month, adds intrigue to the field of eight selected for the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Bickersons heads a field of seven 3-year-old fillies in the rescheduled $100,000 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct, the first graded stakes of the year in New York for females.
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