Unbeaten and just slightly tested in four tries, Conveyance heads the field for the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino March 28.
Winchester will be the favorite in the $150,000 Pan American Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 27 at Gulfstream Park, a race that also will mark the season debut of Fred Bradley's remarkable 9-year-old gelding Brass Hat.
Unusual Suspect and High Court Drama, both disappointing in the San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf March 20, are entered right back in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Handicap (gr. III) a week later.
Participants in the auction reflect on the upbeat market and discuss the reasons why the sale was so good.
Diva Delite, who was bred by John Sykes in the name of his Clover Leaf Farms II, was bought back by her breeder following her stellar victory in the Florida Oaks (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs for an undisclosed sum March 19.
Exchange Rate, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will shuttle to Argentina to stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Alberto and Renata Stein's Haras La Leyenda.
NBC and USA Network will begin television coverage of a half-dozen Kentucky Derby prep races with the Louisiana Derby and Lane's End Stakes March 27.
Liams Legend, a 3-year-old son of Horse of the Year Saint Liam, will stand at Cedar Creek Farm near Brenham, Texas.
Three U.S.-based runners -- The Usual Q. T., Take the Points, and Courageous Cat -- are among a full field of 16 drawn for the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) to be held on the Meydan Racecourse turf March 27.
Two-time Academy Award winning actor Dustin Hoffman will be plying his trade at Santa Anita, portraying a paroled ex-con in the leading role of producer David Milch's HBO pilot "Luck."
Front-running 7-year-old figures to carry them as far as he can in 12-furlong stakes March 27 at Meydan.
Eskendereya and Lookin At Lucky loom as the likely favorites heading into the third and final three-day pool of Churchill Downs' 2010 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
The rate of return on their investment drops to 47.1%, but the percentage of horses offered that were profitable is the same as last year.
Includes photos of Ice Box, Devil May Care, D'Funnybone, Bourbon Bay, Tuscan Evening, Unrivaled Belle, Society's Chairman, and Liam's Dream. View Slideshow
New York Gov. David Paterson is pushing a plan with legislative leaders to re-bid the Aqueduct casino project, a proposal that could push off a final decision until the end of the year.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
By one of the hottest sires in American and out of a stamina-oriented mare, Ice Box has bloodlines that indicate he's a smart pedigree pick for the Triple Crown races.
The Florida Department of Agriculture on March 23 lifted a quarantine on a Calder Race Course barn that had been the stable for a horse that died March 22.
In an effort to maximize field size during the final days of its season, Oaklawn will once again offer a unique participation incentive for all overnight races beginning March 26, and lasting through the end of the season.
Keeneland Association in Lexington announced March 23 a comprehensive traffic plan for the April 2-23 spring meet.
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