Calvin Borel, a Louisiana native and two-time winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), received the 2010 Bill Hartack Memorial Award
Trainer John Shirreffs says the 6-year-old mare, perfect in 15 races heading into the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 9, has "evolved into something much bigger than we ever imagined."
La Nez makes her first start in the $100,000 Santa Paula Stakes (gr. III) March 28 since finishing third to major Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) contenders Caracortado and Alphie's Bet three months ago.
Trainer Bill Mott sent out Swettenham Stud's Dress Rehearsal to capture the $150,000 Orchid Stakes at Gulfstream Park last year and will have the likely favorite in 2010 with another runner, Changing Skies, for the same owner
Connemara, winner of the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) last month, is the 9-5 morning line favorite for the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park March 27.
Sam Gordon has been elected to his sixth one-year term as president of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.
Awesome Act worked six furlongs in 1:14.05 over the Belmont Park training track March 25, his first serious move since winning the Gotham Stakes and final timed work before an expected start in the Wood Memorial.
Gio Ponti can more than make up for his three consecutive runner-up finishes with a victory in the world's richest horse race -- the $10 million Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 27.
Desk Farms' Helen Belen, who romped by nearly 15 lengths in the Valdale Stakes last out, is one of a trio of 3-year-old fillies highweighted at 121 pounds for the $125,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) March 27 at Turfway Park.
Median remains about the same, but the average drops 7.6% from a year ago.
Stakes winner My Pride n Joy is the first mare in foal to Jagerman (Fusaichi Pegasus -- Lost the Code, by Lost Code) and Rachele R's Angel is the first mare in foal to Chestertown Slew (Seattle Slew -- Hansel's Girl, by Hansel).
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's website, NTRA.com, will offer free, live video streaming $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) from Sunland Park March 28.
Opal Heath, widow of influential Florida horseman Bonnie Heath, died March 23 at her Ocala, Fla., home.
Legislation to authorize Instant Racing at Kentucky racetracks apparently won't come up again anytime soon.
Calder Casino & Race Course announced its stakes schedules for both the 2010 Calder Meet and 2010 Tropical Meet March 25.
The New Hampshire Senate March 24 passed legislation authorizing video lottery terminals at six locations, including Rockingham Park.
Uh Oh Bango, winner of the 2009 Prairie Meadows Freshman Stakes, was named Iowa's Horse of the Year by the state's Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.
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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced March 25 that NTRA Charities has established the Barbaro Fund for Equine Health and Safety Research.
The early pace will definitively shape the Louisiana Derby, and so we should know after about a half-mile if the closers have a chance to win. Will there be enough early lick for that to happen?
Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of twinspires.com preview the Louisiana Derby (gr. II). Watch Video
Keeneland's opening day will feature the track's annual College Scholarship Day. College students will get in free and be eligible for ten $1,000 scholarships and other prizes.
In order to raise awareness for and benefit horse rescue and retirement organizations, Mike Repole and NYRA are donating a total of $30,000 to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and the Exceller Fund.
Monmouth Park's first 2010 condition book includes $75,000 maiden special weight races and $80,000 entry-level allowance events.
Cheltenham Racecourse March 25 announced that more than £140,000 was raised for Cancer Research UK on Ladies Day at The Festival.
There's a possibility $150k won't be enough to get in the KY Derby this year. Read Blog
Live broadcast will include three hours of Dubai World Cup coverage, beginning at 11 a.m EST on March 27. The Louisiana Derby and undercard stakes will follow beginning at 4 p.m. EST.
Some could be converted for office or manufacturing use, but Barretts would continue to conduct Thoroughbred sales in the near future.
Blood-Horse correspondent Jason Ford makes his way around Meydan Racecourse for the March 27 Dubai World Cup.
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