Blind Luck cemented her status as the one to beat in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with an authoritative come-from-behind victory in the $300,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Oaklawn Park April 2.
Champion Speightstown had colic surgery April 1, and WinStar Farm, where the stallion stands, reported April 2 he's "recovering well" after successful surgery.
This weekend's stakes action will be as much about earnings as the performances of the horses competing.
Ammerland Stud's Nordic Truce took advantage of a strong speed duel to go three-for-three in his career in the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds April 2, opening day of the Keeneland spring meet.
Goodeveningofficer is entered in the first race April 3 at the Kentucky track and is scheduled to be offered April 5 in Keeneland's juvenile auction.
- By Tom Precious
Legislation introduced April 2 would permit a New York state government panel to take over the operations of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. if it shuts down.
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Here is a list of standouts in the auction based on workout times, yearling purchase prices, and pedigrees.
Group I placed U S Ranger, currently standing at Pauls Mill in Kentucky, will shuttle to Australia for the next three southern hemisphere breeding seasons.
Proud Spell, a daughter of Proud Citizen, was champion 3-year-old filly of 2008. Her most important wins came in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and the Alabama Stakes (gr. I).
The 2010 edition of the grade III Illinois Derby is not a very good race, but it's a good betting race.
Keeneland in Kentucky has again finished number one in the Horseplayers Association of North America track ratings released April 1.
Researchers from Denmark and Norway report that morphine within a joint appears to be a useful part of a multimodal pain management protocol for horses that have undergone arthroscopic surgery.
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