Grade I winner Bluegrass Cat got his first winner April 23 at Keeneland.
Great weather allowed Keeneland to set two single-day records during its spring meet that ended April 23. Average daily on-track handle, however, declined 7%.
NYRA may get a $17 million loan to help its cash crunch. Meanwhile, New York Off-Track Betting on April 23 cut 35 employees from his staff as it works through bankruptcy reorganization.
Eight-year-old Musketier showed no signs of rust coming back from a more than six-month layoff, as he took over approaching the stretch and bounded home for a win in the Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIT) on closing day at Keeneland.
Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino enjoyed another successful racing season, seeing an increase in off-track wagering and total handle numbers, according to an April 23 release.
Gloom and doom is dissipating as many juvenile auction results stabilize or improve.
To call attention to these horses' second career possibilities, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has created a series of annual awards, the first of which will be presented to the top Thoroughbred sport horses of 2009.
Handicapping and analysis of Kentucky Derby and prep races.
Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) winner Crisp worked the fastest time of the morning for six furlongs as four fillies being pointed toward the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) worked over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on April 23.
Paddy O'Prado turned heads at rainy Churchill Downs the morning of April 23 when he sailed through a five-furlong work in a lightning-fast :58.40, the fastest of 21 works at the distance.
Nick Zito's Florida Derby (gr. I) winner heats things up over a sloppy Churchill Downs surface April 23.
Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) winner goes five furlongs in the slop at the Churchill Downs Training Center in 1:00 3/5.
Zippy Chippy, the racehorse known for his career defeats, arrived yesterday at Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, where he will be permanently pensioned.
Trainer Mike Maker moves up work to beat the weather; son of Kitten's Joy clocks five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 under exercise rider Derrick Smith.
Experts report Eastern tent caterpillars are hatching in Central Kentucky in increasing numbers.
Open Sky Entertainment, in cooperation with Launchpad Releasing, is rolling out their new documentary film titled "John Henry: A Steel Driving Racehorse."
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