Jockey Victor Espinoza has received a three-day suspension for his riding in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 3, while Garrett Gomez was fined $750 for punching Espinoza afterward.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey aren't sure Pleasant Prince has enough graded-stakes earnings to make the field for the May 1 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), so they plan to race the colt in the April 10 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).
Mona de Momma made her graded-stakes debut a winning effort April 4 at Santa Anita, capturing the Las Flores Handicap (gr. III) to keep a big weekend rolling for leading trainer John Sadler.
A 6.9 earthquake centered approximately 175 miles south of Santa Anita Park had no effect upon a field of seven horses running one mile on turf during the tremblor April 4.
Easter Sunday was a holiday for many people, but buyers and consignors were hard at work at Keeneland getting ready for the sale of 2-year-olds in training. Following is a list of horses they said could bring big prices.
Our Perfect Ten, a daughter of Medaglia d'Oro, missed the Keeneland under-tack show because of a shoeing mishap but got the chance to work April 4, a day before the 2-year-olds in training sale.
Giacomo, the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, came through with his first winner when his daughter Blushing Sis won by eight lengths April 3 at Manor Downs.
Grade I winner Borrego sired his first winner when his daughter Nina Fever won by eight lengths at Keeneland April 3.
Equine forensic scientists from Pennsylvania have developed a novel assay for equine blood and urine samples to identify racehorses and ensure that the samples destined for drug testing were handled appropriately.
Owning horses can be a serious business for some people or a pleasant hobby for others. There is no legal requirement that a horse operation must be classified as a "business," but if you plan to operate a commercial boarding stable, give riding lessons, breed or race Thoroughbreds, sponsor an Olympic hopeful, or get favorable tax treatment, est...
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