Super Saver teamed up with three powerhouses to win the 136th Kentucky Derby.
Despite inch upon inch of rain and a weather forecast that could have chased away patrons, the May 1 Derby more than held its own. Handle was up across the board.
Son of Awesome Again is getting a break from training and competition and will undergo a nuclear scintigraphy scan.
Northern California horseman conditioned champion sprinter Lost in the Fog.
Arlington Park president says the track will go out of business without slots.
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, under a new state law, could use the permit to run a not-for-profit Thoroughbred meet at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. track.
Pollard's Vision, sire of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Blind Luck, will shuttle to La Mission near Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
The Nielsen Company reported that 16.5 million viewers watched the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on NBC, a slight improvement over 2009's numbers.
WinStar Farm's Super Saver is scheduled to ship to Pimlico Race Course May 12 in advance of a Preakness Stakes (gr. I) that could attract a full field of 14.
Super Saver replete with seven lines of La Troienne. Maria's Mon, sire of Super Saver has a double of La Troienne including Busanda via faultless Buckpasser. Supercharger, dam of Super Saver, has five lines of La Troienne.
The Get Your Preak On media campaign developed for the Preakness Stakes has prompted debate in Maryland since its launch more than eight weeks ago.
- By Tom LaMarra
Pari-mutuel handle and purses for April 2010 didn't approach the levels of the same month two years ago, but the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released May 4 could reflect a slowing of the erosion.
Many will rely on the same buying strategies they used in 2009 and will continue to proceed with caution.
The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously ruled April 30 it's not illegal for Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to try to determine the parties behind an organization that challenged a 2009 directive on racetrack gaming.
The gross soars 58.9% while the median increases 23.1%.
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal in which Delaware sought to expand its sports betting lottery beyond professional football.
Hawthorne Race Course is touting legislation that would authorize slot machines at Illinois racetracks.
In a letter to veterinarians dated April 28, Brett Whitehead, Director, Equine and Ag Retail Business, of Intervet Schering-Plough Animal Health, encouraged practitioners to return all PreveNile vaccine. The recall was initiated after an increased incidence in the number of adverse events following vaccination with currently marketed serials of PreveNile.
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