The Factor has been installed as the solid 7-5 favorite in the Arkansas Derby (gr. I) as 13 3-year-olds were entered for the $1 million race April 16.
On paper, a decent case can be made for all dozen 3-year-olds entered in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), possibly opening the door for yet another outsider to jump into the Triple Crown mix.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's license review committee voted unanimously April 13 to not issue a license to trainer Rick Dutrow.
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Another Danzig-line runner enters the 2011 Kentucky Derby picture as the previously unheralded Midnight Interlude annexes the Santa Anita Derby and looks toward Churchill Downs.
My Bashert, a filly by With Distinction, worked a quarter mile in :20 3/5 April 13, posting the fastest time for the distance during the second session of the under tack show for the OBS spring juvenile sale.
Cozi Rosie is the 121-pound high weight in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita April 16 following a terrific return to action in winning after an absence of nearly nine months.
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Tattersalls' Craven breeze-up sale in England kicked off its two day-run April 13 with a 315,000-guinea ($487,989 in U.S. funds) Azamour colt that topped the opening session.
After receiving approval from the California Horse Racing Board and the Thoroughbred Owners of California, Hollywood Park will offer a reduced takeout Pick 5 on its wagering menu when the Spring/Summer meet begins April 21.
Jockey Eibar Coa, who suffered a severe spinal injury Feb. 18 in a spill at Gulfstream Park, will be discharged from Memorial Regional Hospital South on April 14, according to hospital spokesperson Marla Oxenhandler.
On the sidelines since fading to fifth in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) last summer, Compari returns to action in the $100,000 San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita hillside turf course April 16.
A short field of five, three of which are graded stakes winners, will go postward in the April 16 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II).
Chamberlain Bridge will carry top weight of 124 pounds in the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland April 16.
An intriguing field of 10 head by Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude has been entered for the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. III), the first graded stakes in the almost 80-year history of Charles Town.
Grade I winner Gypsy's Warning will make her season debut as the 123-pound high weight in a full field of fillies and mares shooting for the $200,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IIT) April 16 at Keeneland.
During a special meeting April 13, the Breeders' Cup members and trustees approved changes to the organization's by-laws, including longer terms for members and directors.
Pinhookers' 2-year-olds are more profitable because they spent less to acquire them as yearlings.
TVG and Lone Star Park have announced an agreement under which the racing television network will air the Dallas, Texas-area track's 2011 spring Thoroughbred meet that begins April 14 and runs through July 10.
Allez Wonder became the most expensive horse sold so far at William Inglis & Son Easter broodmare sale in Australia when she brought Aust$1 million ($1,046,790 in U.S. funds) April 13.
Gulfstream Park will disperse any carryover of the 10-cent Rainbow 6 on Saturday, April 23.
- By Tom LaMarra
Dr. Scot Waterman, executive director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium for almost 10 years, is leaving the post at the end of April, according to multiple industry sources.
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The Breeders' Cup was an honoree of the 15th annual Webby Awards in the sports category for its Breeders' Cup Mobile App at the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Havre de Grace will try to solidify her status as a division leader when she goes for her first grade I win against a short field in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) in Hot Springs, Ark.
Manzotti, a graded stakes winner and a successful Texas stallion, was found dead April 12 in a field at John Goodman's Brookshire Farm near Brookshire, Texas.
UAE Derby runner-up Master of Hounds is still be considered for the Kentucky Derby
Arthur's Tale has been knocked off the Derby trail with a splint injury and will point for the Belmont Stakes.
Saying they support efforts to limit race-day medications, two prominent Thoroughbred trainers said they hope the initiatives do not go so far as to ban use of the anti-bleeder drug known as Salix.
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