Remsen Stakes (gr. II) winner O'Prado Again is off the Triple Crown trail after cracking a shin bone in his right front leg during a routine work at Gulfstream Park Jan. 7.
Jockey Bonnie Castaneda has shown modest improvements since her Jan. 4 surgery to repair two broken vertebrae in her back.
Yearlings were the stars during the third session of the surging Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington. The three top-priced horses Jan. 11 were foals of 2011.
Russian Greek, who overcame a stumble at the start to win the Gold Rush Stakes last month, is the 122-pound high weight for his return to Golden Gate Fields in the $100,000 California Derby Jan. 14.
Grade II winner Ventana has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2012 at Gayle Gerth's Dana Point Farm in Lenhartsville, Pa.
Laurel Park will soon raise purses roughly 10% across the board to a figure that will top the 2011 daily averages at two nearby racetrack casinos with which it competes for horses.
Last seen running fifth in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), Tapizar starts off his 4-year-old campaign against Prayer for Relief in the $150,000 San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 14 at Santa Anita.
The three finalists in the Eclipse Awards category of Apprentice Jockey are Ryan Curatolo, Kyle Frey and Rosario Montanez.
The Fort Lauderdale Stakes (gr. IIIT) not only drew a full field, but many of the entrants are recognizable names with both turf and dirt experience. It should make for an interesting race, as a field of 12 will do battle.
Jackson Bend, who reignited his career in the second half of 2011, will try to begin his 5-year-old campaign on the right note when he leads a field of nine in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 14 at Gulfstream.
Auction participants give their opinions about the performance of the first major Thoroughbred auction of 2012.
Oratory, winner of the 2005 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park, will stand in 2012 at Eureka Thoroughbred Farm near Fredericksburg, Texas.
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Early Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Union Rags had his first work of his 3-year-old season Jan. 11 at Palm Meadows, breezing an easy three furlongs in :38 1/5.
Alluvial, a $600,000 Saratoga sale yearling and a half brother to successful sire Stormy Atlantic, will stand the 2012 breeding season at Tom and Lesalene Pompell's Still Creek Farm near Brookville, Ind.
Turfway Park will end its experiment with Saturday night racing effective Jan. 14, when it switches to a 1:10 p.m. first post.
The Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale opened Jan. 11 in Australia with an increase of 5.3% in median price from a year ago. However, the number sold, gross, and average price for the first session declined.
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will tackle several issues, including governmental affairs, high volume pari-mutuel bettors, and use of furosemide on race day during its convention Jan. 12-16.
Dick Powell gives his selections for the Jan. 12 at the Dubai Carnival, including round one of the group III Al Maktoum Challenge
With the last horses removed from a Louisiana farm after they were discovered to be malnourished, a humane society and equine rescue groups in the state are seeking financial assistance in caring for the seized Thoroughbreds.
Thomas Kennedy, a World War II hero and long-time Thoroughbred owner in the Mid-Atlantic region, died at his home in Mt. Washington, Md., Jan. 6. He was 86.
Mendip bids to become the first two-time winner of the Al Maktoum Challenge-Round 1 (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse Jan. 12.
The Florida legislature began a two-month session Jan. 10 with a big part of its focus on a gaming bill that could lead to the first all-games casinos in the state along with other changes that would impact racing.
Anita Cauley's 3-year-old filly On Fire Baby, winner of two grade II stakes at the 2011 Churchill Downs fall meet, is poised to challenge males in the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 16 at Oaklawn Park.
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