Trainer Rick Dutrow reported Arson Squad, who suffered an injury before completing a workout at Gulfstream Park Jan. 31, would most likely make a full recovery, however the gelding has been retired from racing.
Grade I stakes-placed Western Expression will stand in 2012 at Bill Kirton's Kirton Farms near Turpin, Okla.
Rapid Redux has been established as the 3-5 morning line favorite Jan. 4 at Laurel Park, however trainer David Wells revealed that his star "grabbed a quarter" in his right front foot a few days ago and his status is in doubt
Cactus Ridge will stand the 2012 breeding season at Calumet Farm, according to an announcement made Jan. 3.
Frank Stronach, the prominent owner-breeder who was among the leading yearling purchasers of 2011, and related entities have filed documents to establish six companies that would sell shares to the public for $10 per share.
Echo of Light, a member of the sole crop by Sheikh Mohammed's champion Dubai Millennium, was euthanized after breaking a leg in his paddock at Kildangan Stud in Ireland.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Jan. 3 announced that W. Cothran "Cot" Campbell will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit.
Jockey Bonnie Castaneda remained in the intensive care unit at University of Cincinnati Hospital Jan. 3 and is scheduled to undergo surgery Jan. 4 for two broken vertebrae in her back.
Legislation expanding offtrack betting to a limited number of bars and restaurants will be discussed by New Jersey legislative committees Jan. 5.
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs announced Harlem Rocker will undergo a surgical procedure to alleviate symptoms of spinal cord compression and is expected to miss the 2012 breeding season.
A field of seven sophomores was entered for the $150,000 Count Fleet Stakes Jan. 7 at Aqueduct, the first of a trio of 3-year-old races leading up to the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) on April 7.
Diamond Stripes, a group II winning son of Notebook, has been retired to Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement center near Georgetown, Ky.
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