Articles posted August 21, 2012

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Colonel John colt brings $220,000 at OBS yearling session

A March 27 colt from the first crop of multiple Grade 1 winner Colonel John brought a final bid of $220,000 from trainer Wesley Ward at Tuesday's selected session of the 2012 Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August Yearling Sale. The Florida-bred was consigned by Beth Bayer, agent, and toured the ring as Hip No. 114.

HRRN debuts HRRNLive! on XM 209

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, Kentucky, announced Tuesday plans to expand their extensive race coverage schedule with the debut of HRRNLive! this Wednesday. The new show will be broadcast nationwide on XM channel 209 and feature live coverage of races from designated tracks across the country. HRRNLive! debuts with a four hour broadcast Wednesday through Monday from 3-7 p.m. (EDT), with analysis, live race calls and exclusive interviews.

Pletcher sends out Turbulent Descent in Ballerina

Leading female sprinter Turbulent Descent will make her first start for new trainer Todd Pletcher in Friday's Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina at Saratoga. The other top draw in the seven-horse field, multiple Grade 1 queen It's Tricky, appears likely to scratch in favor of Sunday's Grade 1 Personal Ensign at 1 1/8 miles.

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