A Street Cry colt was the first seven-figure transaction at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale when he brought a final bid of $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson.
A Distorted Humor colt from the family of champion Banshee Breeze commanded a price of $500,000 to lead the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale in the early stages Aug. 6.
Pete Pedersen, a respected racing official and an Eclipse Award of Merit winner, died Aug. 5 from complications of a recent fall suffered outside his Arcadia, Calif., home.
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can had her first workout at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 6, breezing over the Oklahoma training track in preparation for the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) on Aug. 18.
More than $400,000 was raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and auctions of stallion seasons and other items during the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation gala Aug. 5 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
With few hours left before the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale Aug. 6, trainer Kenny McPeek shared the short list of horses he believes will bring big prices.
Poseidon's Warrior, upset winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 5, could make his next start in the seven-furlong, $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1.
The West Virginia Racing Commission in late summer or early fall plans to hold a fact-finding meeting on use of furosemide on race day, officials said Aug. 4.
Tucked away on a quiet corner of Shadai Farm on Japan's island of Hokkaido is a broodmare barn known as "Terry's Jewel Box." read blog
Fueled by strong on-track and out-of-state simulcast wagering, all-sources handle has increased 3.5% during the first three weeks of racing at Del Mar in Southern California.
The Old Friends equine retirement program is launching Old Friends Scene, a magazine featuring the retirees at the Thoroughbred retirement facilities located in Georgetown, Ky., and Greenfield Center, N.Y.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction could close out its two-night run Aug. 7 in New York with a bang, based on the positive reviews for many of the horses on offer.
Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin came through with his first North American winner when his 2-year-old son Palace Malice scored at Saratoga Aug. 4.
Arlington Park has announced the addition of a VIP lounge for Aug. 18 when the Chicago-area track presents its signature race...the Arlington Million (gr. IT).
Pari-mutuel handle remained slightly ahead of last year even though it was down 7.37% in July when compared with the same month in 2011, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase.
- By Vic Zast
The rains began about 30 minutes before the first race and then ended after the second race finished. read blog
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr talks with Tom VanMeter of VanMeter Sales and Pat Costello of Paramount Sales about their Galileo yearlings. watch video
Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 International Society of Equitation Science conference, held July 18-20 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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