Business boomed at the March 4 Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale where the average price jumped 31.1%, the median rose 17.6%, and the gross was up nearly 4% despite fewer horses being sold than in 2012.
Trainer Patrick Biancone signed the ticket on a $570,000 War Front colt March 4 at the Barretts Select 2-year-olds in training sale.
Veteran rider Dennis Collins picked up the 2,000th victory of his career March 4 when he guided Justcallheraggie to an upset victory in the third race at Turf Paradise.
Genting, operator of the successful Aqueduct casino, is expanding its holdings in the United States gambling industry with the purchase of an 87-acre parcel in Las Vegas.
The strapping gray colt sold at the Barretts select 2-year-old sale March 4. Hip 67 was sold by Bruno DeBerdt's Excel Bloodstock as agent.
Regulators from 24 North American racing jurisdictions met via conference call March 4 to discuss new model medication rules set to be adopted by Racing Commissioners International.
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"Night School," the national online fan education program, launches March 5 for its third season.
Steve Castagnola is relaunching Kempton Bloodstock in association with the Berger family's Woodstock Farm.
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- By Tom LaMarra
Pari-mutuel wagering, purses, and race days all declined in February compared with the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase March 4.
Buyers on day two at the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale March 4 opened their pocketbooks for horses bred to go middle and long distances in a new "Blue Riband" session at the Oaklands sales complex in Melbourne.
Much Macho Man, who was pulled out of consideration to defend his Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) title due to a virus, has been sent to the Fair Hill Training Center, along with two stablemates.
The Kentucky Quarter Horse Racing Association has thrown its support behind Keeneland's plan to jointly purchase an eastern Kentucky harness track license and build a Quarter Horse racetrack.
America's Super Saturday contenders, Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike and multiple grade I winner Dullahan, were released from quarantine and visited Meydan's all-weather track for the first time on March 4.
The only Kentucky Oaks Future Wager of 2013 closed the evening of March 3 with Flashy Gray the 6-1 betting choice.
While prolonged use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs has long been associated with gastrointestinal problems in horses, some newer NSAIDs on the market could have fewer adverse effects than older ones.
Carolyn T. Groves, who with her husband, Franklin N. Groves, helped develop North Ridge Farm near Lexington into a major nursery, died Feb. 11 in Las Vegas.
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