NBC's coverage of the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) drew an overnight rating of 10.1, down slightly from the 10.4 rating last year, with the market share unchanged at 23%.
Joel Rosario, who finished 11th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) aboard General a Rod, will have the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) mount aboard Daniel Dougherty's Ride On Curlin.
Zenyatta.com reports Horse of the Year Zenyatta will not be bred this year.
Group III winner Crafty Irna sold in foal to Sebring May 5 for $610,000 ($566,075 in United States funds), the highest price at the select session of the Inglis Australian broodmare and weanlings sale in Sydney.
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NBC Sports' coverage of the 140th Kentucky Derby May 3 averaged 15.3 million viewers, according to fast national data provided today by The Nielsen Co.
Jared Burdine has been named general manager of Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington.
Rebel Stakes (gr. II) winner Hoppertunity is off the Triple Crown trail after undergoing minor surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert confirmed May 5.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said owners that race at New York Racing Association tracks will donate $5 per start to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Big Bazinga's races this past spring have proven to be exciting for Mazzetti and his partners.
The $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course will provide a joyous homecoming for Willie Delgado, the exercise rider of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner California Chrome.
Grade III winner Chelokee died at the University of Arizona Equine Center near Tucson May 2. The son of Cherokee Run was 10 years old.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve, second in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to California Chrome, will target a run in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), his connections said May 5.
- By Tom LaMarra
A decline in commingled pari-mutuel handle on United States racing in April versus the same month last year left total wagering down 3.08% for the first four months of 2014, according to Equibase statistics.
Grade II winner Munnings was represented by his first winner as a stallion when his 2-year-old son Natural Order won at Doncaster Racecourse in England May 3.
Atlantic City Race Course registered an 11.69% increase in average daily pari-mutuel handle during its rain-shortened meet from April 24-29.
Canadian grade III winner No Hesitation has been retired to stand at Pierre Esquirol's Esquirol Farm in Alberta, Canada. His 2014 fee will be $1,000.
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