Florida horseman James J. Crupi, already quite active during the first half of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale, goes to $385,000 for son of Scat Daddy.
A colt by Blame, pinhooked by First Finds for $20,000 as a weanling in 2014, brings $335,000 during the July 9 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale. Ellen Charles, of Washington, D.C., is the buyer.
The first two hours of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale see figures on par with last year's final numbers. A filly by Quality Road selling for $300,000 highlights the early going.
As far as the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings are concerned, undefeated classic winner Golden Horn (GB) is the top horse in the world to this point in the season.
Triple Threat, a game winner of the Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) in his U.S. debut, heads the cast for the $100,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 11 in Arlington Heights, Ill.
Some positive economic indicators have Fasig-Tipton July participants expecting a robust market for select yearlings as the season's first major auction is set for July 9 in Lexington.
Last-out stakes winners The Pizza Man, Dramedy, and Xtra Luck will seek to continue their successful ways at the marathon distance of 1 1/2 miles at Arlington International Racecourse.
Los Alamitos Race Course's final graded stakes of its two-week summer meet will feature a pair of California-bred heavyweights in Warren's Veneda and Sunday Rules.
After finishing second in three straight races, including a runner-up finish in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), Stanford will try to secure his first stakes victory July 11 in the Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Gerald L. Dixon, a Thoroughbred owner and breeder from Guymon, Okla., died July 7 at the age of 92.
Haras Phillipson's homebred Gaga A impressed in her U.S. debut, so trainer Neil Drysdale has elected to run the 6-year-old T. H. Approval mare in her first graded U.S. race July 11.
Industry stakeholders July 8 indicated they plan to push harder for mandatory continuing education programs for Thoroughbred trainers.
One of the reasons Dr. Larry Bramlage believes trainers are handling cases of lameness better than ever before is because they realize that rather than being the problem, it signals a problem.
Listed stakes winner Riskit Fora Biskit topped the July 8 opening day of the Tattersalls July sale, selling for 230,000 guineas (US$370,829) during a strong start to Europe's leading mid-summer sale.
Multiple stakes winner Firespike and the improving World Approval top the seven-horse field entered in the $100,000 American Derby (gr. IIIT) at Arlington International Racecourse July 11.
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, who gave American Pharoah his toughest test of the Triple Crown with a runner-up effort in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will likely miss the rest of his 3-year-old season.
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Mick Peterson would like to see more tracks document information on their racing surfaces and coordinate that information with data from the Equine Injury Database to improve safety for horses and riders.
Conveyance, a multiple graded stakes-winning son of Indian Charlie, has been retired and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Officials that crunch the numbers for the Equine Injury Database believe there is now a 65% predictability model when it comes to fatal injuries on the racetrack, but it could be higher with more information.
While the Jockey Injury Database has seen increased participation in the past year, supporters of the database said increased support is critical for generating meaningful numbers.
Trainers Graham Motion and Jonathan Sheppard each have entered two mares in what appears to be a contentious renewal of the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 11 at Delaware Park.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission believes Truesdail Laboratories missed seven positives, including a Class I drug, in just 26 days of handling drug tests for the state.
The 2015 WTBOA summer yearling and mixed sale catalog is now available for viewing at www.wtboa.com.
Kentucky Downs recorded $8,425,830 in pari-mutuel handle on its historical race wagering machines from June 29 to July 5 to set an all-time weekly record, the western Kentucky track said July 7.
On the long walk from the Doug O'Neill barn to the track during the mornings at Los Alamitos Race Course, it's no wonder why Passionforfashion draws the attention of anyone with a set of eyes.
Steve Coburn and Perry Martin's California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year, arrived at Arlington International Racecourse July 7 to prepare for the Aug. 15 Arlington Million (gr. IT).
Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, winner of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in her previous start, is set to run July 11 in the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Delaware Park.
An effort that began in the Mid-Atlantic region more than two years ago has made "significant progress," according to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium.
Grade III winner and classic-placed Medal Count, a son of Dynaformer, has been retired and will stand stud in 2016 at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington as the newest participant in the farm's Share The Upside Program.
Ben's Cat will aim to add to his remarkable career when the King Leatherbury homebred attempts to win the Parx Dash Handicap (gr. IIIT) for a fourth straight year Saturday, July 11 at Parx Racing.
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Ian Tapp previews the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, including comments from Boyd Browning of Fasig-Tipton and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency Watch Video
Cape Blanco, champion turf male of 2011 and a former central Kentucky stallion, was represented by his first winner July 7 when son Indrapura won the third race at Brighton racecourse in England.
Lady Eli stars on the 4th of July in the Belmont Oaks and more in the July 11, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Breeders' Cup, Horse Health, Kentucky, Off Track Thoroughbreds, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Retired Racehorse Project and Thoroughbred Charities of America jointly announced July 7 that TCA will be title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Oct. 23-25 at Kentucky Horse Park.
The Breeders' Cup's 45 Members selected 14 to serve on the board of directors. Antony Beck, Bobby Flay, and Bret Jones were re-elected and will each serve a four-year term.
Sylvia Upton Wood, who with her late husband, Maxwell, bred 1997 Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, died July 1 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. She was 81.
Ian Tapp previews the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale, including comments from Boyd Browning of Fasig-Tipton and Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales Agency. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
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Cutler Klein will enter the freshman class at Vanderbilt University as the 2015 recipient of the 57th Fred Russell-Grantland Rice TRA Scholarship for sports journalism.
Cozmic One, the first foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, and Indian Trail, a full brother to 2010 champion 2-year-old male Uncle Mo, will square off July 8 in a $75,000 maiden special weight race at Belmont Park.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah continued to prep for the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) with a half-mile work in :47 3/5 at Santa Anita Park July 6.
At the midpoint of 2015, an exciting competition is under way for the title of Longines World's Best Jockey. Leading the standings are Victor Espinoza and James McDonald, but several other riders are not far behind.
Claiborne Farm stallion Horse Greeley has reportedly been purchased to stand at Haras La Leyenda in Argentina, according to Racing Post.
America's Best Racing (ABR) July 6 released the final video of a four-part series of digital video ads celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of horse racing in America.
Central Kentucky horsewoman Michele Westervelt Graves died July 1 at the age of 61 in Lexington.
Keeneland officials said July 6 they have adjusted the opening-week schedule for this year's September yearling sale, which will be held Sept. 14-26.
Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate at discounted rates on or before July 15 for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland.
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