When you compare their most-recent-race performances and speed figures, the field in the Tampa Bay Derby could not be more competitive on paper.
Due to inclement weather forecast for the Ocala, Fla., area, the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March 2-year-olds in training sale has been rescheduled for Friday, March 7.
Bayern should draw most of the attention in the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 8 at Santa Anita Park following his dazzling 15-length allowance win for trainer Bob Baffert.
Last year's Met Mile winner will take on Shakin It Up and Wild Dude in 7-panel sprint
Lochte, impressive 39-1 winner of the Feb. 9 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT), will attempt to repeat his success in his first trip to California when he faces nine others in the March 8 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr.IT).
Palace Malice and Itsmyluckyday were among the best of the 3-year-old crop in 2013. On March 8, the two return for the first time in 2014 as part of an eight-horse field set to go in the $250,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap.
Mucho Macho Man has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite for the 77th renewal of the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 8.
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin examine the Santa Anita Handicap field, the history and memorable horses. Steve and Lenny recap the Gotham Stakes, rivalries, Del Mar's dirt and interview trainer Nick Zito about Spot. watch video
Florida stallion Repent has been sold to stand at Paradise Farms in Trinidad, Matt Lyons of Woodford Thoroughbreds confirmed March 5.
A decision regarding the start of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March Sale Under Tack Show will be announced at 6:30 a.m., Thursday, March 6.
Mine That Bird, winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will return to greet fans at the Kentucky Derby Museum this spring.
While Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course were topics at the meeting, conversations about nearly every major issue facing NYRA will be affected by what happens to Aqueduct Racetrack.
The New York Racing Association announced March 5 that it will invest $1.9 million at Saratoga Race Course as well as $5.9 million in similar improvements at Aqueduct Racetrack and $680,000 at Belmont Park.
Kentucky lawmakers will have another option when considering a possible constitutional amendment to place before voters that would pave the way for casino gambling.
Because of inclement weather that moved through the area this week, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled its March 5 live racing program. Also, the final six races of the card at Laurel Park were canceled.
A 5.07% decline in race days due to weather-related cancellations resulted in a 4.09% decrease in total wagering on U.S. races in February.
The City Council in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has unanimously approved a resolution opposing the expansion of casino gambling in the city known for its historic Thoroughbred racetrack.
Who Shot Thebarman's future as a top-class stayer got considerably brighter March 5 when he powered to victory in the two-mile Auckland Cup (NZ-I) at Ellerslie.
Irish trainer Philip Fenton will be all will be allowed to have runners at next week's high-profile Cheltenham festival despite being under investigation for possessing anabolic steroids.
Seven-year-old gelding will try to become first three-time winner of the Santa Anita Handicap.
Although Bond Holder will not make an expected start in the Tampa Bay Derby due to a lingering foot abscess, trainer Doug O'Neill said the colt could still make the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby.
Trainer Doug O'Neill talks with Ron Mitchell about Reddam Racing's Bond Holder.
A son of Giant's Causeway who breezed a furlong in :09 4/5 topped the Barretts March 2-year-old sale at $1,150,000. He and three others sold for more than $500,000 to push up the average by 23.9% to $177,750 for the sale
A New Hampshire House of Representatives committee voted 11-9 March 4 to recommend an expanded gambling bill be killed, although the bill moves to the full House for a floor vote expected as early as next week.
New York's agency that regulates the racing, casino, and lottery industries had his nomination sail through the state Senate March 4, which paves the way for the formal appointment of a siting panel to recommend new casinos.
A number of United States-based sires are represented by offspring in the catalog for next month's Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale.
"Going Green" is a feature published in the March 8, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. The feature examines why turf sires may be making a comeback in North America. view slideshow
Hialeah Park has set its schedule for its next season, with a Quarter Horse-only meet of 40 days from Dec. 26, 2014 through March 2, 2015. It will conduct racing Fridays through Mondays throughout that period.
Multimillion-dollar renovations currently under way are expected to be complete when Lone Star Park kicks off its 18th season April 10.
Team Valor colt has missed several days of training, but still could make Derby prep.
DerbyBox.com and Old Friends have teamed to offer visitors to the Old Friends facility near Georgetown, Ky. an opportunity to win two grandstand reserved tickets to the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Undefeated colt will make his stakes debut for Bob Baffert following allowance romp in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 8 at Santa Anita Park.
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Median price reached record heights by the end of the three-day first session of the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale March 4.
A big weekend of exciting finishes across the globe, from Hong Kong and Australia to North America. view slideshow
Horse owners sometimes find it necessary to change their horse’s feeding program--fluctuations in temperature, season, and performance level are just some of the reasons. But with the known link between diet changes and health conditions such as colic or laminitis, how can owners safely transition their horse’s feed without negatively affectin...
It was 25 years ago this spring. There hadn't been a sweep of the Triple Crown in what then seemed to be an interminable 11 years. read blog
Shannon Castagnola has joined John Sykes' Woodford Thoroughbreds as director of client development for the Kentucky and Florida operation.
Stakes winner Northern Indy was represented by his first foal when a filly was born March 2. Bred by Keith Marks, the newborn filly is the third offspring out of the winning Crowning Storm mare Storming Slew.
Steve Haskin shuffles his Kentucky Derby Dozen on the bottom end this week, but read what he says about those left unmoved. read blog
Lentenor, a stakes-winning full brother to Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, sired his first foal when a colt was born Feb. 20 at Calumet Farms near Lexington.
If you listened closely enough at Gulfstream Park after the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. III) March 1, you could almost hear the cheers from California, and perhaps beyond, as Gala Award entered the winner's circle.
A colt from Equiano's first Australian crop sold for $420,000 ($375,113 in United States funds), the highest price ever for a first-season sire in Victoria, on day two of the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale March 3.
Listen to Steve Haskin state the case for the rivalry of Samraat and Uncle Sigh.
Joe Mulholland Jr. is a throwback to the days of homegrown Kentucky horsemen. He works tirelessly on the family farm with his siblings and father to produce top-quality Thoroughbreds.
Bond Holder, a leading early contender for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will not make an expected start in the March 8 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) and his next race is undetermined.
Penn National Gaming announced that HRTV will provide television coverage for the remaining five events in the 2014 Penn Gaming Racing Challenge as well as the West Virginia Breeders' Classics.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Swale Stakes, Palm Beach Stakes, and of course the Gotham Stakes. watch video
Average price was up 11% on the first day of the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale March 2, with trading led by a Northern Meteor colt for $450,000 ($400,542 in United States funds).
Ribo Bobo got to the finish line first yet again March 2, winning his 12th race from his last 13 starts and his third straight in a stakes during the Gulfstream Park meet.
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