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Trade Zone: 2011's Top Equine Studies

Trade Zone: 2011's Top Equine Studies

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Majestic Warrior colt tops OBS session at $400,000

Hip No. 441, a colt by Majestic Warrior consigned by Harris Training Center, agent, went to Narvick International for $400,000 to top Tuesday's second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Flirtatious Miss (Mr. Greeley), a half-sister to Group 3 winner Across the Rhine (Cuvee) and Grade 2 winner Prospectress (Mining).

Jockey Eddie Razo Found Dead

Jockey Eddie Razo Found Dead

Jockey Eddie Razo Jr., a well-known rider on the Midwest circuit, was found dead following the extinguishing of a garage fire in Long Grove, Ill. April 24. His death was confirmed by jockey agent Ronnie Ebanks.

Bodemeister work pleases Baffert

Grade 1 Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister, working in company with stablemate and Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks candidate Jemima's Pearl, worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5, the third fastest of 23 at the distance on a clear, brisk Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs over the fast main track.

RMTC Board Names Interim Director

At its April 23 meeting the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board of directors approved an agreement with The Jockey Club to engage the full-time services of Jamie Haydon as RMTC interim executive director.

Havre de Grace injured, retired

Havre de Grace, who in 2011 became the third consecutive filly to garner Horse of the Year honors, has been retired. The announcement was made by owner Rick Porter on his Fox Hill Farm website.

Domestic Equids Can Still 'Chill' Like Their Ancestors

While today's domestic horses rely on humans for many of their survival needs, a recent study by researchers in Germany demonstrated that domestication has not removed all their "wild" abilities. The results of the study, led by Lea Brinkmann, MSc, and colleagues at the University of Göttingen in Germany, indicate horses can still slow ...

Dominguez on Hansen, Bejarano on El Padrino

Significant Kentucky Derby riding assignments were announced on Monday, with Daily Racing Form reporting that Ramon Dominguez has decided to stick with champion Hansen, and that Rafael Bejarano will ride El Padrino in Derby 138.

Asmussen trio get in pre-Derby works

Daddy Nose Best, undefeated in two starts this year with victories in the Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby and Grade 3 Sunland Derby, breezed six furlongs on the fast main track at Churchill Downs Monday morning prior to the renovation break in 1:14 for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Hollywood kicks off 73rd spring/summer meet

Hollywood Park will kick off its 73rd spring/summer meet on Thursday, and fans will notice something new right away. With Betfair securing naming rights for five years, the Inglewood, California, track is dubbed Betfair Hollywood Park (track code BHP).

Believe You Can fires bullet for Oaks

Brereton Jones' Believe You Can, winner of the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks in her most recent start, worked five furlongs in a bullet :59 over a fast track Monday morning under jockey Rosie Napravnik. The daughter of Proud Citizen worked during the post-renovation break, 8:30-8:45 a.m. (EDT) training session reserved for candidates for the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.

Blige to sing National Anthem at Derby

Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling recording artist Mary J. Blige will sing the National Anthem prior to the 138th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs.

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