The Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training got off to a good start when two of the first four horses in the sales ring brought prices of $485,000 and $400,000.
Churchill Downs Inc. reinforced its safety initiatives April 11 and said it plans to seek re-accreditation for its four racetracks through the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance.
West Point Thoroughbreds' King Congie put in his final major work for the April 16 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) at Keeneland by working five furlongs on the main track in 1:00 3/5 April 11.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said the colt grabbed a quarter in the race, but that it was a minor issue and would most likely not affect his Triple Crown plans.
The Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training April 11 in Lexington will close out this year's select juvenile selling season, which has produced mixed results.
The great sire Storm Cat had only three foals in his final crop and one of them will be offered April 11 during Keeneland's sale of 2-year-olds in training in Lexington.
Horses by Street Sense and War Front are among the horses getting a lot of attention prior to the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was all smiles the morning of April 10 after James S. Karp's homebred Newsdad turned in an impressive work at Keeneland, covering six furlongs in 1:13 under exercise rider Rodolphe Brissett.
Lightly-regarded Lilacs and Lace shocked many in the crowd of 23,155 racing fans who turned out to watch the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 9.
Stuart Janney III's homebred Air Support came from near the back of the field and ran down Great Mills in the final jump to win the $100,000 Transylvania (gr. IIIT) by a nose April 8 on opening day at Keeneland.
Two-time leading North American sire A.P. Indy has been pensioned at Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., after none of the mares bred to him this year have been pronounced in foal.
Officials wouldn't comment April 8 on growing rumors of an impending ownership change at Turfway Park in Kentucky, but they did say plans call for live racing to continue.
Stewards in Kentucky have told 72-year-old retired jockey Jean Cruguet that he would need an affidavit from a physician if he is to ride a horse at Keeneland on April 27.
With the sun shining in Lexington and the temperature climbing into the 70s, four horses turned in workout times at an eighth of a mile that were under :10.
Stay Thirsty and Shackleford arrived at Churchill Downs with hopes of running in next month's Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Napravnik, who won the Fair Grounds riding title, will prepares to ride at Keeneland, where she will attempt to win the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I). She will also ride during Derby Week at Churchill Downs.
Kazadancoa, a foundation mare for Catesby Clay's Runnymede Farm, died at the Paris, Ky., farm March 30.
Keeneland in Lexington will begin testing a mobile application that will permit some patrons to make wagers from their mobile electronic devices.
Jockey John Velazquez agreed to pay a $10,000 fine to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to settle the complaint filed against him in the Life At Ten case.
Five D Thoroughbreds and Wind River Stables' homebred filly Kathmanblu, a stakes winner on grass and dirt, will attempt to transfer that form to Keeneland's Polytrack surface April 9 in the Central Bank Ashland (gr. I).
TVG will be providing exclusive coverage from Woodbine, Keeneland, and Hollywood Park.
The first day of Churchill Downs' 39-day spring meet April 30 will take place under the lights with the first of 11 live races scheduled for 6 p.m. ET. The first-time event is simply billed as "Opening Night."
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) will host a members open house Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Keene Place located on the grounds of Keeneland.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) winner Pluck headlines the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT), as opening day of the 2011 Keeneland spring meet kicks off on Friday, April 8.
The Galt House Hotel will host the inaugural Night of Silk Derby Party the night of the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) to benefit the Permanent Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Longines, the Switzerland-based watchmaker, has joined Churchill Downs in a partnership through which Longines will become the official watch and timekeeper of Churchill and the Kentucky Derby.
Dialed In, who banked $600,000 for his last-to-first victory in the April 2 Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, jumped from No. 17 to No. 2 on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List.
Turfway Park reported across-the-board increases in pari-mutuel handle for its 2011 winter/spring meet in the face of national figures that show total handle on United States racing is down 8.5% for the same period.
The third and final pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended April 3 with unbeaten champion Uncle Mo favored to win the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
To Honor and Serve was widely touted as the horse most likely to pose a danger to Uncle Mo this spring, but his popularity took a hit after he faded badly to finish a distant third in the Fountain of Youth (gr. II).
A lively opening day of betting in the third and final pool of Churchill Downs' 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager ended with unbeaten champion Uncle Mo as a narrow favorite.
Keeneland will expand its social media presence this spring with the launch of a non-wagering racing game on Facebook.com.
Robby Albarado, a veteran rider on the Kentucky and New Orleans circuits, has been jailed for domestic violence and two other charges, Louisville police said April 1.
"The Ruhlmann"," the sixth and final chapeau offered in the "Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby" online fashion auction of exclusive Kentucky Derby Hats, is scheduled to go on the auction block April 1.
Peppers Pride, who retired undefeated with 19 wins, produced her first live foal, a chestnut Distorted Humor filly, Feb. 19.
Comma to the Top has been removed from the roster of wagering interests for this week's third and final pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager ("KDFW").
Summer Soiree, who romped by 10 3/4 lengths in the March 26 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) at Turfway Park, has been bought by Team Valor International and will be pointed to the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
The final load of horses from Al Stall Jr.'s barn at Fair Grounds in New Orleans is scheduled to arrive at Keeneland Friday morning, April 1.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has notified trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. that he must appear before the regulatory agency's License Review Committee before the commission will consider his license application.
Del Mar and Keeneland have announced a partnership for the 2011 season that the tracks hope will enhance and encourage horse ownership.
A colt from the first crop by Japanese stallion Pyro was foaled March 6 at Catesby Clay's Runnymede Farm near Paris. Ky.
Prince Sabo, the broodmare sire of grade I winner Stroll, was euthanized March 29 at Cheveley Park Stud near Newmarket, England, because of the infirmities of old age.
Unbeaten Uncle Mo looms as a strong favorite when the third and final betting pool in Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens its three-day run Friday, April 1.
Thirteen 3-year-old Thoroughbreds have joined the list of horses eligible to compete in the 2011 Triple Crown series. Those horses were nominated at a cost of $6,000 each.
The chairman of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation issued a statement March 29, saying that the organization takes responsibility for retired horses that previously have been rejected by other organizations.
Exclusive access to the Versailles, Ky., farm and other amenities are available at the highest of three levels within the program.
The solid gold trophy that will be presented to the winning owner of the 3-year-old that wins this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) arrived March 29 at Churchill Downs.
Florida horseman Dan Rapp has joined Walmac Farm as head of stallion nominations.
Zenyatta, last year's Horse of the Year for Jerry and Ann Moss, is no longer in foal.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project board of directors elected Corey Johnsen March 29 to serve as its chairman of the board.
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