Freshman sire Brethren picked up his first winner June 16 at Evangeline Downs, where his daughter Feisty Embrace captured a five-furlong maiden special weight in the day's first race.
After a session topped by an Astrology filly bought by Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm for $300,000, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds in training sale ended June 14 with double-digit increases in average and median prices.
Trainer Manny Azpurua, a fixture on the South Florida Thoroughbred racing scene since 1980, died June 13 at Florida Medical Center.
In a court-approved settlement, the operator of the handicapping contest site DerbyWars will pay at least $500,000 to tracks owned by The Stronach Group, which filed suit in December of 2015.
Florida-based freshman sire Corfu picked up his first winner June 13 when I'm Corfu delivered a front-running victory in a five-furlong race June 13 on the all-weather track at Presque Isle Downs.
Topped by a First Dude colt bought by his breeder for $400,000 on behalf of a racing partnership he heads, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale began on a strong note June 13.
The timing couldn't be better for three consignors with colts sired by Gainesway's leading sire Tapit entered in the June 14 second day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale.
When Ocala Breeders' Sales begins its two-day 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale June 13, a half brother to champion Classic Empire and two sons of Scat Daddy will be among the horses to watch.
Claiborne Farm's freshmen sire Orb had his first winner June 11 when Earth won in his debut at Gulfstream Park.
With Ocala Breeders' Sales scheduled to close out the 2-year-olds in training sale season June 13-14, it will mark the end of a robust year that has seen across-the-board success for pinhookers and sales companies.
A filly from the first crop of sprinter Poseidon’s Warrior and an Astrology filly posted bullet works June 10 as Ocala Breeders’ Sales concluded its under tack show in preparation for next week’s 2-year-olds and horses in training sale.
Freshman sire and grade 2 winner stands at Ocala Stud. Happy River also was his first starter.
For the second day in a row, one of the fastest workers during the June 9 Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale under tack show session came from Jaime Mejia's Thoroughbred Champions Training Center.
The top previously purchased horse in the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-old and horses of all ages sale is a Scat Daddy colt purchased for $260,000 by agent Justin Casse on behalf of a partnership group.
A Midnight Lute colt and a son of Midshipman turned in the fastest eighth-mile and quarter-mile works June 8, during the second session of the under tack show for the June 13-14 Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-old and horses in training sale.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses of racing age sale got a fast start out of the gate June 7, with some of the day's best workout times recorded during the first set.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 300 selected yearlings for The July Sale, to be held July 11 in Lexington, beginning at 10 a.m. EDT.
The Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2017 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age begins Wednesday, June 7, and continues through Saturday, June 10.
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June 2 was a busy day for freshmen, as Champ Pegasus, Bind, and Ez Effort were represented by their first winners.
Nonagenarian Jerry Bozzo became the oldest Thoroughbred trainer to win a race June 3, when he sent out Cotton Tooyah for a 4 1/2-length victory in the second race at Gulfstream Park.
Starting Point Thoroughbreds may be a fresh name in the consignor ranks, but the face behind it is hardly new to the game. W.D. “Willy” North has never made a living doing anything but horses, and his experience shows.
Hialeah Park opened its Quarter Horse race meet May 31 with match races in front of a sparse audience that one spectator said was less than a dozen for the first race.
Lee "Jack" Allison, who co-bred and co-raced stakes-placed Kipper Kelly, died May 16 at age 89.
Benny Feliciano has been in the racing business more than 47 years and has learned more than his fair share about communicating during that time.
The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2017 June Sale of 2-year-olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available on the company's website at obssales.com.
Tigerbeach won his third start by 3 3/4 lengths at Indiana Grand.
Efforts to add slot machines by Gretna Racing, which offers pari-mutuel Quarter Horse Barrel Races at its facility outside of Tallahassee, hit a wall May 18 when the Supreme Court of Florida ruled the facility’s owners didn’t have the authority.
Alessandro "Alex" Sano is a key part of dad Antonio Sano's racing operation that includes Gunnevera, who has been entered for Saturday's Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course.
Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier, and Michael Tabor's grade 1 winner Hootenanny looms the one to beat in the 65th running of the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (G3) May 13 at Arlington International Racecourse.
The Equine Sales Company's May sale of 2-year olds in training and horses of racing age showed marked improvements in both average and median, featuring a $110,000 daughter of Flat Out who set a sales record.
Averill Racing and CCF Racing Stables' first-time starter wins gate-to-wire by a head.
FTBOA and Tampa Bay Downs announce two new Florida Sire Stakes. The $125,000 events for state-bred 3-year-olds, one for males and one for females, will be run at seven furlongs in December.
The catalog for Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2017 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age is now available via the OBS website at obssales.com.
The breeze show for the Equine Sales Company's 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale was held Sunday in Opelousas, Louisiana, and eight horses posted a clocking of :10 1/5 to tie for the fastest time at the eighth-mile distance.
To "peak in the Derby" was a main part of the strategy Pletcher and owners Anthony Bonomo and Vinnie Viola laid out for Always Dreaming this winter.
An attorney who handled a prominent negligence case against a Kentucky compounder advises veterinarians and horse owners to make sure they are acting legally when administering a compounded drug to a horse.
Gulfstream Park announced April 30 that handicapper and television host Jason Blewitt will join its broadcast team as co-host and racing analyst beginning May 4.
After conceding the lead early to a determined Applicator, War Correspondent snatched that advantage back when it counted most, overtaking the pacesetter in midstretch en route to a one-length victory in the April 29 $100,000 Miami Mile Stakes (G3T).
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your guide to the best stakes in North America. This week we have a trio of grade 3 turf miles Saturday, Churchill Downs' opening night, and more.
Spurred by a diverse group of international and domestic buyers active at all levels of the market, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training came to an end April 28 with records set in key statistical categories.
A Creative Cause filly was purchased by Kaitar Racing for $850,000 during the April 28 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
After scoring a big pinhooking profit during the April 28 final session of Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, Billy Koch became emotional when discussing the effort required to get a horse to that point.
Led by a record-priced $2.45 million Tiznow colt who was one of three seven-figure transactions, the third session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale posted dramatic increases April 27.
A Tiznow colt from Bobby Dodd's consignment lit up the Ocala Breeders' Sales auction ring April 27, when he was purchased by M.V. Magnier of Coolmore Stud for a record $2.45 million.
A new pinhooking partnership group made a big hit at the April 27 session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale, where a Union Rags colt was sold for $1 million, a tie for the second-highest price of the sale.
For a brief moment April 27, a dark bay or brown daughter of More Than Ready (Hip 778) was the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale-topper when sold for $1 million, only to be eclipsed by the record-priced Tiznow colt (Hip 793) sold for $2.45 million.
Among the last horses through the ring during the April 26 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale was an attractive daughter of Malibu Moon who eventually went to Speedway Stable for $650,000.
Wertheimer and Frere's homebred All Included will head an experienced field in the $100,000 Miami Mile (G3T) at Gulfstream Park April 29.
A son of Medaglia d'Oro produced by grade 2 winner Indian Vale was purchased by a high-powered partnership for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction.
Continuing the momentum from the previous day’s opening session, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring auction of 2-year-olds in training continued its bull run April 26, with strong increases in gross and average prices.
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