Calder Casino & Race Course said it is lifting a ban on horses shipping into and out of its property, effective 12:00 a.m. the morning of March 23.
A horse that was suffering from an apparent neurological illness died on the morning of March 22 at Calder Casino & Race Course, Calder officials said.
The auction is scheduled for April 19-22 in Central Florida.
With three select juvenile sales in the books for 2010, the president of the NATC discusses the marketplace for Thoroughbreds.
Management at Gulfstream Park canceled the first and sixth races March 22 due to a temporary quarantine of horses stabled at Calder Race Course.
Ice Box, the less fancied of two runners trained by Nick Zito for owner Robert LaPenta, ground out a nose victory over another outsider, Pleasant Prince, in the $750,000 Florida Derby (gr. I) March 20.
If there was any doubt about D' Funnybone being the top 3-year-old sprinter in the nation, those questions were answered emphatically on March 20.
Last at the top of the lane, Society's Chairman charged relentlessly on the far outside to nip fellow Canadian-bred Rahy's Attorney by a head in the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf March 20.
Unrivaled Belle, benefitting from a poor break by Venezuelan shipper Bambera, took advantage of an uncontested lead and sailed home to a 1 3/4-length victory in the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III) March 20 at Gulfstream
Based on yearling average, financial risk has been cut for Barretts March auction in Southern California.
Overlooked at odds of 7-1, Glencrest Farm's Devil May Care took over at the top of the stretch and bounded away to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. II) March 20 at Gulfstream Park.
Barbaro's full brother could be one strong run away from the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
D' Funnybone, trained by Rick Dutrow Jr., will go for his fourth grade II score March 20 at Gulfstream when he leads a field of nine in the Swale Stakes.
Popular 7-year-old Kiss the Kid is back to defend his title as the slight favorite in the $100,000 Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf March 20.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's website, NTRA.com, will offer free, live video streaming of the March 20 Florida Derby (gr. I) from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla.
Stakes winners Erlton and Entepreneur will stand at Jack Hebert's All Star Thoroughbreds near Sulphur, La.
Venezuelan star Bambera, who is expected to take on undefeated Zenyatta in the Apple Blossom Invitational next month, adds intrigue to the field of eight selected for the $150,000 Rampart Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Average rises 10.6% and median increases 16.8% while the buy-back rate declines.
WinStar Farm's homebred Rule, part of trainer Todd Pletcher's powerful stable of 3-year-olds, is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the $750,000 Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park March 20.
Paul Pompa Jr.'s D' Funnybone handled a field of 3-year-olds at the same distance and over the same Gulfstream Park strip last month in his season debut, and now the colt is favored to do the same in the $150,000 Swale Stakes
Christine Daae will try to prove she is worthy of the lofty expectations when she faces a solid field of runners that includes graded stakes winners Amen Hallelujah and Devil May Care in the $200,000 Bonnie Miss Stakes
Mr. Fantasy, winner of last year's Withers Stakes (gr. III), makes his comeback after a nearly 11-month layoff March 18 in an optional claimer at Gulfstream Park.
Steve Young purchases her from Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent, at the OBS March sale.
HRTV hosts to provide extensive pre-race coverage of the Florida Derby. HRTV's "Pursuit of the Crown" program will also be aired from Gulfstream the following day.
Buy-back rate drops, falling to 28.7% from 41.1% last year.
Kaleem Shah is the colt's new owner, and Bob Baffert will train him.
The dark bay or brown juvenile goes to Padua Stables for $275,000.
Big price comes soon after the start of the March sale.
The fall and rise of Molly, a 15-year-old Appaloosa rescued not once but twice by Kaye Harris, is a heartwarming tale of courage and persistence in the aftrmath of Hurricane Katrina.
Here is a list of horses that could sell for a lot of money.
Presious Passion was the biggest winner during the 50th annual Florida-bred awards banquet March 15. The 7-year-old Royal Anthem gelding was honored as the 2009 Horse of the Year
Some barns have been busy in the days leading up to the auction, which is the largest of the five major select juvenile sales based on the number of horses cataloged.
What horses do the buyers like? Here's a list of 2-year-olds that were attracting a lot of attention before the auction started.
Cot Campbell's Dogwood Stable was dominant in the 68th Aiken Trials, winning or placing with all seven of their entrants.
Exchange Rate colt stops the clock in :21 March 14 in Central Florida in second of two under tack shows.
Lukewarm favorite Warbling scored the first stakes win of her career March 14 when she went gate to wire for jockey Julien Leparoux in the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
Zayat Stable's 3-year-old Eskendereya led a host of potential Florida Derby (gr. I) contestants when he worked an easy five furlongs in 1:02 2/5 March 14 at Palm Meadows.
Halo's Image, Florida's leading sire in 2004 and 2006, died after suffering an apparent heart attack while covering a mare March 12 at the Appleton family's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla.
Padua Stables' Odysseus, who looked like a beaten horse turning for home, re-rallied during an incredible stretch run and nosed Schoolyard Dreams in the final jump to win a thrilling edition of the $300,000 Tampa Bay Derby
Rachel Alexandra was stunned by Zardana, who tackled the reigning Horse of the Year at the top of the stretch and outdueled the heavy favorite to win by three parts of a length in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies Stakes.
Half-brother to grade III winner Conveyance works a quarter mile in :21 1/5.
Local star Diva Delite notched her fifth straight win and proved herself in graded stakes company, as she rolled past rivals coming off the final turn en route to a two-length victory in the $175,000 Florida Oaks (gr. III).
Ice Box drilled a bullet half-mile in :47 1/5 at Palm Meadows for trainer Nick Zito on the morning of March 13 as he tunes up for the $750,000 Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.
Racing at Gulfstream Park March 12 was canceled following the fourth race March 12 due to weather.
As expected, 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and two-time champion Zenyatta were chief among the 45 fillies and mares nominated to the $5 million Apple Blossom Invitational (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park April 9.
OBS officials want to give buyers more time to look at the auction's horses.
There are 340 horses in the catalog, making it the largest of the five major select sales of 2-year-olds in training.
The top four finishers of last month's Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III), including winner Kays and Jays, return for the $150,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 14 at Gulfstream Park.
Rate of return on investment grows, rising to 91.9% from only 39% for the 2009 edition of the auction.
Show pushed back because of heavy rain to March 13 and 14 in Central Florida.
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