Bea Oxenberg's 3-year-old Hey Byrn reaffirmed his credentials as a potential Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender March 2 at Gulfstream Park when he drew off to win a 1 1/8-mile allowance race by six lengths under jockey Edgar Prado.
For the second consecutive year, Churchill Downs and UPS will team up to bring the horsepower of the Kentucky Derby to NASCAR, as the two companies unveiled a special Kentucky Derby 134 paint scheme Feb. 29 that will be featured on the #44 UPS Toyota Camry during the Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway April 27.
Handle rose by more than 7% during Hawthorne Park's new January racing schedule, and the Chicago-area racetrack is hoping that the upswing will continue when doors open March 7 for the start of its spring meet.
A total of 156 horses were nominated for the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) March 22 at Turfway Park.
The 24-year-old jockey was thrown from his mount in the seventh race Feb. 23.
Last year's champion 2-year-old filly will make a return trip to Louisiana March 8.
Gov. Steve Beshear named Rick Hiles as a replacement on the drug research council.
The 3-year-old Dixie Union colt will either run in the WinStar Derby or Lane's End Stakes.
Top three finishers earn an automatic berth in the championship in Las Vegas next year.
A wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain that is expected to hit the Baltimore-Washington region forced Maryland Jockey Club officials to cancel live racing at Laurel Park Feb. 22.
Headlined by the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 3, Monmouth Park will offer $3.85 million in graded stakes for the 2008 racing season, which runs from May 9 through Sept. 28.
The two early Kentucky Derby favorites, one in Lousiana, the other in Florida, are on schedule for their respective trainers.
Frigid temperatures forced the Florence, Ky. racetrack to cancel live racing Feb. 10.
This week in Thoroughbred Racing.
Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Co. officials jointly announced Nov. 15 that the policy regarding exogenous anabolic steroids will be implemented for weanlings and yearlings beginning with their 2008 sales.
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has reached an agreement with HorseRacing TV to serve as an on-air analyst, the network announced Nov. 7.
William Farish's Patriot Act, runner-up by a neck when favored in the Tenacious Handicap last month, gets a chance to make amends in the Louisiana Breeders' Cup Handicap Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.
Declan's Moon, racing's 2004 juvenile champion, faces six other older horses Saturday in Santa Anita's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II).
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