Merit Man is just a nose short of perfection in four starts for trainer Bob Hess Jr., but the 3-year-old son of With Distinction will have to travel a furlong farther than he has before in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes.
Jim Glavin, co-owner of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint candidate Merit Man, wanted a stable name and colors that stood out.
Dubai International Racing Carnival prospects dominated Tuesday's second session of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale in Newmarket.
A trio of fillies bound for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hit the Churchill Downs oval Friday morning in preparation for the May 5 race.
Tattersalls chairman Edmond Mahony last night issued a hard-hitting statement criticizing the number of high-profile withdrawals from the company's Autumn Horses In Training Sale.
Former trainer David Loder, acting for an undisclosed client, topped Tattersalls' Autumn Horses In Training Sale in Newmarket Wednesday when paying 360,000 guineas for 2-year-old Kilworth (Ire), who had finished runner-up in the Royal Lodge Stakes (Eng-II) at Newmarket.
The new frontier in bloodstock analysis could be on the horizon through a new company formed by two scientists from the California Institute of Technology.
<b>Saratoga Notebook: Migliore Eyes Return; Trainer Hess to Ship Kirtle, Dirty Trick; Lukas Turning it Around; Naming Ozzie</b>
After getting on a horse Wednesday morning for the first time since a frightening spill three days earlier, jockey Richard Migliore decided to take an extra day off before returning to competition.
D'Wildcat, impressive winner of the Swale Stakes, has been withdrawn from Saturday's Lone Star Derby after suffering a shoulder strain during a gallop at Santa Anita Monday.
D'Wildcat, a brilliant 10 1/2-length winner of the 7-furlong Swale Stakes in his last start, will stretch out to 1 1/8 miles in the $500,000 Lone Star Derby Apr. 7, trainer Bob Hess told The Blood-Horse Wednesday.
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