Larry Jones, born and raised in Kentucky and with two winners of the Longtines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to his credit, has a pair of strong candidates for the May 1 filly race at Churchill Downs.
Lenny Shulman reviews dominant performances of Kentucky Derby contenders and their prep races. Lenny also reviews Keeneland's Spring meet, including an interview with Bret Jones. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Farm. Watch Video
Several dams get first winners on 'Stars of Tomorrow' card. read blog
Bret Jones discusses 1/2 sister to Proud Spell and Proud Spell colt. Watch Video
The Fantasy 'Capping game was created and conceived in a joint venture between the Vision 2020 Thoroughbred industry leadership group and Breeders' Cup.
Believe You Can is likely to make her next appearance in the March 9 New Orleans Ladies Stakes while stablemate Mark Valeski will aim for the Mineshaft Handicap, and other Larry Jones contenders are on the move.
Tu Endie Wei, the Sovereign Award-winning champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, died Dec. 24 in Kentucky while undergoing an operation for fibrous adhesions.
Grade I winner Summer Soiree wrapped up her racing career by passing the $500,000 earnings plateau and adding to her grade I credentials with a third-place finish in the Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) Nov. 25.
Gypsy Robin was an impressive wire-to-wire winner of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run Oct. 20, blitzing to the lead at Keeneland and never looking back as she easily overpowered 13 sophomore fillies by four lengths.
Heavy action by lookers at the barns is followed by brisk bidding in the ring during Day Six of the Keeneland September yearling sale. All key indices are up over last year's figures.
As the start of the Keeneland September yearling sale approached, people expressed more anticipation than trepidation about the market's prospects. Read what they had to say.
The Keeneland September yearling sale will test the strength of the Thoroughbred marketplace's recovery with both quantity and quality during its 10-session run that begins Sept. 10 in Lexington.
The Breeders' Cup and the Thoroughbred leadership group Vision 2020 announced July 24 the launch of Fantasy 'Capping, a free-to-play online fantasy game that spotlights 12 of the major races leading up to the Breeders' Cup.
The Fasig-Tipton July select sale is where a well-conformed yearling that might not have the very best pedigree can shine. The auction is scheduled for July 10 in Lexington.
Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) winner Mark Valeski will be sidelined the remainder of the year after undergoing surgery for a small chip in his left knee.
Returning from an absence of more than seven months, Gypsy Robin dictated the tempo and was never headed while winning the $150,000 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) before 19,371 at Keeneland April 15.
While rest of the world worries about the European debt crisis and America's high unemployment rate, horsemen are starting to see signs that the struggling Thoroughbred market is taking a turn for the better.
Vision 2020, a group conceived to educate and give a voice to the under-40 generation of horseracing participants, has released "Fantasy Capping," a group project designed to develop new interest in the industry.
Summer Soiree went west in pursuit of her first grade I victory and the favorite had just enough left in the final jumps to nip fast-closing Star Billing and Nereid in the the $250,000 Del Mar Oaks Aug. 20.
Mare owners shouldn't expect stud fees to drop much lower, according to horsemen at several Central Kentucky farms who were interviewed recently.
In Breeders' Cup elections, the results of which were announced July 13, Bret Jones was elected to the 13-member board of directors, while Robert Manfuso and Richard Santulli were re-elected to the board.
The Breeders' Cup announced there are six candidates seeking election for three positions to its board of directors: Bret Jones, Robert Manfuso, Garrett O'Rourke, Bill Oppenheim, Richard Santulli, and Barry Weisbord.
Making her turf debut, Summer Soiree disposed of pacesetter Salary Drive on the turn for home and romped to victory by 8 1/2 lengths in the $155,000 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. III) at Monmouth Park June 25.
Summer Soiree had no trouble in her synthetic surface debut, as she dismantled the field in the $100,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) March 26 at Turfway Park and stamped herself a serious threat for the May 6 Kentucky Oaks.
New Breeders' Cup program a major positive for North American breeders. Read Blog
Fasig-Tipton president Boyd Browning calls the Kentucky select auction a "solid" start to the yearling selling season.
She is the most expensive filly sold so far at the July select yearling auction.
A Thoroughbred leadership group called Vision 20/20 has been formed by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders in order to strengthen the industry.
Brother Derek, who captured the 2005 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and 2006 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), has been retired to Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Flashy Bull, winner of this year's Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), will enter stud in 2008 for a fee of $10,000 at Brereton and Elizabeth Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
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