The Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved a request by Oaklawn Park Feb. 28 to add two Wednesdays to its 2015 Racing Season -- March 18 and March 25-to compensate for days lost to winter weather.
Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's winter mixed sale will be held over two days, Feb. 8-9, in Lexington. The catalog features 534 entries, but Fasig-Tipton will accept selected entries on an approval basis for its supplemental catalog.
The offspring of Hard Spun were popular among buyers Jan. 17 as the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale began its two-day run in Florida with a consignor preferred session and a new horses of racing age section.
Red Roy, an unraced 3-year-old filly, turned in the fastest three-furlong work of the day Jan. 16 during the under tack show for the new horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale.
The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society has cataloged 185 lots for its winter mixed sale and supplemental entries are still being accepted.
The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale improved its performance from a year ago in two key areas Feb. 7 in Lexington. The median price rose 7% and the buy-back rate dropped to 22.3% from 28.9% in 2010
Hatta Diamond, a winning 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry, brought $170,000 during the first hour of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale Feb. 7 in Lexington.
Broodmares and broodmare prospects are among the horses that will be offered as the breeding season approaches.
Sale company officials hopeful the market has stabilized after big downturns in 2009.
Auction, which is scheduled for Feb. 8 in Lexington, has 115 yearlings among its offerings.
Florida mixed auction's gross declines 22.5% while average drops 7.9%.
Winter mixed sale opens with a 13.2% increase in average and a 24.4% rise in median.
There are 496 horses in the catalog for the auction.
With snow and high winds in the forecast, Hawthorne Race Course will shut down for two days.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 1,154 horses for its winter mixed sale.
She Says It Best, winner of the 2005 Grade Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II), is a late entry for Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky winter mixed Sale in Lexington on Feb. 12 and 13.
Fasig-Tipton has catalogued more than 740 horses for the Kentucky winter mixed sale on Feb. 12 and 13 in Lexington.
Turfway Park officials have canceled live racing Friday, again blaming the freeze-and-thaw cycle that affects the surface of the track as the culprit.
Live racing at Oaklawn Park has been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 6..
Racing makes a big return to Suffolk Downs Saturday when the track hosts a 14-race doubleheader card beginning at 11:30 a.m.
A horse with a long, thick coat of winter hair can walk around outdoors in total comfort even in sub-zero weather, if he has been properly fed.
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