Continuing his recovery from a hip fracture at Pegasus Equine Rehabilitation and Training Center in Redmond, Wash., Shared Belief still doesn't have a timetable for a return to racing.
Pennsylvania-bred 5-year-old Page McKenney, who needed 13 starts to break his maiden in claiming company two years ago, has developed into a legitimate competitor in graded stakes.
Northwest Stud stallion Gone Astray got his first winner when first-time starter It's High Time won the second race May 21 at Gulfstream Park. The winner is a homebred for Tracy Pinchin.
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds at Timonium enjoyed a robust opening day May 18.
The 4-year-old Candy Ride gelding is back at his home base of Golden Gate Fields and is expected to be sidelined 60 to 90 days according to Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
A pair of $700,000 juveniles paced a solid third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 23 in Ocala, Fla.
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Mike Smith likely saved multiple grade I winner Shared Belief from additional injury by pulling him up in the April 18 Charles Town Classic (gr. II), as diagnostic work revealed a non-displaced fracture of his right hip.
Shared Belief will undergo a nuclear scan April 19, said Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
Multiple grade I winner Shared Belief failed to finish April 18 in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II), eased by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith as Southern Stables' Moreno took the 1 1/8-mile test at Charles Town.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s marathon six-session under tack preview for its spring sale of 2-year-olds in training soldiered on April 17 at Ocala Training Center with Hips 801-1,000 breezing for prospective buyers.
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Eight foes will line up to take a shot at Shared Belief, arguably the top older horse in North America, in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 18 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Shared Belief, winner of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in his last start, turned in his final workout April 14 in preparation for the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 18.
HRTV will provide coverage of the remaining five events in the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge, as well as the West Virginia Breeders' Classics, according to Penn National Racing.
Shared Belief will make his first start outside of California in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 18, co-owner Jim Rome said March 25.
Shared Belief, who most recently won the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), and Bayern, winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in his last start last November, are among 56 nominees for the April 18 Charles Town Classic.
The $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) is now on the radar as a next possible start for champion Shared Belief.
With an increase in catalog size, more horses were sold and the gross increased at the Jan. 26 Barretts January mixed sale, which experienced declines in average and median.
The $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II), which has a new purse payout structure, again highlights the stakes schedule at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for 2015.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races officials are leaning toward scheduling the 2015 Charles Town Classic (gr. I) and its supporting program in the afternoon instead of the evening.
Keeneland's September yearling sale Sept. 8-21 is widely expected to maintain recent momentum in the Thoroughbred market with good balance between supply and demand.
In what could be an indicator of the strength of the market for New York-breds, a first-time buyer at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale made his first dive a deep one by purchasing the session-topper for $250,000.
Sale executives and consignors are feeling optimistic about Fasig-Tipton's July select yearling sale, which kicks off the major yearling auction season in Lexington July 14 starting at 10 a.m. EDT.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Acting Zippy||William Don Bennett||
|Enriched||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Fiddlers Afleet||Rudy R. Rodriguez||
|Gone Astray||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|Indian Dance||Lawrence E. Murray||
|No Advantage||Stephanie S. Beattie||
|Redding Colliery||Kiaran P. McLaughlin||
|Researcher||Neil R. Morris||
|Tizway||H. James Bond||
|Understatement||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Wicked B. Havior||Bradley N. Heidelberg||
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