Texas Red, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has suffered a foot abscess that will prevent him from running in the Feb. 21 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II), said co-owner Erich Brehm.
- By Steve Haskin
Keeneland is now back on dirt and that means the Blue Grass Stakes is back to being a major prep for the Kentucky Derby and no longer a haven for grass and synthetic horses looking to back door it into the Run for the Roses. read blog
Far Right will make his next start in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 16 at Oaklawn Park, Ron Moquett confirmed the morning of Jan. 31. Mike Smith will again have the mount aboard the Smarty Jones Stakes winner.
On a bid of $190,000 from George Bolton and Peter Leidel, a yearling filly from the first crop of multiple grade I winner The Factor topped the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale.
A licensing committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved the license request of Scott Blasi, Steve Asmussen's assistant trainer who last year was at the center of allegations from an animal rights group.
The first reported foal for grade I-winning millionaire Morning Line is a colt born over the weekend of Jan. 24.
The first reported foal for the stallion Alternation was a colt foaled Jan. 20 at Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's frustration with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals practically spills off the 27 pages summing up its investigation of the Steve Asmussen stable.
Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale opened its four-day run Jan. 12 with mixed results, as gross fell but average gained and median remained level in a market widely described as "fair" by consignors.
The nine-race Jan. 9 opening-day card at Oaklawn Park drew 92 entries, three more than the corresponding date last year and seven more than in 2013 at the Hot Springs, Ark., Thoroughbred track.
- By Steve Haskin
There is little doubt that Ahmed Zayat is determined to own Thoroughbreds. And there is no greater qualification when it comes to horse ownership than determination and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity. read blog
A $115,000 Unbridled's Song mare brought the top price Nov. 13 at Keeneland November's 10th session, which remained stable but saw declines that reflected buyers' continuing caution.
Three Chimneys Farm announced champion Will Take Charge will stand for a $30,000 fee during his inaugural season at the Versailles, Ky., farm in 2015.
The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) may not have the storied history of many of the World Championship races, but what it lacks in longevity it makes up for in quality with a roster of seven impressive performances.
Keeneland September's 12th day saw losses, but the sale overall remains on track to beat last year's average and median.
Brethren, a half brother to Kentucky Derby winner and leading freshman sire Super Saver, is moving from Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., to Pleasant Acres, near Morriston, Fla., for the 2015 breeding season.
After a successful first breeding season, California stallion Smiling Tiger is being moved to John Harris' Harris Farms near Coalinga, Calif., co-owner Phil Lebherz confirmed Sept. 3.
Trainer Donnie K. Von Hemel won the 2,000th race of his career on the evening of Aug. 9 with favored Storm Rush in the fifth race at Indiana Grand Race Course.
One year after increasing the purses of 19 stakes races, Oaklawn has planned the richest stakes schedule in track history for 2015. Chief among the changes is a $150,000 bump to the Rebel Stakes (gr. II).
Though People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has submitted a 10-page complaint and a 22-minute video to the KHRC alleging animal abuse in trainer Steve Asmussen's Churchill Downs stable, no smoking gun is evident.
Aron Wellman and Lee Midkiff have grown a fledgling partnership group into the program producing grade I winners such as In Lingerie, Byrama, Capo Bastone, and now Arkansas Derby (gr. I) victor Danza.
Steve Haskin shares his thoughts on Danza's shocking performance in the Arkansas Derby and what it could mean for the Kentucky Derby contender.
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss injuries on the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass, the Churchill Downs takeout increase and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Keeneland, Oaklawn Park, Japan, Australia, Santa Anita Park, Woodbine, Calder & More. View Slideshow
Evan Hammonds recaps the victories of Will Take Charge, Dance With Fate, and Danza. watch video
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Albergatti||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Alstom||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Alternation||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Archarcharch||William H. Fires||
|Brethren||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Caleb's Posse||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Dance City||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Derivative||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Elite Alex||Timothy F. Ritchey||
|Fairing||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|J P's Gusto||Michael E. Hushion||
|J W Blue||Anthony W. Dutrow||
|Nehro||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Saratoga Red||D. Wayne Lukas||
|Sway Away||Jeff Bonde||
|The Factor||Bob Baffert||
|The Ole Gen||J. Larry Jones||
|Truman's Commander||Nicholas P. Zito||
|Uncle Brent||Lynn S. Whiting||
|Zarby's Derby Day||Ron Faucheux||
More Race Results
- At this Track
- On this Date
|Race 8 (AOC) at OP on 2/26/15|
|Race 7 (MSW) at OP on 2/26/15|
|Southwest S. (gr. III)|
|Race 5 (ALW) at OP on 2/22/15|
|Race 6 (MSW) at OP on 2/22/15|
More Stakes Entries
- At this Track
|Downthedustyroad Breeders' S.||OP||3/6|