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.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Alternation||Donnie K. Von Hemel||
|Cherokee Artist||David Jacobson||
|Eighttofasttocatch||Timothy L. Keefe||
|Endorsement||Hector O. Palma||
|Hymn Book||Claude R. McGaughey III||
|Mission Impazible||Todd A. Pletcher||
|Nehro||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Toby's Corner||H. Graham Motion||
|Yawanna Twist||John Parisella||
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.
WinStar Farm's Revolutionary, more than 30 lengths behind early following a heated pace, kicked into gear and circled his eight foes to win the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) by a neck at Pimlico Race Course May 16.
Neither the Black-Eyed Susan nor the Pimlico Special lost any horses to scratches, and it is those two races where I plan to take my biggest stands not only today but also the whole weekend. read blog
A solid, evenly matched field of nine, including five graded stakes winners, was entered for the $300,000 Pimlico Special Stakes (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course May 16.
TimeformUS Friday Stakes Plays for Pimlico, including the G2 Black-Eyed Susan and G3 Pimlico Special. read blog
With the potential for heavy rain in Maryland May 16, trainer Eric Guillot likes his chances even more in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (gr. III) with Moreno, a 4-year-old gelding he hopes is sitting on a big year.
Could Bayern be sitting on a career-best performance in Saturday's Preakness Stakes? read blog
The Maryland Jockey Club announced it will add a Preakness Pick 3 wager that will start with a graded stakes Friday, May 16 and end with the Preakness Stakes the following day at Pimlico Race Course.
A major Thoroughbred racing stable was the subject of a 2013 undercover investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which alleges over-medication of and cruelty to horses.
Colorful owner Arnold Heft died in his sleep March 12 at Sunrise at Fox Hill Senior Living Facility in Bethesda, Md. He was 94.
Multiple grade II winner Mission Impazible was represented by his first reported foal when a filly was born Jan. 20 at Hidden Lake Farm in Otisville, N.Y.
Josephine Abercrombie's Versailles, Ky.-based Pin Oak Stud announced that the 2014 stud fee for the recently retired multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Alternation will be $7,500 live foal, stands and nurses.
Hall of Fame trainer gives an update on his Breeders' Cup contenders and Kentucky Derby winner Orb. Shug also discusses Point of Entry and Hymnbook. watch video
Argentinian-bred Ever Rider, looking to follow the path taken by Calidoscopio, heads a field of 10 along with millionaire Pool Play in the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.
East meets West when Verrazano, Alpha, and Pants On Fire head to California to do battle with locals Fed Biz, Centralinteligence, and Goldencents in $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.
Sylvia E. Heft's Eighttofasttocatch led from start to finish and won the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Oct. 19 at Laurel Park for the second time in the past three years. Last year the son of Not For Love finished fifth.
Sylvia E. Heft's Eighttofasttocatch returns to the Maryland Million Classic for the third year in a row, looking for his second victory in the 1 1/8-mile feature on the Maryland Million Day card at Laurel Park.
Making his second start in the U.S., No Jet Lag unleashed a strong turn of foot for a major upset in the Oct. 5 City of Hope Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park as 1-2 favorite Obviously gave up the lead to finish fourth.
Obviously (IRE) looms a standout against eight rivals in the $150,000 City of Hope Mile (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf as he goes for his fourth consecutive graded stakes triumph Oct. 5.
Multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Alternation has been retired and will stand at owner Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud near Versailles, Ky., in 2014. A stud fee has yet to be announced.
In his first start back from injury, Graydar spurted to the early lead and held on to win the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) by three-quarters of a length over Brujo de Olleros Sept. 28 at Belmont Park.
Graydar will take on veteran runners Jackson Bend and Hymn Book and the South American importBrujo de Olleros, in the Sept. 28 Kelso Invitational Handicap (gr. II) hoping to score entry to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).
Favored Prayer for Relief turned the tables on his local nemesis Alternation and held off a determined run from Worldly by a head in the $175,000 Governor's Cup Stakes on the night of Aug. 17.
George and Lori Hall's 5-year-old Pants On Fire took over in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup (gr. II) on July 28 at Monmouth Park after 3-5 favorite Take Charge Indy was pulled up with a condylar fracture to his left front.
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