A Creative Cause filly was purchased by Kaitar Racing for $850,000 during the April 28 final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
After scoring a big pinhooking profit during the April 28 final session of Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, Billy Koch became emotional when discussing the effort required to get a horse to that point.
Cloud Computing, the third-place finisher in the April 8 Wood Memorial Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G2), has been removed from contention for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and will point to the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1).
Olympic gold medalist Bode Miller has purchased an interest in Kendall Hansen’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) hopeful Fast and Accurate, it was announced April 21.
Todd Pletcher could find himself with another contender on the Triple Crown trail when he sends out late bloomer Action Everyday in the $125,000 Federico Tesio April 22 at Laurel Park.
The Stronach Group announced today that Grammy and Billboard award-winning electronic music artist Zedd will be the special guest artist joining the 2017 Preakness Budweiser InfieldFest May 20.
Judge Lainer Racing's Conquest Mo Money will bypass the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and will train up to the Preakness Stakes (G1) May 20, owner Tom McKenna announced April 18.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Triple Crown, Thoroughbred Racing, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region, Northeast Region
Six horses have been added to the list of Triple Crown nominations following the final stage of late nominations that closed March 20.
America's Best Racing (ABR) announced March 20 that its fourth annual Pre-Preakness Party will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore.
The Budweiser InfieldFest is a full day, eclectic music festival.
Report begins to consider options for Pimlico Race Course facility and Preakness.
Last year, we undertook a review of the prospects of stallions with first 2-year-olds of 2016. The series focused on pedigree and biomechanical values as well as on our impressions of how their offspring performed at the juvenile sales.
Because of a clerical error, Bourbon Lane Stable's Bourbon Empire was inadvertently omitted from the original list of 3-year-olds made eligible during the early nomination phase to compete in the 2017 Triple Crown.
John C. Oxley's Classic Empire, the newly-minted champion 2-year-old of 2016, heads a roster of 418 3-year-olds made eligible during the early nomination phase to compete in the classic races of the 2017 American Triple Crown.
The Maryland Jockey Club continued growing its Thoroughbred product and handle in 2016, announcing Jan. 9 that total handle was up 19.7% from 2015 and in-state wagering was up 18.4%.
Darby Dan Farm's freshman sire Dialed In held onto the title of leading North American first-crop sire, which he claimed after moving past Lane End's Union Rags in late November.
That lump of coal that Pimlico Race Course fans received in their stockings came in the form of official word Dec. 20 that the home of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) would, in 2017, also be the home to only 11 additional days of live racing.
Bode's Dream registered a comfortable front-running victory in the $75,000 House Party Stakes, scoring by 2 3/4 lengths in the first of six $75,000 stakes on the Dec. 10 Juvenile Showcase card at Gulfstream Park.
Arnold Zetcher's Firing Line, runner-up to eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired from racing. A stud deal has not yet been arranged.
Calumet Farm will introduce four new stallions in 2017, led by 2015 champion turf male Big Blue Kitten.
Leading the roster are Creative Cause, Cairo Prince, and Majesticperfection at $15,000.
A filly from the first crop of Hill ‘n’ Dale stallion Violence bought in July for $25,000 returned a quick substantial profit for her owner when sold for $190,000 at the Fasig-Tipton October yearling sale.
The Maryland Jockey Club announced Oct. 14 that tickets for the 2017 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II), and InfieldFest at Pimlico Race Course will go on sale at 10 a.m. EDT, Oct. 17.
Only five passed the entry box for Belmont Park’s $200,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. III), with impressive first-out maiden winner Theory figuring to be the one to beat.
A colt from the first crop of grade I winner Paynter sold for $520,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16, becoming the fourth session's highest-priced horse a bit more than a quarter of the way into the session.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Brimstone Island||William A. Campbell||
|Cozzetti||Dale L. Romans||
|Creative Cause||Mike Harrington||
|Daddy Nose Best||Steven M. Asmussen||
|Dullahan||Dale L. Romans||
|Guyana Star Dweej||Doodnauth Shivmangal||
|Hansen||Michael J. Maker||
|Hierro||Todd A. Pletcher||
|I'll Have Another||Doug F. O'Neill||
|Isn't He Clever||Henry Dominguez||
|Teeth of the Dog||Michael R. Matz||
|Tiger Walk||Ignacio Correas, IV||
|Went the Day Well||James A. Jerkens||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Elusive Quality S.||BEL|
|Edward Babst/Albert Palacios Memorial H.||BTP|
|Roxelana Overnight S.||CD|
|William Walker S.||CD|
|Queen's Cup MPC Chase Hurdle S.||CHL|