The British Horseracing Authority May 12 announced the addition of Sweden to the list of racing nations whose runners in Great Britain are exempt from pre-race sampling requirements.
Trainer Patrick Biancone signed the ticket on a $570,000 War Front colt March 4 at the Barretts Select 2-year-olds in training sale.
WinStar Farm has released a short video of one of the first foals by 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver standing for the first time. Watch Video
Grade I-placed Harlan's Ruby made her 2011 debut a winning one with a victory in the $50,000 Valdale Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Feb. 26 at Turfway Park.
Gloria de Campeao, winner of the 2010 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I), will begin his stallion career in Sweden.
Koolmen Racing Stable's Orchestrator determinedly held off Age of Humor after a long stretch duel, prevailing by a neck under Alex Solis to take the $125,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) March 27 at Turfway Park.
Desk Farms' Helen Belen, who romped by nearly 15 lengths in the Valdale Stakes last out, is one of a trio of 3-year-old fillies highweighted at 121 pounds for the $125,000 Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) March 27 at Turfway Park.
5-year-old Richard's Kid was named Maryland-bred horse of the year for 2009. Other winners include three runners sired by leading Maryland sire Not For Love.
Helen Belen, owned by Mike Schnell's Desk Farms, won her first stakes in the Feb. 20 Valdale Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Turfway Park, and in the process gave her owner and trainer their first stakes victories.
"We are going to California," proclaimed Ken Ramsey after his homebred 2-year-olds Lisa's Kitten and Kera's Kitten each captured victories in a pair of $100,000 stakes over the turf course at Retama Park on the night of Oct. 24.
Trainer Mike Maker shipped in a pair of Kitten's Joy juveniles owned by prominent owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey hoping their performances will propel them to the World Championships Nov. 6 and 7 at Santa Anita Park.
Most Welcome, an English group II winner and sire of champions, was euthanized in Sweden because of a fractured pastern.
Youbet.com has signed three agreements that will enable its members to watch and wager on racing from South Africa, Sweden, additional tracks in the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico, providing nearly 24-hour-a-day racing coverage.
Scientific Games and a Swedish company will combine to launch the V75, a pick seven with a 10-cent minimum wager and the potential for multimillion-dollar payoffs, through Philadelphia Park and its Turf Clubs.
Three-time stakes winners Champali and Grey Comet are scheduled to meet for the first time in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds March 1 at Turfway Park. The Battaglia is the final local prep for the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes March 22 at the Kentucky track.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|All County||John Paul Pucek||
|Cactus Cadillac||David E. Pate||
|For Royalty||Michael J. Maker||
|Helen Belen||William J. Denzik, Jr.||
|Henry's Posse||Stephanie S. Beattie||
|Hot Citizen||Justin R. Evans||
|Lisa's Kitten||Michael J. Maker||
|Mesa Rose||Philip A. Sims||
|Offlee Funny||Walter M. Bindner, Jr.||
|Seasoned||Albert M. Stall, Jr.||
|Sister Resistor||Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.||
|Southern Sonata||William R. Helmbrecht||
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