William Inglis & Son of Australia reported the first horse auction in the People's Republic of China drew a large crowd of onlookers at Guangzhou Racecourse.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred 4-year-old colt Skimming, saved ground along the inside on the way to an eight-length wire-to-wire victory in the $250,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. III) Sunday at Del Mar.
Diamond A Racing's Reciclada led the field on a chase around Monmouth Park's turf track, leading at every call on the way to a two-length win over Mumtaz in Sunday's $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT).
Dixie Union swept by Captain Steve, Thistyranthasclass, and More Than Ready inside the final furlong, and held off the late run of Milwaukee Brew to win the $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) Sunday at Monmouth Park. Captain Steve finished 3/4 lengths back in second, a head in front of Milwaukee Brew.
Jeanne Vance's Lemon Drop Kid won his third consecutive race since adding blinkers after a third-place finish in the Pimlico Special (gr. I), winning the $1,042,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) by two lengths over Cat Thief Sunday at Saratoga.
Bold Edge earned his first group I win Sunday, edging out Lend A Hand by a neck in the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I) at Deauville, France.
Uncharted Haven unleashed a powerful closing run in the stretch to win the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday at Del Mar.
Godolphin Racing's Dubai Millennium, who was retired Saturday after breaking a leg during a workout in Newmarket, England, underwent successful surgery Sunday to correct the lateral condylar fracture of his right hind leg.
Sheikh Marwan al Maktoum's homebred 3-year-old filly Crimplene earned her fourth consecutive win in a group stakes, winning the Vodafone Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) by 1 3/4 lengths over 4-year-old Ela Athena Saturday at Goodwood, England.
Jockey John Velazquez was involved in a spill in the fifth race at Saratoga Saturday, injuring his left shoulder, and was taken to Saratoga Hospital for X-Rays.
Eugene and Laura Melnyk's Graeme Hall upset favored Unshaded and five other 3-year-olds, winning the $400,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) by 1 3/4 lengths Saturday at Saratoga.
River Keen heads a field of eight as the 122 pound highweight for Sunday's $250,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. III) at Del Mar.
Recent Ellis Park allowance winner Personal First, sent off at 11-1, saved ground while pressing the early pace set by Disco Rico and Trippi before drawing off through the stretch to win the $110,000 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. III) by three lengths Friday at Saratoga.
Jeanne G. Vance’s Lemon Drop Kid will start from the rail as the 123-pound highweight in Sunday’s $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga.
Fred W. Hooper, the 102-year-old Florida horse owner-breeder, died early Friday morning in Miami.
In an effort to maximize television coverage of the Triple Crown series, a new post time of 6:04 p.m. (EDT) has been established for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, beginning in 2001.
Golden Eagle Farm's General Challenge, who is being pointed toward a start in the Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 26, drilled six furlongs in 1:10 4/5, handily, at that track Thursday.
Suburban Handicap (gr. II) winner Lemon Drop Kid and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. II) winner Golden Missile were on the track at Saratoga Thursday morning preparing for Sunday's $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I).
A field of seven 3-year-olds will go to post for the $400,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) Saturday at Saratoga, including Godolphin Racing's Curule.
Three Florida operations--Hooper Farms, Mockingbird Farm, and Farnsworth Farms' partnership with Locust Valley Corp. will disperse at the upcoming OBS Fall mixed sale.
Gregory D. Hawkins' Campanile registered his second consecutive victory in the A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Thursday at Saratoga.
Management at Colonial Downs has reportedly told shareholders it will consider closing its four off-track betting centers in Virginia and rely upon other revenue sources, such as management of video lotteries at truck stops in the state of Louisiana, to help supplement purses at the track.
Bourbon Belle repeated her wire-to-wire win in the 1999 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. III) with a front-running 7 1/2 length victory in the second division of this year's split renewal of the race Wednesday at Saratoga.
New Jersey invader Debby D'Or posted a 1 1/4 length win in the first division of the $100,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. III) at Saratoga Racecourse.
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The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Arabian Light did not disappoint as the 3-5 favorite when he posted his second victory in as many lifetime starts with a five-length victory over Stocks Are Rising in the $125,000 Graduation Stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar.
Giant's Causeway (Storm Cat) posted a game three-quarter length victory Wednesday in the Champagne Lanson Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at Goodwood, England for his third win this year in top company.
Robert Brennan, who formerly operated the Due Process Stable racing and breeding entity and was chairman of International Thoroughbred Breeders Inc., was arrested at his home in Colts Neck, N.J. on Tuesday and charged with bankruptcy fraud.
Day two of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky selected yearlings sale in Lexington, Ky. began with an Unbridled colt, Hip No. 297, shattering Wednesday's top price. As the sale concluded, final numbers were positive with the exception of the number of horses that did not meet their reserve prices.
At Keeneland's 2000 July yealring sale, 130 horses were sold for a total of $80,732,000, a 5.1% increase over the $76,815,000 gross in 1999. This year's average of $621,015 was up 6.7% over the $581,932 average last year, and the median was unchanged at $400,000.
A Pennsylvania corporation has filed suit against Canadian horse owner Robert Waxman, claiming that it is owed a percentage of the profits from the sale of the Mr. Prospector--Eaves colt that topped last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.
Todd Pletcher-trained More Than Ready and Impeachment were on the track at Monmouth Park Tuesday morning working toward Sunday's $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I).
Arlington International Racecourse asked the Illinois Racing Board to approve a June 1 start for its 109-day, 2001 racing season to put the area's premier track in a better position to bid for a future Breeders' Cup series.
Efforts to place a pro-casino constitutional amendment on the November general election ballot in Arkansas appears to be falling well short of the number of certified signatures needed, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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Robert Frankel and 3 Plus U Stable spread their influence to Saratoga Monday in the form of Millie’s Quest. The 3-year-old filly upset 11-10 favorite Solvig to win the Lake George Handicap (gr. IIIT) two days after the trainer and owners teamed up to take the Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed as the cause of death of three horses and believed to have caused the deaths of three other horses that have died in eastern Virginia during the past two weeks.
Stronach Stable's Golden Missile breezed five furlongs in 1:04 1/5 over a sloppy Oklahoma training track at Saratoga on Monday in preparation for Sunday's $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I).
Despite the muddy conditions at Saratoga, Tracy Farmer's Albert the Great zipped a half-mile in a quick :48.02 over the Oklahoma training track as he continued to progress toward Saturday's $400,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II).
The probable field for Sunday's $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park continues to grow, with Dogwood Stable announcing Monday that Impeachment could be added to the 1 1/8-mile race.
James E. (Ted) Bassett was honored Saturday by the Kentucky-based A.B. (Happy) Chandler Foundation with its eighth Kentuckian Award.
Jockey Corey Nakatani took off his scheduled mounts Saturday and Sunday after he fractured his right thumb Friday at Del Mar.
Nancy Vanier's Illinois-bred Wade for Me surged to the front at the wire in the $100,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT), winning by a nose over Candleinthedark at Arlington International Sunday.
The Julio Canani-trained 5-year-old gelding Ladies Din earned his second victory since returning from a fifth-place finish in the Dubai Duty Free (UAE-III) at Nad al Sheba in March, winning the $400,000 Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) Sunday at Del Mar.
Jack Garey's Heritage of Gold remained undefeated on the year by defeating reigning distaff champion Beautiful Pleasure in a sloppy renewal of the $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) Sunday at Saratoga.
Last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) second-place finisher Kona Gold returns to the races after a 3 1/2 month freshening in the $200,000 Bing Crosby Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Del Mar.
Ralph Evans' March Magic and the Michael Stidham trainee Impending Bear head a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered in Saturday's Monmouth Park Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. II).
John Rotella's 6-year-old New York-bred Say Florida Sandy heads a field of 11 older sprinters entered in Saturday's $200,000 Philadelphia Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III).
Stonerside Stable's Chilukki will start from post position one when she opposes 10 other 3-year-old fillies in the $250,000 Test Stakes Saturday at Saratoga.
Edward White and Michael Paulson's Hap stalked the leaders in third place through the early going en route to his first career stakes win, a 1 1/4-length victory in Friday's $150,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.
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