Three Wonders stalked unchallenged early leader Field Cat from second position before sweeping by that rival in the final furlong to win the $250,900 Kent Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday at Delaware Park. Over firm turf, Three Wonders completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.95 with Pat Day in the irons.
Sam-Son Farms' homebred 3-year-old colt Scatter the Gold won the $283,800 Prince of Wales Stakes--the second jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown-- Sunday at Fort Erie. Scatter the Gold won for the first time last month when he won the first leg of the Triple Crown, the Queen's Plate Stakes.
European shippers Pine Dance and Hymn, both racing on Lasix for the first time, swept the top two spots of the $194,000 American Derby (gr. IIT) at Arlington International Sunday.
Trudy McCaffery, John Toffan and Robert Sangster's Bienamado reeled in early pacesetter Self Feeder racing into the third turn and drew away through the stretch to win the $250,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) by 1 1/2 lengths Sunday at Hollywood Park. Deploy Venture finished second, 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Single Empire.
Michael Pegram's 3-year-old colt Captain Steve employed similar racing tactics to those used in his Iowa Derby victory earlier this month to win the $300,000 winner's share of the $500,000 Swaps Stakes (gr. I) Sunday at Hollywood Park. After Tiznow angled out for racing room, the full brother of Budroyale rallied for second place, 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner.
Fujita Yoshio's 5-year-old mare Lu Ravi won Sunday's $600,900 Delaware Handicap by a length over 1999 Delaware Handicap winner Tap To Music.
Trainer Joe Garcia Jr. and Squirtle Squirt both earned their first graded stakes wins Sunday when the latter crossed the finish line two lengths clear of Legendary Weave to win the $105,900 Hollywood Juvenile Championship.
Stonehedge Farm's 6-year-old gelding Blazing Sword used a ground-saving trip under jockey Jose Rivera II to earn a one-length victory in the $250,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Arlington International. Over a fast track, the Kathleen O'Connell trainee completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.59.
Fox Hill Farms' Jostle led at every call en route to an upset victory over heavily favored Secret Status in the $350,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park.
The California Horse Racing Board on Wednesday issued a complaint against three-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bob Baffert after an independent laboratory confirmed that a split sample taken from one of his horses tested positive for morphine, an illegal Class I drug first detected by the board's official laboratory, Truesdail.
The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale began in Lexington, Ky. on Wednesday, with two colts each selling for $250,000 before a Lord Carson filly stepped into the ring to sell for $350,000.
When icy conditions develop during the winter, people and their automobiles slip and slide. So do horses.
If your foal is orphaned at birth, or rejected by his dam, your first consideration is to get him to ingest some colostrum.
Recent research in Great Britain on grass founder is providing new strategies that might help prevent laminitis.
Modern technology has provided the veterinarian and horse owner with many sophisticated tools. However, a good teasing program is still essential for insuring success in an equine breeding program, writes Les Sellnow in the February edition of The Horse.
An aortic rupture is a rare, but deadly, condition in the horse.
The ear is a complex and delicate part of the horse's anatomy.
The Keeneland July selected yearling sale began on a strong note Monday, July 18.
The Internet Gambling Prohibition Act (H.R. 3125) failed to get the necessary two-thirds majority vote when it was considered by the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday night.
Davis Etkin, founder and longtime president of the Capital Region Off-track Betting Corp. in upstate New York, was sentenced to two years in jail and fined $100,000 for misusing public funds and attempting to bribe a witness in a grand jury investigation.
Mark Feldman, executive vice president of E! Entertainment Television network, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Magna Entertainment Corporation.
Sprint champion Artax, who has been returned to training after covering 93 mares this year at Clermont Farm near Germantown, N.Y., will stand next year at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.
The Heath Brook Project in central Florida moved closer to a possible ground breaking date after the developer completed the purchase of 70 acres of Dudley Farm on Friday.
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Lyme disease is an illness caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been used in humans to disintegrate kidney stones and treat musculoskeletal problems. The technology also has shown promise in alleviating bone and tendon ailments in the horse.
Rob's Spirit swept to the lead at the top of the stretch and pulled away to win the $150,000 Lexington Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths over soft turf Sunday at Belmont Park.
Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's 3-year-old filly Petruska rallied from just off the pace to win the Kildangan Stud Irish Oaks by 5 1/2 lengths over Melikah Sunday at the Curragh.
Richter Scale earned his first grade I win and broke Laurel Park's track record for six furlongs, winning the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash by 1 3/4 lengths Saturday.
Joe Orseno trainee Perfect Sting rallied through the stretch to win the $250,000 New York Handicap by a head over pacesetter Snow Polina Saturday at Belmont Park.
Stronach Stable's Milwaukee Brew rallied late to win the $300,000 Ohio Derby by a head Saturday at Thistledown.
Unbeaten Hallowed Dreams extended her win streak to 16--equaling the modern American record for consecutive wins by a Thoroughbred co-held by Citation and Cigar--when she beat three other 3-year-old fillies in the $38,800 Dixie Miss Stakes at Louisiana Downs.
Stronach Stable earned its third grade II win of the day when 12-1 Euchre beat 18-1 Sultry Substitute to the wire in the $150,000 Bel Air Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park.
A pair of horses trained by Bernard Flint, owned by Richard, Bertram, and Elaine Klein, and ridden by Pat Day swept the two graded stakes at Calder Race Course Saturday.
Saturday's total handle of $8,141,705 on Calder Race Course's 12-race Summit of Speed card, which featured over $1-million in purses on sprint races, broke Calder's previous handle record of $7,626,472.
Jockey Lonnie Meche suffered a hairline fracture to a bone in his left foot during an incident in the starting gate prior to the ninth race at Arlington International on Thursday.
Another Win For Gold Beauty
A new equine influenza vaccine may be available soon for veterinary use.
When you design stalls for your horses, one important consideration is whether you want to provide them with a chance to make contact with their neighbors.
Fair Grounds has doubled its “Great Post Challenge” bonus—now awarding $1 million to any horse which wins both the grade II Louisiana Derby and the grade I Kentucky Derby in 2001.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has created a Racehorse Adoption Referral Program to help with Thoroughbred adoptions and retirements.
Agnes World, a Kentucky-bred son of Danzig, became the first Japanese-trained horse to win a group I race in Great Britain when he won Thursday's Darley July Cup at Newmarket, England.
Richter Scale will attempt to win his first Grade I race in his sixth attempt when he takes on six rivals in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Saturday at Laurel Park.
Hallowed Dreams, undefeated in 15 career starts, will attempt to tie the modern day national record for consecutive wins--held by Citation and Cigar--when she is opposed by four other 3-year-old fillies in the $40,000 Dixie Miss Stakes Saturday at Louisiana Downs.
Citation Ends Career On Winning Note
A federal prosecutor wants a Houston judge to punish J.T. Lundy for executing a plan to kill Alydar for insurance money.
Racing apparently has lost specific exemptions in the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act after House of Representative leaders on Tuesday agreed on compromise language designed to improve the bill's chances of approval in a vote that could come on the House floor next week.
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