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  • Hip 118 Dynaformer-Bank Audit was sold for $900,000 at the Keeneland Yearling Sales

    Jacksons Buy Dynaformer Filly for $900,000

    A filly by Dynaformer fetched $900,000 at the second select session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 13. Consigned by Eaton Sales, agent, she was bought by Nicoma, agent for Lael Stable.

  • Hip 116 Distorted Humor-Angel's Nest Sold for $2,050,000 at the Keeneland Yearling Sales

    Distorted Humor Colt Brings $2.050 Million

    A strapping son of Distorted Humor was hammered down for $2,050,000 during at the Sept. 13 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale. Bought by agent Mike Ryan, the colt was consigned by Lane's End, agent.

  • Checking in With My Man Tiznow

    I just returned from a tour at WinStar Farm, and I can still feel grainy bits of Polytrack from their new training track between my toes. It's been a good day.

  • Saving Lives One Step at a Time

    Read the story of Trish Regard of Occidental Farm, who climbs mountains to raise money for breast cancer research in honor of her late mother, who sucumbed to the disease.

  • Protecting Racehorses for Second Careers

    A panel on transitioning Thoroughbred racehorses to second careers during the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 stressed the importance of protecting horses while they're on the track.

  • The Best Gift a Girl Could Ask For

    Beyond the Blinkers looks at the story of Stormy, a retired Thoroughbred racing homeful-turned hunter/jumper, who was given to an injured young girl when she needed him the most.

  • William S. Farish

    Farish Steps Down as Vice Chairman of JC

    William S. Farish, who has served as vice chairman of The Jockey Club since 1983, is stepping down from that position and will be succeeded by Stuart Janney III, effective immediately.

  • Keeneland to Partner With The Greenbrier

    Keeneland and The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia will partner in order to mutually benefit from each other. Both facilities are hoping to attract new customers through the partnership.

  • Crisp won the grade I Santa Anita Oaks in March.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Five Oaks Fillies to Meet Again in Acorn

    A full field of 13 fillies, including five Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contenders, are set to go postward in the June 5 Betfair TVG Acorn Stakes (gr. I) on Belmont Stakes Day at the Jamaica, N.Y.-based Belmont Park.

  • Joel Ammerman of the National Weather Service delivers the updated weather forecast.

    Derby Forecast Improves; Officials Convene

    In the event of inclement weather for the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Churchill Downs personnel, as well as safety officials from the Louisville, Ky., area, are prepared to take precautions.

  • General Quarters takes on Court Vision and 7 others in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes.

    Two Former Derby Horses Meet in Woodford

    Two former Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders will once again race under the twin spires on the first Saturday in May -- this time in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Joanie's Catch at Churchill Downs<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Joanie's Catch Grasping for Lilies

    Joanie's Catch, who boasts a seasoned record of 2-6-6 from 18 starts and earnings of $374,790, has won just one stakes, but she has placed in 11 others, including this year's grade II Forward Gal and Davona Dale.

  • Favorite Blind Luck drew post 5 for the Kentucky Oaks. <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Full Field Ready to Tango in Oaks

    While Blind Luck may headline the 14-horse Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) field this year there are plenty of other fillies that look like they are ready to tango with the daughter of Pollard's Vision.

  • Champagne d'Oro training at Churchill Downs.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Champagne Looking to Celebrate in Oaks

    Southern Equine not only has Champagne d'Oro in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, but its champion broodmare, Better Than Honour, is also scheduled to deliver a Street Cry filly any day.

  • It's Tea Time, Bella Diamante Ready For Oaks

    Two Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopefuls turned in workouts at Keeneland and Lone Star Park April 16. While It's Tea Time breezed four furlongs in :49 flat at Keeneland, Bella Diamante covered five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Lone Star.

  • Beautician

    Beautician Posts Stellar Work at Churchill

    Beautician, who is slated to run in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 in company with her stablemate Noble's Promise, a Derby prospect, at Churchill Downs April 20.

  • Budgetary Woes and Date Cuts Continue in MI

    The Michigan Gaming and Control Board, which announced in early March that it would trim the state's horse racing dates by more than half, has just dealt another blow to the local Thoroughbred industry.

  • Negligee and She Be Wild finished 1-2 in last year's Alcibiades at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    She Be Wild, Negligee Meet Again in Ashland

    While 2-year-old champion filly She Be Wild tops the eight-horse field for the April 3 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, Negligee looks more than prepared to give her a run for the money.

  • Negligee<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Negligee to Make 2010 Debut in Ashland

    The daughter of Northern Afleet is slated to make her big comeback in the April 3 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland for Sovereign Stables, a public partnership group based in New Hampshire.