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  • Divisidero won the American Turf (gr. IIT).

    New Year, New Rider for Divisidero

    Gunpowder Farm's Divisidero will have a new rider when the 4-year-old son of Kitten's Joy makes his first start since last July in the $150,000 Canadian Turf (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 27.

  • Three Aqueduct Riders Fined by NYSGC

    Three jockeys at Aqueduct Racetrack have been fined by the New York State Gaming Commission for "failure to ride in a professional manner" in separate incidents earlier in February.

  • Moanin rolls to victory in the February Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-nLnMwQ3">Order This Photo</a>

    NY-Bred Moanin Sets Track Record in Japan

    Moanin, a New York-bred son of Henny Hughes, unleashed a quick turn of foot at the top of the stretch and continued his momentum for a 1 1/4-length victory in the February Stakes (Jpn-I) at Tokyo Racecourse Feb. 21.

  • Vicar

    1999 Florida Derby Winner Vicar Dies

    Vicar, the 1999 Florida Derby and Fountain of Youth Stakes (both gr. I) winner, died Jan. 24 at the Korean Racing Authority's Jeju Stud Farm as a result of a "throat obstruction," according to the KRA.

  • More EHV-1 Positives at Sunland Park

    As Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino proceeds with plans to resume live racing later in February despite an outbreak of equine herpesvirus, the New Mexico Livestock Board reported Feb. 15 there have been four new cases.

  • Page McKenney wins the General George Stakes.

    Page McKenney Sprints to General George Win

    Page McKenney, a 6-year-old route specialist, posted his first graded stakes victory and first in a sprint Feb. 15 when he wore down Majestic Affair to win the General George Stakes (gr. III) at Laurel Park.

  • David Ingordo

    Agent Ingordo Named to KHRC

    Lexington-based bloodstock agent David Ingordo, who was responsible for selecting the great Zenyatta for Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss as a yearling, has been added to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • 'All Others' Favored in Future Wager Pool 2

    Undefeated Mohaymen (15) and Nyquist (17) were the top individual horses, while the mutuel field option, or "all others" (24), was favored when Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed Feb. 14.

  • Equine herpesvirus

    64 Equine Herpesvirus Positives at Sunland

    Officials at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino are working to curtail an outbreak of equine herpesvirus that has resulted in 64 horses testing positive, including six that have died, and could impact the track's premier race.

  • The $395,000 sale topper was Flashy American.

    Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale Posts Declines

    The Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale concluded Feb. 9 with across-the-board declines as buyers continued to be selective and competitive on the upper echelon horses and little demand for lesser quality offerings.

  • Flashy American brought $395,000 during the second day of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale in Lexington.

    Flashy American, Funfair Light Up Bid Board

    Graded stakes winner Flashy American and stakes-winning Funfair sold in quick succession for $395,000 and $350,000, respectively, Feb. 9 during the second day of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale

  • Fasig-Tipton February Mixed Sale

    Demand for Quality at F-T Winter Mixed Sale

    There were few surprises during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale, with buyers continuing to show selectivity for quality stock while there was little demand for cheaper horses.

  • Maggie d'Oro, Hip 55, brings $210,000.

    Mare In Foal to Scat Daddy Brings $210,000

    Maggie d'Oro, a 6-year-old mare in foal to the late stallion Scat Daddy, was purchased by Green Lantern Stables for $210,000 during the early portion of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale's first session Feb. 8.

  • New Motion Filed in Illinois HBPA Suit

    Plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the president and executive director of the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association are seeking to have other board members added to the litigation as defendants.

  • Halling

    Godolphin's Halling Dies at Age 25

    Halling, a son of Diesis who provided Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin with some of its earliest success at the group I level, died Feb. 2 at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England, as a result of the infirmities of old age.

  • Flamboyant (left) catches Obviously to win the San Gabriel Stakes.

    Chiropractor, Flamboyant Vie in San Marcos

    Grade I winner Chiropractor and upset San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Flamboyant both figure to be running late as they head the eight-horse field in the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 6.

  • Equine Sale Repositories Under Scrutiny

    Information and analysis of endoscopic exams and radiographs placed within repositories at major sales were designed to assist with the auction process, but they continue to pose issues for veterinarians, buyers, and sellers.

  • Unbeaten champion Nyquist heads the list of Triple Crown nominees.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Sentient-Jet-Breeders-Cup-Juve/i-nGrfWc4">Order This Photo</a>

    Zayat, Baffert Top 368 Early Crown Noms

    Bolstered by having the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with American Pharoah, owner Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert have nominated the largest numbers of 3-year-olds among the 368 nominated to this year's series.

  • Strong U.S. Contingent for Dubai World Cup

    Led by 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, a strong contingent of U.S.-based horses head the nominees to this year's $10-million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Dream Dance DQ'd From Golden Rod Third

    Stoneway Farm's Dream Dance has been disqualified from her third-place finish in the 2015 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs after she tested positive for an overage phenylbutazone.

  • Hip 445, a colt by Frankel out of Our Echezeau.

    Frankel Colt Tops New Zealand Yearling Sale

    The first yearling sired by European Horse of the Year Frankel to be auctioned in the Southern Hemisphere was sold for NZ$1.3 million (US$843,232) during the Jan. 26 final day of the Karaka 2016 Premier Sale.

  • Tepin
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    Tepin, Airoforce Work Toward Tampa Bay Stakes

    After sending out at least 17 horses for works Sunday, the Mark Casse stable had another busy day Monday, Jan. 25, with champion Tepin and 3-year-old Airoforce on the work tab at Palm Meadows Training Center.

  • Strong Start to New Zealand Yearling Sale

    A diverse group of international buyers led to across-the-board increases for key figures during the Jan. 25 first day of the two-day Karaka premier sale conducted by New Zealand Bloodstock.

  • John T. Ward

    Ward No Longer KHRC Executive Director

    Former trainer John T. Ward has left his position as executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, the second major leadership departure at the regulatory agency since Matt Bevin assumed office as governor.

  • Old Friends Barn Destroyed by Fire

    A fire at Old Friends retirement farm near Georgetown, Ky., has destroyed the organization's hospital/quarantine barn. Alphabet Soup and Archie's Echo were safely evacuated.

  • Arch

    Claiborne Stallion Arch Dies at Age 21

    Arch, the sire of 11 grade I winners, died Jan. 20 of an apparent heart attack, according to Bernie Sams, representative of Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., where the 21-year-old son of Kris S. stood at stud.

  • KY Ag Commissioner Addresses Farm Managers

    For Kentucky horse breeding to achieve success with its 2016 legislative priority item, breeders and others need to become proactive within the legislative process, according to state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles.

  • Bob Baffert

    Fourth Outstanding Trainer Eclipse to Baffert

    Successfully managing American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep and Breeders' Cup Classic was a transcendent season in the sport of Thoroughbred racing, and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was rewarded with his fourth Eclipse.

  • Third Straight Eclipse Award for Castellano

    Javier Castellano was voted outstanding jockey after he exceeded his own previous single-season earnings record as his mounts in 2015 earned $28,120,767, surpassing his previous mark of $26,219,907 in 2013.

  • Joanne and Ahmed Zayat

    Zayat Family OK After Fire in Hotel Suite

    Ahmed and Joanne Zayat, in South Florida where their American Pharoah is expected to be crowned with racing's top honor later today, are OK following a fire in the couple's suite late Jan. 15 at the Diplomat.

  • Veracity, a 5-year-old Distorted Humor mare offered as a broodmare prospect, was purchased for $460,000.

    Ryan Wins Bidding Battle for Veracity

    Veracity, a 5-year-old Distorted Humor mare offered as a broodmare prospect, was purchased by Mike Ryan, agent, for $460,000 during the late stages of Keeneland's January horses of all ages second session.

  • Roan Inish brought $500,000 during  the second session of Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale.

    Roan Inish Brings $500,000 at Keeneland

    Canadian Oaks winner Roan Inish, an Elusive Quality mare in foal to Arch, was purchased by Evelyn Benoit for $500,000 during the second session of Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale.

  • Summer Solo, Hip 259, was purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson for $700,000.

    Leigh Dispersal Horses on Top at Keeneland

    Two back-to-back offerings from the partial dispersal of the Estate of Sarah J. Leigh became the new toppers at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11 when they were purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson.

  • Hip 230 by Arch sold for $450,000.

    Arch Filly Second $450,000 Yearling

    A 2015 Arch filly produced from the Seeking the Gold mare Seeking Atlantis was purchased by Virginia Kraft Payson for $450,000 during the opening session of Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale Jan. 11.

  • Peace Burg Withdrawn From Keeneland Sale

    Peace Burg, listed in the catalog as the only mare at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in foal to leading sire War Front, has been withdrawn after producing a filly from that mating.

  • Full Salute won the Hall of Fame Stakes at Parx Racing Sept. 26.

    Full Salute, Sheikh of Sheikhs Top Hutcheson

    Stakes winners Full Salute and Sheikh of Sheikhs top the field of seven 3-year-olds entered in the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 2, one of five stakes on the first Saturday card of 2016.

  • Page McKenney won the Richard B. Small Stakes at Laurel Park in November

    Page McKenney, Miss Mischief in Laurel Stakes

    Hard-knocking campaigner Page McKenney hopes to keep alive his streak of finishing in the top three in 21 consecutive races, mostly stakes, when he tops the field for the Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel Park Jan. 2.

  • Om

    Om Looks to Rebound in Mathis Brothers Mile

    Multiple grade II winner Om, who finished a disappointing third in the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) at 4-5 odds, tops the 12-horse field entered in the $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (gr. IIT)on Santa Anita Park's Dec. 26 opener.