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  • Hip 222 by Twirling Candy for $850,000

    Twirling Candy Colt Tops at OBS for $850,000

    A Twirling Candy colt was bought by a partnership of Al Shaqab Racing, WinStar, and China Horse Club for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Hip 182 sold for $625,000 at the OBS March Sale

    Curlin Colt Brings $625,000 at OBS

    A Curlin colt who breezed a quarter-mile in :21 was purchased by MMG Stables for $625,000 to become the second-highest offering about two-thirds through the first session of the OBS sale of 2-year-olds March 15.

  • OBS March Sale

    Signs Point Toward Positive OBS Sale

    There are so many factors that can affect the outcome of a horse sale it is often difficult to predict a probable outcome. But all signs are pointing toward a positive Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds.

  • Hip 257 during the OBS March Undertack Show

    Horses to Watch for OBS Day 1

    Following is a list of horses to watch during the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s sale of 2-year-olds in training that begins March 15 at 11 a.m. EDT.

  • Hip 73 by Into Mischief was 1 of 14 top times

    14 Share Fastest Workout Time at OBS

    Three Into Mischief fillies and offspring of four freshmen sires were among 14 horses that shared the fastest eighth of a mile workout time of :09 4/5 during the March 9 first of three under tack workout sessions.

  • A horse breezes during the Fasig-Tipton Florida Undertack Preview.

    Curlin Filly Out of Fasig-Tipton Sale

    A Curlin filly expected to be among the top offerings at the March 2 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training has been withdrawn after a sore shin was detected late Feb. 29.

  • Hip 112 at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale under tack show

    Fastest F-T Work Time Shared by 10 Horses

    The Feb. 29 under tack workouts for the March 2 Fasig-Tipton Florida sale of 2-year-olds in training resulted in 10 horses tying for the fastest time of :10 at the popular distance of an eighth of a mile.

  • Hip No. 7, a Macho Uno filly, is one of 7 juveniles, who worked eighth of a mile in :9 4/5.

    F-T March Bellwether for Juvenile Sales

    The North American Thoroughbred industry will be watching with rapt attention Wednesday, March 2, when Fasig-Tipton launches the 2-year-olds in training sale season with the March sale at Gulfstream Park.

  • Timber Country

    Champion Timber Country Dies at Age 24

    Timber Country, the champion 2-year-old male of 1994 and 1995 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner who went on to a successful stallion career in Japan, died Feb. 24 at Lex Stud in Hokkaido at age 24.

  • Entries Strong for Sunland Park's Return

    It appears that life at Sunland Park is returning to normal as the New Mexico track is prepared to race Feb. 26 for the first time in more than a month as an outbreak of equine herpesvirus appears to have abated.

  • 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.