Prairie Slam, a 2-year-old colt by Grand Slam consigned by Ciaran Dunne's Wavertree Stables, Inc. was sold to Frank Calabrese for $180,000 to top the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.
Take Charge Lady was pointed toward the June 29 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), but instead, trainer Ken McPeek has decided to give the 3-year-old filly about a month off. McPeek said the filly hasn't been eating well, and some blood work indicated she's "a touch dehydrated," said the trainer.
Fourteen horses are expected to compete in Sunday's Queen's Plate at Woodbine. Some of the runners had their final workouts Wednesday, including Shaws Creek.
Churchill Downs Inc., through its simulcasting network, has created a pick 4 linking four races at four of the tracks under the Churchill ownership umbrella, starting on June 22.
Among the probables for Saturday's grade I Ogden Phipps Handicaps are two grade I winners, Critical Eye and Raging Fever.
TCA gives $20,000 to KTOB emergency fund...Jockey Shane Laviolette a winner on Father's Day at Arlington.
The New York Turf Writers Association is readying for its annual awards dinner, held this year on Aug. 19. Among this yera's honorees are Ogden Phipps.
The costs of problem gambling could outweigh the economic benefits if Ohio's seven racetracks were permitted to install slot machines, according to a draft report by a committee studying the impact of gambling in the state.
Romantic Liason provided Pat Eddery with win number 4,493, the Queen Mary Stakes (Eng-III) win at Royal Ascot Wednesday equaling Lester Piggott's number of victories. Only Richard Gordon, with 4,870, has more among English riders.
Running back on just a few days rest, Just James won the Jersey Stakes (Eng-III) Wednesday during the Royal Ascot meeting.
Frankie Dettori rode Grandera to victory in the Prince of Wales Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, giving trainer Saeed bin Suroor his third successive win in the race.
Wingsea, the dam of millionaire Polar Expedition was sold Wednesday to Dede McGehee for $2,000 in a public auction in Fayette County (Lexington, Ky.) Circuit Court.
Gtech Holdings, a lottery systems operator and co-owner of Turfway Park, reported first quarter earnings that were 6-7 cents higher than analysts' expectations.
In what clearly has become one of most interesting race meets in North America, Colonial Downs will kick off its 2002 season the weekend of June 21-23 with 30 races, all of them scheduled for the turf.
The Saddle Brook Corp. of Amarillo, Texas, is blazing a new trail on undeveloped land expected to be home to a new racetrack in the Lone Star State.
War Emblem galloped 1 3/8 miles at Santa Anita Park on Tuesday, marking the Our Emblem colt's return to the track for the first time since his bid to win the Triple Crown failed in the June 8 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
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