The D. Wayne Lukas-trained duo of Ozzie Cat and Scrimshaw, two last-minute contenders for Saturday's Fountain of Youth (gr. I) and Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, were put through their final preparations Monday.
Heiligbrodt's Racing Stable Posse set a track record for five furlongs Monday at Fair Grounds.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has catalogued 503 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florid.. The number represents a 23.6% increase over last year's total of 407.
Racing and breeding news and information.
Fair Grounds Race Course will decrease its purses, effective with this Saturday's card, track officials announced Monday.
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's Ten Cents A Shine worked Monday morning in preparation for Saturday's $200,000, grade I Fountain of Youth Stakes for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park in Florida.
Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens pulled off an upset with First Blush in the six furlong Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park on opening day, Jan. 3, and now is taking aim at Saturday's $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes (gr, II).
Composure's victory in the Las Virgenes Stakes has put the daughter of Touch Gold on the Derby trail, along with the exciting newcomer Man Among Men, winner of the Sham Stakes.
A yearling filly by champion and dual classic winner Charismatic brought the top price of $64,000 Sunday during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale at the Newtown Paddocks near Lexington.
Millionaire Good Journey has been sold to Australian interests for an undisclosed sum and will enter stud in that country
The number of mares bred in Kentucky in 2002 -- the year after mare reproductive loss syndrome first hit -- fell by 3.4% from 2001, but the state's broodmare population remains 33% higher than it was a decade earlier, according to figures released by The Jockey Club.
- By Scott Davis
The State of Florida has opened an investigation into the post mortem amputation of the rear right leg of Casual Conflict following the horse's breakdown and subsequent euthanization at Gulfstream on Feb. 3.
- By Dan Lauletta
Top New York trainer Gary Contessa is awaiting word on a ruling after at least five of his horses tested positive for the banned substance, ephedra.
Jockey Donnie Meche has been given a six-month suspension as a result of an incident at the Louisiana track on Jan. 23 when the jockey's mount, 2-5 favorite Cleaning House, finished third.
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