Ladies Din, an 8-year-old gelding who has earned nearly $2 million, heads the field for Saturday's $200,000 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) at Bay Meadows.
A Foxtrail colt brought $160,000 Thursday to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's April sale of 2-year-olds in training. Pharmaceutical executive Eugene Melnyk purchased the chestnut prospect from Halcyon Hammock Farm, agent.
Saturday's $100,000 Fort Marcy Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 mile at Aqueduct is supposed to be the first stakes race run on grass in New York this year. With forecasts calling for more than an inch of rain from Friday night into Saturday, horses entered for the main track only may be in luck.
Kentucky Derby candidate Outta Here was put through his final major Run for the Roses preparation at Hollywood Park on Thursday, working five furlongs in :59 4/5 handily over a fast main track. The move was the second fastest of the 29 clocked at the distance.
Heavy favorite Lilac Queen remained undefeated in three North American starts and gave trainer Bobby Frankel yet another stakes win with a sharp victory in the $112,100 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Thursday.
Cincinnati Thoroughbred owner and trainer Hal Wadsworth, 69, died suddenly in his barn at River Downs
In a switch to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) post position selection process, the "blind" draw used to establish the order of selection for post positions will now be conducted upon the close of entries in the Churchill Downs racing office.
Seven members of the United States Navy will present the garland of roses to the winner of the Kentucky Derby as part of Churchill Downs' 'Operation Sea Heroes.'
A survey of Minnesota residents indicates 70% support a plan to open a racino at Canterbury Park as a means to raise revenue for the state budget.
Richard Englander's Boston Common makes his seasonal debut in Saturday's Vigil Stakes at Woodbine Racecourse, facing Wake at Noon, 2002 Canadian Horse of the Year.
It was an important morning for Empire Maker and trainer Bobby Frankel, as the Derby favorite went out for his much-anticipated schooling session in the gate. Known for his erratic gate behavior, the son of Unbridled provided a few anxious moments, but in the end passed his test in fine style.
Two-year-old Hasslefree, owned by Robert and Beverly Lewis, became the first winner for grade I winner Forestry
Handicapper Jim Quinn has been appointed to the newly-formed position of Players' Representative for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Wagering Integrity Alliance.
NBC Sports president Ken Schanzer will deliver the keynote address during the 12th annual Collegiate Sports Journalism Seminar at Churchill Downs, which is scheduled for April 24-27.
Two horses that raced at Lone Star Park April 13 tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies, which brings the total number of horses to test positive in Texas this year to eight.
Jockey Patrick Valenzuela will ride Everest Stables' Island Fashion in the May 2 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), his agent, Nick Cosato, said Wednesday.
With no workouts at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby contenders, it was a relatively quiet morning Thursday at the Louisville, Kentucky track. The lack of activity on the track did not diminish backside buzz centered around horses that are still "on the bubble" for the May 3 race.
Evolving Tactics, who was under consideration for the May 3 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will not be shipped from Ireland for the race, The Blood-Horse has learned.
The Mid-Atlantic Cooperative and the Churchill Downs Simulcast Network continued negotiations April 24 in the wake of a standoff that threatens simulcast of the May 3 Kentucky Derby to wagering outlets in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker, who looms a strong favorite for the May 3 Kentucky Derby, has made the cover of a popular mainstream magazine.
A more buoyant third session did much to restore the fortunes of the Australian Easter yearling sale, which concluded Thursday in Sydney.
For the second consecutive year, Kim Loves Bucky has won the Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. The 6-year-old gelding completed the 1 1/2-mile turf distance in 2:29.39, with Man From Wicklow a half-length back in second, and Williams News a nose behind for third.
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