Million-dollar winner Silver Tree, out of the barn of Bill Mott, will join top Florida-bred runners in Tampa Bay Downs' Florida Cup Day card on Saturday, a series of six $75,000 stakes on turf and dirt.
Delaware Racing Commission Chairman Bernard J. Daney has been name chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
On-track handle was up 8.9% for the New York Racing Association at Aqueduct during the first three months of 2006 and average daily handle on NYRA races only improved 2.7% from $8,225,983 to $8,438,303.
The Green Monkey, who sold for the world record price of $16 million earlier this year, arrived at trainer Todd Pletcher's Churchill Downs barn Friday.
Robert F. Flynn announced his resignation from the New York Racing Association's Board of Trustees April 7, citing his responsibilities as executive director of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.
Scott Jordan, who was an assistant starter at Churchill Downs, has been named head starter.
Neil Pessin is from Lexington and has stabled at Keeneland for years. On the opening day of the spring meeting Friday, his Chin High pulled a major upset in the $150,000 Central Bank Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds.
The two geldings, Skeleton Crew and Final Copy, head a small field for the Sunday feature at Keeneland.
The first meet with a Polytrack surface proved not only to produce solid footing but also solid financial figures.
Gulfstream Park will debut its 10-table card room April 8. The room is open from noon to midnight every live race day and will remain open throughout the year.
The impact of the deadly mare reproductive loss syndrome has been minimal on central Florida horse farms this year, but experts say steps should be taken to limit future problems in the area's vast equine industry.
- By Tom LaMarra
The grandstand/clubhouse facility at Penn National Race Course is in the final days of its almost 34-year history. Racing fans with a fondness for the track with a mountain view are expected to make the trip for the final two nights of racing.
Hurricane Run, the winner of the 2005 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I), continues to head the list of "World's Leading Horses, compiled by the World Rankings Supervisory Committee under the International Federation of Racing Authorities.
The catalog for the 2006 Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training is now online. A total of 378 head have been entered in the sale that will be conductted Tuesday, May 16 in the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, California beginning at 10:30 a.m.
An ankle injury suffered during a workout has knocked Stevestan Stable's French Park out of consideration for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and wagering on the filly (#10) has been suspended in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.
Maryland-based ST Publishing launched its third newspaper April 7 with the first edition of The Special at Keeneland. The tabloid will cover the 2006 spring Thoroughbred meet at Keeneland with five editions planned for April 7, April 14, April 18 (the day of the 2-year-old sale), April 21, and April 26.
Traditional Bank will match donations made to The Race For Education during Keeneland's spring race meet, April 7–28, through the foundation's Racehorse Nomination Program.
Del Mar's richest and deepest stakes program will feature 30 races worth $7,150,000 during its 67th summer racing season from July 19-Sept. 6.
Unbridled Time, a multiple stakes-winning son of Unbridled's Song, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Mystery Time won April 5.
Amerman Racing's Balance, a two-time grade I stakes winner who looms as a strong favorite in Saturday's Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, emerged as a strong 2-1 favorite on the opening day of betting in Pool 3 of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.
Godolphin's unbeaten Discreet Cat, a dazzling winner of the UAE Derby (UAE-II) at Dubai's Nad Al Sheba last month, stood as a surprising favorite following the opening day of betting in Pool 3 of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
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