Churchill Downs Inc. reported a decline in net income for 2009, as well as a fourth-quarter loss for the year.
Ten-year-old Holiday Runner, a grade I stakes producer and the sale-topper at the 2009 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale, died the morning of Feb. 6 because of foaling complications.
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She Be Wild is evidence of the old formula, 'Return to the sire the best blood of his dam.'
Reiley McDonald purchases the bay juvenile for Brushwood Stables.
Flanders, whose hard fought victory in the 1994 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) was chosen by readers of The Blood-Horse as the race of the year, was euthanized in mid-February.
Hermen Greenberg, breeder of 1993 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Colonial Affair, died Feb. 28.
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Vale of York, longshot winner of the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), will make his 3-year-old debut in the $250,000 Al Bastikiya Stakes March 4 at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
Officials with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and New York State Racing and Wagering Board said March 2 they are looking into loans made by Ahmed Zayat to two brothers convicted in connection with illegal bookmaking.
Horse of the Year recorded her first in-company work of 2010, and her second to last scheduled move before an expected start in the March 13 New Orleans Ladies Handicap.
The first of 100,000 trading cards of champions Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta were handed out March 2 as free souvenirs of the $5 million Apple Blossom Invitational (gr. I) at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming April 9.
Fisher of Men, a 7-year-old son of Saint Ballado, will stand at R. Frank Tatman's P.B. & J Farm near Belen, N.M.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort is having a hard time getting its 2010 meet under way.
Trainer David Matthew Taylor died Feb. 26 at his Oxford, Pa., home.
The Jockey Club's 2010 Online Fact Book was released March 2 on the organization's Web site at jockeyclub.com.
Two yearlings sired by Redoute's Choice shared top honors when sold for Aust$400,000 ($359,228) each at the March 2 second session of the Melbourne Premier Sale being conducted by Inglis & Son in Australia.
Blake Agency's Ron Blake and Lexington-based bloodstock agent Hanzly Albina are combining their business interests and are forming a new company called Blake-Albina Thoroughbred Services.
With a lull in the stakes action, this is a good time to complete a Top 20 list in what has been a wide-open year.
Maryland's 2010 Equine Census will be the second of its kind, the first having been conducted in 2002. The MHIB hopes to learn how the equine industry has changed.
Beginning March 2, Keeneland race fans can, for the first time ever, purchase an annual pass -- good for general admission each day of both the 2010 spring and fall race meets -- for $50.
Time to reevaluate some of the horses and races, and a look at the Sham Stakes and several classy maiden and allowance races.
Following Conveyance's game win in the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park, Sheikh Rashid has decided to keep the colt in the United States.
Strangles, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus subspecies equi (often referred to as S. equi) is a highly contagious disease of horses worldwide. Recent discussion at the AAEP Convention confirms that strangles remains an important clinical problem that can be frustrating to both horse owners and veterinarians.
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