Indian Charlie, sire of multiple champions, was euthanized the morning of Dec. 15.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
His pedigree an intricate pattern of Hyperion and Nearctic crosses, Japan Cup Dirt victor Transcend is a running reminder of U.S. breeding's loss of Wild Rush to Japan 8 years ago.
Thirteen colts and geldings will do battle in the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. Can you predict the complete order of finish? Predict the Order
Mensa Heat, a four-time winner since being claimed April 15 by Ted H. West, is among seven set to go in the $80,000 On Trust Handicap on closing day of the fall meet Dec. 18 at Hollywood Park.
The California Horse Racing Board agreed Dec. 15 to extend the license of account wagering firm TwinSpires.com after receiving assurance that parent company Churchill Downs Inc. would meet with the Jockeys' Guild.
Laurel Park ends it meet Dec. 17 with division-ending stakes for 2-year-olds, the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship and the $75,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship.
Jason Shandler, Tom LaMarra and Les Instone from TwinSpires.com handicap the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park. watch video
Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud announced that Ron Winchell has purchased a significant interest in Cowboy Cal from Robert and Janice McNair's Magnolia Racing.
Finale, who disappointed as the favorite in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) last month, attempts to rebound when he heads a field of 11 in the $100,000 Dania Beach Stakes Dec. 18 at Gulfstream Park.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners is developing protocol designed to improve the relationship among owners, trainers, and veterinarians.
Turfway Park received permission from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Dec. 14 to lower the pari-mutuel takeout rate on Pick 4 wagers to 14% from 22% effective Jan. 1, 2012.
The veteran horseman is a familiar face at Central Kentucky auctions through his involvement with Legacy Bloodstock and EastWynd Sales.
Fan education in the horse racing industry made some inroads in 2011, with plans to ramp things up in 2012.
The logo for the 2012 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) was released by the Maryland Jockey Club Dec. 14. The second leg of the Triple Crown is scheduled for May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.
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