Gulfstream Park on Feb. 23 said it plans to add approximately 200 temporary stalls in its stable area for trainers who send horses from Calder Casino & Race Course to run in Gulfstream races.
Triple Crown Insider tracks the top 3-year-olds, rating the 20 best contenders in the weeks leading up to Kentucky Derby 137. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
The guardianship of well-known equine photographer Tony Leonard will auction off a variety of his personal items Feb. 27 to help defer long-term care and medical costs.
Kelsey Riley, former editorial intern at The Blood-Horse and current Darley Flying Start student, relates her experiences while trimming the hooves of the equine stars at Old Friends retirement farm. Read Blog
Surprise Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) winner Pomeroys Pistol figures to get a sterner test from likely favorite Dancinginherdreams and R Heat Lightning when the trio battles again in Gulfstream's $250,000 Davona Dale Stakes.
Crossbow will get a chance to put his sprinting ability to the test Feb. 26 when he faces a tough field in the $150,000 Hutcheson (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.
John Asher answers questions about the Kentucky Derby, Life At Ten, and more. Transcript now available! Listen Now!
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Steve Haskin gives both sides of the Uncle Mo decision. Read Blog
To Honor and Serve will make his much-anticipated 3-year-old debut against a well-rounded field in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (gr. II) Feb. 26 at Gulfstream Park.
Two days after a rough running of the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park on Presidents' Day, connections for the top four finishers are making tentative plans to join the next dance in the Rebel Stakes (gr. II).
Special Kid, a maiden winner in his most recent start at Santa Anita for trainer Doug O'Neill, is the 5-2 morning line choice in a field of 10 3-year-olds entered for the Borderland Derby Feb. 26 at Sunland Park.
Zenyatta, the sensational 2010 Horse of the Year, was bred Feb. 23 to Darley stallion Bernardini, the second top racemare to be mated in the Bluegrass this week.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Representing a regional sire line and an undistinguished female family, Mucho Macho Man is poised to make waves in the 2011 American classics.
Mahbooba will try to add another stakes victory to her already glittering resume when she faces six other fillies in the $250,000 UAE Oaks Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 24.
Dick Powell's picks for the Dubai Carnival Feb. 24, including the UAE Oaks(UAE-III) sponsored by by al Tayer Motors.
While Avalyn Hunter takes a rather hopeful view on whether high-class racemares make the best producers in her piece "From Fame to Foals" (The Blood-Horse of Feb. 12, page 390 ), sad to say, I am a bit more skeptical. Read Blog
Counter Punch and Mustang Jock, both 11-year-olds, will stand in 2011 at Eva Jo Sparks' Equine Athletic Center near Guthrie, Okla.
Todd Pletcher said Feb. 23 there were a combination of factors that led him to choose the Timley Writer Stakes as the season's debut for star 3-year-old Uncle Mo.
Kirsten Rausing's Lanwades Stud is adding two group stakes to its sponsorship program this year.
Some 35-40 people involved with California racing met at Hollywood Park Feb. 22 to discuss ways in which to improve the state's industry.
Affirmatif, a stakes winner from the female family of major sire Tapit, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Randy Gammill's Diamond G Ranch near Edmond, Okla.
Gulfstream Park's leading rider Paco Lopez, injured in a spill Feb. 18, will likely remain off his mounts through the weekend, according to agent Cory Moran.
New Jersey-born owner, trainer, and breeder Edwin Broome obviously relishes the mountaintops in racing much more than the inevitable valleys, but like every other horseman he knows both extremes are part of playing the game. Download Now
Howard and Susan Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm in Poughquag, New York will beome a part of Vinery, according to an announcement made by Vinery president Tom Ludt.
Triple Crown Insider - Top 5 Showdown in the Fountain of Youth.
Kansas State University's (KSU) Department of Animal Sciences and Industry, will host its 7th Equine Reproductive Management Short Course, March 26-27, at the university's Horse Teaching and Research Unit in Manhattan.
The University of Kentucky initiated its Pasture Evaluation Program in 2005, which has since grown along with its number of participants. Sponsored by the UK Equine Initiative, the program began in response to the Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome epidemic that swept through Central Kentucky in 2001. The program has maintained several farms as regular clien...
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