Eclair de Lune, looking to regain the form that made her a grade I winner last summer, finds a more suitable distance in the $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) at nine furlongs on the Santa Anita lawn March 19.
Jockey Eduardo Perez won the 2,000the race of his career when he guided favored Lighthouse Judge to a nose victory at Hawthorne Race Course March 16.
After sitting on the sideline for nearly a month, jockey Paco Lopez couldn't wait to get back to the Gulfstream Park winner's circle March 16. He didn't have to.
Business picked up during the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which concluded with a slight decrease in average and a 24% buy-back rate.
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Gilbert Campbell's homebred Watch Me Go enters Derby fray & focuses spotlight on sire West Acre, from the immediate family of Tale of the Cat and Pulpit and Johannesburg and Minardi.
Teaks North, who registered his first graded stakes win in the final jump of last month's Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) for a 25-1 shocker, is back in action in the $125,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 19.
Darley Stable's promising In Step will get a class test when she faces six 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) March 19 at Aqueduct. The Cicada is a six-furlong sprint on the inner track.
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The Maryland horse industry continued to make its case for assistance March 16, urging the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee to pass legislation that would shift some revenue from VLTs to support racetrack operations.
Hilda's Passion, who is a neck away from being unbeaten in her last four stakes tries, looms as the one to beat in the $150,000 Inside Information (gr. II) March 19 at Gulfstream Park.
Sweet Dreams, a daughter of Bernadini, brought the sweet price of $500,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.
Trainer Bob Baffert said he felt like his son, Bode, in Toys "R" Us when client Kaleem Shah purchased a muscular Flatter colt for $925,000 early during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale.
Tampa Bay Downs and TVG will recognize TVG Tampa Bay area account holders by staging the inaugural "TVG Fan Appreciation Day at Tampa Bay Downs" April 9
Positive business trends, highlighted by large crowds, have led Oaklawn Park to announce its third purse increase of the meet effective Thursday, March 17.
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has announced that 17 projects will be funded during 2011. Nine of the projects are scheduled to be launched this year and eight will be in their second year of funding.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's subsidiary, NTRA Charities, has announced that the Barbaro Fund for Equine Health and Safety Research has disbursed $49,000 to support ta research project on laminitis.
What is believed to be the only foal outside Japan by two-time Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Conduit was delivered Feb. 24 at Catesby Clay's Runnymede Farm near Paris, Ky.
The World Series of Handicapping, racing's longest-tenured handicapping contest, will have its 2011 opening round Saturday, April 30, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
E Dubai, who was relocated from Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington to Tarry Bratton's Ghost Ridge Farms near Felton, Pa., for the 2011 breeding season, will shuttle to La Mission in Argentina.
The popular group The Village People may be coming to the Derby to see their namesake
A federal judge has ruled in favor of horse owner Michael Gill in his long-standing battle with the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, saying a suit filed by Gill should not be dismissed.
Thistledown's Cleveland Gold Cup has been renamed to honor the memory of the late Ohio veterinarian Daniel C. Stearns III, who served Ohio racing throughout his long career.
The Maryland horse industry made its case March 15 for legislation that would shift gaming revenue from capital improvements to racetrack operations.
The state Senate in New York has approved a measure to pick a new private company to run the closed New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., while the Assembly has backed a bill lowering a surcharge imposed on purses.
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