Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo will make his season debut against five in the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes March 12 at Gulfstream Park.
Raymond L. "Pat" Buse Jr., an Ohio breeder/owner, died March 3 at his Cincinnati home.
Pluck, last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) winner for Team Valor, will begin his 3-year-old season in a $30,000 allowance race on turf at Tampa Bay Downs March 12.
Switch goes for her third grade I victory of the Santa Anita meet when she faces Always a Princess and five others in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes (gr. I) March 12.
Two grade I winners are in the lineup for the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) March 12 at Santa Anita, but a ridgling son of Flatter making his first start against winners figures to draw plenty of attention as well.
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Brethren drew post 10 again for the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II), where he is expected to go off as the heavy favorite in the 1 1/16-mile contest. Uncle Mo was also entered but is expected to scratch.
Queen'splatekitten will get a chance to see how he fares against stakes company when he is expected to be among the favorites for the $150,000 Palm Beach (gr. IIIT) March 12 at Gulfstream Park.
Jockey's Dream, a group I winner in his native Brazil, is standing his first season at stud at Star Barn Thoroughbreds near Grantville, Pa.
The Florida legislature began its annual session March 8, with a bill that would authorize up to five Las Vegas-style casino hotels topping its list of issues that would impact the state's Thoroughbred industry.
Blame, the 2010 champion older male and winner of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), had his first two mares confirmed in foal last week.
Luis Olivares' Tackleberry will seek his fifth stakes victory in six starts when he returns to face seven foes in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) at one mile March 12.
Grade II winner Tizdejavu had his first mare confirmed in foal.
The partnership between the Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is fully up and running.
A Circuit Court judge has scheduled a hearing for March 10 to determine whether Fifth Third Bank must withdraw a lien claim to 20 horses scheduled to be sold next week.
The fairly new concept of e-verification for immigration workers was one of the topics at a March 8 forum hosted by Blue Grass Farms Charities in conjunction with attorneys from Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs in Lexington.
The 2010 Oregon champions were announced and their connections honored at Oregon Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association's annual awards banquet March 5 at Spirit Mountain Casino, in Grand Ronde Ore.
A field of 11 turf marathoners will go to the post in the $200,000 DRC Gold Cup Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IIIT) at Meydan Racecourse March 10.
Sean Collins, founder and president of the Irish Equine Centre, died March 5 of a brain hemorrhage.
The Zabeel Mile Sponsored by Dubai Duty Free (UAE-IIT) is one of a pair of stakes races that highlight the Thursday evening card at Meydan Racecourse March 10.
Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens its three-day run at noon EST on Friday, March 11.
Although some question the decision to use the March 12 Timely Writer Stakes as Uncle Mo's 3-year-old debut, owner Mike Repole feels the one-mile ungraded race is the right vehicle for last year's champion.
The start of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select sale of 2-year-olds in training has been postponed by a day because of expected rain and high winds March 10 in Central Florida.
The Buy-Back Dilemma: Can Anything Be Done to Get More Select 2-Year-Olds Sold? The high buy-back rate for select 2-year-olds is a big concern. Read Blog
A British horse racing punter has won Â£1.4 million (US$2.3 million) after placing a Â£2 bet ($3).
Horse Racing Radio Network has announced an agreement with all three Triple Crown racetracks for the Lexington-based broadcast organization to provide the national radio broadcast of the three classics this year.
Lane's End Farm has reported the first four mares have been scanned in foal to grade I winner Discreetly Mine., a 4-year-old son of Mineshaft who won the grade I King's Bishop Stakes last year.
The Book 1 portion will start Oct. 5 and run through Oct. 7. Book 2 will begin Oct. 11 and run through Oct. 13.
Examining the past weekend's races.
One of the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) ongoing goals is to address the welfare issues that many horses and their owners face. During a presentation at the 2010 AAEP Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Midge Leitch, VMD, of Londonderry Equine Clinic in Pennsylvania, described the steps that the AAEP has taken--and continues...
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