The Heart of the Horse Foundation is this year's beneficiary of exotic julep sales.
The Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training generated figures that were close to last year's results, providing more evidence that the Thoroughbred marketplace is in the process of stabilizing.
An updated list of the Triple Crown Insider Top 20. Many changes from last week. Read Blog
The rematch between the one-two finishers in this year's Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in the April 16 Charles Town Classic (gr. III) appeared doubtful the evening of April 11.
Lilacs and Lace, who won the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 9, gained a sibling just hours later when her dam delivered her full sister.
Agent John Moynihan went to $625,000 to purchase an Indian Charlie colt on behalf of Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stables, the highest price during the first portion of the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training got off to a good start when two of the first four horses in the sales ring brought prices of $485,000 and $400,000.
Churchill Downs Inc. reinforced its safety initiatives April 11 and said it plans to seek re-accreditation for its four racetracks through the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance.
West Point Thoroughbreds' King Congie put in his final major work for the April 16 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) at Keeneland by working five furlongs on the main track in 1:00 3/5 April 11.
Lots of movement, as we have a new No. 1 for the first time. Presented by Pauls Mill Read Blog
Trainer Todd Pletcher said the colt grabbed a quarter in the race, but that it was a minor issue and would most likely not affect his Triple Crown plans.
The first two finishers in the controversial March 5 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) are ready for a rematch -- in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, proof of what a $1 million purse and graded status can do for a race.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is continuing to support the CANTER-Mid Atlantic and will again present a $10,000 donation to the race horse rehabilitation program during the Charles Town Classic card.
Ogden Mills Phipps, the chairman of The Jockey Club, said April 11 the organization supports the recent Association of Racing Commissioners International initiative to formulate a plan that would eliminate race day medication
Vin Cox has been appointed managing director of Magic Millions, it was announced April 11 by the major Australia auction firm.
Two horses are dead following the 2011 running of the Grand National, the famed British steeplechase held annually at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England. The race spans four-and-a-half miles and includes 30 jumping efforts.
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