Pastilla, a 3-year-old broodmare prospect, was sold by agent Hagyard Farm to James Ryan.
After finishing runner-up to Gentildonna in all three legs of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies, Verxina appeared ready to escape her archrival's shadow at last in Sunday's Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup. But even the absence of Gentildonna, who is bound instead for the Grade 1 Japan Cup, couldn't cure Verxina's seconditis. Sent off as the clear favorite at Kyoto, Verxina again played second fiddle, this time to the longshot Rainbow Dahlia, on the yielding going.
Jersey Town, a grade I-winning miler by Speightstown, will retire to stud at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
The long-anticipated career debut of Eblouissante, the three-year-old half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is at last set for Friday's 4TH race at Hollywood Park. Trained by John Shirreffs, like her famous half-sibling, Eblouissante will be ridden by Corey Nakatani in the 1 1/16-mile maiden on Cushion Track.
- By Steve Haskin
As the morning sun burned through the dense fog that had enshrouded the Fair Hill training center, Paynter was brought out for his daily round of activity. read blog
Dominguez is the new single-season leader for North American earnings while Napravnik has set that mark for female riders.
Shackleford, the 2011 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and a grade I winner this year, will begin his stallion career for a $20,000 fee at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.
According to information contained on The Equine Grass Sickness Fund's website, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate has approved a pilot trial of a grass sickness vaccine. The study, being conducted in conjunction with The Animal Health Trust and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, will include 100 horses and...
Although cooler temperatures have arrived in many parts of the country, the number of equine West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases still continues to rise.
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will continue a 114-year tradition with live racing Thanksgiving Day as the 84-day 2012-13 meet will open with a 10-race holiday card Nov. 22.
Midnight Ballet became the first stakes winner for her sire, freshman sire Midnight Lute, and her dam, Buzz Song, in the $100,000 Sharp Cat Stakes Nov. 11.
Editor's Note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 9th International Conference on Equine Infectious Diseases, held Oct. 21-26 in Lexington, Ky.
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