Top-selling $775,000 filly, Flashy Gray, helps key statistics tracking ahead of 2011 results.
The amazing Frankel, recognized as one of the greatest racehorses ever, was named Cartier Horse of the Year on Tuesday for an unprecedented second consecutive time at the 2012 Cartier Racing Awards.
Ceremony participants and an invited audience of 300 celebrated the racing career of Frankel, who joins Ouija Board (2004 and 2006) as the only two-time Cartier Horse of the Year winner.
Only four days remain until Delta Downs' richest and most important race of the year, Saturday's Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot, and an exciting group of young horses are making their way to the Bayou State for the $1 million event. There will be a special early post time on Jackpot Day of 1:15 p.m. (CST), with the Delta Downs Jackpot scheduled for 4:15 p.m.
The milestone 100th Louisiana Derby on March 30 is poised to be the biggest in track history with the creation of Infield Festival, a new entertainment experience at Fair Grounds to be headlined by native New Orleans rockers Cowboy Mouth. Details of the Infield Festival, which will also feature the largest food truck gathering in the city and exclusive VIP areas, were announced Tuesday by Fair Grounds officials at a press conference in the winner's circle.
The Louisville track is introducing a new seating and Section 110 hospitality venue for the 2013 Derby and the Oaks that offers the historic track's first stadium-type seating.
Summer Bird, a three-time grade I winner and champion 3-year-old of 2009, has been purchased by the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association and will take up stud duty in Japan, WinStar Farm announced Nov. 13.
Churchill Downs is introducing a new Section 110 seating and hospitality venue for the 2013 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks that offers the historic track's first stadium-type seating, hospitality highlighted by limitless food and drink and a first-turn Clubhouse location that provides the track's most breathtaking view of its iconic Twin Spires.
Frankie Dettori, whose nearly two-decade association with Godolphin Racing recently came to an end, is set to face a France Galop inquiry next week after returning a positive drug test in mid-September at Longchamp.
The CHRB could give its final approval to exchange wagering rules Nov. 15 when it meets at 9:30 a.m. PST in the Sunset Room at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Bernardini, the leading third-crop sire by 2012 progeny earnings, will stand in 2013 for the same $150,000 fee that he stood for in 2012.
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Iowa Oaks (gr. III) winner Uptown Bertie died Nov. 13 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital due to complications from colic according to co-breeder and co-owner Richard Klein.
Canadian champion Mobil and multiple graded stakes winner Lunarpal have been relocated for stallion duty to Mapleton Thoroughbred Farm near Polk, Ohio.
Flashy Gray, a 2-year-old winning daughter of Flashy Bull, brought $775,000 early in the eighth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.
Sportswriter will try to win his first NYSS on the dirt when he competes in the $100,000 Thunder Rumble at Aqueduct Racetrack, while Sunny Desert heads the $100,000 Staten Island for females Nov. 14.
According to New Zealand equine researchers, 2-year-old Thoroughbreds that are "idle" during training have prolonged times from starting training to entering either a trial (i.e., a practice race with no betting) or a race, but caution must be used to ensure horses get breaks when needed.
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