Headlines for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

  • OBS Continues Strong Gains In 2nd Session

    A Majestic Warrior sold for $400,000, topping the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale April 24 in Central Florida.

  • Trade Zone: 2011's Top Equine Studies

    Each year, researchers publish hundreds of horse health studies. And each year at the convention of the American Association of Equine Practioners, 3 practitioners decide which to feature.

  • Done Talking

    Done Talking Silencing Critics

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />With $300,000 in graded earnings from the Illinois Derby, Done Talking is now virtually guaranteed a starting spot in the Derby should his owners so desire.

  • Majestic Warrior colt tops OBS session at $400,000

    Hip No. 441, a colt by Majestic Warrior consigned by Harris Training Center, agent, went to Narvick International for $400,000 to top Tuesday's second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. The chestnut colt, who breezed an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show, is out of Flirtatious Miss (Mr. Greeley), a half-sister to Group 3 winner Across the Rhine (Cuvee) and Grade 2 winner Prospectress (Mining).

  • Jockey Eddie Razo Jr.

    Jockey Eddie Razo Found Dead

    Jockey Eddie Razo Jr., a well-known rider on the Midwest circuit, was found dead following the extinguishing of a garage fire in Long Grove, Ill. April 24. His death was confirmed by jockey agent Ronnie Ebanks.

  • Belmont opens with boost in average purses

    With premier Thoroughbred racing, and with daily purses expected to average $620,000, the competition will be tougher than ever when Belmont Park opens for racing on Friday.

  • Mamma Kimbo, Jemima's Pearl work toward Oaks

    Two of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks hopefuls worked over a fast track after the renovation break and a third got her first outing at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning.

  • Bodemeister work pleases Baffert

    Grade 1 Arkansas Derby winner Bodemeister, working in company with stablemate and Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks candidate Jemima's Pearl, worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5, the third fastest of 23 at the distance on a clear, brisk Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs over the fast main track.

  • RMTC Board Names Interim Director

    At its April 23 meeting the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board of directors approved an agreement with The Jockey Club to engage the full-time services of Jamie Haydon as RMTC interim executive director.

  • Ontario OKs Budget, Ends Racetrack Slots

    The Ontario government April 24 passed a 2012 provincial budget that ends the slots-at-racetracks program operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp in March 2013.

  • Bodemeister on the track at Churchill Downs.

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    Bodemeister Drills 5 Furlongs at Churchill

    Zayat Stables' Bodemeister, impressive winner of the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), breezed five-eighths of a mile in 1:00 4/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of April 24 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby.

  • Musketier

    Musketier Tries for Elkhorn Three-peat

    Musketier, a 10-year-old veteran with 45 starts in his remarkable career, will bid for his third consecutive win in the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (gr. III) April 27 on closing day at Keeneland.

  • Industry Wary of Congressional Hearing

    Industry organizations are taking a wait-and-see approach to an April 30 hearing at which members of Congress will examine health and safety issues in horse racing--and whether progress has been made since the last hearing.

  • Havre de Grace injured, retired

    Havre de Grace, who in 2011 became the third consecutive filly to garner Horse of the Year honors, has been retired. The announcement was made by owner Rick Porter on his Fox Hill Farm website.

  • Santa Anita Notebook

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  • HRRN to Air Triple Crown Races

    The Horse Racing Radio Network announced April 23 it has reached an agreement with all three Triple Crown racetracks to provide the national radio broadcast of the 2012 Triple Crown for the second consecutive year.

  • Domestic Equids Can Still 'Chill' Like Their Ancestors

    While today&#39;s domestic horses rely on humans for many of their survival needs, a recent study by researchers in Germany demonstrated that domestication has not removed all their &quot;wild&quot; abilities. The results of the study, led by Lea Brinkmann, MSc, and colleagues at the University of G&ouml;ttingen in Germany, indicate horses can still slow ...