It didn't take long for a horse to hit the six-figure mark at the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale April 5. A $105,000 bid won hip 16, a Louisiana-bred Salute the Sarge colt.
Jockey Joe Talamo reached recorded his 1,000th career victory April 5 when he guided 2-5 choice Splendid Fortune to a 7 1/4-length victory in the fourth race at Santa Anita Park.
Seven horses zipped an eighth of a mile in :9 4/5 during the under tack show for the Keeneland sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Honor Glide, a prominent turf runner in the late 1990s who captured the Mid-America Triple, died April 4 of a heart attack.
Manighar will seek to become the first horse to sweep three prestigious group I races in Australia when he attempts the BMW Cup at Rosehill racecourse April 7.
Creative Cause, one of the leading contenders for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew the rail as the 6-5 favorite for the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 7.
Take Control, the first foal out of 2002 Horse of Year Azeri and a $1.9 million purchase for Kaleem Shah in 2009, recorded his first work in more than seven months April 5 at Santa Anita Park.
New Mexico-based Isn't He Clever and the Todd Pletcher-trained Heavy Breathing were added to the mix for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) when nominations closed with 97 horses being made eligible for the race.
Either Withers (gr. III) winner Alpha or the undefeated Gemologist could lay claim to the top 3-year-old spot if they were to impressively win the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 7 at Aqueduct.
Killer Graces and Charm the Maker, the first two finishers in last December's Hollywood Starlet (gr. I), will both be making their turf debuts in the $150,000 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 7 at Santa Anita Park.
In what is easily the most wide-open field of all the final Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) preps, the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) drew a full field of 14 for the April 7 event at Hawthorne Race Course.
Gennadi Dorochenko, trainer of Louisiana Derby (gr. II) longshot winner Hero of Order, will try for another upset with Russian Greek in the April 14 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).
Sportech launched several initiatives, including a Spanish-language wagering website for Camarero Race Track in Puerto Rico and advance deposit wagering through Evangeline Downs & Casino in Louisiana.
Trainer Gary Hartlage said that owner Anita Cauley wants a fresh horse for the Kentucky Oaks, so their multiple graded stakes winner On Fire Baby will not run in either the Fantasy or Arkansas Derby.
"Historical racing," a form of electronic gaming based upon results of previously run races, has been approved by Nebraska lawmakers and sent to Gov. Dave Heineman.
The Ohio Roundtable contended in oral arguments April 3 that a 2011 law passed by the Ohio General Assembly allowing the state Lottery Commission to install video lottery terminals at racetracks is unconstitutional.
The Breeders' Cup has revised its "Convicted Trainer Rule" and will impose a minimum one-year suspension from the World Championships on any trainer with a Class 2, Category A, violation during the preceding 12 months.
Broadway's Alibi, a 16 3/4-length winner of the Forward Gal (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park in January, will attempt to deliver another brilliant performance when she tops a field of seven in the Comely (gr. III) at Aqueduct.
Thoroughbred owner profiles that will be used in conjunction with a website being developed by The Jockey Club are now available through Equibase, officials said.
A Cleveland, Ohio-area racetrack has partnered with a casino company to develop a gaming facility with video lottery terminals and related entertainment offerings.
At seven furlongs, the $250,000 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III) is not normally a steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). This year, however, it might be for at least one 3-year-old.
The Grade I Wood Memorial is worth taking a risk with a moderate longshot, but things have to set up right for him.
Rising Moon, a multiple stakes winner by Runaway Groom, has been purchased for stallion duty by Christopher Wellington to stand at Bombay Stud Farm in Jamaica.
It's possible Todd Pletcher will have just one Kentucky Derby horse, and the name of that horse is Our Entourage.
Although one of Vincent van Gogh's most famous paintings, Starry Night, might have a peaceful and familiar air to it, the starry sky pattern seen on some equine hepatic (liver) ultrasounds is everything but van Gogh. It's more obscure and less preferred because it often points to a horse health problem.
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