Devon Lane, a successful New Mexico stallion, suffered a cardiovascular event May 21 while covering a mare at TNL Farm near Bosque, N.M.
The ominous shroud that has engulfed Thoroughbred racing recently is starting to lift, at least temporarily, thanks to the heroics of a golden chestnut colt named I'll Have Another... read blog
The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training opened May 21 at Timonium, Md., with increases in a couple of its key business figures. The average price grew 3.6% from a year ago while the median price rose 8%.
Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another was reported to be doing well the morning after he arrived at Belmont Park by van and will soon begin training on the Belmont main track, according to Jack Sisterson, assistant to trainer Doug O'Neill.
Aidan O'Brien is going all out for an eighth win in Saturday's Group 1 Irish Two Thousand Guineas at the Curragh. The master of Ballydoyle, who has collected the one-mile classic with the likes of Rock Of Gibraltar (2002), Henrythenavigator (2008) and last year with Roderic O'Connor, is responsible for seven of the 15 confirmations.
Mercedes Stables went to $575,000 to purchase a Scat Daddy colt, headlining Monday's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Consigned by Kings Equine, agent, Hip No. 39 hails from the immediate family of juvenile Grade 1 winner and $811,760-earner J P's Gusto (Successful Appeal).
British Horseracing Authority Handicapper Dominic Gardiner-Hill confirmed Frankel at a new rating of 138 Monday morning, two pounds higher than last year's mark of 136, following his brilliant, five-length victory over Excelebration in Saturday's Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.
Brereton Jones' homebred Mark Valeski probably won't compete in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Larry Jones told Daily Racing Form May 21.
The American Basketball Association has announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire IEAH Sales Corp., a subsidiary of IEAH Stables that has been created to segregate its pinhooking division.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has scheduled a town hall meeting for June 5 to discuss the proposed three-year phase-out of the race-day drug furosemide.
Preliminary numbers for NBC's telecast of I'll Have Another's Preakness (gr. I) victory indicate a slight dip from 2011 figures, although that could change when national numbers are released May 22.
An assistant to trainer Doug O'Neill said Triple Crown contender I'll Have Another was a happy horse the morning of May 21 and could go to the Belmont Park main track later in the week.
A Scat Daddy colt commanded $575,000 around 11 a.m. (EDT) during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland. He is the highest-priced horse sold so far during the auction.
Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs, racing manager for Thoroughbred owners Jerry and Ann Moss, will receive the inaugural Frankel Award from Old Friends equine retirement center.
Growing foals can suffer a range of potentially life-threatening illnesses and conditions, such as pneumonia, colic, and ulcers. At a recent veterinary convention, one practitioner stressed the importance of recognizing these conditions and their clinical signs, as prompt veterinary attention often gives the patient the best chance for survival.
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