The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training turned in a strong performance, enjoying a business boost from an improving Thoroughbred market overall and slots-rich tracks nearby.
The Virginia property where Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born has been sold at a foreclosure auction for nearly $5.35 million.
Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. is urging a New York court to reject his 10-year ban from Thoroughbred racing.
Trainer Michael Matz confirmed May 22 that Union Rags will be ridden by jockey John Velazquez in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
More than eight million viewers tuned into the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 19, as ratings declined for the second leg of the Triple Crown. I'll Have Another figures to attract more viewers for the June 9 Belmont Stakes.
It appears Scioto Downs, a harness track in Columbus, will be the first racetrack in Ohio to open its video lottery terminal casino.
A half sister to Triple Crown competitor Creative Cause brought $310,000 early in the afternoon of May 22 during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
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A full sister to grade III winner Trinniberg brought $450,000 late in the morning of May 22 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.
The New York Racing Association board of directors will be dominated by a new panel of members selected by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders under a deal announced May 22.
The second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training started with a bang when the first horse in the auction ring, a son of Indian Charlie, brought $300,000.
A new law that allows for an expansion of racetrack card clubs in Minnesota also permits the Minnesota Racing Commission to set threshold testing levels for therapeutic medications used in racehorses.
Five female sprinters with a combined 34 victories were entered in the $150,000 My Juliet Stakes, the May 26 feature that begins the 2012 stakes schedule in earnest at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania.
Javier Castellano will ride Donegal Racing's Dullahan in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
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