The prices at the first session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2012 June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age June 19 helped make for some good times.
FRANKEL THEY SAID IT
Frankel kicked off the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting in dynamite fashion Tuesday, strolling to an 11-length thrashing in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. The unbeaten superstar delivered arguably a career-best performance while extending his mark to 11 straight.
Rose Mary Chandler, owner/breeder of 2011 Texas Horse of the Year Skip a Smile, and the owners and breeders of five other Texas-bred divisional champions were honored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association.
Will Royal Delta take on the boys at the Breeders' Cup? Read Blog
The Maryland Racing Commission voted Tuesday afternoon in a special hearing at Laurel Park that 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who set records that still stand at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont States, also set the record in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course 39 years ago.
After investigating the timing of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat's Preakness Stakes, the Maryland Racing Commission voted unanimously to change the official time from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53, a stakes record.
$150,000 Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap June 23 offers potential confidence-booster off seventh-place finish in Pimlico Special.
Carlton House will try to notch his first group I victory and add glory to an already banner year for The Queen when he takes on So You Think and nine others in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 20.
Belmont Stakes-winning rider heads back to New York June 19 after suffering broken collarbone, traumatic blow to kidney at Churchill Downs in June 16 spill.
Jockeys' Guild Chairman John Velazquez was released by his doctors at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday afternoon. Velazquez was transported to the hospital on Saturday after the horse he was riding in the ninth race at Churchill Downs broke down.
Luke Nolan, jockey for Black Caviar, talks about her upcoming race at Royal Ascot. Watch Video
Blumin Affair, who finished third in the 1994 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and second in the 1993 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), was euthanized June 16.
Comments from trainer Danny Shum after his Little Bridge won the King's Stand Stakes on opening day at Royal Ascot, June 19, 2012.
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Comments from Zac Purton after his winning ride on Little Bridge in the King's Stand Stakes on opening day at Royal Ascot, June 19, 2012. Watch Video
Luke Nolan, jockey for Black Caviar, talks about her upcoming race at Royal Ascot.
Most Improved took command two furlongs from home and charged to an impressive three-quarter-length victory in the $387,500 St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 19.
Press Conference with Black Caviar owners on opening day at Royal Ascot, June 19, 2012. Watch Video
Press Conference with Black Caviar owners on opening day at Royal Ascot, June 19, 2012.
Mike Anderson's second horse becomes a multiple stakes winner and is now a graded stakes producer. read blog
Comments from Zac Purton after his winning ride on Little Bridge in the King's Stand Stakes on opening day at Royal Ascot, June 19, 2012.
Diagnosing and treating upper and lower respiratory issues and the use of corticosteroids in racehorses will be discussed as part of a continuing education seminar for trainers June 27 at Indiana Downs.
New Derby trail is better than the graded system, but there is room for improvement. read blog
Hong Kong raider Little Bridge hit the front a furlong from the wire and easily held off the late charge of Bated Breath to win the $542,500 King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) by three-quarters of a length at Royal Ascot June 19.
Comments from jockey Craig Williams after Ortensia's 9th-place finish in the King's Stand Stakes. Plus comments about future plans for horse and rider.
Summer start will keep 5-year-old son of Full Mandate on track for Jockey Club Gold Cup, Breeders' Cup Classic plans.
Attorneys for John Veitch have filed a motion seeking to force the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to consider a license application from the former Kentucky chief racing steward.
On Wednesday at Royal Ascot, the middle distance horses take center stage in the Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes with So You Think looking to go one better than he managed last year against The Queen's Carlton House and French challenger Reliable Man.
Reports from Royal Ascot on the opening day of races. Including Frankel in the Queen Anne, the King's Stand and more! watch video
The 4-year-old son of Galileo remained undefeated while winning by 11 lengths in the eight-furlong test June 19 at Royal Ascot.
The Social Visionary Fund, a foundation established by Sophie Stenbeck, has contributed $74,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to provide veterinary care.
Lexington-based Hammond Communications Group has renewed an agreement to provide media support services for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Reports from Royal Ascot on the opening day of races. Including Frankel in the Queen Anne, the King's Stand and more!
Twenty-three of the top sprinters in Europe are set to line up in the $542,500 King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I), a five-furlong turf dash that is the second of three group I races on the opening day at Royal Ascot.
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