A Street Cry colt was the first seven-figure transaction at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale when he brought a final bid of $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson.
Esther Marr asks Starlight Racing's Frankie Brothers and Jack Wolf about the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
A Distorted Humor colt from the family of champion Banshee Breeze commanded a price of $500,000 to lead the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale in the early stages Aug. 6.
Pete Pedersen, who served as a steward for the California Horse Racing Board for 50 years, died Sunday due to complications from a recent fall at his Arcadia home. He was 92.
Grade 1 hero First Defence got off the mark as a sire in devastating fashion Saturday, when Dundonnell broke the juvenile course record at Lingfield in England. A Juddmonte Farms homebred like his sire, the Roger Charlton pupil covered 7 1/2 furlongs on firm turf in 1:29.32 while romping by 12 lengths.
Pete Pedersen, a respected racing official and an Eclipse Award of Merit winner, died Aug. 5 from complications of a recent fall suffered outside his Arcadia, Calif., home.
Following in the footsteps of his father Robbie and sister Jackie, 18-year-old apprentice jockey Dylan Davis made his riding debut at Saratoga Race Course Monday afternoon.
The impeccably-bred Kissable swept to her first career stakes score in Monday's $100,000 Waya Stakes, kicking off a memorable week at Saratoga for trainer Roger Attfield and jockey John Velazquez. Just four days later, the winning tandem will be enshrined in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. Kissable's emphatic four-length victory served as the opening act.
For the third time during the 2012 Saratoga meeting, Stonestreet Stables unveiled a promising two-year-old filly as Dreaming of Julia posted a runaway victory on Monday to join Kauai Katie and Teen Pauline on the New York Watch.
A multiple Grade 1 winner and a pair of Grade 2 winners are among those entered for Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 Gardenia over one mile, but the presence of the trio has initially failed to scare off challengers as the names of 11 fillies and mares were dropped in the entry box for Ellis Park's signature event.
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can had her first workout at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 6, breezing over the Oklahoma training track in preparation for the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) on Aug. 18.
More than $400,000 was raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and auctions of stallion seasons and other items during the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation gala Aug. 5 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
With few hours left before the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale Aug. 6, trainer Kenny McPeek shared the short list of horses he believes will bring big prices.
Poseidon's Warrior, upset winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 5, could make his next start in the seven-furlong, $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1.
Some of the world's best jockeys descend upon Ascot on Saturday for the Shergar Cup, an international competition comprising four teams of jockeys.
The West Virginia Racing Commission in late summer or early fall plans to hold a fact-finding meeting on use of furosemide on race day, officials said Aug. 4.
Tucked away on a quiet corner of Shadai Farm on Japan's island of Hokkaido is a broodmare barn known as "Terry's Jewel Box." read blog
Fueled by strong on-track and out-of-state simulcast wagering, all-sources handle has increased 3.5% during the first three weeks of racing at Del Mar in Southern California.
The Old Friends equine retirement program is launching Old Friends Scene, a magazine featuring the retirees at the Thoroughbred retirement facilities located in Georgetown, Ky., and Greenfield Center, N.Y.
The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction could close out its two-night run Aug. 7 in New York with a bang, based on the positive reviews for many of the horses on offer.
Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin came through with his first North American winner when his 2-year-old son Palace Malice scored at Saratoga Aug. 4.
Arlington Park has announced the addition of a VIP lounge for Aug. 18 when the Chicago-area track presents its signature race...the Arlington Million (gr. IT).
Pari-mutuel handle remained slightly ahead of last year even though it was down 7.37% in July when compared with the same month in 2011, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase.
- By Vic Zast
The rains began about 30 minutes before the first race and then ended after the second race finished. read blog
- By Esther Marr
Esther Marr talks with Tom VanMeter of VanMeter Sales and Pat Costello of Paramount Sales about their Galileo yearlings. watch video
Esther Marr talks with Tom VanMeter of VanMeter Sales and Pat Costello of Paramount Sales about their Galileo yearlings. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.
Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 International Society of Equitation Science conference, held July 18-20 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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