WinStar Farm is looking to fans to help them decide who should ride Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Revolutionary in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Anita Cauley's On Fire Baby hadn't raced since May 28 of last year. She came back with a vengeance April 12, holding off Tiz Miz Sue to win the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn by half a length.
Morton Fink's 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan easily won the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) by a length over Data Link at Keeneland April 12, successfully making his 2013 debut while recording his sixth straight victory.
Officials with the California Horse Racing Board vigorously contested reports that the state has seen any spike or even a significant increase in the number of sudden death cases statewide.
Churchill Downs has added pop-up and other patron tents and metal poles and stakes to its list of items that cannot be carried by patrons into the track for this year's Kentucky Derby and Oaks.
After a brief freshening at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Revolutionary arrived at Churchill Downs on April 12.
Just after 5:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, a van carrying horses for trainer Pat McBurney rolled through the Monmouth Park stable gate, a sure sign that the racing season is quickly approaching.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has launched a retirement program for Thoroughbreds stabled at New York Racing Association tracks.
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Though total pari-mutuel handle during the recent winter/spring meet at Turfway Park fell almost 30% from the same meet in 2012, average daily handle was down 4% because of 11 fewer live racing days.
Starlight Racing reports Shanghai Bobby sustained a pelvic stress fracture exiting the Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Lines of Battle is likely to be the only starter in the Kentucky Derby to have won at in excess of nine furlongs.
A former Keeneland employee who serviced and maintained ATM machines at the Lexington track is facing federal charges for the theft of nearly $800,000 that was to be supplied to the machines.
They might be on opposite ends of the spectrum, but hyperthermia and hypothermia in horses are more alike than one might think. At the 2013 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 17-21 in Las Vegas, Nev., Amelia S. Munsterman, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, ACVECC, reviewed these two equine environmental emergencies and how to best manage affected horses.
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