Considering the record results posted during the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training, an encore on day two of the four-day auction might have seemed like a lot to ask.
Saturday April 20, 2013 Arson Squad visited Keeneland with Michael Blowen to help raise awareness of Old Friends Retirement facility and educate fans on the importance of Thoroughbred aftercare. read blog
Brushwood Stable went to $900,000 to acquire a son of Bernardini produced from the family of champion Princess Rooney at the April 23 second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
The son of Spanish Steps is Florida's horse of the year, older horse and turf male champion.
Veteran Jockey Gallyn Mitchell is recuperating from a heart attack suffered Monday, April 22, at his home near Enumclaw, Wash. Mitchell remains at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center.
Pool Play will try to add a graded stakes victory on turf to a career resume that includes graded stakes scores on dirt and synthetic surfaces in the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) April 25 at Keeneland.
There should be a spot in the Derby for a special filly. read blog
Trainer Bob Baffert has confirmed that Super Ninety Nine and Den's Legacy are no longer under consideration for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4 at Churchill Downs.
Calumet Farm's Broken Spell was ruled out of the Kentucky Oaks the morning of April 23 by trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Trainer Bob Baffert said Fiftyshadesofhay will also not contend.
The Charles Town board of stewards, track officials, and Equibase have amended the official time for the April 20 Charles Town Classic (gr. II), won by Game on Dude.
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez put his skills as a former rider to use on Tuesday, April 23, riding grade II winner Vyjack on the Churchill Downs main track in preparation for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Wavertree Stables, Bernardini lead the top end of the market
The Maryland Million will have its 28th renewal at Laurel Park Oct. 19, with purses and awards of more than $1 million for Maryland-sired horses.
Captain Steve, the 2001 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, died April 21 in Japan as a result of acute heart failure.
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Boyd Gaming Corporation announced April 23 that this year's $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) for 2-year-olds will be held at its Delta Downs Nov. 23.
After winning four of the first five races for juveniles or juvenile fillies at the Keeneland spring meeting, trainer Wesley Ward will sit out the finale Thursday, April 25.
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In just about every way possible, A.P. Indy has been the ideal Thoroughbred of the international era of American racing and breeding.
Did you know that ultrasound can be used for more than just diagnosing tendon and ligament injuries in horses? Indeed, veterinarians can also use it therapeutically to treat soft tissue injuries, but what settings they should use and how long they should treat an injured horse has, until now, been a bit of a "guesstimation" game.
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