Headlines for Wednesday, April 24, 2013

  • Hip 607, a son of Birdstone, sold for $375,000 at the the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.

    Record March Continues at OBS Spring Sale

    Climbing like the temperature, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training continued its record march April 24, posting another day of positive returns.

  • Hudson Landing won the San Francisco Mile in 2012.

    Hudson Landing Back for San Francisco Mile

    Versatile Hudson Landing, upset winner of last year's San Francisco Mile (gr. IT), is back to defend his title in the $100,000 event against nine opponents April 27 on the turf at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Tiz a Minister faces 7 in the Snow Chief Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park.

    On Derby Cusp, 'Minister Heads for Snow Chief

    On the bubble for a possible start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Tiz a Minister has been entered in the $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes, the featured event for California-breds April 27 at Hollywood Park.

  • Capo Bastone tries for his first stakes win in the Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, April 27 at Churchill Downs.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2475283358&k=4ztJZw7">Order Th

    Capo Bastone Returns to Dirt in Derby Trial

    Capo Bastone will try to nail down the first stakes win of his career when the Street Boss colt faces an expected eight other 3-year-olds in the $175,000 Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • 1993 Belmont Stakes winner Colonial Affair<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2474998554&k=TWhJR6d">Order This Photo</a>

    Colonial Affair Dies in Argentina

    Colonial Affair, who helped Julie Krone make history in 1993 by becoming the first female jockey to win the Belmont Stakes and first to win any of the Triple Crown races, died on the morning of April 23 in Argentina.

  • Winning Cause

    Pletcher: No Quick Decision on Winning Cause

    Trainer Todd Pletcher said a decision on whether to point Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) winner Winning Cause toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will be made after the colt breezes April 28.

  • New Beginnings at Season's End

    An interview with new trainer Will VanMeter, Mike Smith's visit with Zenyatta, and a stop at Patchen Wilkes Farm to visit Lisa Danielle, dam of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan.

  • Lisa Danielle, Dam of Wise Dan

    Dam of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan in Lexington on April 24, 2013, with commentary by farm manager Barry Ezrine.

  • Monmouth Park

    Sportech Racing Reaches Deal With Monmouth

    Sportech Racing, a division of Sportech PLC, announced it has entered into an agreement with Darby Development, manager and operator of Monmouth Park, to provide pari-mutuel wagering technology and services to the track.

  • Racing at Royal Ascot in England.
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    Record Financials for England's Jockey Club

    The Jockey Club April 24 announced its best set of financial results ever, including record turnover of 150.3 million pounds, operating profits of 19.8 million pounds, and contribution to prize money of 16.5 million pounds.