Headlines for Thursday, April 17, 2014

  • Harlan's Holiday Colt Posts Swiftest OBS Work

    The fastest time for a quarter mile in three days of under tack previews was posted by a bay colt by Harlan's Holiday who breezed in :20 3/5 April 17 for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale at Ocala Training Center.

  • Daring Dancer wins the Appalachian Stakes. <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443841913&k=xwF3gGm">Order This Photo</a>

    Daring Dancer Wins Appalachian With Key Move

    Daring Dancer, making her first start in nearly six months, remained unbeaten with a daring 2 1/2-length triumph in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland.

  • Lot 119, a 2-year-old War Front colt sold for 1,150,000 guineas on April 17.

    European Mark Smashed Again at Tattersalls

    Just 24 hours after a High Chaparral colt set a European record for a breeze-up sale, the high water mark was moved again when a 2-year-old War Front colt from Willie Browne's Mocklershill was sold for 1,150,000 guineas.

  • NTRA Reports Positive Financial Results

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors on April 17 approved the association's audited financial results for the fiscal year concluding Jan. 31, 2014, which reflect net revenues of $667,477.

  • Take Charge Lady, 2013 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Thoroughbred-Greats/Take-Charge-Lady/38502801_KBwVr5#!i=3181377917&k=krW4bvc">Order This Photo</a>

    Take Charge Lady Kentucky Broodmare of Year

    Eaton Sales' Take Charge Lady, the dam of champion 3-year-old colt Will Take Charge, was honored as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at its annual awards luncheon April 17.

  • That Handicapping Show: Illinois Derby

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Illinois Derby and the Charles Town Classic. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Illinois Derby.

  • Interest High for Oklahoma City Summer Sale

    Following record-breaking increases at the 2013 OKC Summer Sale, officials say they are preparing for an increase in entries for the upcoming sale set for Aug. 18 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds.

  • Hootenanny makes the winning move in his debut. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3186308075&k=R2XNhDg">Order This Photo</a>

    Quality Road's First Starter Scores Easy Win

    Hootenanny, the first starter for freshman sire Quality Road, skipped away from the field in the stretch of Keeneland's second race April 17, scoring a 4 1/4-length win in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight test.

  • The Dude Returns to Charles Town

    On Saturday, Game On Dude returns to Charles Town to seek another victory in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II). Will he win?

  • Lot 44, a High Chaparral colt, brought 800,000 guineas.

    European Record At Tattersalls Craven Sale

    A European record for a breeze-up sale was broken for the second straight year April 16 when Ross Doyle went to 800,000 guineas to secure a High Chaparral colt during the first day of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale.

  • Trommer Scores One for the Home Team

    The home team prevailed in Keeneland's spring handicapping contest, the Grade One Gamble, as Lexington's Evan Trommer finished first with a final total of $9,170 after starting with $2,000.

  • Gamay Noir won the Rampart Stakes on March 29.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3149907170&k=Z7KmDqP">Order This Photo</a>

    Rampart Winner Gamay Noir Heads Sixty Sails

    Gamay Noir, who snapped a five-race losing streak when she captured the Rampart Stakes (gr. III), tops a field of eight fillies and mares that will go to the post in Hawthorne's Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) April 19.