Headlines for Wednesday, June 14, 2017

  • Inside Aftercare by Erin Shea

    TRF Fundraising Initiative Gives Ownership Feel

    An initiative launched by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation gives donors an opportunity to help provide for the care of a former racehorse while getting the feel of horse ownership without the added responsibilities.

  • An Astrology filly sold for $300,000 to top the final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales 2-year-olds and horses in training sale June 14

    Astrology Filly Closes Out Strong OBS Sale

    After a session topped by an Astrology filly bought by Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm for $300,000, the Ocala Breeders' Sales' 2-year-olds in training sale ended June 14 with double-digit increases in average and median prices.

  • Faypien (front) edges stablemate Noted and Quoted in the Angels Flight Stakes

    Baffert Duo Tops Summertime Oaks Field

    The Bob Baffert-trained duo of Faypien and Noted and Quoted—the top two finishers in the May 14 Angels Flight Stakes—will stretch out and square off once again in the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (G2) June 17 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Forever Unbridled will look to further improve from last season

    Forever Unbridled to Return in Fleur de Lis

    Multiple grade 1 winner and last year's Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) third place finisher Forever Unbridled is scheduled to return after seven months in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis (G2) at Churchill Downs June 17.

  • Pleuven winning the Opening Verse

    Pleuven Looks for Repeat in Wise Dan

    Trainer Phil Sims would just as soon have the Turtle Bowl gelding keeps things simple on June 17 by duplicating the same effort in Saturday's $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2T) at Churchill Downs that earned him the victory in the test one year ago.

  • The Day Hansel Defied Lasix

    To set the stage for Hansel's Belmont victory, one must go back to Churchill Downs, where the colt had thrown in an inexplicably bad performance in the Kentucky Derby, finishing 10th after looking like a winner at the top of the stretch.

  • Soledad O'Brien Named Keynote Speaker For Equestricon

    Equestricon, LLC., announced that Soledad O’Brien, award-winning documentarian, journalist, and philanthropist, will kick off festivities at Equestricon 2017 by delivering a keynote speech focused on Thoroughbred aftercare.

  • What's Going On Here: Power of Pedigree

    Tapit—North America's leading sire three years running—didn't get a chance to run in the Belmont Stakes (G1), but his presence in the American classic race certainly has been felt the last few years.

  • 910 Lots Cataloged for Tattersalls July Sale

    The catalog for the 2017 Tattersalls July Sale is available online and will be published on Thursday, June 15. Numbering 910 lots, the sale comprises 747 horses and fillies in/out of training and 163 broodmares, 10 of which have foals at foot.