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  • Speedway Stable Strikes Late for Malibu Moon Filly

    Among the last horses through the ring during the April 26 second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale was an attractive daughter of Malibu Moon who eventually went to Speedway Stable for $650,000.

  • Hip 584, 2017 OBS 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale

    Medaglia d'Oro Colt New OBS Sale Topper

    A son of Medaglia d'Oro produced by grade 2 winner Indian Vale was purchased by a high-powered partnership for $850,000 to become the new sale-topper at the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction.

  • Juveniles get ready to head into the auction ring during the OBS spring sale

    Bull Run Continues at OBS Spring Sale

    Continuing the momentum from the previous day’s opening session, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring auction of 2-year-olds in training continued its bull run April 26, with strong increases in gross and average prices.

  • Hip 345, a filly by Munnings, sold for $425,000 April 26 at the OBS spring sale

    Filly’s Price Tag is Right for the Prices

    Andro and Tracey Price had the biggest score to date for their pinhooking operation when a Munnings filly bought for $67,000 sold for $425,000 during the April 26 of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale.

  • Hip 383 sold for $575,000

    Distorted Humor Filly Brings $575,000 at OBS

    A well-bred daughter of Distorted Humor sold for $575,000 to become the first 2-year-old of the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales spring sale to pass the half-million dollar mark early April 26.

  • Arthur Hancock, Frank Stronach, Staci Hancock, and USADA CEO Travis Tygart April 24 in Lexington

    Stronach Group Supports Bill to Bring in USADA

    A pair of U.S. Congressmen plan to re-introduce legislation that would aim for uniform medication standards in horse racing by giving the USADA oversight of equine drug polices, and that legislation is supported by The Stronach Group.

  • Hip 28, an Orb colt consigned by Randy Miles, topped the April 25 first session of the OBS spring sale

    OBS April First Session Soars

    With brisk across-the-board trade, the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring sale of 2-year-olds in training kicked off with double-digit increases in gross and average.

  • Mike Tirico

    Tirico to Host NBC's Triple Crown Coverage

    Mike Tirico, who was recently named NBC's primetime Olympics host, will be taking the Triple Crown hosting reins from Tom Hammond, an award-winning member of NBC Sports' horse racing team for more than three decades.

  • Whirlaway winning 1941 Kentucky Derby

    Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Whirlaway

    A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Whirlaway that ran in the May 10, 1941 issue. The story, written by BloodHorse staff, carried the headline of, "No Doubt About It."

  • Sir Barton, after winning the 1919 Kentucky Derby, on his way to racing's first Triple Crown.

    Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Sir Barton

    A Thoroughbred Horse Association Bulletin recap of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes won by Sir Barton that ran in the May 1919 issue. The story is a staff report recap of Sir Barton's Derby and Preakness wins.

  • Secretariat defeats Sham in the 1973 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

    Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Secretariat

    A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Secretariat that ran in the May 14, 1973 issue. The story, written by Edward L. Bowen, carried the headline, "Resumption of a Legend."

  • Seattle Slew wins 1977 Kentucky Derby.

    Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Seattle Slew

    A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Seattle Slew that ran in the May 16, 1977 issue. The story, written by Edward L. Bowen, carried the headline of, "You Can't Run With That Horse and Beat Him."

  • Hip 262, a filly by Creative Cause, brought $575,000

    Creative Cause Filly Sells for $575,000

    A daughter of Creative Cause was purchased by Peter Brant's White Birch Farm for $575,000 to become the second-highest priced offering on the April 25 first day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training sale.

  • Count Fleet

    Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Count Fleet

    A BloodHorse magazine recap of Count Fleet's Kentucky Derby win that ran in the May 8, 1943 issue of BloodHorse. A staff report, the story carried the headline, "War Derby."

  • Calumet Farm's Citation

    Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Citation

    A BloodHorse magazine recap of Citation's Kentucky Derby win from the May 8, 1948 issue. The story, written by Alex Bower, carried the headline, "Calumet, Jones, and Arcaro Pitch Another Shutout in the Derby."

  • Assault in the Kentucky Derby winner's circle

    Derby Wins of Triple Crown Victors: Assault

    A BloodHorse Magazine recap of Assault's victory in the 1946 Kentucky Derby from the May 11, 1946 issue. The story, written by Alex Bower, carried the headline, "A Horse Race and a Picnic, the 72nd Kentucky Derby."

  • Omaha, Triple Crown winner of 1935

    Derby Wins of the Triple Crown Victors: Omaha

    A BloodHorse Magazine recap of the Kentucky Derby won by Omaha that ran in the May 11, 1935 issue. The story is a staff report that carried the to-the-point headline of, "The Kentucky Derby."

  • Imperative (#5) with Javier Castellano win the 9th Running of the Charles Town Classic over Matt King Coal (#4) with Horacio Karamanos and War Story (#6) with Tyler Gaffalione on April 22, 2017.

    The Week in Photos 4/25/2017

    H.K. Jockey Club Community Trophy, Dixiana Elkhorn, Charles Town Classic, California Stakes, Power Of Music, Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare, Capistrano, Illinois Derby, Whimsical and more.

  • Gunnevera April 25 at Churchill Downs

    Derby, Oaks Notes, from Churchill Downs, April 25

    Peacock Racing Stables' Gunnevera, a three-time graded stakes winner and a millionaire in his young career, took his first steps on the main track at Churchill Downs on Tuesday morning with exercise rider Victor Farrel aboard.

  • Jacob West, director of bloodstock services for Three Chimneys

    Orb Colt Grew Up, Brought $685,000 at OBS

    An Orb colt purchased as a yearling for $30,000, reflecting his small size, brought a high bid of $685,000 from Three Chimneys Bloodstock, as agent, during the April 25 session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales spring 2-year-olds in training auction.

  • Oaklawn Park reports record purses for the 2017 season

    Record Purses, Increased Handle at Oaklawn Park

    Culminating with 62,500 fans turning out to watch champion Classic Empire win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), the 2017 Oaklawn live racing season concluded with nearly a 5% gain in total handle and another record-setting season for purses.

  • Applications for T.I.P. Awards Available

    Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program’s two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com.