A colt by elite dual hemisphere sire More Than Ready sold for the highest price of $600,000 ($539,460 in United States funds) on the fourth day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 11 in Queensland.
Mucho Macho Man breezed sharply Jan. 11 for his scheduled 2014 debut in the $400,000 Sunshine Millions Classic on Jan. 18 at Gulfstream Park, while top female sprinter Groupie Doll was also on the tab.
Veterinarian Tom Bowman has joined his son, Brooke Bowman, D.V.M., and veteran Maryland horseman Louis Merryman as a partner in the newly formed Heritage Stallions.
WinStar Farm's multiple graded stakes winner Revolutionary returned to the races for the first time since the 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) with a solid victory Jan. 11 at Gulfstream Park, taking a one mile allowance event.
Due to heavy fog near Aqueduct and bad weather near Laurel Park, live racing has been canceled at those tracks for Saturday, Jan. 11.
Looking for a cut-and-dried formula for bringing all laminitic horses back to health? Good luck! Laminitis treatment is an ever-evolving art, the success of which depends on disease cause, type, severity, and many other factors.
Jockey Tyler Baze earned his first win since returning from an alcohol-related suspension when he guided Changethechannel to a front-running tally in the featured $58,000 Venus Purse allowance Jan. 10 at Santa Anita Park.
Street Story got the Oaklawn Park meet off to a fast start for 2013 leading jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and trainer Steve Asmussen by winning the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes before a rain-drenched crowd of 15,031 Jan. 10.
Jersey Town, a grade I-winning miler by leading sire Speightstown, sired his first reported foal when a filly was born Jan. 10 at Pennland Farm in Paris, Ky.
Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and Horse of the Year finalist Mucho Macho Man will make his 2014 debut in the same race he has used for the past two years, the Sunshine Millions Classic Jan. 18.
The Donn Handicap (gr. I) and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) have been moved to Sunday, Feb. 9 to help kick off The Jockey Club Tour on Fox Television, Gulfstream Park.
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The first reported foal for multiple grade I winner To Honor and Serve is a bay filly born Jan. 9 at Gainesway Farm near Lexington.
Iowa breeders are seeking legislation to end a requirement that a registered stallion in the state must be owned by an Iowa resident. Currently, at least 51% of an Iowa-registered sire must be owned by an Iowa resident.
Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino will boost the standard minimum purse for unrestricted stakes to $75,000 when its Thoroughbred meet runs April 18 to Aug. 9.
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Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys will be learning the latest information about health and safety issues, especially related to concussions, during the 2014 Jockeys' Guild Assembly Jan. 26-28 in Hollywood, Fla.
The first-year Darley Flying Start trainees arrived in Lexington January 6, having completed the English phase of the course in Newmarket December 19.
Citing an overall decline in wagering, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has canceled four stakes and cut purses for a dozen others, including the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), which went from $500,000 to $400,000.
Hialeah Park's preliminary racing dates filing for the 12 months beginning in July calls for another three-month season of Quarter Horse racing, without a return of Thoroughbreds.
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey will conduct its annual Stallion Season Auction beginning at noon Jan. 17 and ending at noon on Jan. 20.
Prominent United States-based owners Jon and Sarah Kelly secured a Redoute's Choice colt in the first seven-figure transaction of this year's Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 10 in Queensland.
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel in conjunction with the Breeders' Sale Company of Louisiana will host a 2-year-olds in training sale March 9.
Wildcat Heir is pretty one-dimensional as a sire, but what he does, he does well, getting solid sprinters that can handle a variety of surfaces.
Veterinarians who make farm calls to treat equids are one step closer to better protection from federal drug prosecution after the U.S. Senate passed a bill to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
The median rose 33% as Keeneland's January sale ended four days of lively trade. Graded winner Scatman topped the final session at $135,000, and plans are to keep him in training.
Carrie Vaught has been named director of membership and marketing at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
Dual grade I winner Stay Thirsty sired his first reported foal, a colt born Jan. 8 at Coolmore's Creekview Farm near Paris, Ky. The colt is out of the Giant's Causeway mare Opulence.
Edward Duffy, a former Chicago police officer who went on to become an executive at two Illinois racetracks, died Jan. 4, 2014, in Arlington Heights, Ill., at age 68.
- By Steve Haskin
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss three-year-olds including Commissioner and Top Billing, Jeranimo, field size at Santa Anita, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. watch video
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst cashed tickets with the Jerome Stakes. This week they hope to repeat in the Hal's Hope Stakes. Can Jackson Bend win his first race of the year? watch video
A study on former racehorses transitioned to second careers indicates a large percentage of them are acquired from their owners, not auctions.
Multiple graded stakes winner Revolutionary will make his long-awaited return to the races Jan. 11 in a one-mile allowance optional claiming heat at Gulfstream Park.
Under a whipping and driving Silvestre De Sousa, Godolphin filly Shuruq sped past pacesetter Empire Storm late and won the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge-Round I (UAE-II) in a quick time Jan. 9 at Meydan.
The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association has reached an agreement to serve as an official partner of the 43rd annual Eclipse Awards, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 9.
Suffolk Downs said Jan. 9 it is committed to live racing should its new partner, Mohegan Sun, win the license to build a casino on track property.
Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst had a good week, last week, with Jerome tickets being cashed. This week they hope to repeat in the Hal's Hope Stakes. Can Jackson Bend win his first race of the year? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Hal's Hope Stakes.
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss three-year-olds including Commissioner and Top Billing, Jeranimo, field size at Santa Anita, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 522 entries for its Kentucky winter mixed sale that will be expanded to two days and conducted Feb. 9-10 at its Lexington headquarters.
Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford sired his first reported foal, a filly born Jan. 4 at Alastar Thoroughbreds near Nicholasville, Ky.
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Below is a list of upcoming farm open houses and stallion shows. Listings are in alphabetical order by state. Times are Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise indicated.
Albert Coppola Sr. won the 1982 Travers Stakes (gr. I) and two jewels of the Canadian Triple Crown with Runaway Groom.
Steady demand for quality horses was reflected by an 88.5% clearance rate through the first two days of Australia's Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale when the second session of six-day auction closed Jan. 9.
Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey topped the individual breeders list in North America in 2013 with $12,175,837 in earnings, according to statistics released Jan. 9 by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc.
In the face of new racing medication rules, veterinarians are revisiting treatment approaches for injured animals on layup that trainers hope to send back to the track soon. At the American Association of Equine Practitioners' Convention, held Dec. 7-11 in Nashville, Tenn., Wayne McIlwraith, BVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVSMR, described how these restricti...
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer holds a solid hand in the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 11, sending out recent Native Diver (gr. III) winner Blueskiesnrainbows and Rousing Sermon at Santa Anita Park.
First-out maiden winners Top Fortitude and Midnight Hawk each take a giant step into graded company as part of a field of six 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 11 at Santa Anita Park.
Led by $310,000 broodmare prospect Lady Kierkegaard, Keeneland's January sale continued its solid performance and posted gains across the board on day three.
Csaba, winner of the 2013 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) returns to Gulfstream Park for this year's renewal at one mile on the main track as part of a 10-horse field Jan. 11.
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