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  • Dreaming Of Rubies, lot 446, was the day 2 session topper.

    Goffs February Sale Up Across the Board

    Dreaming of Rubies, an Oasis Dream mare believed in foal to Dawn Approach, was purchased by BBA Ireland for $248,838 in U.S. funds to top the Feb. 12 second and final session of the Goffs February sale.

  • Aqueduct Cancels Live Racing Card Feb. 13

    In anticipation of frigid temperatures and severe wind chills potentially causing unsafe track conditions for horses and jockeys, the New York Racing Association is canceling live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack Friday, Feb. 13.

  • Zip Quik to Stud in Colorado

    Zip Quik, a grade II-placed son of City Zip, will enter stud this year at Menoken Farms in Montrose, Col., for a $1,500 live foal fee as the property of a syndicate.

  • Court Dismisses Owner's Suit Against Indiana

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission reported that litigation brought by former commissioner and Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association executive director Ed Martin Jr. has been dismissed.

  • That Handicapping Show - Barbara Fritchie H.

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra examine the Barbara Fritchie Handicap this weekend at Laurel Park. With a talented field, see who should be included with your wagers. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Barbara Fritchie H.

  • Conquest Typhoon won the Cecil B. DeMille Stakes on the grass at Del Mar on Nov. 29.

    Conquest Typhoon Slight Choice in El Camino

    The El Camino Real Derby (gr. III), one of only three North American stakes on this year's "Road to the Kentucky Derby" contested on a synthetic track, drew a good field of 10 led by Conquest Typhoon.

  • Ride On Curlin

    Ride On Curlin Set for Next Step in Essex

    Ride On Curlin, under regular exercise rider Bryan Beccia, worked an easy half mile in :49 3/5 after the break the morning of Feb. 11 in preparation for the $100,000 Essex Handicap to be run Feb. 14 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Fasig-Tipton to Sponsor Gulfstream's Swale

    Gulfstream Park has entered a partnership establishing sales company Fasig-Tipton as title sponsor of the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II), to be run Feb. 28.

  • Quiet Acceleration, ridden by Roman Chapa, won the Richard King Stakes on Jan. 17.

    Chapa Remains Suspended; Feb. 27 Hearing Set

    A Feb. 27 hearing date has been set by the Texas Racing Commission in the case of Roman Chapa, who faces allegations that he carried an electrical shock device in a winning race at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 17.

  • Captain Stan, ridden by Javier Castellano, captured a win for White Wabbit Wacing at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 8. White Wabbit Wacing holds a narrow lead over two-time defending champions Ken and Sarah Ramsey in the competition for leading owner. <br><a tar

    In Search of Gulfstream Leading Owner Title

    More than halfway into the 2014-15 championship meet at Gulfstream Park, fast-rising White Wabbit Wacing holds a narrow lead over two-time defending champions Ken and Sarah Ramsey in the competition for leading owner.

  • OBS Adopting Model Medication Rules

    The sale company will follow the uniform medication model rules adopted for racing by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. Medication rule changes will begin in March.

  • The Wisdom of Shoe

    What makes a great racehorse? Legendary jockey Bill Shoemaker boils it down for Cot Campbell in the saddling paddock at Hollywood Park.

  • Podcast: Haskin's Racing Review for Feb. 10

    Steve Haskin and Ron Mitchell talk about the weekend of racing. Steve expands on the performances of Shared Belief, California Chrome, Dortmund, Firing Line, Danzig Moon, Cyrus Alexander, Far From Over, and Constitution.

  • Records Fall at Inglis Classic Yearling Sale

    Paced by a sale-topping Per Incanto colt on opening day, the Inglis Classic yearling summer sale posted record returns at the auction's conclusion Feb. 10, with year-over-year increases in average, median, and gross.

  • Mountaineer won't race in December.

    Mountaineer Cuts Purses in Wake of Reductions

    A state-approved 10% reduction in video lottery terminal revenue and continued softness in the regional gambling market have led officials and horsemen at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort to reduce purses.

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    Abscess Keeps Texas Red Out of Risen Star

    Texas Red, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has suffered a foot abscess that will prevent him from running in the Feb. 21 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II), said co-owner Erich Brehm.

  • Lava Man

    Slideshow: Claimers to Grade I Winners

    A visual look at ex-claimers who became grade I winners, including Princequillo, Stymie, Lava Man, and more. A companion to the article in the February 14 edition of The Blood-Horse.

  • Dortmund wins the 2015 Robert B. Lewis.

    Dortmund Continues to Show Derby Qualities

    Considering it's only February, Kaleem Shah's Dortmund has displayed about as many qualities as one could hope to see in a potential Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) horse.

  • Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale: Wrap

    Ian Tapp recaps the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale. Hear thoughts from Boyd Browning and Elliott Walden explains to whom sale topper Rose to Gold will be bred.