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  • Street Boss Colt Among Top OBS Day 2 Workers

    Three juveniles each sped an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 to share honors for the fastest time at the distance during the second under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds April 16.

  • Midnight Hawk won the Sham Stakes on January 11.

    Midnight Hawk Brings Illinois Derby Intrigue

    Given the colt's Chicago connections, it's not surprising Bob Baffert would send Midnight Hawk to the April 19 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. As for his plans from there on out, you'll have to read between the lines.

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    Dude Back On Game for Charles Town Classic

    His reputation restored with a superb win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Game On Dude looks for a repeat victory in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) the night of April 19 at Charles Town Races.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations

    At least one regulator investigating violations alleged in a PETA video posted last month involving the stable of trainer Steve Asmussen expects the inquiry to take at least several months.

  • And They're Off: The End of the Trail Edition

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss injuries on the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass, the Churchill Downs takeout increase and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Newsdad won the Fayette Stakes at Keeneland in 2012.

    Fayette Winners Square Off in Ben Ali

    Newsdad and Nikki's Sandcastle, winners of the past two runnings of Keeneland's Fayette Stakes (gr. II), top the field of 10 older runners entered for the Lexington track's $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 19.

  • Kid Cruz

    Eight Rivals Try Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio

    Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Flattering Bea faces 9 in the Sugar Maple Stakes.

    Flattering Bea Needs Hot Sugar Maple Pace

    James Arrison's homebred Flattering Bea, a stakes winner locally, will hope for a quick early pace when she faces nine other fillies and mares in the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at at Charles Town April 19.

  • Divine Oath has 2 wins in 2 starts.

    Divine Oath Heads Coolmore Lexington

    Let's Go Stable's undefeated Divine Oath will make his stakes debut April 19 in the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) at Keeneland after failing to draw in to the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I).

  • Charismatic won the 1999 Lexington by 2 1/2 lengths.

    Coolmore Lexington: A Prep in Its Prime

    The Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II), which served as a springboard for Charismatic in 1999, is no longer a key Kentucky Derby prep. However, Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile event was once a well-worn path to Louisville.

  • Constitution
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    Injury Knocks Constitution Off Derby Trail

    Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Constitution will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the other two Triple Crown races after a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone was discovered.

  • Barretts May Sale Catalog Now Online

    The catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age is now online and will be mailed soon.

  • Hip No. 161, a filly by Flatter, was one of 4 who went 1/8 in :09 4/5.

    Fillies Sparkle in Furlong Drills at OBS

    A quartet of fillies topped the breeze tab at Ocala Training Center in Ocala, Fla., April 15 during the first of four under-tack previews for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • 'A Not-To-Be-Missed Uptown Society Event'

    Elite sport and high-end chic come together with the 20th international edition of the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I), set for Sunday, April 27, at Sha Tin Racecourse.

  • Florida Groups Target New Quarter Horse Track

    Establish racing and breeding organizations in Florida are united in opposition to a new Ocala-area Quarter Horse track it contends has several safety issues and only is concerned about offer poker and full-card simulcasts.

  • WV to Tackle Latest Round of Model Rules

    Thoroughbred industry stakeholders in West Virginia will meet May 6 to consider changes in the state's racing rules, including a few related to the National Uniform Medication Program.

  • Managing Horses with Excessive Tearing

    "Horse eyes are awesome," began Amber Labelle, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO, assistant professor and veterinary ophthalmologist at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. "But excessive tearing is not awesome."

  • Noble Tune

    Noble Tune to Stand in South Africa

    Multiple graded stakes winner Noble Tune, a half brother to grade II winner Honor Code, has been retired from racing and will launch his stud career later this year in South Africa when the Southern Hemisphere season begins.

  • Ogden Mills Phipps

    Phipps: Make Public Triple Crown Vet Records

    The chairman of The Jockey Club April 14 called for public release of the veterinary records of all horses entered in this year's Triple Crown races, and also said the industry should partner with USADA to push drug reform.

  • Kitten Kaboodle

    Kitten Kaboodle, Zinzay Meet in Appalachian

    Kitten Kaboodle and Zinzay, the one-two finishers in the 2013 JPMorgan Chance Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT), square off in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland.

  • Sugar Shock won the 2014 Fantasy Stakes.

    Anderson Seeks Sweet Victory With Sugar Shock

    Iowa-based trainer Doug Anderson isn't a well-known name in the Thoroughbred horse racing game. But when his filly Sugar Shock contests the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), things may change for the small-time conditioner.