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  • Turf Stallions: Going Green

    "Going Green" is a feature published in the March 8, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. The feature examines why turf sires may be making a comeback in North America.

  • Hialeah Schedule Raises Ire of QH Group

    Hialeah Park has set its schedule for its next season, with a Quarter Horse-only meet of 40 days from Dec. 26, 2014 through March 2, 2015. It will conduct racing Fridays through Mondays throughout that period.

  • Derbybox.com, Old Friends Host Derby Giveaway

    DerbyBox.com and Old Friends have teamed to offer visitors to the Old Friends facility near Georgetown, Ky. an opportunity to win two grandstand reserved tickets to the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Switching Horse Feeds Safely

    Horse owners sometimes find it necessary to change their horse’s feeding program--fluctuations in temperature, season, and performance level are just some of the reasons. But with the known link between diet changes and health conditions such as colic or laminitis, how can owners safely transition their horse’s feed without negatively affectin...

  • "Going Green" is a feature published in the March 8, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. The feature examines why turf sires may be making a comeback in North America.

The following images are a few of the sires mentioned in the feature.

    Turf Stallions: Going Green

    "Going Green" is a feature published in the March 8, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. The feature examines why turf sires may be making a comeback in North America.

  • Gala Award wins the Palm Beach Stakes.
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    Mourning Currin Family Celebrates Gala Award

    If you listened closely enough at Gulfstream Park after the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. III) March 1, you could almost hear the cheers from California, and perhaps beyond, as Gala Award entered the winner's circle.

  • Equiano Colt Stars on Day 2 at Inglis

    A colt from Equiano's first Australian crop sold for $420,000 ($375,113 in United States funds), the highest price ever for a first-season sire in Victoria, on day two of the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale March 3.

  • Joe Mulholland Jr.

    TOBA February Member of the Month

    Joe Mulholland Jr. is a throwback to the days of homegrown Kentucky horsemen. He works tirelessly on the family farm with his siblings and father to produce top-quality Thoroughbreds.

  • Bond Holder

    No Tampa Bay Derby for Bond Holder

    Bond Holder, a leading early contender for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will not make an expected start in the March 8 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) and his next race is undetermined.

  • Inglis Yearling Sale Off to Strong Start

    Average price was up 11% on the first day of the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale March 2, with trading led by a Northern Meteor colt for $450,000 ($400,542 in United States funds).

  • Mucho Macho Man works at Santa Anita.

    Mucho Macho Man Struts for Santa Anita Fans

    Mucho Macho Man was on the Santa Anita Park main track between races March 2 for his final timed workout before the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), a drill jockey Gary Stevens termed "a little romp in the park."

  • Will Take Charge

    Will Take Charge Fires Bullet at Oaklawn

    Will Take Charge breezed a bullet half-mile March 2 at Oaklawn Park in his final local workout ahead of a tantalizing showdown with Mucho Macho Man and Game On Dude in the March 8 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I).

  • Tapiture Gets Back to Work at Oaklawn Park

    Southwest Stakes (gr. III) winner Tapiture got back to serious work the morning of March 2 at Oaklawn Park as he prepares to make his next stop along the Triple Crown trail in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II).

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    Mucho Macho Man to Carry 124 at Santa Anita

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Mucho Macho Man has been assigned top weight of 124 pounds for the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap, one more pound than Classic runner-up and 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge.

  • Spot leaves No Nay Never behind to win the Swale Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100389908&k=GSRjjtD">Order This Photo</a>

    Zito Finds Right Spot for Swale Surprise

    Making his initial start for trainer Nick Zito, Spot collared weakening No Nay Never in the drive and bounded away to a 2 1/2-length win in the $200,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) March 1 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Solitary Ranger is in control in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park.

    Solitary Ranger Takes Charge to Win Battaglia

    Susan Moulton's Solitary Ranger controlled the pace and romped clear in the stretch to score easily over favored stablemate Poker Player in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 1 at Turfway Park.

  • Teen Pauline rolls to victory in the Top Flight Handicap. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100292173&k=9msHCz6">Order This Photo</a>

    No Catching Teen Pauline in Top Flight

    Stonestreet homebred Teen Pauline put on another front-running show at Aqueduct while rolling to her third straight win and first graded stakes victory in the $200,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) March 1.

  • Sunbean makes his move in the Star Guitar Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3100349130&k=RHz87fv">Order This Photo</a>

    Sunbean Shines in Star Guitar

    Brittlyn Stable's Sunbean proved worthy of the fans who backed him down to 3-10 favoritism by drawing off late to an easy 2 3/4-length victory March 1 in the $60,000 Star Guitar Stakes at Fair Grounds.

  • Cavalryman leaves the others behind in the Nad Al Sheba Trophy.

    Cavalryman Sets Record in Nad Al Sheba Trophy

    Godolphin's Cavalryman is primed for a repeat bid in the $1 million Dubai Gold Cup (UAE-II) after a stirring track record-setting victory in the Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) March 1 at Meydan Racecourse.