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  • NTRA Reports Positive Financial Results

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors on April 17 approved the association's audited financial results for the fiscal year concluding Jan. 31, 2014, which reflect net revenues of $667,477.

  • Take Charge Lady, 2013 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Thoroughbred-Greats/Take-Charge-Lady/38502801_KBwVr5#!i=3181377917&k=krW4bvc">Order This Photo</a>

    Take Charge Lady Kentucky Broodmare of Year

    Eaton Sales' Take Charge Lady, the dam of champion 3-year-old colt Will Take Charge, was honored as Broodmare of the Year by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association at its annual awards luncheon April 17.

  • That Handicapping Show: Illinois Derby

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Illinois Derby and the Charles Town Classic. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Illinois Derby.

  • Interest High for Oklahoma City Summer Sale

    Following record-breaking increases at the 2013 OKC Summer Sale, officials say they are preparing for an increase in entries for the upcoming sale set for Aug. 18 at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds.

  • Hootenanny makes the winning move in his debut. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3186308075&k=R2XNhDg">Order This Photo</a>

    Quality Road's First Starter Scores Easy Win

    Hootenanny, the first starter for freshman sire Quality Road, skipped away from the field in the stretch of Keeneland's second race April 17, scoring a 4 1/4-length win in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight test.

  • The Dude Returns to Charles Town

    On Saturday, Game On Dude returns to Charles Town to seek another victory in the Charles Town Classic (gr. II). Will he win?

  • Lot 44, a High Chaparral colt, brought 800,000 guineas.

    European Record At Tattersalls Craven Sale

    A European record for a breeze-up sale was broken for the second straight year April 16 when Ross Doyle went to 800,000 guineas to secure a High Chaparral colt during the first day of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale.

  • Trommer Scores One for the Home Team

    The home team prevailed in Keeneland's spring handicapping contest, the Grade One Gamble, as Lexington's Evan Trommer finished first with a final total of $9,170 after starting with $2,000.

  • Gamay Noir won the Rampart Stakes on March 29.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3149907170&k=Z7KmDqP">Order This Photo</a>

    Rampart Winner Gamay Noir Heads Sixty Sails

    Gamay Noir, who snapped a five-race losing streak when she captured the Rampart Stakes (gr. III), tops a field of eight fillies and mares that will go to the post in Hawthorne's Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) April 19.

  • 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.

  • Game on Dude won the 2013 Charles Town Classic by a half of a length.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2467946651&k=9vjZM3W">Order This Photo</a>

    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.