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  • Dice Flavor in the El Camino Real Derby.

    Pedigree Analysis - A Bicoastal Double

    by John P. Sparkman <br /> Feb. 16 the 18-year-old Afleet mare Afleet Summer accomplished something none of those four could. On opposite coasts, her 5-year-old son Swift Warrior and her 3-year-old colt Dice Flavor each won.

  • Paynter

    Paynter Progresses with Half-Mile Work

    Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter turned in his second work since making a comeback from severe illness and the subsequent surgery he underwent last year, breezing four furlongs in :50 1/5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • PA Group Continues to Warn of Revenue Decline

    The Pennsylvania Equine Coalition, noting another monthly loss in revenue from slot machines at racetrack casinos, predicts an overall reduction of $17 million in the Race Horse Development Fund for fiscal year 2012-13.

  • Average Up at Selective Inglis Market

    Cumulative average price at the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale showed an 8.6% increase compared with last year at the conclusion of the three-day first session March 5 while total sales and median remained static.

  • Gov. Maggie Hassan

    NH Moves a Step Closer to Expanding Gambling

    New Hampshire edged closer to the expansion of gambling when the Senate Ways and Means Committee voted 4-1 on Mar. 5 to approve a bill that would authorize a single, high-end casino along the state's southern border.

  • Mark Casse

    Trainer Casse Targets All Four OBS Stakes

    Trainer Mark Casse will be busy saddling horses at Ocala Breeders' Sales Company stakes races Monday, March 11 where he has entered six horses, including at least one in each of the day's four stakes races.

  • TAA Accepting Accreditation Applications

    Thoroughbred aftercare organizations may now apply for The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accreditation. By passing a TTA inspection, a facility will be eligible to receive financial support for their retired Thoroughbreds.

  • Selecting the Best Joint Therapy Approach (AAEP 2012)

    A puffy fetlock. A knee that&#39;s warm to the touch. A hock that feels just a bit sticky in the trot. All are common performance problems pointing to the possible onset of osteoarthritis (OA). Equine joint therapy is often used to treat these types of OA-inflammation related issues while potentially modulating disease.

  • Hip 27, a colt by Malibu Moon -- Fashion Cat, by Forest Wildcat, was the sale topper.

    Business Booms at Barretts 2YO Sale

    Business boomed at the March 4 Barretts March selected 2-year-olds in training sale where the average price jumped 31.1%, the median rose 17.6%, and the gross was up nearly 4% despite fewer horses being sold than in 2012.

  • Genting Making Move in Las Vegas

    Genting, operator of the successful Aqueduct casino, is expanding its holdings in the United States gambling industry with the purchase of an 87-acre parcel in Las Vegas.

  • Vyjack

    Haskin: The Unlikely Story of Vyjack

    The Kentucky Derby is like a mountain. It never changes and never withers with time. But in some ways it does change, as every year, new climbers gather on its slopes and attempt to reach the summit.

  • Strong Trade at Inglis 'Blue Riband' Session

    Buyers on day two at the Inglis Melbourne premier yearling sale March 4 opened their pocketbooks for horses bred to go middle and long distances in a new "Blue Riband" session at the Oaklands sales complex in Melbourne.

  • Mucho Macho Man
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    Mucho Macho Man Sent to Fair Hill

    Much Macho Man, who was pulled out of consideration to defend his Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) title due to a virus, has been sent to the Fair Hill Training Center, along with two stablemates.

  • Dullahan&#39;s first track visit at Meydan in Dubai.

    Little Mike, Dullahan Jog at Meydan

    America's Super Saturday contenders, Breeders' Cup Turf winner Little Mike and multiple grade I winner Dullahan, were released from quarantine and visited Meydan's all-weather track for the first time on March 4.

  • Rydilluc wins the Palm Beach Stakes.

    Contessa Mulls Options After Rydilluc Cruises

    Watching his Rydilluc dominate a group of 3-year-old turf runners in his stakes debut in the $150,000 Palm Beach (gr. IIIT) March 3 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Gary Contessa may have come to a conclusion.

  • After the Wire - 3/3/2013

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Gotham Stakes, Santa Anita Handicap, and the Las Virgenes Stakes.

  • Flashback (outside) works with Den&#39;s Legacy at Santa Anita.

    Flashback Posts Bullet Move for San Felipe

    Flashback moved a step closer to his much-anticipated showdown with Goldencents in the upcoming San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) with a five-furlong workout March 3 in a bullet 59 seconds flat under regular rider Julien Leparoux.

  • Discreet Dancer

    Pletcher Works Discreet Dancer, 'Bobby

    Trainer Todd Pletcher had a busy Sunday morning at Palm Meadows Training Center March 3 with more than a dozen stakes runners from his powerful stable hitting the work tab for upcoming stakes engagements.

  • Wise Dan
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    Wise Dan 'Ahead of Schedule' for 2013 Debut

    Wise Dan, Morton Fink's 2012 Horse of the Year, turned in his second work of the season at Keeneland March 2, a four-furlong move in :49 1/5. Stablemates Turallure and Successful Dan are also training well.

  • Mountaineer Sunday Card Canceled

    Wintry conditions, including snow showers and a temperature well below average, have caused the cancellation of the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort card for Sunday, March 3.