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  • Belmont Park

    Belmont Meet Begins April 29

    April 29 kicks off Belmont Park's 56-day spring/summer meet, which is highlighted by the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the oldest and longest leg of the Triple Crown.

  • TOBA's First 50 Years

    The national Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association celebrates 50 years of working toward sale integrity, shepherding the graded stakes program, and finding ways to recruit and educate new owners.

  • Jockey Rochabrun Injured at Lone Star Park

    Jockey John Rochabrun was taken to Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas for further examination after he sustained an apparent right ankle injury when his mount Hes Rich reared in the starting gate at Lone Star Park.

  • Plum Pretty, one of the likely starters in the Oaks, arrived at Churchill Downs on April 21.

    Kentucky Oaks Field Could be Full

    With the addition of Suave Voir Faire and Royal Delta to the list of prospective starters in the 137 running of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), there are 16 fillies listed as "likely" or "possible."

  • Lilacs and Lace<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9484047%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lilacs and Lace: Ready for Lilies

    There are several special aspects of the story of Lilacs and Lace, a homebred daughter of Flower Alley who burst onto the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) scene with a victory in the April 9 Ashland Stakes (gr. I).

  • Tampa Bay Derby Winner Watch Me Go

    Watch Me Go Set for Trip to Churchill

    Gilbert Campbell's Watch Me Go, currently 21st on the list of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) graded stakes earnings, will be shipped from South Florida to Churchill Downs early next week, according to trainer Kathleen O'Connell.

  • Belmont Increases Maiden Purses

    Purses for all 2-year-old maiden special weight races during the Belmont Park spring/summer meet have been increased to $60,000, the New York Racing Association has announced.

  • Live Blog - Friday, April 22 at NOON ET

    Join Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra for a live, one hour chat this Friday at Noon EDT. Be ready to talk Derby and anything else that's on your mind.

  • Jess Jackson

    Owner Jess Jackson Dies at Age 81

    Winemaker and prominent Thoroughbred owner Jess Jackson, whose Stonestreet Stable campaigned Rachel Alexandra and Curlin, died April 21 after a lengthy illness. He was 81.

  • Hip 1049, colt; Macho Uno - La Defense by Wild Again, brought $850,000 to top the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2011 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.

    Macho Uno Colt Tops OBS Sale at $825,000

    A Macho Uno colt who was a standout in the crowd lived up to expectations when he was sold for $825,000 to top the record-setting Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2011 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.

  • Winter Memories flies home to win the Appalachian at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9499494%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Winter Memories Successful in Season Debut

    Winter Memories, who has been off since finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT), made a smashing season debut April 21, running down Dos Lunas late to win the Appalachian Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • THS: Lexington Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom, and Steve handicap the Lexington Stakes (gr. III)  and Jerome Stakes (gr. II.Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Lexington Stakes.

  • Hip 916, filly; Corinthian - Glacken's Mark by Smoke Glacken brought $320,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2011 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.

    OBS Sale Continues to Show Strength

    A filly from the first crop of Corinthian was purchased by trainer Mark Casse for $320,000 to top the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2011 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training on April 20.

  • And They're Off: Pre-Derby Edition

    Lenny and Steve review at the Arkansas Derby, delve into some Derby trivia, discuss trainer Rick Dutrow, look back on the career of A.P. Indy, and more.

  • And They're Off: Pre-Derby Edition

    Lenny and Steve review at the Arkansas Derby, delve into some Derby trivia, discuss trainer Rick Dutrow, look back on the career of A.P. Indy, and more.Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Gladding will attempt to become the latest California-based horse to win the Texas Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9396942%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gladding Newest Californian to Try Texas Mile

    Gladding, a grade II winner for trainer John Sadler, will attempt to become the latest California-based horse to win the Texas Mile (gr. III) when the $200,000 event is contested April 23 at Lone Star Park.

  • Gural: Negotiators Boycott Big M Meeting

    Jeff Gural, who is in negotiations to lease Meadowlands from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, said he met with pari-mutuel tellers April 20 but six of seven members of the negotiating committee boycotted.