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  • Fasig-Tipton Kentucky: Horses to Watch

    While several buyers and consignors noted that it seemed difficult to guess where upper-end prices will fall at the July 15 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, here's six they figure to be keeping a close eye on.

  • Nervous Optimism at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky

    After a strong 2-year-old sales season, Fasig-Tipton Kentucky hopes to build on last year's July sale that saw a 16.3% increase in average price to $81,291 and a 15.1% spike in gross to $15,364,000.

  • New TAA Donation Opportunity at Sales

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has enacted a plan for both buyers and consignors at Thoroughbred auctions to automatically contribute a small portion of their respective purchases or gross sales to the organization.

  • Russian President's Cup Won by Son of Pulpit

    With Russian President Vladimir Putin and other dignitaries from the Gas Exporting Countries' Forum in attendance July 1, American-bred horses ran first and second in the President's Cup at the Central Moscow Hippodrome.

  • Internet Gambling Settlement Awards Kentucky

    Kentucky has received a settlement of more than $6 million following its efforts to halt unregulated online gambling in the state. Five years ago Kentucky seized 141 domain names it said were used for unlicensed gambling.

  • Fasig-Tipton's New Sale Gains Momentum

    Fasig-Tipton's new horses of all ages sale that is utilizing new technology in the way horses are cataloged and information is disseminated is gaining momentum. A dozen horses have been added recently for the July 15 event.

  • Kentucky Derby 139.
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    Wagering Up at Churchill Downs Spring Meet

    Despite a decrease in wagering on this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), daily wagering at the recently concluded 38-day spring meet at Churchill Downs rose 5.4% from the same number of days a year ago.

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    Preakness Winner Oxbow Expected to Breeze

    Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow is expected to return to the worktab July 6 or 7 at Churchill Downs, Calumet Farm manager Eddie Kane confirmed July 5. He will be the third Triple Crown classic victor to get back into action.

  • Einstein

    First Crop Stallion Einstein Two-for-Two

    Two months ago, Einstein was awaiting his first starter. He now counts two winners from his first two starters, E Equalsmcsquared and Theoryofrelativity.

  • KHRC Faces Lawsuit Over Bridle Rule

    Edward Buck, inventor of the bitless Spirit Bridle, has filed a lawsuit seeking damages for his claim that the KHRC is committing deceptive trade practices and interfering with his economic opportunity.

  • Veteran Horseman Donald Potash Dies

    Donald Potash, horseman, manager of New York-based Tri County Stables, and longtime consultant for Milestone Farm near Lexington, died at his home in Bayside, N.Y., June 23. He was 70.

  • Wise Dan and John Velazquez take the Firecracker Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2605311988&k=RT9XjMr">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Squeezes Out Soggy Firecracker Win

    The conditions were dreadful, the weight spread oppressive, but Wise Dan found a way to overcome all adversity to capture the Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) on the night of June 29 over yielding turf at rainy Churchill Downs.

  • D'cajun Cat Set to Pounce in Bashford Manor

    After impressively winning his debut June 1 at Churchill Downs, D'cajun Cat will try to make it 2-for-2 under the twin spires when he faces six other juveniles in the $100,000 Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) June 29.

  • NTRA Reports Positive Net Revenue

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association reported that after several years of losses, the Lexington-based organization posted positive net revenue of $66,851 during fiscal year 2013.

  • Stakes Schedule Set for Churchill September

    The stakes schedule for the Churchill Downs September meet will feature a pair of 2-year-old races moved from the fall meet schedule and a new race for older horses that could serve as a prep for Breeders' Cup.

  • Ellis Park

    Improvements Seen in Ellis Park Surface

    With the general manager of Ellis Park saying June 27 that the track is "over the hump" in its efforts to clean up an inordinate amount of rock in its dirt surface, horsemen are hopeful the problem has been corrected.

  • Wise Dan has been assigned 128 pounds in the Firecracker Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2493078798&k=H3cVG9g">Order This Photo</a>

    Weighty Question for Wise Dan in Firecracker

    There's no doubt he's the best horse in the race, but can reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan overcome his 128-pound impost in the $150,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) June 29 against a modest group at Churchill Downs?

  • Ellis Park

    Training Resumes at Ellis Park

    Training resumed at Ellis Park the morning of June 26 as management at the Henderson, Ky., track continued to deal with an inordinate amount of rock in the main dirt track surface leading up to opening day.

  • Jockey Calvin Borel

    Celebrities Set for Team Penning Event

    Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day and Chris McCarron are among those scheduled to participate in the inaugural "Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event" at the Kentucky Horse Park's Covered Arena.

  • Kentucky Downs

    More Stakes, Higher Purses at Kentucky Downs

    The Kentucky racetrack, which will offer live racing five days in September, released a condition book that shows more stakes and hefty overnight purses, including $90,000 for 2-year-old maiden special weight events.