Sylvia Upton Wood, who with her late husband, Maxwell, bred 1997 Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, died July 1 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. She was 81.
Chitu, a speedy colt who pushed the early pace in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired, according to trainer Bob Baffert.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Breeding, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic, TOBA
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association July 6 named many of those who will be honored at its National Awards Dinner Sept. 11 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.
Jockey Edgard J. Zayas and Favorite Tale got a quick jump out of the gate and never looked back to upset reigning champion sprinter Work All Week by 4 1/4 lengths in the Smile Sprint Stakes
William Parsons Jr. and David S. Howe's homebred Merry Meadow made her return to the races a winning one, taking the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park on July 5.
One of the least experienced horses in the Carry Back Stakes (gr. III) field at Gulfstream Park July 5 pulled off the upset when Grand Bili fought off favored Barbados for a one-length victory under Javier Castellano.
Dogwood Trail blazed her way to the first stakes win of her career, capturing the $150,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) on the Summit of Speed card July 5 at Gulfstream Park.
There were few surprises on Independence Day at Evangeline Downs as favorites won seven of the eight stakes on the Louisiana Legends Night card highlighted by Stormdriver's victory in the featured Classic.
Jockey Luis Antonio Gonzalez secured his 3,000th career victory Saturday, July 4 when he guided Tough as Steel to victory in the second race at Thistledown Racino.
Hutcheson Stakes (gr. III) winner Barbados will waste no time getting back to business July 5, when he makes his first start off the layup in the $150,000 Carry Back Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
After taking seven tries to break her maiden, it's safe to say Warriorscmoutoplay has figured things out and now she'll try graded stakes competition in the $150,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) July 5 at Gulfstream Park.
Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Work All Week is the most accomplished performer in the July 5 Summit of Speed program, and the champion male sprinter of 2014 looks to get his revenge on season debut spoiler Alsvid.
Three-time graded-stakes winner Merry Meadow will cut back to her ideal distance when she returns from more than a three-month layoff in the $250,000 Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park July 5.
Jim Rome, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and the host of "The Jim Rome Show" on CBS Sports Radio and "Jim Rome On Showtime," will deliver the keynote address at the second Thoroughbred Owner Conference in January 2016.
Reigning champion sprinter Work All Week and graded stakes winner Wildcat Red each posted bullet breezes June 28, in preparation for the Smile Sprint (gr. II) on the Summit of Speed card July 5 at Gulfstream Park.
Apprentice rider Tyler Gaffalione rode four winners on the June 27 card at Gulfstream Park, capturing the first, second, sixth and eighth races.
Tampa Bay Downs June 30-July 1 will hold its Summer Festival of Racing, which marks the end of its 2014-15 racing season and the beginning of its 2015-16 meet.
Reigning sprint champion Work All Week breezed five furlongs in :59 2/5 at the Churchill Downs Training Center June 21 in preparation for a planned start in the $250,000 Smile Sprint (gr. II) July 5.
Grade I winner J P's Gusto gained his first winner when Cinnamon J P won the fifth race at Lone Star Park in her career debut June 20.
Elkstone Group's first-time starter No More Chillin cruised to a clear win in sixth race at ThistleDown June 20 and became the first winner for grade I winner and classic-placed First Dude.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. saved the best for last during its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, which concluded a record-breaking four-day run June 19 in Ocala, Fla.
The top end of the market at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training proved a mirror image of the auction's first two sessions and a sale record was set for the third consecutive day June 18.
A colt by Into Mischief matched the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale record, bringing $575,000 from Frank Fletcher Racing Operations late in the sale's second session June 17.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s record-setting juvenile sales season continued at the opening session of the June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age June 16 in Ocala, Fla.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age June 16-19 in Ocala, Fla., will bring the curtain down on what has been yet another strong season of 2-year-olds in training sales.
Impeded in deep stretch in her career debut, Office Drama was elevated to the victory in the fourth race at Presque Isle Downs June 14 and became the first winner for 2010 champion sprinter Big Drama.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age begins a four-day run June 16.
The fastest horse of the day and of the entire preview at three furlongs was Hip 1114, an unraced 3-year-old colt named Altar Boy, who sped the distance in a lively :32 flat. The sale is June 16-19 at Ocala Training Center.
A Broken Vow filly consigned by Wavertree Stables (Ciaran Dunne), agent, topped the work tab at Ocala Training Center June 12 during the fifth under tack preview.
The action proved fast and furious early in the fourth session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing under tack preview June 11 at Ocala Training Center.
Gulfstream Park in July plans to experiment with at least two 2-year-old races that will be written for horses that don't compete on race-day furosemide, officials said June 11.
A colt by Into Mischief (Hip 509) consigned by Jaime Mejia's Thoroughbred Champions Training Center posted the fastest quarter of a mile breeze of the third under tack preview for the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Honors Stable's Wildcat Red, unraced since suffering a hind end injury in the Sunshine Million Classic Stakes in January, is doing well following his first recorded workout in more than four months, according to his trainer.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. continued its under tack preview June 9 at Ocala Training Center in advance of its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age, set for June 16-19.
The was business as usual June 8 at Ocala Training Center for consignors of 2-year-olds in training hopeful of selling the next big horse and prospective buyers in search of racing's next generation of stakes stars.
The under tack shows for the OBS June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age begin June 8 at 7:30 a.m. EDT. The four-day auction runs June 16-19.
Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud is relocating its stallion station from the original location near Ocala, Fla., to a property near Reddick.
- By Tom LaMarra
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic
Two major United States racing companies have restated their support for uniform equine medication and drug testing but have stopped short of endorsing an effort to pass federal legislation that would give USADA oversight.
Once fully enacted, Florida will join a growing number of leading racing states that have adopted or are in the process of adopting and implementing medication and drug-testing reforms.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott June 2 signed into law legislation that will revamp equine medication and drug testing as part of a national movement.
The supplemental catalog to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2015 June sale of 2-year-olds and horses of racing age is available online at www.obssales.com.
Flutterby sped gate to wire in a dazzling 9 1/4-length triumph in the $60,000 Sea Lily Handicap May 30, sending her 94-year-old breeder, owner, and trainer Jerry Bozzo to the Gulfstream Park winner's circle.
Because of to extremely wet conditions from heavy rains earlier in the week, management at Evangeline Downs has decided to move the three turf races scheduled for its May 30 program to the main track.
Power Alert will try to notch the most lucrative victory of his career for a second straight race when he starts in the $300,000 Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint Stakes May 30 at the Opelousas, La. track.
Average fields of just over eight horses per race might be enough for right now, but Gulfstream Park has the potential for fields larger than that during future summer meets, officials said.
Gulfstream Park will offer horsemen a $250 starter bonus tied to field size beginning July 1.
For the first time in its 13-year history, Gulfstream Park's satellite training facility Palm Meadows will remain open for the summer meeting.
Northwest Stud stallion Gone Astray got his first winner when first-time starter It's High Time won the second race May 21 at Gulfstream Park. The winner is a homebred for Tracy Pinchin.
Reigning champion steeplechaser Demonstrative took the lead at the final hurdle and defeated Mr. Hot Stuff by a neck May 9 in the $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Steeplechase (NSA-I) at Percy Warner Park near Nashville.
Halfway through Gulfstream Park's spring meet, apprentice jockey Tyler Gaffalione looks to have turned a corner.
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