Lord Avie, the champion 2-year-old male of 1980, died Dec. 28 at Blue Ridge Farm near Upperville, Va. Thoroughbred racing's oldest living Eclipse Award winner at age 34, he passed away peacefully from natural causes.
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Last year's champion juvenile male, Lookin At Lucky, is on schedule for his first start of the year, the March 13 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, after a workout at Santa Anita March 8.
Proud Spell will miss the April 4 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, according to trainer Larry Jones.
Last year's champion 2-year-old Midshipman will miss the Triple Crown after he sustained a minor soft tissue injury to his left fore leg during routine exercise at Godolphin's Al Quoz Stables in Dubai Feb. 28.
The Aus$1million Australian Cup (Aus-I) at Flemington on 8 March marked the end of a magnificent career and the emergence of a new staying superstar.
Good Night Shirt wins the Eclipse and ushers in a new era in American steeplechasing.
Tony Richards, who ran his English colt Bold Arrangement in the 1986 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and finished second behind Ferdinand, died Jan. 1.
Queena, who won three straight grade I races in 1991 to earn champion older mare honors, is euthanized because of colic complications.
Juvenile Champion Stevie Wonderboy, winner of the 2005 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will stand at Brereton Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Youbet.com announced Monday that it is at an impasse in negotiations with TrackNet Media that could result in the online wagering company being unable to take bets on this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Lost in the Fog, last year's Eclipse Award-winning sprinter, was euthanized Sept. 17, three weeks after doctors found three cancerous tumors in his spleen and along his back.
Youbet.com will be the first ever title sponsor of the annual Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association awards dinner. This year's event will be held Sept. 8 at Vinery near Lexington.
The Racing Commissioners International (RCI) is taking an industry leading position with their subsidiary RCI Integrity Services. The push forward was made during the 72nd annual convention of the RCI that is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort near Albuquerque, N.M.
It was nearly a sweep for the "A" team -- the connections of Florida-bred Afleet Alex -- who collected hardware for five major awards, including champion 3-year-old colt and Florida-bred horse of the year at the annual Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Awards dinner Jan. 16.
Youbet.com registered double-digit increases in handle and total revenue for the first quarter of 2005, which helped boost net income for the online wagering company from $15,000 in the first quarter of 2004 to $1.03 million this year.
Youbet.com reported Monday that it had record net income for the 2004 fourth quarter period of $535,372, or $0.02 per fully diluted share, compared to a loss of $1.2 million, or ($0.04) per fully diluted share, in the 2003 fourth quarter.
Youbet.com announced Monday that it plans to launch a horse racing entertainment Web site in March of this year exclusively for access by customers in Mainland China.
Youbet.com announced Wednesday that it is attempting to acquire American Wagering Company for $9.5 million.
Online wagering company Youbet.com announced Monday it has completed an agreement to sponsor ESPN.com's new horse racing version of ESPNMotion™.
Despite a favorable quarterly earnings report issued Tuesday, the per-share price for stock in Youbet.com was down more than 20% in trading on the NASDAQ exchange.
Youbet.com has joined the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) as a special member, the NTRA announced Friday.
Youbet.com turned a profit for the first time in its history during the first quarter of 2004. The account-wagering company, which lost $1.2 million during the first quarter of 2003, had a net profit of $15,111 during this year's corresponding session.
Youbet.com reported Thursday the fourth quarter of 2003 provided the eight straight quarter of net revenue growth for the company, though it continues to operate at a loss. Youbet also generated year-over-year increases in handle, net revenue, and earnings before taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).
Youbet.com is poised to launch portable betting in the fourth quarter of 2003 through wireless technology such as java-enabled cell phones and handheld personal computers.
Beautiful Pleasure, the champion older mare of 1999, produced her first foal, a colt by Thunder Gulch, March 25 at owner John Oxley's Fawn Leap Farm near Midway, Ky.
Michael J. Veitch, the former executive of a technology magazine, has joined Youbet.com as its chief marketing officer, the company announced Thursday.
Two of the country's top female sprinters are slated to square off in Saturday's grade II Princess Rooney.
Youbet.com has appointed Charles Champion as its new president and chief operating officer effective immediately.
Waya, an Eclipse Award winner and one of the stars of the late 1970s, died Dec. 12. She was 27 and had been pensioned. Owned by George Strawbridge and Peter Brant, Waya resided at Bettina Jenney's Derry Meeting Farm near Cochranville, Pa., and was euthanized because of complications from laminitis.
Owner John Oxley and trainer John Ward are still discussing whether to race or retire Beautiful Pleasure. In mid-February, Oxley said March 1 was decision day, but recently he said another discussion is slated for March 8.
Stronach Stable's Macho Uno will not make it to the May 5 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but he will not require surgery to get back to the racetrack. Last year's 2-year-old champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner apparently is sore from bone-density immaturity.
Known Fact, a champion miler in Europe and the sire of 46 stakes winners, died Monday at age 23.
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