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Peppers Pride, who holds the modern day American record for consecutive wins, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for breeder/owner Joe Allen and is booked to Tiznow.
Peppers Pride, who holds the modern day American record for consecutive wins, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for breeder/owner Joe Allen.
New York grade II winner Sightseeing will enter stud at Richland Hills in Kentucky.
Tizdejavu swept Churchill Downs' spring graded stakes races for 3-year-olds on turf with a convincing gate-to-wire romp June 14 in the $222,600 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIT).
Tizdejavu, the 21-1 upset winner of the American Turf (gr. IIIT) last month, seeks a repeat of that big front-running effort in the $200,000 Jefferson Cup Stakes (gr. IIT) June 14 over the same Churchill Downs turf course.
Grade I winner Stroll came through with his first winner when his son Sabino won by 13 1/2 lengths.
Richter Scale is moving from Richland Hills Farm in Kentucky to Chad White Farm in Louisiana.
Purim, who scored his big win in the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT) in October at Keeneland, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Nathan Fox's Richland Hills near Midway, Ky.
Grade I winner Purim, who will enter stud in 2008 at Nathan Fox' Richland Hills near Midway, Ky., will stand for $10,000.
Graded stakes winners Purim and Storm Surge will stand in 2008 at Nathan Fox' Richland Hills near Midway. Ky.
Continuing a trend in sports TV programming, the ratings for the June 9 telecast of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on ABC registered a 2.9, down 12% from 2006's 3.3.
Slew's Tizzy had his final major pre-Belmont Stakes workout Saturday morning at The Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington, Ky. The colt breezed a half mile over the facility's conventional dirt track for trainer Gregory Fox.
Slew's Tizzy, getting good at the right time, will join the Triple Crown fray in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) for Kentucky-based trainer Greg Fox.
A field of 10 3-year-olds was entered in Saturday's $300,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park, headed by Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) champ Slew's Tizzy and Illinois Derby (gr. II) runner-up Reporting for Duty.
Slew's Tizzy, a hard luck colt on the Fair Grounds Triple Crown path this spring, woke up when returned to Polytrack Saturday, going virtually gate to wire to spring a 40-1 upset in the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.
Kentucky-based Richland Hills will stand multiple graded stakes winner Pies Prospect at Vince Tucciarone's Fox Tale Stud in Coopersburg, Pa.
Champion Leroidesanimaux' first reported foal is a filly born Jan. 17 at David Dobson and Virginia Fox' Northcliff Farm near Rixeyville, Va.
Star Dabbler, a grade II winner from the female family of sprint champion and promising young stallion Speightstown, has been retired for stallion duty at Nathan Fox' Richland Hills near Midway, Ky.
Graded stakes winner Andromeda's Hero has arrived for stallion duty at Nathan Fox's Richland Hills near Midway, Ky., where he will stand for $12,500.
Nathan Fox, president and co-owner of Richland Hills near Midway, Ky, has acquired the breeding rights of graded stakes winner and classic-placed Andromeda's Hero.
Kenneth and Sara Ramsey's Precious Kitten grabbed the lead mid-stretch and held off a hard charging Meribel to upset the $200,000 Martha Washington Breeders' Cup for 3-year-old fillies by a neck on the turf at Laurel Park Saturday.
David Nathanson has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of TVG, the interactive horseracing network owned by Gemstar-TV Guide International.
William "Billy" Fox Jr. had not competed in a Thoroughbred race since 1995, but he made his return to racing a winning one when he captured the sixth race at River Downs June 13.
Glitterman, sire of four millionaires, has been pensioned at Nathan Fox and Richard Kaster's Wafare Farm near Midway, Ky., because of fertility problems.
The second "Road to the World Thoroughbred Championships on TVG/Fox Sports Net" show of the season will air Saturday from Calder Race Course in Miami, and will feature the Grade III, $500,000 Smile Sprint Handicap, part of Calder's "Summit of Speed." The show will air on TVG, Fox Sports Net 2, Fox Sports New York, Fox Sports South and the Sunshine Network from 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET.
McDynamo remained perfect over jumps, winning Thursday's $102,141 Hard Scuffle Hurdle Stakes, the first race in the Steeplechase Triple Crown for novice hurdlers.
In a deal that will give it exposure in a major market, TV Games Network has reached a two-year agreement to exclusively air live Southern California horseracing on FOX Sports Net West (FSN) and FOX Sports Net West 2 (FSN2).
The NTRA Champions series is holding its own on CBS. The first three of four programs have earned a combined 1.1 rating and a 3% market share, which is identical to the combined ratings the series earned on Fox last year.
The first of four programs on the revamped NTRA Champions series started well with a final television rating of 1.4. The rating was an 8% improvement over best rating earned last year when the series was on Fox.
The revamped NTRA Champions Series got off to a good start June 10 with an overnight rating of 1.7 and attracted 4% of the viewing market. Last year's version of the series on Fox collectively earned earned a 1.1 rating and a 3% market share.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's premier event -- the $1,000,000 Pacific Classic -- once again will be televised by ESPN when it is presented for the 11th time at the shore track on Sunday, August 19.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Thursday that the "NTRA Champions" series is moving to CBS next year. An abbreviated version of the series, which began in 1999 on the Fox network, will begin after the Triple Crown and include races on the dirt and turf. CBS will air four shows spanning five hours and each show will feature a dirt race and turf race.
FOX Sports would cut its Thoroughbred racing coverage at least in half next year if it renews a contract with Major League Baseball in late August.
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