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  • Derby Tradition Changing This Year

    A Kentucky Derby (gr. I) tradition is changing this year--the route the winner of the race takes to the winner's circle.

  • OBS Sale Ends With Record Gross and Average

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. continued the upswing in juvenile sales seen so far this year, its April auction showing huge gains in gross and average. Also, the number of horses bought back by their consignors dropped markedly, and a record price for the sale was established.

  • Record Price, $975,000, at OBS April Sale

    The wild and wacky juvenile sale season continued Wednesday with yet another mark set, this time a record for the Ocala Breeders Sales Co.'s April auction.

  • OBS Sale Up, RNA Rate Low on Second Day

    With seven horses selling for $100,000 or more and very low RNA rate, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s April juvenile sale had a very strong second session Tuesday. The four-day sale continues through Thursday.

  • Soviet Problem's Dam Euthanized

    Nopro Blama, the dam of graded stakes winning sprinter Soviet Problem, was euthanized April 12 at Dr. Dede McGehee's Heaven Trees Farm near Lexington.

  • Funny Cide Returns to New York

    Funny Cide, the New York-bred winner of last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I), returns to his native state Saturday for a start in the Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Texas Juvenile Sale Up in Gross and Average

    A colt by Dixieland Band, an early foal and obviously early maturing individual, brought $160,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday at Lone Star Park.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus colt, sold for world-record price Tuesday.

    Second World Record in One Day at Fasig-Tipton Calder Sale

    For the second time Tuesday, a world-record price for a juvenile sold at public auction was set during the Fasig-Tipton selected 2-year-olds in training sale at Calder Race Course. The new world record price of $4.5 million was paid by Japanese owner Fusao Sekiguchi for a colt from the first crop sired by Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who was raced by Sekiguchi.

  • Inglis Premier Sale Posts Strong Numbers

    The second and final day of the select part of Melbourne's Inglis Premier yearling sale told us all one thing: Encosta de Lago is something very rare and special.

  • Castle Gandolfo to Stand at Walmac

    Castle Gandolfo, a group III stakes winner who was also twice group I stakes placed, will enter stud this year at John T.L. Jones' Walmac International near Lexington. He will stand for $6,000.

  • Michael Rowland.

    Memorial Service Planned for Jockey Rowland

    Jockey Michael Rowland, who was seriously injured in a spill at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky Feb. 4, died early Monday, Feb. 9, at University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was 40.

  • Regimental Gal Snatches Lightning Stakes Win

    The military stamped Australia's speed championship in Melbourne on Feb. 9. The cavalry arrived in the nick of time as Regimental Gal rushed down Flemington's grandstand rail to collar the 13-4 favorite Our Egyptian Raine (by Desert Sun) at the wire in the Lightning Stakes (Aust-I).

  • California Champions Announced; HOY Named Monday

    California will announce its 2003 Horse of the Year Monday; the three finalists are Continental Red, Excessivepleasure, and Joey Franco The annual awards dinner will be held at the Sacramento Sheraton Grande Hotel.

  • Funny Cide Schools; Ready for Donn

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who will start in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Saturday at Gulfstream Park, schooled in the paddock before Friday's first race.

  • Harmony Lodge, shown winning the Ballerina, seeks fourth straight stakes win.

    Harmony Lodge Out to Win Another Gulfstream Stakes

    Harmony Lodge goes for her fourth Gulfstream stakes victory -- and her fourth stakes score in a row -- when she tops a field of eight in Sunday's $100,000 Shirley Jones Handicap (gr. III) over seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park.

  • Sunland Park Sets Handle Record

    Sunland Park set a single day handle record Feb. 3, when more than $2 million was wagered at the New Mexico racetrack.

  • Aqueduct, Laurel Cancel Friday Racing

    Aqueduct in New York and Laurel Park in Maryland have both canceled racing today (Feb. 6) because of ice and heavy rains in the northeast corridor of the United States.

  • Withallprobability and Daughter Die

    Graded stakes winner and stakes producer Withallprobability and her grade III-winning daughter With Ability died last month. Both were owned by Edward Evans Spring Hill Farm, near Casanova, Va.

  • America's Storm to Stand at Applebite

    America's Storm, a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat, will enter stud this year at Joan Rogers' Applebite Farm in French, Camp, Calif. He will stand for $4,000.

  • Little Jim Takes UAE Two Thousand Guineas

    The Satish Seemar-trained Little Jim was a convincing winner of the UAE Two Thousand Guineas (UAE-III) on his local debut at Nad Al Sheba Feb. 5 to confirm the good impression the colt had made in his native Argentina last year.

  • Evil Elaine Foals Unbridled's Song Filly

    Evil Elaine, the dam of Horse of the Year Favorite Trick, foaled a filly by Unbridled's Song Thursday, Feb. 5, at Frank and Jane Lyons' Summer Wind Farm near Lexington, Ky.

  • Hold That Tiger to Shuttle to Australia

    Hold That Tiger, who will stand his first season at stud this year at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., will shuttle to Australia for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • Pletcher Buys $425,000 Colt for Lewises at OBS Sale

    Trainer Todd Pletcher bought the first horse he has ever purchased for Bob and Beverly Lewis at public auction today, going to $425,000 for a colt by Sir Cat out of the Red Ryder mare Limestone Landing at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s juvenile auction at Calder.

  • World Racing Championships Downscales Program

    The World Racing Championships, a series of races held at different countries, will be held again in 2004, but the International Racing Bureau will no longer be involved.

  • NZ Premier Sale Gross Already Tops 2003 Auction

    The Premier yearling sale in New Zealand has posted very strong numbers for the first two days of the three-day auction, the gross already surpassing the entire sale of 2003.

  • Record Price at Inglis January Sale

    Fashion has been the bane of men for years. Take Monday's Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney, Australia as the purest of examples.

  • Starquine and RaceReadySales Team Up

    Starquine, a horse listing service, and RaceReadySales, which lists juveniles, have formed a partnership to sell and purchase mares, foals, yearlings, juveniles, horses of racing age and stallion seasons online.