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  • TVG Launches Promotional Campaign

    TVG has launched a promotional campaign titled "TVG Good For The Game," that includes testimonials delivered by several prominent members of the racing industry.

  • Furosemide, known as Salix or Lasix

    Proposed KY Salix Ban Fails on Split Vote

    An effort to make Kentucky the first state to ban the anti-bleeder medication furosemide for racing purposes failed April 16 when the state's Horse Racing Commission voted 7-7 not to approve it.

  • Bickersons, dominate winner of the Forward Gal, headlines the Davona Dale.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8775092%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>.

    Davona Dale Draws Several KY Oaks Hopefuls

    A solid field of eight 3-year-old fillies, many of them with an eye on the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will line up against one another in the $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Eaton's Gift and Jose Lezcano take the Smile Stakes at Calder.

    No 'Bull' Here; Eaton's Gift Earns Smile

    Eaton's Gift seized the lead inside the eighth pole and held off 1-2 favorite Benny the Bull by 1 1/2 lengths in the $350,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) on Summit of Speed day at Calder Race Course July 11.

  • Thorn Song holds scores a front-running victory in the Firecracker Handicap.

    Thorn Song Lights Up Firecracker

    Front-running Thorn Song slammed the door on prohibitive choice Einstein in the stretch and held on for a one-length victory in the $213,250 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) over a yielding Churchill Downs turf course July 4.

  • First Lady winner Vacare makes her season debut in the Just a Game.

    Vacare Makes Season Debut in Just a Game

    Jon and Sarah Kelly's Vacare has aced nearly every test thrown at her thus far, from her most recent win in the First Lady Stakes (gr. IIT) last October to a score in the 2006 Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup (gr. IT). But trainer Christophe Clement is asking for a career-best effort from the 5-year-old daughter of Lear Fan when he brings her back for her first start of the season in the $400,000 Just a Game Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park June 7.

  • Tale of Ekati worked at Churchill Downs April 29.

    Works for Tale of Ekati, Halo Najib

    With four days to go to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), only two classic contenders worked at Churchill Downs on the morning of Tuesday, April 29.

  • Ocala Breeders' Sale Championship Stakes winner Halo Najib heads the Lane's End Stakes at Turfway.

    Halo Najib Heads Lane's End Stakes

    Zayat Stables' Halo Najib looks to the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) with a chance to punch his ticket to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Precious Kitten impressive in Mabee win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1907715%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Precious Kitten Top Cat in Mabee Handicap

    Sarah and Kenneth Ramsey's odds-on choice Precious Kitten, a half-sister to turf champion Kitten's Joy, became a grade I winner for trainer Bobby Frankel when she came home impressively to win the $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on the turf at Del Mar Saturday.

  • Spin Master Survives Heat to Win Matt Winn

    Favored Spin Master, ridden by Miguel Mena, survived a sizzling three-way duel for the early lead and then pulled away under hand urging to score a 2 3/4-length victory in Saturday's $108,500 Matt Winn Stakes for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Duveen Turns Back Soldier's Dancer in Palm Beach

    Jumping from the maiden ranks into stakes competition, Andrew Farm's Duveen won an all-out battle in the final furlong by a nose over favored Soldier's Dancer in the $115,500 Palm Beach (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Gulfstream Park turf Saturday.

  • Joint Effort rolls to a five-length win in SM Distaff.

    Joint Effort Leaves 'Tour Behind in Millions Distaff

    Donald R. Dizney's homebred Joint Effort, coming off back-to-back second-place finishes in grade II company, swept past the heavy favorite Take D' Tour mid-stretch and rolled on to a five-length win in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Distaff at 1 1/6 miles at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Sharp Humor to Stand for $12,500

    Swale Stakes (gr. II) winner Sharp Humor has been retired from racing after re-aggravating a knee injury and will enter stud for $12,500 in 2007 at WinStar Farm near Lexington as a Taylor Made/WinStar Venture<br>stallion.

  • Emigh to Ride All Six Favorites in Illinois Stakes

    Hawthorne's leading rider Chris Emigh has been named to pilot the morning-line favorite in all six $100,000 Illinois stakes for Saturday's Phil Georgeff Festival of Racing card Saturday.

  • Bright One, right, ridden by Mark Guidry, wins the West Virginia Derby.

    Bright One Keeps Rolling in West Virginia Derby

    Bright One, the talk of Churchill Downs after two impressive victories in maiden company and an overnight stakes, lived up to the hype Sunday afternoon when he toyed with nine foes in his graded-stakes debut and ran away with the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III) at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort.

  • Yate's Black Cat Tries Luck in Jefferson Cup

    Yate's Black Cat had to win three times before he officially made it to the winner's circle, but he is favored to make a quick return in Saturday's $200,000-added Jefferson Cup (gr. IIT) for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on the Churchilll Downs turf.

  • 'Horse for Course' Joint Effort Wins Dogwood

    Joint Effort, ridden by Rene Douglas, opened a clear lead in the stretch and held off a late surge from Ready to Please and Victorina to score a one-length victory in Saturday's $167,850 Dogwood Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

  • Troienne Winner Joint Effort Back in Dogwood

    Joint Effort, an impressive winner of the $100,000-added La Troienne (gr. III) on Kentucky Derby Day, and Ready to Please, who won the Fantasy (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park in her stakes debut, head the field in the $150,000-added Dogwood Breeders' Cup (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Joint Effort wins the the La Troienne.

    Joint Effort Burns Adieu in La Troienne

    Joint Effort put in a top effort Saturday, winning the $119,600 La Troienne (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies going away on the Kentucky Derby day undercard at Churchill Downs.

  • Sharp Humor

    Sharp Humor Sizzles in Churchill Drill

    Purdedel Stable's Sharp Humor, winner of the Swale (gr. II) and runner-up in the Florida Derby (gr. I), worked a sizzling five furlongs on Thursday at Churchill Downs in preparation for a planned start in the May 6 Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I.

  • Sharp Humor (inside) and Mark Guidry pull ahead of Noonmark to win the Swale Stakes.

    Sharp Humor No Joke in Swale Surprise

    The gritty 13-1 outsider Sharp Humor battled back along the rail to defeat the heavy choice Noonmark in the $150,000 Swale (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Joint Effort and jockey Mark Guidry win the Ocala Stud Oaks.

    Stretch-Running Joint Effort Captures SM Oaks

    Donald Dizney's homebred Joint Effort found clear running in the stretch and swept past her rivals to win the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Ocala Stud Oaks for 3-year-old California and Florida-bred fillies at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Jockey John Jacinto celebrates longshot Futurity win aboard Dawn of War.

    'War Provides Shock, Awe in Breeders' Futurity

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who lost handicap stars Roses in May and Kitten's Joy to injuries earlier this year, have a Breeders' Cup contender after all. Their overlooked juvenile Dawn of War sprang a major upset in the $500,000 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Kitten&#39;s Joy retired to Ramsey Farm after exam reveals knee damage.

    Turf Champion Kitten's Joy Retired to Ramsey Farm

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Kitten's Joy, last year's male grass champion who also received support for a 3-year-old championship, has been retired from racing and is scheduled to arrive Sept. 27 at Ramsey Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.

  • Kitten&#39;s Joy bypassing Arc; points for Hirsch, BC Turf, Japan Cup instead.

    Ramsey Says No Arc for Kitten's Joy

    Ken Ramsey, owner and breeder of 2004 turf champion Kitten's Joy, said Saturday that the 4-year-old colt will not travel to France for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) as originally planned, but will instead prepare for the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).

  • Kitten&#39;s Joy romps in his 2005 debut.

    Kitten's Joy Sparkles in Firecracker Comeback

    Grass champion Kitten's Joy drove to the front along the hedge just inside the eighth pole and drew away to win the $274,000 Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs in his triumphant first start of the year.

  • Firecracker Distance Concern for Kitten's Joy

    Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Joy, winner of the Eclipse Award as America's grass champion in 2004, makes his season debut as the 3-5 morning line favorite in Monday's Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Kitten&#39;s Joy zips along over the Churchill Downs turf course.

    Kitten's Joy Posts Flashy Breeze for Firecracker

    Reigning American turf champion Kitten's Joy turned in his final major prep for his 2005 debut in Monday's 16th running of the $250,000-added Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. IIT) with a blistering five-furlong turf workout between races on Wednesday at Churchill Downs.

  • Turf Champ Kitten's Joy Tops Firecracker Noms

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Joy, the Eclipse Award winner as America's turf champion in 2004, heads a group of 36 older turf stars nominated to the $250,000-added Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. IIT) on July 4.

  • Belmont Starters Face New Security Protocol

    Under the new raceday security protocol in effect at Belmont Park, all starters for the 137th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) must be on the Belmont backstretch no later than noon Friday. At that time, security officers will be in place to watch each entrant.