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Fung Severs Ties With Phoenix Thoroughbreds

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
A partnership between two big-hitting players of Australia's Thoroughbred industry appears to have come to an abrupt end after Aquis Farm principal Tony Fung vowed not to race horses with Phoenix Thoroughbreds.

Tuel Hired as Evangeline Downs Track Announcer

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
Evangeline Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel has announced the hiring of Rob Tuel as its new full-time track announcer replacing Michael Chamberlain, who had spent the last six years behind the microphone in Opelousas, Louisiana.

TCA to Hold Kentucky-Focused Auction April 29-May 1

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
The online auction benefiting Thoroughbred Charities of America will offer Kentucky-themed memorabilia and experiences.

Hozier Under Consideration for Kentucky Derby

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
Rebel Stakes (G2) runner-up Hozier is under consideration for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), trainer Bob Baffert indicated via text to Churchill Downs media.

American Farmland Trust Partners with Horse Country

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
American Farmland Trust and Horse Country tours will cross-promote their respective commitments to protecting farmland and agritourism.

Yoshida's Internet Bid Lands $1M Arrogate Filly at OBS

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
Global trade was alive and well April 21 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, as Katsumi Yoshida went to $1 million for an Arrogate filly via an Internet bid.

Commonwealth Polo to Host First Polo for the PDJF

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
Commonwealth Polo Club is hosting the first "Polo for the PDJF" on Friday, April 23, 2021, in Paris, Kentucky, with proceeds benefiting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. 

IFAR Conference Details Post-Racing Opportunities

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
The third session of the International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses' virtual conference series concluded April 21 following speeches on the various paths for Thoroughbreds in different countries at the conclusion of their racing careers.

Juddmonte International Purse Up to Pre-Pandemic Level

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
York will resume racing next month without spectators, but with the prize money for its best races restored to pre-pandemic levels.

NBC Sports Releases Breeders' Cup Challenge TV Schedule

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
The TV schedule is 12 live programs featuring more than 20 automatic qualifying races and other major stakes from six of the nation's premier racetracks on the road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Wanamaker’s Releases April Catalog

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
Wanamaker's has released the catalogue for their April online auction, which will take place on April 29th. Highlights from the catalogue include Trixie Racer, a stakes-winning daughter of Orb offered as a broodmare prospect.

Speedway Goes to $1.5M at OBS for Quality Road Colt

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
Speedway Stables went to $1.5 million for a son of Quality Road April 21 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

Aqueduct Reports All-Sources Handle for Spring Meet

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
$85,419,050 handle a 2.2% increase over the 2019 Aqueduct spring meet.

WinStar is Strategic Partner in New Microshare Company

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
Commonwealth launches its microshare investments with shares in graded stakes winner Country Grammer. The Lexington-based company will soon offer shares in three 2-year-olds bought by WinStar at Fasig-Tipton's The Gulfstream Sale.

Suburban, KY Turf Cup Added to BC Challenge Schedule

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
The Breeders' Cup announced its 2021 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series schedule April 20, consisting of 84 automatic qualifying stakes races into the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Pricey Gun Runner Colt Kicks Off Day 1 of OBS Spring

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
While the action may have been a bit slow to get rolling April 20 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, there were plenty of competitive prices and competitive bidders ready to spare no expense for top-quality talent. 

Jockeys’ Guild Denied Stay of NJ Riding Crop Regulation

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
Jockeys' Guild announced April 20 that the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, denied its motion to stay a New Jersey Racing Commission regulation pertaining to restrictions on the use of the riding crop.

KHRC Approves Move of State's Drug Testing to UK Lab

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved April 20 a motion to establish the University of Kentucky Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory as the commission's new drug testing laboratory.

Brown Wants Highly Motivated Off Pace in KY Derby

Wed, 2021-04-21 16:48
Highly Motivated nearly upset Essential Quality in the April 3 Blue Grass (G2) by going to the lead and trying to outlast him, but trainer Chad Brown doesn't expect—or want—his colt to employ similar upset tactics in the May 1 Kentucky Derby (G1).

Arkansas Regulator Restores Wins by Charlatan, Gamine

Tue, 2021-04-20 16:44
In a ruling modifying the decision of the Oaklawn Park stewards, the Arkansas Racing Commission April 20 restored the 2020 victories of Charlatan in a division of the Arkansas Derby (G1) and eventual champion Gamine in an allowance race.