Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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The third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale left buyers on the grounds of the Central Florida auction house wanting more April 14.
"It is fundamentally important to aftercare to know where horses are going when they have left the racetrack," said Aidan Butler, chief operating officer of 1/ST Racing and president of 1/ST Content.
April 15 ceremony honoring Canadian champions begins at 7:00 p.m. ET.
BBN Racing's Hidden Stash began preparations for a likely start in the Kentucky Derby (G1) by working a half-mile in :47 4/5 April 14 at Keeneland. The work was the fastest of 23 at the distance for the morning.
Fueled by continued gains in simulcast revenue, Tampa Bay Downs has increased purses by 10% for the fourth time during the 2020-21 meeting. The boost takes effect April 14 and extends through the season finale on May 2.
Arthur McFadden, former manager at Portland Meadows, died March 23 at his home in Portland, Ore., according to his family. He was 86.
Bivouac will start his career at stud a "happy and sound" horse after Godolphin confirmed the retirement of the three-time group 1 winner, who shared the top rating among sprinters in the final 2020 Longines World’s Best Racehorse rankings.
Trainer Peter Miller was fined $500 by stewards in California after Hembree tested positive for isoflupredone after winning the Joe Hernandez Stakes (G2T) at Santa Anita Park Jan. 1.
Two horses trained by Wayne Potts perished April 13 in a fire that ravaged Barn 60 at Belmont Park.
In regards to the April 17 showstopper in the Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park, trainer Ken McPeek can list a staggering number of reasons for why he opted to send Swiss Skydiver to Arkansas to face Monomoy Girl in a blockbuster battle.
Action rumbled on well into the evening on a lively Day 1 of the Tattersalls Craven Sale April 13, with the session-topping Practical Joke filly (Lot 71) bringing a bid of 360,000 guineas (US$519,535) just as the clock struck 9 p.m. local time.
The April 13 second session of the OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale's under tack show played a little bit faster than the April 12 opener with six horses working an eighth-mile in :9 4/5 and one horse working a quarter-mile in :20 2/5.
The chances of Hidden Stash getting a spot in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby (G1) grew immeasurably April 13 as trainer Chad Brown said he plans to run only one of his two qualifiers in the Kentucky Derby.
Two-time grade 1 winner and Canadian champion Heart to Heart is among a group of six horses and people—Thoroughbred and Standardbred—named April 13 as 2021 inductees for the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.
Cotai Glory became the latest first-season sire to get off the mark after Forca Brasil powered home in the first 2-year-old novice contest of the season at Newmarket April 13.
Dual group 1-winning stallion prospect Russian Camelot, the European-bred entire whose promising racetrack career down under was prematurely ended due to injury, will remain in Australia.
Horses stabled off-site will be available through the sale held Kentucky Derby week. The sale will be an integration of live, on-site bidding and online bidding for horses stabled at racetracks and training centers.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 570 entries for its 2021 Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held May 17-18 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md.
Essential Quality, who is training at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve on May 1, remains at No. 1 in this week's National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top 3-Year-Old Thoroughbred Poll.
David Lambert believes race sensors that track horse movement better than the human eye could provide another tool in the industry's efforts to prevent catastrophic breakdowns.