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After inclement weather across Florida April 11 delayed the opening salvo of the under tack show at the Ocala Breeders' Sale Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale to April 12, horses were safely out on the track in Central Florida Monday.
The Tattersalls Ireland Goresbridge Breeze-Up Sale will now take place at Park Paddocks in Newmarket.
Stable View in Aiken, S.C., will host 30 divisions worth $60,000 in prize money.
Onlookers huddled on either side of Newmarket's Watered Gallop April 12 clutching catalogs, binoculars, and stopwatches as around 145 well-primed 2-year-olds skimmed across the Rowley Mile turf like bullets fired from a gun.
Jockey Jose Ortiz won with 5-of-6 mounts on the nine-race card April 11 at Aqueduct Racetrack to surge to the top of the spring meet standings. The rider's banner afternoon included a victory on Regal Glory in the $100,000 Plenty of Grace Stakes.
Brooklyn Strong's Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) prospects were dashed when he finished fifth in the Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) April 3, but the graded stakes winner could make an appearance in the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Super Stock emerged in "fantastic" shape from his victory in the Arkansas Derby (G1) April 10 at Oaklawn Park, Steve Asmussen, the colt's Hall of Fame trainer, said April 11.
Sarah O'Connell of Longways Stables is "quietly optimistic" about the state of trade at this year's upcoming breeze-up sales.
Keeper Of Time caused an 80-1 shock in the Ballylinch Stud 'Priory Belle' One Thousand Guineas Trial Stakes (G3), giving Curragh trainer John Feane his first group winner.
On April 10 at Keeneland, brothers Brian Hernandez Jr. and younger brother, Colby, managed the unique accomplishment of each riding stakes winners on the same program.
Turf-sensation Flintshire sired his first black-type winner April 11 when his son Cheshire Academy was awarded victory in the Prix Noailles (G3) at ParisLongchamp for trainer Jean Claude-Rouget.
On a cool, damp morning April 11 at Churchill Downs, Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) contenders Midnight Bourbon and Soup and Sandwich continued their Derby preparation with workouts beneath the Twin Spires.
Almost no other trainer can successfully take on Bob Baffert. But Phil D'Amato is doing just that at Santa Anita Park this year. Bolstered by a huge day April 3, D'Amato pulled even with Baffert in the Santa Anita trainer standings through April 10.
Two-time graded-stakes winner Slim Shadey has died at 13.The gelding had been a pensioner at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, Ky., since 2019.
Sodashi is quickly developing from being "that white filly" to genuine stardom, even if she is giving her backers some white hairs of their own along the way.
The first session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2021 Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds has been canceled.
Delivering a three-wide move under Florent Geroux in the far turn, C Z Rocket seized the lead in early stretch and scampered to a two-length victory over local favorite Whitmore in the Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3) April 10 at Oaklawn Park.
A highly respected horseman, trainer Neil French died from heart failure April 10 at age 68 at Arcadia Methodist Hospital, according to the Santa Anita Park publicity department.
In his seventh start since coming to North America, Delaware set an Aqueduct Racetrack inner turf course record at one mile with a three-quarter length score in the $100,000 Danger's Hour Stakes April 10.
The Thoroughbred Owners of California has announced the winners of its 2020 statistical awards for leading California owners.