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Prominent Owner/Breeder Wygod Dies at 84

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
Marty Wygod's potent breeding operation is represented this year on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) by Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) winner Resilience. Alone and in partnership, Marty and Pam Wygod bred 124 stakes winners.

Bolt d'Oro Colt Breezes Eighth in :09 3/5 at OBS

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
Hip 787, a son of Bolt d'Oro consigned by Top Line Sales, agent, sped an eighth in :09 3/5, the fastest work at the distance at the fifth session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training.

Hot Beach Splashes Home in Limestone

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
A sloppy track played right into the hands of Boardshorts Stables' Hot Beach in the April 12 off-the-turf running of the $244,563 Limestone Stakes at Keeneland.

Master of The Seas Sails in Capturing Maker's Mark Mile

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
Returning for the first time since his Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup triumph, Master of The Seas illustrated his effectiveness over yielding going, darting past rivals to easily capture the $600,000 Maker's Mark Mile Stakes (G1T) April 12 at Keeneland.

Former Margaux Farm Co-Owner Mersack Dies at Age 83

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
Dr. Ira Mersack, who previously co-owned Margaux Farm in Midway, Ky., died April 10. He was 83.

Scylla Makes Stakes Debut in Doubledogdare

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
The lightly raced but talented Scylla returns to the site of her first career victory and faces her biggest test yet when she starts in the April 19 $300,000 Doubledogdare Stakes (G3) at Keeneland.

Mensa a Smart First Winner for Sire Complexity

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
Mensa became the first winner for first-crop sire Complexity by dashing to a front-running three-length victory in a $62,700 maiden race for juveniles April 12 at Gulfstream Park.

Breeders' Cup Mile Winner War Chant Dies at 27

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
War Chant, a longstanding resident at Yarradale Stud in Australia, died at age 27 April 11. The son of Danzig was victorious in the 2000 Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) at Churchill Downs.

Light Up Racing Launches Media, Content Cohort Training

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
On April 22-23, Light Up Racing is set to launch its Media and Content Cohort Training Program in Lexington. Light Up Racing is assembling a dynamic group of approximately 20 individuals from every aspect of the horse racing industry,

TAA Success Stories: Hope After Racing Thoroughbreds

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
Success stories from the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

Suspended by HIWU, Diodoro Enters Horse at Lone Star

Sat, 2024-04-13 10:18
Trainer Robertino Diodoro, provisionally suspended by the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit after the alleged discovery of the banned substance levothyroxine in his barn at Oaklawn Park, enters a horse to race at Lone Star Park April 18.

The Road: Tarifa Tops in Road to Kentucky Oaks Points

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Presented by Gainesway and Darby Dan Farm.

Zedan Legal Filing: CDI Defense to His Suit 'Perverse'

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Attorneys for Amr Zedan's racing stable filed a scathing response to a request made by Churchill Downs Inc. for expedited relief from Zedan's suit seeking to overturn a ban of Bob Baffert racing at its tracks.

Elm Drive, Roses for Debra to Clash in Giant's Causeway

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Roses for Debra returns April 13 after a ninth-place effort in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) at Santa Anita Park her last time out. Before that, the Liam's Map mare had top-three finishes in all but one of her 10 starts. 

Weaver Runner Tests Positive for Metformin

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Trainer George Weaver was informed by the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit that his runner Anna's Wish tested positive for metformin following a third-place finish in the March 16 Cicada Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.

NY Budget Plan for Equine Screening Program in Question

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
A plan to create a screening and advanced imaging program near Belmont Park in a partnership between the New York Racing Association and Cornell University is facing an uphill climb at the capital in Albany, N.Y.

Perfect Shances Delivers Easy First Win for Shancelot

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Perfect Shances is a homebred for Al and Michelle Crawford, who also campaigned Shancelot with Gelfenstein Farm. Wesley Ward trains the first-time starter who won April 11 gate-to-wire by 4 3/4 lengths at Keeneland.

American Horse Council Releases Congressional Scorecard

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
The American Horse Council announces its bi-annual Congressional Scorecard, covering the second half of 2023.

HIWU Releases 2023 Annual Report

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
The Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit announced April 11 the release of its 2023 Annual Report, which is available online.

Grade 1-Winning Trainer Nicks Retires

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Grade 1-winning trainer Ralph Nicks announced that he will call it a career April 14 after saddling a horse for the final time at Gulfstream Park.

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