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Sibelius to Face Formidable Foe on Path to Dubai

Fri, 2024-02-09 06:31
Sibelius will again need to overcome Doctor Oscar, as well as a truly formidable foe in Nakatomi, to prevail in this year's edition of the Pelican Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

Orseno Knew He 'Bought a Racehorse' in Hades

Fri, 2024-02-09 06:31
Trainer Joe Orseno was so impressed by Hades at the 2023 Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training that he encouraged two long-standing clients to join forces for the first time to secure the son of Awesome Slew.

'Next Stop Riyadh': National Treasure to Saudi Cup

Fri, 2024-02-09 06:31
Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) winner National Treasure is pointed to the $20 million Saudi Cup (G1) Feb. 24, according to Tom Ryan, managing partner for the colt's ownership group.

Exercise Rider McNamara Helped Shape Several Top Horses

Fri, 2024-02-09 06:31
Joanne McNamara—the first to be dubbed by the turf media as "Exercise Rider to the Stars" for the long list of champions and world-class horses she rode in morning training—died Feb. 4 in Ocala, Fla., after a short battle with cancer. She was 67.

Cohen Sentencing at Tail End of NY Doping Cases

Fri, 2024-02-09 06:31
Ross Cohen, one of more than two dozen people charged in 2020 with horse racing doping offenses, was sentenced in a New York courtroom Feb. 7 to time served and two years of supervised release.

Florida's Equine Power Confirmed by Economic Study

Fri, 2024-02-09 06:31
According to the recently released American Horse Council Foundation 2023 Equine Economic Impact Study, the Florida equine industry contributes $12.8 billion to the Florida economy.

Star Midwest Sprinter Skelly Heads to Saudi Sprint

Fri, 2024-02-09 06:31
A regional star in the Midwest, Skelly will be on the global stage for the $1.5 million Riyadh Dirt Sprint (G3) going about six furlongs Feb. 24 in Saudi Arabia, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen said Feb. 4.

Hopkins Seeks Repeat Victory in Palos Verdes

Fri, 2024-02-09 06:31
Hopkins highlights a field of five in a bid to capture a second consecutive running of the six-furlong $100,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 10.

Sir Winston's First Foal Arrives at Shadowlawn Farm

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
Tracy Farmer, who raced Sir Winston as a homebred, bred the sire's first reported foal, a filly born Jan. 30 out of the Hard Spun winner Pretty Clever.

Florida Horsemen Offering Workers' Compensation Program

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
The Florida Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, located at Gulfstream Park, announces that applications are being accepted for its workers' compensation program.

Agate Road Receives Dirt Test in Sam F. Davis

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
Agate Road, scratched from the Feb. 3 Kitten's Joy Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park, resurfaces in another part of the Sunshine State Feb. 10 when he races in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs.

Shadwell Recognized as Britain's Leading Breeder of '23

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
Shadwell has won the Queen's Silver Cup as leading British-based flat racing breeder after the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association announced details of its annual flat racing statistical-based awards for 2023.

Pimental Takes HIWU Penalty, Training Career is Over

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
John Pimental, a trainer for 50 years, accepted a 15-month suspension and $10,000 fine for possessing Thyro-L. He said the sanction has effectively ended his training career.

British Horseracing Association Reports Improved Safety

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
Horses who died at the racecourse, or within 48 hours of running as a direct result of injuries sustained, are recorded by the BHA for the purposes of measuring the fatality rate.

Saez Attempts Saudi International Jockey Crown Defense

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
Jockey Luis Saez will return to Saudi Arabia with hopes of defending his crown in the International Jockey Challenge against 13 of the planet's best in the four-race competition Feb. 23.

Volunteer Connects With Off-Track Thoroughbred Cyclo

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
Ruth had seen many horses with diverse personalities and behaviors, but Cyclo's display of athleticism and freedom in that round pen was something truly special.

Santa Anita Postpones Feb. 9 Card After Historic Rain

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
"With training suspended for the last four days, per the CHRB protocols only joggers will be allowed on Thursday and we return to regular training Friday morning," said Nate Newby, Santa Anita senior vice president and general manager.

Dual G1 Winner, Breeders' Cup Mile Second Mawj Retired

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
Mawj, a dual group/grade 1 winner in 2023 and a finalist for North America's champion female turf horse of last year, was announced Feb. 7 as retired from racing by owner/breeder Godolphin.

Coolmore Secures Storm Boy in Reported AU$50M Deal

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
Coolmore confirmed Feb. 7 it had finalized a massive deal to secure the ruling Golden Slipper (G1) favorite Storm Boy, by Coolmore stallion Justify.

Goodnight Olive Retired, to be Bred to Not This Time

Thu, 2024-02-08 06:29
Resolute Farm announced Feb. 6 that dual female sprint champion Goodnight Olive is retired from racing and will be bred this year to Not This Time.

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