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Nashville, a son of champion sprinter Speightstown, set a six-furlong record of 1:07.89 at Keeneland in 2020.
Melbourne Cup (G1) winner Verry Elleegant will join Francis Graffard in France with connections planning an ambitious European campaign which could include running in the Arc (G1).
Following his 80-1 upset of the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs, RED TR-Racing's Rich Strike has climbed into a tie for 15th-place in the World's Best Racehorse Rankings.
Stonestreet Stables' Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2T) winner Twilight Gleaming is set to face 11 rivals in the $160,000 Mamzelle Overnight Stakes May 14 at Churchill Downs.
Tattersalls has appointed bloodstock consultant Joe Miller as an additional representative in the USA, working alongside long-standing Tattersalls North American representative Lincoln Collins.
The 2022 Thoroughbred Owner Conference held the third session of its virtual series May 10 with a panel of veterinarians who presented on health topics that commonly affect racehorses.
As a graded event with a purse of $200,000, the Peter Pan Stakes (G3) is a coveted race. It also can serve as a launching pad for an even more desired contest: the Belmont Stakes (G1) weeks later.
Trainer Christophe Clement knows winning a grade 1 stakes in the Empire State is never an easy task.
It is somewhat appropriate that the first runner for the much-missed Roaring Lion is set to race at York on Thursday, being the scene of his sire's Juddmonte International (G1) and Dante Stakes (G2) triumphs.
The American Horse Council Foundation is delighted to host a raffle fundraiser to benefit the United Horse Coalition and its efforts to provide resources to horse owners in need of assistance.
Joe Clancy, editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine and co-owner with brother Sean of ST Publishing—parent company of The Saratoga Special newspaper and thisishorseracing.com —has been named recipient of the 2022 Old Hilltop Award.
Meanwhile, Bella Sofia will make her anticipated 4-year-old debut, returning to the track where she broke her maiden last year when competing as part of a five-horse field in the $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap (G3) on Belmont Park's main track.
The 147th Preakness Stakes (G1) will feature a rematch between upset Kentucky Derby (G1) victor Rich Strike and Epicenter, along with a new factor coming into play in Secret Oath diving in against the boys after her May 6 Kentucky Oaks (G1) triumph.
Meanwhile, Neige Blanche, the winner of the Astra Stakes (G3T) two starts back on Jan. 17, is the defending champ in the Santa Barbara (G3T) and is unbeaten in two tries at the distance.
Derby Lane Farm homebred Huntertown wins his debut May 11 by 6 3/4 lengths at Horseshoe Indianapolis.
Louis Grasso, a veterinarian who is among six persons charged two years ago in a New York federal court with harness racing-related doping offenses, entered a guilty plea to distributing misbranded drugs to improve racehorse performance.
The Cazoo Oaks (G1) picture was set alight by Emily Upjohn, who was cut to a best-priced 6-4 for the Epsom Classic after scorching home in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes (G3) May 11 at York.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has received laboratory results from post-race samples taken May 6-7 at Churchill Downs. All samples for both days were cleared, including samples from the Kentucky Oaks (G1) and the Kentucky Derby (G1).
The severity of the disease varies but younger horses often show more severe symptoms than older horses. Horses can become infected by inhaling or ingestion of the bacteria as well as touching contaminated items or equipment.
Rich Strike is the latest in a long line of grade 1 winners to have received his early training at Ocala's family-run Mayberry Farm.