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Reinhardt Joins HISA as Assistant General Counsel

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority announced that Samuel Reinhardt has joined the organization as assistant general counsel.

Santa Anita Cancels March 24, Adds Racing March 27

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
With heavy rain and the likelihood of more than three inches of precipitation at Santa Anita through March 22, track officials, in consultation with the CHRB, TOC, Jockeys' Guild, and the CTT, have opted to cancel the eight-race program March 24.

Texas Red Relocated to Ohio's Buckeye Stallion Station

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
The son of Afleet Alex, who previously stood at Crestwood Farm in Kentucky, is expected to be attractive to breeders in Ohio, where he's been represented by multiple winners.

Good Magic Colt Goes to Zedan for $2M to Top OBS Day 2

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Hip 546, a Good Magic colt consigned by Top Line Sales, dropped the hammer at $2 million to top Day 2 of the Ocala Breeders' Sales March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Donato Lanni signed the ticket for Amr Zedan's Zedan Racing Stables.

Trainer Vella Joins Woodbine as Horse People Liaison

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Woodbine Entertainment announced March 21 the addition of Sovereign Award and Queen's Plate winning trainer Dan Vella as Horse People Liaison.

Medina Spirit DQ Recommendation Could Come in April

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
A hearing officer in the Medina Spirit case said following a March 21 hearing that she hopes to make a recommendation about the horse's Kentucky Derby (G1) disqualification to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in April.

Yoshida Buys Arrogate Colt for $1.05M at OBS March

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
A colt by Arrogate and a full brother to grade 1 winner Cave Rock got tongues wagging when he went :21 1/5 ahead of the Ocala Breeders' Sales March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale. Tom McCrocklin sold the colt for $1.05 million to Katsumi Yoshida.

HISA Gives Turf Paradise Until March 31 to Fix Rail

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Turf Paradise, previously fined by HISA for rule noncompliance, has been ordered by a HISA board panel to complete repairs of an "unsafe" racetrack rail by March 31 or be prohibited from out-of-state simulcast export beginning next month.

Gollan Far From Dubious After Nabbing Top Colt

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Queensland's premier trainer Tony Gollan has backed up his opinion of freshman sire Dubious by taking home the highest-priced yearling sold at the 2023 QTIS auction March 21.

KY Horse Racing Commission Opts Into HISA Agreement

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved a motion March 21 to opt into a voluntary implementation agreement with the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority.

Gibbs Putting Two in the Ring at Tattersalls March Sale

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
The first lot to go through the Ascot ring for Gibbs, who consigns through his Millstone Stables, is Purple Aki (Lot 91), a son of the late Champs Elysees who scored on his only start at Larkhill late last month. 

Flanagan Goes to $1M for Twirling Candy Colt at OBS

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Sean Flanagan bought the gray or roan colt that worked :9 4/5 during the under tack show and is consigned by Eddie Woods. He is the second seven-figure sale so far during the three-day Ocala Breeders' Sales March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

Forte, Instant Coffee Remain 1-2 in Derby Dozen

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Byron King's Top 12 on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, presented by Spendthrift Farm.

Gulfstream to Offer Qualifying Stakes for Royal Ascot

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Winners of the Royal Palm Juvenile Stakes and Royal Palm Juvenile Fillies Stakes May 13 at Gulfstream Park will each earn an automatic entry into one of Royal Ascot's six 2-year-old races in addition to a $25,000 equine travel stipend. 

Juveniles from Stakes-Winning Dams Ready for OBS Ring

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Juvenile prospects out of stakes-winning and stakes-producing dams among the highlights of the third and final session of the OBS March Sale.

OwnerView to Host Webinar on HISA

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
The virtual conference series will provide information about the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority and its Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program.

Pin Oak Foundation Funds New Center at Old Friends

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Old Friends has broken ground on The Ms. Josephine Abercrombie Center, a new building to host events and showcase a collection of horse racing memorabilia, artwork, and racing trophies donated to Old Friends by the Bobby Frankel Estate.

Sam Houston Race Park Announces New Racing Secretary

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Mike Acton will serve in the same capacity at Retama Park and Zia Park.

Congruent's Co-Owner on Path to the Kentucky Derby

Tue, 2023-03-21 21:03
Tom Pedulla interviews Luis Gavignano, discussing his love of racing and the Derby.

Slow and Steady Opener at OBS March Sale

Mon, 2023-03-20 21:01
The OBS March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale opener March 20, sprung into action, albeit with a slow start. The session was headlined by a Justify colt who sold for $1.2 million to the partnership of Maverick Racing and Siena Farm.