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A New York-bred daughter of Alpha, who had one of the more eventful eighth-mile workouts during the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale, was sold for $150,000 when she went through the ring.
Thoroughbred trainer Brandon Charlerie had his license to own and train Thoroughbreds revoked for at least three years after what regulators say was his role in claiming a horse in 2016 at Belmont on behalf of two individuals who weren't licensed.
While Barretts Sales will continue to run under the auspices of the Los Angeles County Fair Association at least through the end of 2018, the CTBA is discussing other options to ensure California has a year-round sales schedule in 2019 and beyond.
Fasig-Tipton announced today that industry veteran Grant Williamson will be joining the company's staff, effective June 11.
To nobody's surprise, undefeated dual-classic winner Justify remained a unanimous first-place choice in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll released May 21.
Veteran sale consignor Randy Miles says he has never had a sale candidate attract the kind of attention that buyers are showering upon a Tapit colt scheduled to sell during the May 22 second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-old sale.
With viewers perhaps sensing a special horse in undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner Justify, overnight ratings for NBC's Preakness Stakes (G1) increased 12% compared with last year's broadcast.
Late sire has 100 black-type winners, 25 grade/group 1 winners
Tizbud gelding has won a stakes in four seasons—2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Bruno Schickedanz's homebred mare Scotty's Model earned her first stakes victory in the $100,000 Ballade Stakes May 20 at Woodbine as an 8-year-old.
For the second consecutive year, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen claimed the top prize in the Maryland Jockey Club's $100,000 bonus program offered to trainers for their participation in stakes races over Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course.
The lure of seeing future racing prospects prep on a dirt track and the timing in conjunction with the Preakness Stakes (G1) are among the draws for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training.
A fast Union Rags colt from the consignment of Bobby Dodd zipped an eighth-mile in :10 May 20, the fastest time at the distance during the three-day under tack show in preparation for the Fasig-Tipton 2-year-olds in training sale.
Coolmore Stud's No Nay Never was represented by his first black-type stakes winner when his daughter Servalan registered a 1 1/4-length score in the listed Coolmore Stud Irish EBF Fillies Sprint Stakes at Naas May 20.
Don Alberto's 4-year-old homebred Nuevo Maestro, filly Penn Rose, and defending champion Top Casablanca lead a field of 11 starters entered in the Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella (G1) on turf May 21.
In some ways it seemed appropriate that all we saw of Justify in the stretch of the Preakness Stakes was a ghostly shroud, with his white silks and white face, emerging from the murk that had settled on Pimlico Race Course.
Old Persian allowed Dubawi to reach his new milestone by winning the Betway Fairway Stakes at Newmarket May 19.
Almond Eye swept to a convincing, two-length victory in the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks, G1) May 20 at Tokyo Racecourse as second-crop sires Lord Kanaloa and Orfevre were represented by two of the first three placings.
Regarding the 1 1/2-mile third leg of the Triple Crown, trainer Bob Baffert rolled out the standard horseman's mantra. If all goes well, Justify will run.
Claire Crosby shares updates on how undefeated Justify emerged after the Preakness Stakes (G1) and Bob Baffert's upcoming training plans for the chestnut colt in pursuit of the third jewel of the Triple Crown.