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Digital Registration for Colt Born at WinStar Farm

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:26
The Jockey Club announced May 9 that a colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of Mildly Offensive, born Feb. 19 at WinStar Farm, is the first foal to be issued a digital certificate of foal registration. 

HKJC to Improve Movement of Training Center Horses

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:26
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has embarked on a number of major IT projects, one of which is the development of integrated systems to facilitate the movement of horses between the Club's primary training base at Sha Tin and the Conghua Training Centre.

Pimlico Race Course Opens 12-Day Meet May 10

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:26
Championship racing returns to legendary Pimlico Race Course May 10 for the opening of its 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico, highlighted by the 143rd running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 19.

WGOH: It's Getting Harder to Read the Program

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:26
Thoroughbred ownership is getting complicated

Ocala Breeders' Sales June Catalog Now Online

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:26
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sale's 2018 June 2-year-olds and horses of racing age auction is now available via the OBS website at

Former New England Trainer Ricciardi Dies

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:07
Artilio (Archie) Ricciardi, a longtime trainer on the New England circuit and a former board member of the New England affiliate of the Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, passed away May 4 after a long struggle with cancer. He was 87.

Midnight Lute Filly Tops Louisiana 2-Year-Old Sale 

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:07
An accredited Louisiana-bred daughter of Midnight Lute sold for $77,000 May 7 to top the Equine Sales Company 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale in Opelousas, Louisiana.

ABR: When Horses Heal: SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 20:07
SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary is the first of a three-part feature video series highlighting the critical and effective role that horses play in addressing the epidemic of U.S. military veterans returning from combat with PTSD.

The Week in Photos 5/8/2018

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 17:04
Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, La Troienne, Humana Distaff, Old Forester Turf Classic, Alysheba, Churchill Downs, American Turf, Eight Belles, Churchill Distaff Turf Mile, Edgewood, Twin Spires Turf Sprint, Adoration, Senorita, NHK Mile Cup and more.

New England Hall of Famer Charlie Assimakopoulos Dead

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 17:04
Charles Assimakopoulos, whose blue-and-white Yasou Stable Trust silks symbolized the top class of New England racing for decades, died April 22 in his hometown of Fitchburg, Mass. after battling a long illness. He was 83.

Quip Confirmed for Preakness Run

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 17:04
WinStar Farm president and CEO Elliott Walden said May 8 that Quip is officially headed to the Preakness Stakes (G1) for a clash with Kentucky Derby winner Justify, who is also co-owned by WinStar.

Derby 144's Broken Jinxes and Superstitions

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 17:04
The story lines woven through this year's Run for the Roses included debate about the power of the Apollo Curse and later a reference to a superstition that green is bad luck in racing. 

Multiple Graded Stakes Producer Air France Euthanized

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 17:04
Air France's newborn colt by Bernardini is in good health and has been transferred to a nurse mare at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm in Lexington, Ky., where Air France spent the majority of her life as a broodmare.

O'Brien Set With Three for Chester Vase

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 17:04
Aidan O'Brien has a formidable record in the race, with a record eight victories including the last five editions. He saddles three this season.

Southwest Regional: Blue Bayou

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:04
On a secluded and shaded country road outside of Scott, La., the end result of Dex Comardelle’s singular drive has evolved into Louisiana’s latest Thoroughbred breeding farm.

Stakes Winner Gronkowski to be Transferred to Brown

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 14:04
Stakes winner Gronkowski is set to be transferred from Newmarket-based trainer Jeremy Noseda to the barn of two-time Eclipse Award winning-conditioner Chad Brown, Tom Ludt of owner Phoenix Thoroughbreds confirmed May 8.

Ghostzapper's Big Oaks/Derby Weekend

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:27
Adena Springs sire had three winners as a sire, two grade 1 winners as a broodmare sire at Churchill Downs.

BSW Bloodstock, Kumin and Partners Soar

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:27
During a 32-hour period May 4-5, the BSW Bloodstock agency of founder Bradley Weisbord and partner Liz Crow had phenomenal success. Horses they manage, or bought all or partial interests on behalf of clients, won or placed in 10 graded stakes.

Baffert Reports Justify Looks Great for Preakness

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:27
The publicity office of Maryland Jockey Club reports trainer Bob Baffert said May 7 he was not concerned about a condition that has surfaced in the left hind foot of Derby winner Justify—the leading candidate for the May 19 Preakness at Pimlico.

Derby Winner Justify Tops NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 16:24
Undefeated Justify was a unanimous choice in the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top 3-year-old Poll after dominating the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).

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