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Exceed And Excel Filly, Savabeel Colt Top Karaka Day 3

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:43
Two AU$500,000 lots have brought the curtain down on what investors on both sides of the fence deemed to be a successful three-day Book 1 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale.

Congressional Subcommittee Considers Racing Legislation

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:43
Legislation that would overhaul the way medication rules and drug testing is handled in horse racing took a big step forward Jan. 28 with a subcommittee hearing in a crowded room in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington.

Omaha Beach Settles in at Spendthrift Farm

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:43
Son of War Front arrived at Spendthrift Farm the evening of Jan. 27 and has immediately begun to settle in. The colt's intelligence and adaptability should allow for a smooth transition to stud duty, says Spendthrift Farm general manager Ned Toffey.

Minimum Salaries for Migrants Could Drop Post Brexit

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:43
Government has recommended a decrease over £4,000

Peggy Whittingham Dies at 95

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:43
Peggy Whittingham, 95, wife of Hall of Fame trainer Charlie Whittingham, died Jan. 28 at her home in San Marcos, Calif., after a long battle with breast cancer.

First Foals by Expert Eye On the Ground

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:43
Juddmonte announced first arrivals by Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) winner.

Research Claims Juvenile Runners Less Prone to Injury

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:43
Horses campaigned as juveniles are at less risk of injury than their older counterparts, according to data presented during a Nick Mills' Memorial Lecture given by researcher Tim Parkin in the Old Library at Lloyd's of London Jan. 27.

Vekoma Resumes Breezing Toward 4-Year-Old Debut

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:43
Graded stakes winner Vekoma, unraced since a 12th-place finish in the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs, has resumed breezing as he prepares for his first start as a 4-year-old.

Mr Money Bags Named Texas Horse of the Year

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:43
Roy Cobb's homebred Mr Money Bags will be crowned as the 2019 Texas Horse of the Year at the Texas Thoroughbred Association's annual meeting and awards banquet March 21 at Sam Houston Race Park.

Thoroughbred Safety Coalition Announces New Members

Tue, 2020-01-28 18:43
The American Association of Equine Practitioners, Dixiana Farm, Mt. Brilliant Farm, and Stonestreet Farms have joined the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition steering committee, which has hired Donna Brothers as strategic adviser, it was announced Jan. 27.

Zayat Motions to Dissolve Order Appointing Receiver

Tue, 2020-01-28 06:39
Following a Fayette County, Ky. judge's order for a receiver to oversee Zayat Stables and all its horses, Zayat Stables submitted a motion Jan. 27 to dissolve the order appointing a receiver.

Savabeel Colt Reigns Supreme on Day 2 at Karaka

Mon, 2020-01-27 18:35
A colt by Australia's premier stallion out of one of best current female families lived up to the hype to top the second session of the New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Yearling Sale Jan. 27.

Hopes High for Consignors at OBS Winter Mixed Sale

Mon, 2020-01-27 18:35
Lisa McGreevy hopes there is another Street Gold in her vast group of horses consigned to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Winter Mixed Sale that will be held Jun. 28-29 at the OBS headquarters and sale pavilion near Ocala, Fla.

Champion Songbird Delivers Filly by Tapit

Mon, 2020-01-27 18:35
Timber Town Stable announced on Twitter Jan. 27 that Songbird had delivered her second foal, a filly by Tapit, the day prior.

B. Wayne Hughes Named Winner of Galbreath Award

Mon, 2020-01-27 18:35
The University of Louisville College of Business Equine Industry Program has named Spendthrift Farm owner B. Wayne Hughes the winner of the 2019 John W. Galbreath Award for outstanding entrepreneurship in the equine industry.

Sir Winston Set for 4-Year-Old Debut at Aqueduct

Mon, 2020-01-27 18:35
Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Sir Winston is set for his 4-year-old debut after a quick bounce back from a minor shoe mishap and missing his first target due to poor weather conditions.

Kerr Appointed National Stud Chief Operating Officer

Mon, 2020-01-27 18:35
Kerr is a graduate of the Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course, which she attended in 2007.

Trainer Banned After 'Euthanized' Horse Found Alive

Mon, 2020-01-27 18:35
Australian Kym Afford and his wife Sonia Afford received three-month bans

Magic Wand to Target Saudi Cup for Next Start

Mon, 2020-01-27 18:35
The globetrotting Magic Wand looks set to be on her travels yet again as connections could break new ground next month with an ambitious attempt at the $20 million Saudi Cup on dirt.

Surging Golden Sixty Takes Hong Kong Classic Mile

Mon, 2020-01-27 18:35
Golden Sixty, closely chased by stablemate More Than This, scored his fifth win of the local season Dec. 27 in the Hong Kong Classic Mile, giving trainer Francis Lui a potential one-two punch for the BMW Hong Kong Derby.