Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Major Dude powered home to capture the $175,000 Kitten's Joy Stakes (G3T) Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park, where Cairo Consort impressed with a victory in the $175,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes (G3T). Irad Ortiz Jr. rode both runners.
In a social media post late last month, Shortleaf Stable announced, "a shakeup in our stable brings forth an old face and a new one." The old face is Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, 87, and the new face is trainer Lindsay Schultz, 34.
When all four contenders in the Feb. 4 $196,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) turned in the stretch, Bob Baffert had the rare luxury of winning the race before the race was even won.
With the addition of blinkers, the talented General Jim put it all together Feb. 4 with a resilient victory in the $125,000 Swale Stakes Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park, where Red Carpet Ready remained undefeated in the Forward Gal Stakes (G3).
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will offer a 2023 breeding season to grade 1 winner Lexitonian for auction Feb. 6 from 6-9 p.m. ET, it was announced Feb. 4.
Dicey Mo Chara, who overcame a rough start, will be reunited with leading man Juan Hernandez as he pursues his fifth win from 18 overall starts.
Multiple stakes-winning sprinter Sweetontheladies was represented by his first foal when a colt was born Jan. 23.
The funding will support the work of Dr. Sue Stover at the University of California for research involving motion of the proximal sesamoid bones.
The seventh annual sale of stallion breeding seasons to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund raised $112,050 compared to $72,500 in 2022.
The record-breaking lineup features 28 stakes races that received significant boosts and one new event, the $175,000 Chorleywood Overnight Stakes for 4-year-olds and up at 1 3/8 miles on turf on June 17.
If Whisper Hill Farm's Charge It runs as well Feb. 5 at Gulfstream Park as he did the last time he raced, there should be a rather dazzling performance in the offing in the eighth race on the Gulfstream Park card.
Testifying in a Louisville, Ky., courtroom Feb. 3 that "I'll probably lose another half" of his top 3-year-olds, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert stated his case for legal relief in his bid to end a two-year ban instituted by Churchill Downs Inc.
Harry Derham's burgeoning training operation welcomed a notable new recruit Feb. 3 when bloodstock agent Ed Bailey secured the classy Brentford Hope at 90,000 guineas (US$166,267) on Day 2 of the Tattersalls February Sale.
The 30-year-old jockey, who was recently awarded the Eclipse Award for outstanding jockey for the 2022 racing season, swept races 2-8 on the card.
Sycamore Farm bred the filly out of the Great Notion mare Stickingtogether.
A millionaire on the racetrack, but even more popular as trainer Steve Hobby's longtime stable pony, Chindi was euthanized Thursday. The snow-white gelding was 29.
International buyers' collective strength and the New Zealand Thoroughbred breeding industry predominantly being an export market was once again confirmed with Australian buyers lapping up the opportunity to return to the Karaka Yearling Sale.
Algiers romped to victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 (G2) Feb. 3 at Meydan Racecourse, establishing himself as the strongest local contender for the Dubai World Cup (G1).
The Houston racetrack announced Feb. 3 it is putting plans to resume interstate simulcasting on hold because "more time is needed to fully evaluate the many legal complexities" surrounding recent court actions and law changes regarding HISA.
A grade 2 winner two starts ago, trainer Mark Glatt's reformed claimer Howbeit rates as a contender in the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 5. The six-furlong Palos Verdes attracted five other entries.