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While much of the attention focused on the high-profile trainers indicted earlier this week for charges related to alleged illegal doping of horses, there were others charged who played key roles in the scheme.
Queen Bee to You, who rose up the stakes ranks to become a dual graded stakes winner this winter in Southern California, has been retired due to a minor right ankle injury, trainer Andrew Lerner said.
Coming off a year in which he was an Eclipse Award finalist, owner Gary Barber aims to continue his momentum into 2020 with Laura's Light in the $150,000 Maxim Crane Bourbonette Oaks March 14 on the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) undercard at Turfway Park.
Appropriately on the undercard of Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) March 14 at Turfway Park, two prior winners of the Jeff Ruby, Blended Citizen and Somelikeithotbrown, provide a compelling warm-up act in the $150,000 Twinspires Kentucky Cup Classic Stakes.
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The Food and Drug Administration might not be the first law enforcement organization one thinks of in a horse racing investigation but it played a critical role in findings leading to the indictments of more than two dozen people in racing.
All claims were dismissed March 11 against MyRacehorse.com by the New York investment firm that has an ongoing lawsuit with Zayat Stables.
Matings of Gone West-line sons with Indian Charlie-line daughters has produced 15% stakes winners so far.
Ashford Stud defended the "fair market" purchase of American Pharoah breeding rights from Zayat family members and argued a New York investment firm has no claim to repossess them as part of an ongoing lawsuit with Zayat Stables.
The driver of a Brook Ledge van was hospitalized and a Tex Sutton airplane was put out of commission after an accident early March 12 at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington.
Green Light Go, the winner of the Saratoga Special Stakes (G2), recorded his first breeze since a fever forced him to miss the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), working a half-mile at Palm Meadows Training Center in :49 1/5 March 12.
Tailor Made Compounding, which had been identified as a partner on the website of the controversial equine products company MediVet said in a statement it has not affiliation with MediVet and has not "for some time."
Lane's End debuted its new Stallion Select tool March 12. The innovative feature will automatically match any mare with her best-suited Lane's End stallion.
A Dialed In colt and a son of The Factor posted the fastest workout times during the March 12 first under tack show session for horses cataloged to the Ocala Breeders' Sales March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.
Teresa Viola Racing Stables and St. Elias Stable's Nonna Madeline didn't get any breaks in her last start, but with an alert start, the Todd Pletcher trainee should prove a force in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) March 14 at Gulfstream Park.
The upcoming spring meet at Keeneland will open April 2 without spectators in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the track announced March 12. Keeneland has also canceled the April 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale.
Due to precautions taken related to the coronavirus, the $12 million Dubai World Cup Presented by Emirates Airline (G1) and its supporting program will be conducted March 28 without paid spectators at Meydan Racecourse, officials said in a release.
Having made a rapid recovery from a fractured right wrist through intensive therapy, jockey Jose Ortiz returns to action March 14 at Gulfstream Park.
Horses who were conditioned by trainers indicted on federal charges March 9 in New York will face a 60-day stand down period at The Stronach Group tracks.