Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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When Hronis Racing and John Sadler dive in for a claim, people notice, especially when the price is sizeable enough to create some buzz.
A little more than a month after her first graded victory in the Arlington Matron Stakes (G3) at Arlington International Racecourse, Princess La Quinta returns June 23 to vie for her third consecutive win in the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (G3).
BloodHorse announced June 20 that it has entered a content-sharing arrangement with Racing Post of the United Kingdom and ANZ Bloodstock News.
Order Of St George and Stradivarius headline a field of nine runners for the Gold Cup (G1), as Royal Ascot continues June 21.
Saeed Suhail's Poet's Word downed hot favorite Cracksman to land the June 20 Prince Of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot. The victory was a record-breaker for trainer Sir Michael Stoute, who established an all-time benchmark for winners at the meet.
The former Yavapai Downs horse track will reopen with a new name: Arizona Downs.
With Flameaway suitably freshened since his classic try, trainer Mark Casse and owner John Oxley fully expect to see a strong effort June 23 when he takes on 11 challengers in the $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown.
Settlements resolved three legal actions against the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association.
The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization (NTWO) announced a partnership with Delta Downs Racetrack and Evangeline Downs, which have each agreed to provide financial assistance and support to horse-rehoming efforts in the state of Louisiana.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will revise guidance for medication withdrawal times and thresholds in line with ARCI guidelines--or expected RMTC updates, the most significant of which are changes to anabolic steroids.
Anthony Oppenheimer's son of Frankel brings a five-race winning streak to Royal Ascot, and trainer John Gosden is hoping for a return to his best form back at the scene of his romp in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) last Autumn.
John and Tanya Gunther's storybook season got even better at Ascot June 19, as their homebred colt Without Parole (GB) bested nine rivals to land the Royal meeting's St James's Palace Stakes (G1).
Godolphin's Blue Point (IRE) ran down long-time leader Baatash (IRE) in the final furlong, asserting late to land the King's Stand Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot June 19. U.S.-based defending King's Stand winner Lady Aurelia could finish only seventh.
The New York Racing Association, which returned to private-sector control last year, is looking to a New York State agency to help finance a major renovation of Belmont Park.
Lael Stable's Chalon moved into a tie for first in the filly and mare sprint-dirt division of the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship series when she earned 10 points with her victory in the $75,000 Regret Stakes June 17 at Monmouth Park.
Accidental Agent got up close to home to shock 14 rivals and land the opening race of the 2018 Royal Meeting, the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at Ascot June 19.
The Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has pledged $5,000 to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in support of accredited Thoroughbred aftercare.
Following the alleged murder of a backstretch worker June 17 at Belmont Park, the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said it will provide any support or assistance needed.
Mildenberger, one of two winners for the daughter of Dubawi, will run at Royal Ascot.
Ones to watch are Irish Two Thousand Guineas winner Romanised and English Two Thousand Guineas runner-up Tip Two Win. Undefeated Without Parole tries group 1 company for the first time but improving fast.