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An analysis of data from the Equine Injury Database for 2018 resulted in an aggregated rate of fatal injury of 1.68 per 1,000 starts, The Jockey Club announced March 22. In 2017 the corresponding rate was 1.61 per 1,000 starts.
Owner Gary West is anything but downcast over the nose loss suffered by his juvenile champion Game Winner in the colt's 3-year-old debut, the March 16 second division of the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park.
This year's dominate turf star going to stud is Mill Ridge Farm's Oscar Performance, a son of 2018's leading North American sire Kitten's Joy, who was bred and raced by John and Jerry Amerman.
Plans call for Horse Racing Ireland and a number of other regulatory authorities in the country to be consolidated into a single gambling authority.
The owners of Winx will consult with a range of bloodstock agents from around the world before determining which stallion the champion mare will visit when she retires to stud later this year.
Some potential stars of the future square off against veterans in the Takamatsunomiya Kinen (G1) March at Chukyo Racecourse March 24—a race that carries bragging rights among Japanese sprinters and a pathway to international competition.
A win in the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) can ensure a 3-year-old of a spot in the starting gate at the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), but getting to Churchill Downs can be tricky. And it has nothing to do with Google Maps.
The owners of Winx (AUS) will consult with a range of bloodstock agents from around the world before determining which stallion the champion mare will visit when she retires to stud later this year.
William H. 'Wolf' Wolfendale III, a winner of nearly 1,700 races in a training career that dated back to the mid-1960s and was spent primarily in Maryland, died March 18 at home.
Coolmore Stud purchased a 50% share in Yes Yes Yes, on the eve of the colt's run in the March 23 "stallion-making" Golden Slipper Stakes (G1).
John Sadler does not ship from Southern California often, but when he does, he can be quite a force with which to reckon.
Two-time grade 1 winner Bellafina and Chasing Yesterday, a grade 1-winning half sister to American Pharoah leave Southern California behind for the suburbs of El Paso in the March 24 Sunland Park Oaks. The 1 1/16-mile race is worth $200,000.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Conghua Racetrack will host five demonstration races March 23, marking the first official competition at the sprawling racing and training facility on the Chinese mainland.
Prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder Everett Dobson, who serves on the boards of several Thoroughbred industry organizations, has been appointed a Keeneland trustee.
After an off-the-board finish in the Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull Stakes (G2), Federal Case is scheduled to return to one-turn races March 23 in the $100,000 Hutcheson Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
Here’s a full rundown of horse racing television and radio for TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) and Sunland Derby (G3) weekend.
The City of Baltimore filed suit March 19 against The Stronach Group—significantly ratcheting up the already complicated situation regarding Pimlico Race Course, the Preakness Stakes (G1), and the future of Maryland racing.
This week is a recap of the 1992 victory by Line in the Sand in the Louisiana Derby (G3) at Fair Grounds Race Course. The recap in the March 28, 1992 magazine, written by Bill Mooney, carried the headline: "Crossing A Line Before The Finish."
The Pioneering gelding was pensioned at Old Friends.
West Point had a highly memorable week filled with two runners in Triple Crown preps at Oaklawn Park March 16 and a spending spree earlier in the week at the OBS 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale that included taking home the $2 million sale topper.