Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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In her first start against older fillies and mares, Madam Dancealot (IRE) will make her 4-year-old season debut in Santa Anita Park's $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (G2T) Feb. 17 against a competitive field of turf milers.
OXO Equine's Instilled Regard shipped in from California to win the Lecomte Stakes (G3) Jan. 13 and is heading back to Louisiana for the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes presented by Lamarque Ford (G2) Feb. 17.
The second and final session of the February mixed sale at Arqana Feb. 14 returned a set of pleasing results, headed by the sale of three six-figure lots and topped by the €300,000 (US$370,620) purchase of Learning To Fly (IRE).
New program honored the best of 2017 at the Sagamore Pendry Feb. 12
Effective Feb. 17, Oaklawn Park is increasing all allowance and maiden special weight races by $3,000. Allowance races will range from $79,000 to as high as $83,000. Maiden special weight races will increase to $78,000 from $75,000.
Gold Town (GB), a Street Cry colt running in Godolphin blue, will stretch out to a mile for the first time in the UAE Two Thousand Guineas Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors Feb. 15 at Meydan.
The Virginia House of Delegates voted Feb. 13 in favor of a bill that would allow historical racing machines in the commonwealth. Now the bill heads to the state Senate.
Flurry Racing Stables' Mr. Misunderstood kicks off his 4-year-old season in the $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (G3T) and aims to keep his win streak alive.
Groves, who was honored with an Eclipse Award as outstanding breeder in 1989, owned North Ridge Farm and Man o' War Farm.
The Jockey Club announced Feb. 13 that one trainer has been denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for 10 years, one for five years, and one for two years. All actions became effective January 1, 2018.
With three straight wins to his credit including back-to-back stakes triumphs, Cedartown will try and knock off his first graded stakes victory Feb. 17 when he starts in the $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Inglis Bloodstock concluded its Classic yearling sale Feb. 13 near Sydney, Australia with strong results during the one-day Book 2 session that followed a record three-day Book 1.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 158 entries for The Gulfstream Sale of selected 2-year-olds, to be held Wednesday, March 28, in the walking ring at Gulfstream Park. The sale will begin at 3 p.m. ET.
Kiron Interactive and Phumelela Gaming and Leisure have agreed on a partnership to launch a fixed-odds betting channel—Including top-class live British, Irish, and South African horse racing, and virtual racing—in betting shops throughout Africa.
The agenda is set (see below), and the excitement is building for the Track Superintendents Field Day March 25-27 at Oaklawn Park.
Turfway Park will celebrate its long and colorful history Feb. 23 and 24 with Latonia Days, two days of storytelling, special guests, memorabilia displays, films, and photos.
West Point Thoroughbreds' multiple graded stakes winner Ring Weekend had not visited the winner's circle since November of 2016, but he found his way back in his 7-year-old season opener Feb. 11 at Gulfstream Park.
The Kentucky House of Representatives passed a measure Feb. 12 to make permanent the Breeders' Cup incentive, a move aimed at permanently attracting one of horse racing's biggest annual events.
Finley shared his thoughts on supporting the Water Hay Oats Alliance's call for legislation that would have the United States Anti-Doping Association oversee racing's drug testing. Finley's thoughts, provided in a WHOA release, follow:
The National Steeplechase Association announced Feb. 12 the promotion of Courtney C. Reid to be its manager of racing operations effective immediately.