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MGG Investment Group, which loaned tens of millions to Zayat Stables, is going after the horses and breeding rights sold by Ahmed Zayat since September 2017.
Winter racing in New York or the Mid-Atlantic region may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it surely has done wonders for Saguaro Row's catalog page.
A bench warrant has been issued for jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. by San Diego County Superior Court after he did not appear last month for an arraignment pertaining to three felony counts and one misdemeanor, Daily Racing Form reported Feb. 12.
Queen Elizabeth II's stallion son of Galileo, Recorder, made a striking impression at the Arqana February Mixed Sale Feb. 12, when his first two yearlings to be offered at auction were sold for €52,000 and €38,000.
The Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law, a long-running conference held annually in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., will be overseen by Patrick Brown of the Brown & Weinraub law firm starting this year.
A guide to this week's radio and television coverage of racing, highlighted by the Risen Star Stakes (G2), El Camino Real Derby, and Southwest Stakes (G3).
A new option for past performances data will make its New York debut this weekend as the Brisnet Betting Guide goes on sale at Aqueduct beginning Feb. 14 and every live racing day thereafter.
Mr Amore Stable's grade 1-winning millionaire homebred Firenze Fire will make set to make both his seasonal and Maryland debuts Feb. 15 in the $250,000 General George Stakes (G3) at Laurel Park over seven furlongs.
Anchored by a couple of stakes—the $100,000 John Battaglia and $75,000 Cincinnati Trophy—the Feb. 14 evening card at Turfway Park serves as a reminder that the $250,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) and supporting races are just around the corner Mar. 14.
Pin Oak Stud homebred Synchrony will hope to add his name to the annals of history at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 15 as looks to score a hat trick in the $150,000 Fair Grounds Stakes (G3T).
The ARC is scheduled for Feb. 18-23, and the IFAR portion of the program will be held Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. GMT.
Trainer to condition three top 2-year-old purchases from Sheikh Mohammed
Wusool, a group 3-winning miler by Speightstown out of the Gainesborough Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French One Thousand Guineas, G1) heroine Torrestrella, will take up stud duties at Gary Sanderson's Lilling Hall Farm for the 2020 breeding season.
Jockey Club Derby Invitational Stakes winner Spanish Mission is bound for Dubai where the son of Noble Mission will begin his 4-year-old season for a new ownership group.
David Heitzmann, director of racing at Louisiana Downs, announced that Jennifer Sokol has accepted the position of racing operations manager at the track. Sokol has been employed at Louisiana Downs since 2007, joining the racing office in 2012.
California Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) introduced legislation in his state Feb. 11 titled the Equine Welfare and Safety in Horse Racing Act, backed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale picked up the pace throughout the Feb. 11 second and final session with the mare Remedy bringing $570,000 in the supplemental catalog to top the sale.
Led by the $1 million TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1), Monmouth Park is set to offer $7.3 million in stakes races when the track kicks off its diamond anniversary season May 2. This year's 75th race meet will feature 63 stakes, 12 graded.
Listed-placed Agnes led the way during a decidedly selective opening session of the two-day Arqana February mixed sale, with Italian connections making a sustained play for the daughter of Planteur to see off a couple of persistent rivals.
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) runner-up McKinzie, breezed seven furlongs in 1:25 1/5 Feb. 11 at Santa Anita, as trainer Bob Baffert prepares him and stablemate Mucho Gusto for the $20 million Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh Feb. 29.