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Just a few days after the death of Juddmonte Farms owner Prince Khalid bin Abdullah, the legendary operation's homebred Sun Path could shine in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 16 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
After last year moving The Queen's Plate from its traditional date in late June to Sept. 12 because of COVID-19 protocols, Woodbine plans to again offer the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown in late summer this year.
The Prince's colors were carried to victory by over 500 stakes winners, of which he bred over 440, including 118 group/grade 1 winners, of which he bred 102, according to Juddmonte.
Kentucky legislators again will have the opportunity to consider sports wagering legislation this year after Rep. Adam Koenig, an Erlanger Republican, introduced a bill Jan. 9.
OwnerView announced Jan. 12 that this year's Thoroughbred Owner Conference will be held as a free series of virtual panels over nine months. The conference series will be held on the first Tuesday of each month beginning March 2.
Buoyed by the promise of a new year, buyers came out in full force Jan. 11 for the opening session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale and helped feed a solid market that left many hopeful about the year ahead.
Emerald Downs has announced a 50-day live racing season in 2021 beginning May 19.
Accreditation status is determined after a complete review of five areas of an aftercare organization: operations, education, horse health care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols.
WinStar Farm's Audible, the 2018 Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) winner by Into Mischief, sired his first reported foal when a filly was born at Waldorf Farm in North Chatham, N.Y., Jan. 10.
The 6-year-old son of Speightstown is a grade 1-placed, grade 3 winner. He'll stand at the Louisiana farm for $3,500.
Senior jockey and president of the PJA for flat riders P.J. McDonald has backed his weighing room colleagues to continue to "do the right thing" in redoubling efforts to keep race meetings going during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 5-year-old son of Shanghai Bobby will stand for $7,500. A grade 2 winner, Shancelot was second to eventual champion sprinter Mitole in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).
For the first time, the Queensland-based auction house will embark on seven days of selling, comprising more than 1200 lots against the backdrop of a pandemic wreaking havoc.
Considering that in his only other race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Wells Bayou registered a clear victory in the Louisiana Derby (G2), choosing the New Orleans track for his racing return Jan. 16 off an extended layoff makes sense.
Multiple grade 1-placed, multiple graded stakes winner and track record-setter Fed Biz has been sold to Highfield Stock Farm near Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the farm announced Jan. 11.
Shadwell Stable's Lamutanaatty made a successful debut Jan. 9, when he was ridden to victory by Tyler Gaffalione at Gulfstream Park for trainer Chad Brown.
WinStar Farm's Yoshida sired his first reported foal when a colt was born at WinStar Jan. 9. Bred by Anastasie Astrid Christiansen-Croy, the bay colt, who arrived at 10:58 p.m., is out of the Monsun mare Gravata.
The Thoroughbred industry turned over the last pages on their 2020 calendars with a sigh of relief. With the promise of a forthcoming vaccine and a recovering global economy, many are hoping that 2021 will bring with it a return to normality.
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out a trio of contenders in the Jan. 10 Rego Park Stakes for New York-bred 3-year-olds, with Perfect Munnings besting Storm Shooter by two lengths to complete the exacta.
Thousand Words retires with four wins and a second from nine starts, with earnings of $327,500. He will stand for a "Share the Upside" fee of $10,000, or $7,500 on a standard stands and nurses contract.