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Larry Best's OXO Equine went to $1.2 million to acquire the Into Mischief colt consigned by Eddie Woods as agent. The colt's second and third dams, respectively, are graded stakes winners Added Asset and Added Elegance.
The chestnut Orb filly that worked a quarter-mile in :21, the fastest work since Fasig-Tipton began selling at Gulfstream Park, sold to Baoma Corp. The filly's second dam is grade 1 winner Dream of Summer, the dam of Creative Cause and Destin.
Trainer Todd Pletcher signed the ticket for the colt on behalf of Coolmore. Sold as Hip 31, the colt is out of the stakes winner Risky Rachel and the family of multiple graded stakes winner Say Florida Sandy.
Agent Marette Farrell signed the ticket on behalf of Peter Fluor for the bay colt by Uncle Mo out of the Argentine stakes winner Potra Clasica.
A filly by Medaglia d'Oro, that worked earlier in :10, was bought for $1.2 million by Stonestreet Stables. The filly is out of the stakes-placed Distorted Humor mare Mi Vida and out of the family of grade 1 winner Dream Supreme and Majestic Warrior.
The 53rd season of Thoroughbred racing at Evangeline Downs will begin on Wednesday, April 4 with a nine-race program.
More than 80 entities, including racing venues in Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, and France, were represented during the 17th annual Track Superintendents Conference Sunday-Tuesday at Oaklawn Park.
NBCSN presents coverage of two live horse racing events this Saturday, March 31, beginning with the $10 million Dubai World Cup at 12:30 p.m. ET, and continuing with the $1 million Florida Derby at 6 p.m. ET.
Forum will be held at the American Horse Council's annual meeting.
Japan holds a strong hand in two of the three non-sprint grass races on the Dubai World Cup undercard and, in the third, the Aga Khan's Vazirabad (FR) will be running for a "three-peat."
According to the Jockeys' Guild, Parx Racing did not meet industry standards in terms of the medical personnel it had in place when veteran jockey Jose Luis Flores was involved in a March 19 fall there that would claim his life.
The New York Racing Association today announced the launch of an innovative promotion that will provide one lucky fan with the chance of a lifetime—to earn $150,000 by picking the winner of the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9.
The band certainly won't be playing "My Old Kentucky Home" when an international field of 3-year-olds takes the track March 31 at Meydan for the UAE Derby (G2), but connections of several starters also are thinking about a trip to Louisville.
West Coast is the clear favorite for the March 31 Dubai World Cup (G1) and he has the opportunity to claim the title of best dirt horse in the world if he can run to his odds.
Australia's star mare Winx, the winner of 24 straight races, including 17 at the group 1 level, will not travel to Royal Ascot this spring, trainer Chris Waller announced March 28.
Just like any other major 2-year-olds in training sale over the past several years, offspring of Gainesway's leading sire Tapit will be among the "buzz" horses at the March Fasig-Tipton selected sale at Gulfstream Park.
If the observations of the major players at the March 28 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale are any indication, this year's sale is bereft of a breakout horse but has a balanced group of quality individuals.
Fenwick succeeds the late retired NSA executive vice president Charles C. Colgan.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Hofburg, an impressive maiden winner March 3 at Gulfstream Park, will make his third career start and first in a stakes March 31 in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1).
Just because Mark Hennig came up under the master of the classics in D. Wayne Lukas—who is tied for saddling the most Kentucky Derby starters in history at 48—doesn't mean he is susceptible to the so-called Derby fever.