Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
Updated: 3 hours 13 min ago
Wells Bayou's victory in the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) could fulfill agent Liz Crow's dream of having one of her auction purchases make the starting gate in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
New Zealand vendors set to sell at next month's Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale will be unable to get their horses to Sydney for the auction as the country's government moved to shut down the nation in an attempt to slow COVID-19.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association will post photos and videos on its website of horses that had been entered in its canceled April 3 sale. All entry fees for the canceled April sale will be refunded. TTA also will not collect any commissions.
BloodHorse has added another mare and foal to its 'First Moments' series.
The European contingent stranded in Dubai following the March 22 cancellation of Dubai World Cup night at Meydan are now being shipped out.
Irish flat season opened with success at Naas
The arraignment of trainers Jorge Navarro and Jason Servis scheduled for March 23 in New York federal court have been adjourned with no new date set, according to a representative of the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York.
Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable, and Ciaglia Racing's Ashleyluvssugar was retired from racing March 22, according to trainer Peter Eurton.
BHA chief says racing's leaders are striving to ensure the sport will be in a position to resume in Britain as soon as it is given the all-clear.
Champion 2-year-old Pinatubo stayed isolated behind the closed doors of Charlie Appleby's Newmarket training base at Moulton Paddocks at the weekend and is expected to stay there for the coming weeks.
Honor A. P., who stamped himself a leading contender for the April 4 Santa Anita Derby (G1) with a runner-up finish in the March 7 San Felipe Stakes (G2), continues to train well toward Santa Anita Park's marquee 3-year-old event.
Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables' Mind Control, winner of Toboggan Stakes (G3) and Tom Fool Handicap (G3) this year, breezed three furlongs in :36.04 March 21 on the Belmont Park training track.
Due to ongoing health and safety concerns surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, Sam Houston Race Park will cancel the remaining four days of its current Thoroughbred meet.
Independence Hall got acquainted with Gulfstream Park March 22 during a sharp half-mile breeze ahead of a scheduled start in the Florida Derby (G1), while Tiz the Law put in his final breeze for the Florida Derby at Palm Meadows.
Golden Sixty swooped to victory in the final strides of the BMW Hong Kong Derby March 22 in a performance that, on a normal Sunday, would have had the Sha Tin Racecourse grandstand shaking with cheers.
Live racing on the New York Racing Association circuit is on hold, but more than 1,300 horses continue to train at Belmont Park.
The March 28 Dubai World Cup card at Meydan, a $35 million event highlighted by the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), has been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
An exam of Maximum Security diagnosed the 4-year-old colt with minor subchondral bruising and inflammation in all four limbs, but noted all other parameters are normal.
On a March 21 afternoon when most of the racing news took place at Fair Grounds Race Course, Paco Lopez grabbed headlines at Gulfstream Park, riding a record-equaling seven winners, including Hear My Prayer in the $75,000 Melody of Colors Stakes.
Amid COVID-19 restrictions that left a Santa Anita grandstand void of owners, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams had reason to smile from afar March 21 when their 7-year-old gelding Ward 'n Jerry rallied to win the $101,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (G3T).