Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry
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Nun the Less will be giving seven pounds to the rest of the Hanshin Cup field but will still be tough to collar as the consistent 7-year-old looks to go a flat mile at Arlington International
One week after winning the Kentucky Derby (G1) aboard Country House, jockey Flavien Prat will try to win a second straight edition of the Santa Barbara Stakes (G3T) when he rides Guiliana May 11 on the turf at Santa Anita Park.
Spendthrift Australia has set service fees for its roster of six stallions for 2019, led by multiple grade 1-winning 2-year-old Bolt d'Oro, who will stand his debut season for AU$13,750 including GST.
The bound volumes and other historic books were donated to the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program.
Applications for The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program's two annual awards, the Thoroughbred of the Year Award and the Young Rider of the Year Award, are now available online at tjctip.com. Applications are due June 30, 2019.
The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, will feature discussions of new books about Triple Crown winners Sir Barton and Justify at upcoming installments of its popular Library Lecture Series.
Klaravich Stables' Competitionofideas is scheduled to make her 4-year-old debut in the $200,000 Beaugay Stakes (G3T) May 11 at Belmont Park.
Santa Ana Lane (AUS)  has joined the top five in the third edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019. He now sits just behind joint leaders Beauty Generation (NZ), City of Light and Winx (AUS) [all 125].
This week is a recap of the June 26, 1965 Vagrancy Handicap won by Affectionately at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Magic Wand and Hunting Horn, owned by Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, and Derrick Smith, are in New York where Magic Wand, in particular, will face a familiar challenge May 11 in the $700,000 Man o' War Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park.
Racing interests warned New York lawmakers May 8 that their industry will face further erosion if tracks and off-track betting corporations in the state are not permitted to take part in an online sports betting effort.
Contending that state law clearly does not allow the city of Baltimore to condemn and confiscate Pimlico Race Course and the Preakness Stakes (G1), the Maryland Jockey Club filed a motion May 8 to dismiss the city's lawsuit.
Trained by three-time Belmont Stakes winner Todd Pletcher, Robert & Lawana Low's Intrepid Heart enters the Peter Pan off a pair of wins in as many starts, following a schedule mapped out by Pletcher to prepare his colt for the Peter Pan and beyond.
Sir Dragonet was not seen in public until last month but after demolishing his rivals in a key classic trial just 13 days on from his successful debut, the son of Camelot was propelled to 5-1 second favourite for next month's Investec Derby (G1).
The second annual Founders Celebration and Cocktail Party on Sunday, May 19, from 5-7 p.m. at the Grandstand Grille in the Timonium OTB in Timonium, Md.
Live Oak Plantation's Win Win Win is a possible candidate for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1), trainer Michael Trombetta said May 8.
Championship racing returns to legendary Pimlico Race Course Thursday for the opening of its 12-day Preakness Meet at Pimlico, highlighted by the 144th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18.
To prepare for a start in the Preakness Stakes (G1), War of Will returned to the track May 8, four days after he was involved in the melee that resulted in a historic disqualification of Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby (G1).
OXO Equine's grade 2 winner Instagrand sustained a sesamoid fracture during the May 4 Pat Day Mile Stakes Presented by LG & E and KU (G3) at Churchill Downs and will undergo surgery, with a positive prognosis for a return to competition.
Grade 1-winning son of Teuflesberg will stand at Haras La Concordia.