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Trying to take advantage of any market opportunity, breeders, owners, and consignors have embraced the ability to add horses to the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale that takes place Feb. 10-11 in Lexington.
The dissolution of Select Sales Agency was announced Feb. 9 via a statement from Select Sales partner Andrew Cary. The consignment will cease operations following the conclusion of the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale.
Trainer John Gosden hopes to have at least two runners at the inaugural Saudi Cup meeting in Riyadh Feb. 29, including the Juddmonte-owned Weekender (GB) in the 1 7/8-mile Longines Turf Handicap.
Kayce Lu, a 6-year-old mare in foal to Constitution, is the latest supplemental entry to the 2020 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Winter Mixed Sale.
Early during the second day of the National Horseplayers Championships Feb. 8 at Bally's Las Vegas, John Vail watched his selections register six straight runner-up finishes—a stretch that earned him points but also could have been frustrating.
Two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert has two horses set to take on Eclipse Award champion Storm the Court in his 3-year-old debut Feb. 9 at Santa Anita Park in the San Vicente Stakes (G2) at seven furlongs: Nadal and Ra'ad.
Share the Upside, the 2-1 second choice, was the first out of the gate and still had plenty left at the end to hold off even-money favorite Whitmore by 1 1/2 lengths in the $125,000 King Cotton Stakes Feb. 8 at Oaklawn Park.
It took a while, but River Boyne came full circle Feb. 8 in the Thunder Road Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.
Sent off as the 1-5 favorite against five sophomore filly rivals in the $58,200 Shantel Lanerie Memorial Overnight Stakes, Godolphin's homebred Alms did not disappoint her many backers.
The $150,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (G3T) surely was a grade 1 event in terms of excitement.
A handful of mares selling at the Fasig-Tipton Winter Mixed Sale Feb. 10-11 will have an added bonus with them when they go through the ring.
It's not often that once received, a birthday present continues to keep on giving. But that is exactly what happened Feb. 8 at Tampa Bay Downs when 3-year-old Sole Volante sailed past the wire to win the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3).
Lucrezia put on a show and picked up 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks Feb. 8 at Tampa Bay Downs, where she was much the best in the $100,000 Suncoast Stakes.
Trainer Kevin Attard had high hopes for Starship Jubilee headed into the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (G3T) Feb. 8 at Gulfstream Park, but a 4 1/4-length romp far exceeded his expectations.
On an afternoon in which heavily favored Got Stormy ran fourth in the Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes at Tampa, Venetian Harbor turned in the kind of performance expected from backers of a 1-5 choice, easily winning the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.
From Florida to Louisiana to California, Feb. 8 was an active morning for some of the country's leading horses.
Lael Stables' Jehozacat shocked the Tampa Bay Downs crowd Feb. 8 when she went gate-to-wire to take the $150,000 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes (G3T) at odds of 16-1.
When the dust settled on the first day of the 2020 NTRA National Horseplayers Championship at Bally's in Las Vegas, the massive video boards in ballroom converted to the horseplayer world capital listed a familiar name among the leaders: Trey Stiles.
Paul Moroney, who identified impressive Neds C.F. Orr Stakes (G1) winner Alabama Express as a yearling, believes the 3-year-old is the stallion prospect New Zealand desperately needs.
Meet includes eleven grade 1 events, five races with purses of at least $1 million.