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Extravagant Kid Back to Dirt for Sunshine Sprint

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
Extravagant Kid, one of the better turf sprinters in Kentucky and Florida the past few years, will return to dirt Jan. 16 when the 8-year-old Kiss the Kid gelding makes a title defense in the $75,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park.

Casse Targets Honey Fox for Got Stormy's Return

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
Dual grade 1 stakes winner Got Stormy is pointed to the $125,000 Honey Fox Stakes (G3T) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park after breezing a half-mile Jan. 13 in :48 2/5 at Casse Training Center in Ocala.

Gasparilla, Pasco Top Three-Stakes Program at Tampa

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
A year after eventual Preakness (G1) winner Swiss Skydiver kicked off her year in the Gasparilla Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, finishing a close fifth behind victorious Two Sixty, another set of 3-year-old fillies compete in the $125,000 event Jan. 16.

Zampaladus Bridges Gap With Urban Equestrian Academy

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
The Urban Equestrian Academy is based in the countryside on the outskirts of Leicester, and it helps to bridge the gap between these two realities, connecting inner-city children to the world of horses. 

Fasig-Tipton Releases February Winter Mixed Catalog

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
The Feb. 8-9 sale has 580 horses entered in the main catalog. Daily sessions begin at 10 a.m.

Rispoli, Van Dyke Suspended for Riding Crop Violations

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
Stewards at Santa Anita Park have issued three-day suspensions over the past week to jockeys Umberto Rispoli and Drayden Van Dyke for riding crop infractions. The suspensions follow fines levied for earlier violations.

Eclipse Awards Finalists to be Announced on TVG Jan. 16

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
The NTRA, NTWAB, and Daily Racing Form announced today that TVG will televise live the announcement of the finalists for the 2020 Eclipse Awards this Saturday, Jan. 16 at noon ET/9 a.m. PT. 

TOC, TVG, California Tracks Announce Purse Supplements

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
Thoroughbred Owners of California, Del Mar, The Stronach Group's 1/ST Racing, and TVG announced Jan. 13 a program that will bolster California Thoroughbred purses by up to $15 million in 2021-22.

Godolphin Flying Start Applications Due Feb. 8

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
The portal opened a month early to allow potential applicants more time to put together their applications in a process that has been made more streamlined than ever before. 

Coolmore Breaks Seven-Figure Barrier for Son of Kingman

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
A colt born in the UK to Southern Hemisphere time by super European sire Kingman provided the benchmark on another extraordinary day of trade Jan. 13 when selling for AU$1.8 million (US$1,399,304) at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Swiss Skydiver, Charlatan Among Saudi Cup Entries

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
The Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia has unveiled a massive list of entries, including many of the world's top horses, for the second edition of the Saudi Cup meeting Feb. 19-20 at King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh.

Turned Aside, Country Grammer Set to Sell at Keeneland

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
Offered as part of the complete dispersal of the estate of Paul Pompa Jr., Turned Aside and Country Grammer are both graded stakes-winning sons of classic winners with race records that strongly suggest the potential for more success on the track. 

69-Year-Old Kato Honored as Jockey of the Week

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
At age 69, jockey Akifumi Kato is not only winning races but also honors. The rider, who has posted at least one win for 50 consecutive years, earned jockey-of-the-week honors from Jan. 4-10 in recognition from the Jockeys' Guild.

Blewitt to Join West Point Thoroughbreds

Thu, 2021-01-14 10:28
Long-time racing broadcaster and industry veteran Jason Blewitt will join West Point Thoroughbreds in February as a partner account representative.

Keeneland January Day 2 Soars on Back of Dispersals

Wed, 2021-01-13 10:24
The Jan. 12 second session of Book 1 at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale was certainly one for the books. Bolstered by the addition of several farm dispersals, the atmosphere on the grounds was one of frenzied activity.

White Birch Strikes Early for $925,000 Regal Glory

Wed, 2021-01-13 10:24
Mare's dam Mary's Follies also sold for six figures Jan. 12

Appeals Court Affirms Ruling Against Former Trainer

Wed, 2021-01-13 10:24
A United States Appeals court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of a district court that found former trainer Murray Rojas guilty of misbranding drugs and illegally administering race day medication to horses in 2013. 

Five Mares Who Made Abdullah a Top-Class Breeder

Wed, 2021-01-13 10:24
Juddmonte's most brilliant broodmares include Rockfest, Sookera, and Slightly Dangerous.

$1.9M Snitzel Colt Tops Magic Millions Yearling Sale

Wed, 2021-01-13 10:24
A stunning appetite to be involved in the Australian racing industry was witnessed on the Gold Coast Jan. 12, as buyers defied outside influences at the opening session of the 2021 Magic Millions Yearling Sale. 

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner Mr. Misunderstood Retired

Wed, 2021-01-13 10:24
Mr. Misunderstood, a four-time graded stakes winner with earnings of $967,926 for trainer Brad Cox, has been retired, owner Staton Flurry said Jan. 12.

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