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Whitmore Gets Green Light for Southwest
Oaklawn Park allowance winner Whitmore will start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 15 after a good workout in company the morning of Feb. 8 at the Arkansas racetrack.
Uncle Mo Yearlings in Demand at Inglis
Uncle Mo, North America's top freshman sire of 2015, was among the leading sires at the Inglis classic yearling sale in Australia, which closed Feb. 8 with records in all key market indicators and a 90% clearance rate.
Trainer Bill McLean Scores 1,000th Victory
Trainer Bill McLean recorded his 1,000th victory Feb. 7, when Moogie Woogie skimmed the rail to capture the fifth race at Golden Gate Fields.
Tommy Macho Sails Away in Fred Hooper
Tommy Macho made his season debut an impressive one Feb. 6 when he blazed a near track record mile in the $100,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.
Texas Red Ready to Get Back to Work
Texas Red, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), is back in training at Santa Anita Park and is scheduled to record his first timed workout of 2016 on Feb. 13 at the Southern California racetrack.
Team Valor Buys Half Sister to Songbird
Wide Range, an 11-year-old half sister to 2015 champion 2-year-old filly Songbird, has been purchased privately in Thailand by Team Valor International, which plans to breed the mare this spring.
Tammy the Torpedo Speeds to Suwannee Score
In what figured to be a paceless affair, Tammy the Torpedo took to the front and prevailed in the $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park.
Ireland's beloved Shergar was stolen by masked gunmen on the night of Feb. 8, 1983, never to be seen again. With the anniversary of that crime comes the story of a heist that fascinates conspiracy theorists to this day.
Stormdriver Upstages Favorites in Louisiana
Fruition Racing's Stormdriver outbatted runner-up One Man's King to win the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship Stakes Feb. 6 at Delta Downs.
Songbird Untouchable in Las Virgenes
Songbird ambled home to win the $300,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 6 at Santa Anita , 6 1/2 lengths ahead of Land Over Sea, but Smith had such a tight hold on her, the margin might as well have been 26 1/2 lengths.
Racetrack Vet Group Takes Proactive Approach
An organization formed to represent the interests of racetrack veterinarians has become proactive in the area of research into therapeutic medications and continues to make its case that vets should be part of drug reform.
Old Fashioned to Stand in South Korea
Central Kentucky sire Old Fashioned will soon join a number of other U.S. stallions who recently have shipped to the Far East to continue their careers in South Korea.
Nyquist Speedy in Final Work for San Vicente
Doug O'Neill wanted a swift, short breeze from Reddam Racing's Nyquist eight days ahead of his 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) and that's what he got Feb. 7 at Santa Anita Park.
Mshawish Dazzles in Donn Handicap
Last year Mshawish took the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT), but this season transitioned his form to dirt in brilliant style, and brought home the second grade I win of his career Feb. 6 at Gulfstream Park.
Mor Spirit Secures Robert B. Lewis Score
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens delivered an icy ride and grade I winner Mor Spirit responded full of run in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.
Medication Guidelines Bring Call for Research
The National HBPA Feb. 6 said it plans to help fund research to develop administration and testing guidelines that could be incorporated into the Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule.
Medaglia d'Oro Season Added to F-T Sale
Fasig-Tipton has added a no-guarantee season to Medaglia d'Oro, one of North America's leading sires, for its upcoming Kentucky winter mixed sale.
Marquee Miss Edges Nickname at Oaklawn
Marquee Miss edged 1-2 favorite Nickname in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes Feb. 6 at Oaklawn Park, acing her graded debut for trainer Ingrid Mason.
Mare In Foal to Scat Daddy Brings $210,000
Maggie d'Oro, a 6-year-old mare in foal to the late stallion Scat Daddy, was purchased by Green Lantern Stables for $210,000 during the early portion of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale's first session Feb. 8.
Lukes Alley Takes Gulfstream Park Turf
Fourth in early stretch, Lukes Alley unleashed a powerful late rally to secure the first grade I win of his career in the $350,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap Saturday, Feb. 6.
Lady Shipman Aces Season Debut
In her first start of the season and first for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman was a comfortable winner of the $75,000 Ladies Turf Sprint at Gulfstream Park.
Kobe's Back Finds Just Enough in Palos Verdes
Kobe's Back broke slowly and trailed by as many as 10 1/2 lengths, but he unleashed his patented closing kick and was just able to track down Salutos Amigos in the final strides to win the Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II).
Hoppertunity Edges Imperative in San Antonio
A year-long stretch of near misses ended for Hoppertunity Feb. 6 in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
Grade I Winner Strapping Groom to Panama
Grade I winner Strapping Groom, who sustained a career-ending injury at Penn National Race Course in 2014, will begin his stallion career in Panama after selling at the Keeneland January horses of a sale.
Flamboyant Keeps Rolling in San Marcos
David Bienstock and Chuck Winner's Flamboyant overtook Gaga A in the stretch and won his second straight grade II turf race in the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes Feb. 6 at Santa Anita Park.
Fasig-Tipton February Sale Session 1 Wrap
Tom LaMarra provides final session 1 numbers and compares them to last year. Hear thoughts from Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning on buyers and the sale climate. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency
F-T Offers Final Mixed Sale of the Year
Two-day February sale is last opportunity to buy broodmare and broodmare prospects before the beginning of the breeding season and a solid marketplace for just-turned yearlings.
Demand for Quality at F-T Winter Mixed Sale
There were few surprises during the first session of the Fasig-Tipton winter mixed sale, with buyers continuing to show selectivity for quality stock while there was little demand for cheaper horses.
Delta Downs Bans New Mexico, Arizona Horses
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Feb. 8 said it will ban horses from New Mexico and Arizona due to the recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus in those states.
Bullet Work for Lecomte Runner-Up Tom's Ready
Tom's Ready fired a warning shot in the form of a five-furlong bullet in 1:00 flat Saturday Feb. 6 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.