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Zenyatta in Foal to War Front Again
The 2010 Horse of the Year is carrying her fourth foal after taking a full year off from breeding following her last pregnancy.
Woodbine Plans Events to Send Off Loiselle
Track announcer Dan Loiselle will call his last race at Woodbine Racetrack on May 31 bringing a 29-year career as thoroughbred race caller to a close.
Wonder Again Next Step for Unbeaten Lady Eli
Undefeated Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I) winner Lady Eli will headline the $200,000 Wonder Again Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles May 31 on the inner turf at Belmont Park.
Virginia Defining Horsemen's Group Criteria
With legislation in place calling for the Virginia Racing Commission to recognize one official horsemen's group on the Thoroughbred side, the regulatory body is busy shaping the criteria it will use to determine that group.
Violette: NY Exercise Riders Still Covered
The head of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said a move to drop exercise riders from workers compensation insurance coverage from the New York Jockey Injury Compensation Fund will only be temporary.
Treve Terrific in Corrida Romp at Saint-Cloud
Two-time Arc winner Treve made an eye-catching start to her 2015 season when unleashing her patented powerful finishing kick and drawing clear to win the Prix Corrida (Fr-II) May 29 at Saint-Cloud.
The Truth Or Else Joins Belmont Stakes Mix
Trainer Kenny McPeek, who upset War Emblem's bid for a Triple Crown with Sarava in 2002, said the morning of May 28 that he will more than likely point The Truth Or Else towards the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Storm Cat Statue on Loan to Saratoga Park
Overbrook Farm's statue of its leading sire Storm Cat is serving as a stand-in for a new feature being unveiled at a Saratoga Springs, N.Y., park.
Stories From Cot Campbell: Jockey Speak
Cot Campbell extols the virtues of jockeys who possess a command of both language and diplomacy.
Slideshow: Groupie Doll's First Foal At Home
Groupie Doll's first foal is home at Timber Town Stable in Lexington, Kentucky.
Pedigree Analysis: Lovely Maria
Lovely Maria does have some of that old-fashioned classic stamina on her dam's side, as she's out of Thundercup, an unraced daughter of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Thunder Gulch.
Old Friends Cabin Creek Welcomes Be Bullish
Old Friends at Cabin Creek, the New York satellite of the Georgetown, Ky., Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center, welcomed multiple stakes winner Be Bullish May 28.
New Bay, Karaktar Among 14 for French Derby
Juddmonte's New Bay will look to go one better than his French Guineas runner-up finish in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) May 31 at Chantilly.
National HBPA Questions Federal Drug Bill
The National HBPA, which has about 30 affiliate horsemen's groups and about 30,000 members, said May 29 said it has questions regarding a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation to regulate drug rules and testing.
Miss Temple City on Schedule for Royal Ascot
Trainer Graham Motion said Hilltop Stakes winner Miss Temple City is on schedule to ship to England for the June 19 Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.
Materiality, Frosted Drill Toward Belmont
Grade I winners Materiality (:47.78) and Frosted (:47.84) both worked a half-mile May 29 at Belmont Park in preparation of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
MarketWatch: McPeek on Yearling Selection
Trainer Kenny McPeek, who purchased top horses Curlin and Take Charge Lady as yearlings, discusses the physical characteristics he looks for at the sales.
Lopez Family Faces Off at Golden Gate
Three members of the Lopez family of jockeys will participate in the sixth race at Golden Gate Fields May 29, as father C. C. Lopez will ride against sons David and Erick in the mile claiming contest.
Kentucky Downs, Encore Seek Suit Dismissal
Attorneys for Kentucky Downs, some of its principals, and Encore Gaming have filed a motion seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the AmTote totalizator company, stating that the claims are unfounded and undocumented.
Grade I Producer Critics Acclaim Dies
Critics Acclaim, the dam of grade I winner Rosalind, died May 24 after delivering a full brother at Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky. She was 20.
Company Tied to NYRA Chair Named in Case
A company tied to Anthony Bonomo, the new chairman of the New York Racing Association, is named in an indictment against the former majority leader of the New York Senate.
Coalition Formed to Support Federal Drug Bill
Several racing industry groups have launched a coalition in support of a federal lawmaker's plan to introduce legislation that would provide oversight of equine medication and drug testing.
Carpe Diem, Madefromlucky Work in Company
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out a pair of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) prospects May 29 at Belmont Park. Carpe Diem drilled a half-mile in :47.66 and Madefromlucky was clocked in :47.84.
Breeders' Cup Fantasy Game Returns for 2015
Breeders' Cup launched its 2015 Million Dollar Finish fantasy game May 29 with more prizes and opportunities to win than ever before throughout the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: "Win & You're In."
Blood-Horse Unveils Multimedia Tablet Edition
Blood-Horse magazine, a staple of the Thoroughbred racing industry since 1916, has unveiled a tablet edition that is available on both iPad and Android devices at no additional cost to subscribers.
Bill Puts USADA in Charge of Drug Testing
United States Rep. Paul Tonko of New York said May 29 he will introduce federal legislation that would grant the United States Anti-Doping Agency oversight of equine medication and drug testing.
Barretts' First Del Mar Sale Sees Increase
Worries about moving the Barretts sales from Fairplex Park to Del Mar turned out to unfounded, as the 2-year-old sale May 28 increased 38.5% in gross and 5.4% in average over 2014's edition in Pomona, Calif.
American Pharoah Schools, Back to Galloping
The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner had a schooling session in the Churchill Downs starting gate and resumed galloping around the one-mile oval May 29.
American Pharoah Jogs One Mile at Churchill
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner American Pharoah returned to the Churchill Downs racetrack May 28 for a clockwise jog once around the mile oval.
Amanpour Brings $1.5M on Final MM Select Day
Recent group I winner Amanpour sold May 29 for $1.5 million (US$1,148,277), the highest price at the final select portion of the Magic Million National broodmare sale