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Secretariat’s Birthplace Sold for $5.35 Mil

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The Virginia property where Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born has been sold at a foreclosure auction for nearly $5.35 million. Read More...

Castellano to Replace Desormeaux Aboard Dullahan

TDN | 2 years ago
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 9:03 AM ET Kent Desormeaux has been replaced by Javier Castellano as Dullahan (Even The Score)'s jockey in the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

I’ll Have Another Arrives in NY One Win Away

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill has full confidence in the potential for I'll Have Another to handle the grueling 1 1/2 miles of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after the colt captured the first two jewels of America's Triple Crown. Read More...

After the Wire Preakness Stakes 5/20/2012

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Evan Hammonds recaps the Preakness Stakes and Pimlico Special. Evan dissects the race run by I'll Have Another to achieve victory. Read More...

Doug O’Neill Handicaps the Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Trainer Doug O'Neill, on likely scenario for Preakness. Read More...

Preakness: Dominguez to replace Desormeaux on Tiger Walk

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening BALTIMORE – Ramon Dominguez will ride Tiger Walk in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, trainer Ignacio Correas IV said Friday afternoon. Dominguez replaces Kent Desormeaux who... Read More...

OBS Accepting Supplemental June Sale Entries

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company is accepting supplemental entries to its June sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses in Central Florida. The entries must be received by May 30. Read More...

Tiger Walk Made Long Trek to the Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Sagamore Farm's Tiger Walk is a 30-1 chance in the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) after drawing post 1 for the second jewel in the Triple Crown. The colt was a longer shot than that to ev Read More...

Quotes From Connections on Preakness Post Position Draw

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
The field is set for Saturday’s 137th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Bodemeister, runner-up in the Kentucky Derby (G1), has been installed as the 8-5 morning-line favorite, while Derby winner I’ll Have Another is the second choice at... Read More...

USA: Bodemeister favourite for Preakness

Racing Post | 2 years ago
Kentucky Derby runner-up Bodemeister has been made morning-line favourite in the States to exact revenge on Churchill Downs conqueror I'll Have Another in Saturday's Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore Read More...

Zetterholm Adds a Touch of Grey to Preakness

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
A municipal bond trader by day, Tony Grey knows a thing or two about playing percentages. The Florida-based breeder/owner will take a calculated risk May 19 with his Zetterholm in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Read More...

History of Derby Winners in Preakness Stakes

It’s only been 3 years since a Kentucky Derby winner also won the Preakness Stakes. That was Big Brown in 2008. This back to back feat has happened seven times since 1997. It occurred three times in a row twice since 1997. So it’s not... Read More...

Australian Farm Buys Half of Artie Schiller

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Emirates Park Stud in Australia has purchased a half-interest in successful young sire Artie Schiller. An 11-year-old son of El Prado, Artie Schiller is based at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky. Read More...

Top Barretts Horses Going to Baffert, O’Neill

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Doug O'Neill and Bob Baffert, who train the one-two finishers in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will also be training several of the high-priced horses out of the Barretts 2-year-old sale May 14. Read More...

Preakness Stakes Contender Zetterholm Works at Pimlico

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
New York-bred Zetterholm shipped from Aqueduct to Pimlico on Saturday and recorded a workout on Sunday morning in advance of Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1). The son of Silver Train paid two visits to the track on Sunday, according to Maryland J... Read More...

Dullahan Will Skip Preakness; Belmont Next

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Donegal Racing's Dullahan, a fast-closing third in the Kentucky Derby, will not run in the Preakness Stakes and will be pointed for the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Shackleford Headed for Metropolitan Handicap

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
After recording his first win since last spring's Preakness (gr. I), Shackleford is being groomed for a start in the $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park May 28. Read More...

Preakness probables

2 years ago
The TCI boys discuss in depth each of the top five finishers in the Kentucky Derby, and tell you why one of those five will win next Saturday’s Preakness. They also take a look at this weekend’s Peter Pan S. and its implications on next month’s Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Sportech reveal $4m in bets on Kentucky Derby

Racing Post | 2 years ago
POOL betting business Sportech has revealed betting turnover of $4 million on the Kentucky Derby last Saturday as it announced trading in line with expectations for the four months to April 30. Read More...

Haskin’s Derby Postscript: Zayat Marches On

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
So, after three second-place finishes in the Derby, each one more agonizing than the one before, Zayat may now turn his attention to the black-eyed susans, hoping they smell sweeter than the roses. Read More...

Creative Cause Confirmed for Preakness

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Creative Cause, the fifth-place finisher in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1), is back in California and has been confirmed for the Preakness Stakes (G1) May 19. Trainer Mike Harrington indicated on Tuesday that he likes the way Heinz Steinmann’s colt... Read More...

Went the Day Well Targeting Preakness Stakes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
Trainer Graham Motion was pleased with Went the Day Well’s physical condition on Tuesday at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., following his fourth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (G1). Owned by Team Valor International and Mark Ford, Went ... Read More...

Derby telecast: Final ratings show increase in viewing audience

Not so fast, my friend. Final television ratings for the race portion of the NBC Sports broadcast of the Kentucky Derby were up from 2011, not down as the previously reported overnights from the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website f... Read More...

Zenyatta in foal for second time after Tapit mating

DRF | 2 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford Matthea Kelly/Team Zenyatta photoZenyatta spends some time with her first foal, a Bernardini colt.LEXINGTON, Ky. – Zenyatta is in foal for the second time, this time on ... Read More...

NBC National TV Ratings Climb for KY Derby

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Television viewership was up 2% for the 2012 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), while the share of viewers watching the race rose 6%, making I'll Have Another's victory the third-highest watched since Sunday Silence in 1989. Read More...

I’ll Have Another to depart Churchill for Pimlico on Monday

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
"The highest of the highs," trainer Doug O'Neill said Sunday morning of the emotions that winning Kentucky Derby 138 with I'll Have Another brought. Read More...

Record attendance, wagering highlight 138th Kentucky Derby Day

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
It was a record-breaking 138th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby as a crowd of 165,307, the largest in history, gathered on a beautiful day at Churchill Downs to watch Reddam Racing LLC's California-based I'll Have Another rally to defeat favo... Read More...

Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/5/2012

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Eric Mitchell presents the early news of Derby Day, including the weather and track conditions, an update on Javier Castellano, and the races on tap today. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Read More...

Gov. Beshear appoints John Phillips to Horse Racing Commission

Phillips replaces John T. Ward who was appointed executive director of Commission... Read More...

Kentucky Derby Interview: Kent Desormeaux

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Kent Desormeaux talks about his Derby mount, Dullahan, including how to pronounce his name. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm. Read More...

New York Attorney General sues TRF directors

Thoroughbred Times | 2 years ago
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Thursday sued the directors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF), one of the nation's largest nonprofit organizations devoted to retired racehorses... Read More...

2012 Kentucky Derby: Maragh officially gets mount on Alpha

DRF | 2 years ago
David Grening Tom KeyserAlpha finished second in the Wood Memorial under Ramon Dominguez, but will be ridden in the Kentucky Derby by Rajiv Maragh.LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Rajiv Maragh finally got some ... Read More...

Three Owners Going For Derby Double

Blood-Horse | 2 years ago
Only a dozen owners have won multiple Kentucky Derbys, and this year three owners have a chance to join that most exclusive club. Read More...

Kentucky Derby Post Position Draw Trainer Quotes

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
The highly anticipated Kentucky Derby post position draw on Wednesday means the starting field for Saturday’s prestigious race is official. Here is what some of the trainers had to stay about where their horses drew in the gate.  Kiaran McLaughlin, ... Read More...

Trainer’s Dinner Brings Candid Moments

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Hosted by Todd Schrupp and Paul Rogers, the Trainer's Dinner attracted a full crowd to the Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville May 1. Read More...

Gulfstream Posts Major Gains

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Gulfstream Park produced sizable increases in handle, both on track and all sources, for its 2011-12 race meet. Read More...

Kentucky Derby: Mark Valeski Out, Lukas/Optimizer In

D. WAYNE LUKAS When you think about Kentucky Derby trainers over the last three decades, you automatically think about him. He’s had 44 horses start in the Derby. Four were winners, one finished second, and five others finished third. Only a 9% winning percentage, but... Read More...

Trinniberg Looks to Carry His Speed Classic Distance in Derby

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Trinniberg, the expected pacesetter in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, galloped two furlongs at Churchill Downs on Monday morning. “We backed up to the wire and got all the way up to the three-eighths pole and from there on I was able to ease him out at... Read More...

Record-Setting Keeneland Spring Meet Ends

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Keeneland's 2012 spring race meet ended April 27 with several records being set, including attendance and wagering. Read More...

Acclamation Scratched from Inglewood

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Acclamation, the champion older male of 2011, has had his scheduled comeback at Betfair Hollywood Park April 27 delayed. Read More...

Circular Quay and Cowtown Cat: April 2YO Sales Wrap

Sales numbers from the April 23-26 OBS 2-year-old select sale are in, and Journeyman Stud first-crop sires Circular Quay and Cowtown Cat both enjoyed very good results... Read More...

Liaison works, Isn’t He Clever to skip Derby

Blood-Horse | 3 years ago
Liaison worked six furlongs in 1:12 4/5 under Shaun Bridgmohan after the renovation break on a sunny and mild Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs. The main track was labeled good. Read More...

Orientate colt tops OBS sale

With a final bid of $450,000 during the third session, a colt by Orientate is the sales-topper thus far at the OBS Select 2-year-old sale... Read More...

Oatsee named Broodmare of the Year

Oatsee, an integral part of the Darby Dan broodmare band, was named the 2011 broodmare of the year... Read More...

Monday OBS 2-year-old session up 45 percent in average, $400K topper

DRF | 3 years ago
Glenye Cain Oakford A flurry of prices above $200,000 at the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s opening 2-year-old session Monday helped the four-day sale’s opening day improve on ... Read More...

Medaglia d’Oro filly tops April Sale’s opening session

OBS Sales | 3 years ago
Hip No. 160, a filly by Medaglia d’Oro consigned by Niall Brennan Stables, Agent, went to Southwind Stables, Inc. for $400,000 to top the opening session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2012 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training... Read More...