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Canterbury Park Offers Takeout on Early Pick 4

Sat, 2022-04-23 13:07
Canterbury Park officials announced today the addition of a 10% takeout $.50 Pick 4 wager that will begin with the first race each day during the 65-day meet commencing May 18.

Illinois Horsemen Sue Arlington Over Purse Money

Sat, 2022-04-23 13:07
Illinois horsemen sue to collect purse underpayments from Arlington International Racecourse.

Simplification, Zozos Top Quick Breezes for KY Derby

Sat, 2022-04-23 13:07
From Florida to Kentucky, leading 3-year-olds turned in workouts April 22 toward the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs. Barber Road, Charge It, Mo Donegal, and Zozos breezed at Churchill, while Simplification tuned up at Gulfstream Park.

Crown Pride Apprehended After Unseating Rider

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
Japan's Kentucky Derby (G1) contender dropped exercise rider Maso Matsuda and took a left turn out of the starting gate while schooling there just after 8 a.m ET.

Yo Cuz Seeks to Continue Dominance in NYSSS Park Avenue

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
Dream Maker Racing's Yo Cuz brings a three-race win streak, all in stakes company, to the $200,000 Park Avenue division of the New York Stallion Stakes Series April 24 at Aqueduct.

Golden Sixty Chases HK History in Champions Mile

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
Hong Kong's FWD Champions Day goes to the post without foreign runners but with plenty of interest among the local contenders in the three group 1 events.

Stellar Tap, Home Brew Favored in Oaklawn Stakes

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
On April 23, Oaklawn Park hosts the $150,000 Oaklawn Stakes, a 1 1/8-mile race that doesn't carry any Kentucky Derby (G1) implications. It does, however, provide its winner an automatic berth into the May 21 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico.

Tapit Colt Sells for $1.7M to Top Day Three of OBS

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
Day Three of the Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training at Ocala Breeders' Sales recorded a record gross of $23,658,000, eclipsing last year's gross by 59%.

Arizona Commission Reviews Steps to Reduce Fatalities

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
While the national fatality rate dropped to 1.39 in 2021, marking the third consecutive year of decline and the lowest rate in 13 years, Arizona has struggled to follow course.

Chess Chief Named Virginia Horse of the Year

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
Virginia Horse-of-the-Year honors go to Chess Chief, who was also recognized as Virginia-Bred Older Horse Champion based on two stakes wins and $446,290 in earnings.

Equine Library Donated to Cal Poly Pomona

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
The California Thoroughbred Foundation is donating the contents of the Carleton F. Burke Library in Arcadia—one of the most extensive collections of equine literature found anywhere—to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Pizza Bianca Leads BC Returnees in Memories of Silver

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
Pizza Bianca will commence her 3-year-old season on closing day at Aqueduct Racetrack, facing a talented but compact field in the $100,000 Memories of Silver Stakes Apri 24.

New York Man Sentenced for Stealing, Selling Adequan

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
A former supervisor at a Long Island, N.Y., drug manufacturer who admitted to stealing $750,000 worth of medical products he then sold at New York racetracks was sentenced April 20 to one-year-and-a-day's imprisonment.

Melbourne Cup Officials Cut Scintigraphy Requirements

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
Melbourne Cup (G1) officials announced that international contenders for the spring carnival will no longer be subject to a mandatory scintigraphy scan.

Crackalacking First Winner for McCraken

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
The filly delivered multiple firsts in her April 21 debut at Keeneland. She became the first winner at Keeneland for trainer Sarah Hamilton and jockey Ferrin Peterson.

Lane's End Racing, West Point Land $1.7M Tapit Colt

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
Lane's End Racing and West Point Thoroughbreds partnered to purchase a Tapit colt for $1.7 million during the third day of the OBS Sale.

Sale-Topping Tasleet Colt a Pinhooking Success at Goffs

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
In a day where records fell in multiple categories, a Tasleet colt represented a pinhooking homerun for Bushypark Stables consignment when he topped the April 21 Goffs UK Breeze-Up Sale.

CHRB Unanimously Backs Collecting HISA Fees

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
The California Horse Racing Board unanimously approved a motion in a board meeting April 21 to "opt-in" and remit Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority fees upon it receiving the necessary statutory authority.

Half Sister to Tawny Port Among 23 for F-T Digital Sale

Fri, 2022-04-22 13:03
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 23 entries for its April Digital Selected Sale, the company's latest online auction to be conducted on its digital platform. Bidding is now officially open for the sale and will close this Tuesday, April 26, at 2 p.m.

Race Options Weighed by In Due Time's Connections

Thu, 2022-04-21 12:58
The possible participation by Edge Racing, Medallion Racing, and Parkland Thoroughbreds' In Due Time in the May 7 Kentucky Derby (G1) remains in a holding pattern following his third-place finish in the April 16 Lexington Stakes (G3).