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April 29, 2016
The inaugural Kentucky Derby sire future wager didn't generate a large pool, but offered plenty of value for savvy horseplayers who took pedigree into account.
While a strong performance in the Kentucky Derby can carry a horse all the way to a stall at a major stallion farm, several in this year's field enter the gates with their stud careers already secured.
The small-scale, but quality, operation Hinkle Farms will have a strong rooting interest in both the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, as its broodmare band of about 30 includes the dams of both Derby favorite Nyquist and Oaks contender Weep No More.
Retired jockey Ramon Dominguez turned down offers to work as a jockey agent, bloodstock agent, or syndicate representative and has found contentment outside of the racing arena.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained Minding has been favored to win the Group 1 English 1000 Guineas on Sunday at Newmarket since she captured the Group 1 Fillies Mile last October, and if she’s to be successful, it’s another O’Brien entrant, Ballydoyle, whom ...
Square Dancer, the British Columbia open company horse of the year in 2015, is set to make his 2016 debut in the $50,000 George Royal next Saturday at Hastings.
Ken Wilson has been named the new track superintendent at Delaware Park. Wilson, the 28-year-old son of former Mid-Atlantic riding star Rick Wilson, will replace Ken Brown, who is retiring after 11 years on the job.
Trainer Rudy Rodriguez shipped a dozen runners to Laurel Park earlier this week. Rodriguez has informed the track he will send another dozen horses in next week and eventually will have a total of 35 to 40 horses in Maryland.
Ben's Cat will begin his 10-year-old season at Laurel Park on Sunday in a 5 1/2-furlong, no-conditions turf allowance. The race should tighten him up for the May 20 Jim McKay Turf Sprint at Pimlico, a race he has won four of the last five years and ...
So far, the decision to spend the winter in Ontario rather than Florida has appeared to pay off for trainer John Ross, who has recorded three wins from his first six starts of the Woodbine meet, including a stakes win with R U Watchingbud in the New ...