War of Will secures KY Derby spot with Risen Star score

Risen Star recap by the Fair Grounds media department  NEW ORLEANS (February 16, 2019) – Gary Barber’s War of Will had to work a bit harder than he did last couple of times, but nevertheless he once again proved that he was the best when garnering up another victory on the Road to the Kentucky Derby in Saturday evening’s Grade II $400,000 Risen […] Continue Reading

Attention horsemen: RMTC advisory on cannabidiol (CBD)

401 W. Main Street, Suite 222 ∙ LEXINGTON, KY 40507 ∙ PHONE: 859-759-4081 ∙ WWW.RMTCNET.COM Cannabidiol Bulletin – February 2019 The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) received several inquiries regarding cannabidiol (CBD) and products purported to contain the active ingredient or substances related to it.   Background: Cannabidiol is a constituent of cannabis. It is derived from both the marijuana […] Continue Reading

Turfway: Somelikeithotbrown takes Battaglia

FLORENCE, Ky. (Friday, Feb. 15, 2019) – A smart, measured ride by jockey Rafael Hernandez put Somelikeithotbrown in the winner’s circle of the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Friday at Turfway Park. The race was the colt’s first stakes victory and his first start since he finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) November 2. Three times graded stakes-placed, […] Continue Reading

Calhoun hopeful Mr. Money can get the money in Risen Star

Wednesday’s Fair Grounds barn notes by Ryan Martin with lots of info on Kentucky-based horses, horsemen: CALHOUN HOPEFUL THAT MR. MONEY CAN GET BACK ON TRACK IN GRADE II RISEN STAR On Kentucky HBPA Youtube Channel: Bret Calhoun discusses Mr. Money In this business, successfully campaigning a Thoroughbred is just as much timing as it is skill. Unfortunately time was […] Continue Reading

Fair Grounds blockbuster card showcases War of Will, Limonite, Owendale, Hogi & more

Kentucky horses and horsemen dominate Thursday’s Fair Grounds barn notes by Ryan Martin  For the past seven years, longtime bloodstock agent Justin Casse has traveled nearly every corner of the globe in search of quality Thoroughbreds to import to North America. Little did he know that a recent journey (May 2018) to Deauville, France, for the Arqana Breeze Up Sale […] Continue Reading

Game Winner, Improbable head Derby Future Wager Pool 2

Churchill Downs press release Pool 2 Opens Friday and Concludes Sunday at 6 p.m. EDT LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019) – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s Grade I-winning duo of Game Winner and Improbable are the individual morning line favorites in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager but “All Other 3-Year-Olds” is expected to be the […] Continue Reading

Revived Keeneland 2-year-old sale adds horses of racing age

Deadline to enter horses of racing age is March 15 From Keeneland’s publicity department LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keeneland has expanded the 2019 April Sale, which traditionally features two-year-olds in training, to include horses of racing age. The April Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, immediately following the Spring Meet opening weekend that kicks off Thursday, April 4. Headlining the […] Continue Reading

National HBPA Convention March 12-16 in Tampa

Communication from the National HBPA: The 2019 Annual HBPA Convention is fast approaching! We have updated our agenda and invite you to continue to access the NHBPA webpage for more updates and helpful information leading up to the convention starting on Tuesday, March 12th with the cocktail reception and ending Saturday, March 16th with the Full Board Meeting.  For your convenience, the […] Continue Reading

Jeff Hiles makes first starts at Oaklawn after opening stable

Sunday’s Oaklawn Park media notes. Update: Jeff finished third with Loran Holiday at 41-1 odds and second with second-choice Fake Solution. Trainer Jeff Hiles Sends Out First Oaklawn Starters Jeff Hiles has two horses entered Sunday, the trainer’s first scheduled Oaklawn starters since going out on his own late last year after previously serving as an assistant to Kenny McPeek. […] Continue Reading

Tax pays dividends for Louisville product Gargan

Tax pays dividends with G3 Withers victory By Brian Bohl, NYRA Media department OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Earlier in the week, trainer Danny Gargan said Tax was “bred to run all day,” and the Arch gelding proved his connections prophetic, surging up the rail to overtake Our Braintrust and Not That Brady in deep stretch to win the Grade 3, $250,000 […] Continue Reading