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So You Think Tops Australia’s Most Active Sires In 2022

Australian champion So You Think covered 211 mares during the 2022 Southern Hemisphere breeding season to earn the title of that country’s most active stallion, the Australian publication Breednet reports. The 17-year-old son of High Chaparral was one of 32 Australian stallions that covered 150 or more mares last year, and one of three that […]

Nicked Quarter Keeps Rich Strike Out Of Turfway Race; Kentucky Derby Winner To Target Either Keeneland Or Oaklawn

Rick Dawson, owner of 2022 Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, announced on Facebook this week that the colt would not make his anticipated 4-year-old debut at Turfway Park this Saturday due to “a very non-serious issue.” Trainer Eric Reed later told that the issue was a nicked quarter, a raw spot typically located just above […]

Smooth Like Strait Retired, Stud Career Possible In 2024

Smooth Like Strait, a Grade 1 winner with a penchant for running second in big spots, has been retired from racing with a possible future at stud in 2024, Daily Racing Form reports. The 6-year-old son of Midnight Lute finished his career with seven wins in 26 starts for earnings of $1,813,863, highlighted by a […]

‘A Baseline To Compare Against’: Waller Begins CT Scanning His Trainees To Avoid Melbourne Cup Scratches

Champion Australian trainer Chris Waller has opted to perform CT scans on his horses that will potentially be pointed to the 2023 Melbourne Cup, he told The Age, in order to prevent “gut-wrenching” scratches like the 2022 withdrawal of top contender Durston. Durston was scratched by Racing Victoria veterinarians after a mandatory CT scan shows a lesion […]

​Fewer U.S. Horses Shipped For Slaughter, But Trip Still Treacherous  

United States horses continue to be exported to Canada and Mexico to be slaughtered despite the plummeting demand for  U.S. horse meat worldwide. Horses can’t be slaughtered in the U.S., but there is no ban on slaughtering horses in the two contiguous countries. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that in 2022, more […]

O’Brien-Trained Cairo Will Try To Emulate Mendelssohn In Saturday’s UAE Derby

Quality Road colt Cairo will represent Aidan O’Brien in this Saturday’s $1 million UAE Derby (G2) at Meydan Racecourse, having captured the March 3 Patton Stakes on synthetic to be the current leader on the European Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard. The UAE Derby offers the winner 100 points on the main Road to […]

First-Crop Sire Watch Presented By Kirkwood Equine Advisory: 2023 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale

Following is a list of stallions whose first crops of 2-year-olds are represented in the upcoming Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, including the number of horses cataloged and the farm where the stallion is currently advertised. Offerings from the debut crop of a stallion are often met with a commercial premium […]

HISA Medication Rules: Withdrawal Guidelines Released By Racing Medication And Testing Consortium

The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium’s Scientific Advisory Committee has performed an analysis of HISA’s proposed Anti-Doping and Medication Control program (ADMC) and, where data permits, developed withdrawal guidance associated with the ADMC Screening Limits and Detections Times of the schedule of RMTC Controlled Therapeutic Substances (CTS). Among the guidelines issued for non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, the […]