Horse Racing News
Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby, had his first workout Dec. 24 since being sidelined in late spring.
Liaison, whose sire Indian Charlie was euthanized two days earlier, outlasted his rivals in a calvary charge to win the $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park Dec. 17.
Indian Charlie, sire of four North American champions including Uncle Mo, died Thursday morning at age 16.
Juvenile filly Weemissfrankie was back in her stall in Barn 52 North at Hollywood Park on Wednesday following successful surgery Sunday for a condylar fracture of her right foreleg.
With an opportunity to enhance their standing for next year's Run for the Roses, 13 promising juvenile colts and geldings are set for the $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park Dec. 17.
Strike the Gold, the 1991 Kentucky Derby winner, was euthanized at Karacabey Stud Farm in Turkey Dec. 13, it was confirmed by the Turkish Jockey Club. The 23-year-old son of Alydar had been the oldest living Derby winner.
John Veitch, the former chief state steward of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, should face a one-year suspension in Kentucky for "gross negligence of his duties" in relation to the Life At Ten incident at the 2010 Breeders' Cup.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has approved model rules that would limit raceday furosemide administrations to regulatory vets and prohibit the administration of any other medication on race day, the RCI said on Tuesday.
Rapid Redux equaled Citation's modern American record for wins in one year when he captured his 19th victory of 2011 in the sixth race at Laurel Park on Tuesday afternoon.
Comma to the Top, on the comeback trail for trainer Peter Miller, picked up his first win since last year's CashCall Futurity in an allowance test at Hollywood Park Dec. 11.