Smiling Tiger Colt Tops Washington Yearling Sale

John and Janene Maryanski went to $67,000 to purchase the sale topper, a handsome bay colt sired by 2017 California freshman sire leader Smiling Tiger. Bred by Yakima horseman John Roche and consigned through Halvorson Bloodstock Services LLC, the colt is a half-brother to seven winners, including Washington champion three-year-old filly Castinette Dancer and stakes […]

‘The Whole Process Was Just Not Easy’: Lengthy Delays Frustrate Those Involved In Maryland Dextrorphan Case

After nearly six months of appeals and retests, the Maryland Racing Commission ruled on Aug. 3 that trainer Mary Eppler was responsible for the presence of the prohibited drug, dextrorphan, in the system of the horse Story Spinner, which won at Laurel Park Feb. 10. Story Spinner then tested positive for the prohibited substance, which resulted in […]

Supporting Reproductive Health In Aging Mares

Mare, mare, quite contrary, how do your follicles grow? Perhaps more importantly, how does the growth of follicles—the small sac on the ovary from which an egg is released—change with each passing year of a mare’s reproductive career? This and other questions related to the ageing equine reproductive tract were recently asked by a group of […]

Keeneland Debuts Enhanced Digital Catalog For September Sale Book 1

Keeneland has unveiled an enhanced digital catalog for the Book 1 select session of its premier September Yearling Sale that features yearling conformation photos, walking videos and interactive Keeneland Pedigrees with full updates and race replays for winners found within the pedigrees. The digital Book 1 catalog is available via Keeneland’s comprehensive September Sale microsite. […]