Third choice Makahiki bested a strong field of 3-year-olds in the Tokyo Yushun (Jpn-I, Japanese Derby) to claim his first top-level win by a nose May 29 at Tokyo Racecourse.
Samuel Henderson's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Suddenbreakingnews, recently discovered to be a ridgling, continued preparations for the $1.5 million classic with a six-furlong breeze May 29 at Churchill Downs.
Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird worked five furlongs in 1:00 on Santa Anita Park's fast main track shortly after daybreak May 29 with exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez aboard.
After two days of walking, Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator returned to the track with an easy gallop Saturday morning at Pimlico Race Course.
Mario Pino was announced as the 2016 recipient of the of the Mike Venezia Memorial Award, earning the prestigious honor for jockeys who exemplify extraordinary sportsmanship and citizenship.
Gulfstream Park will offer $525,000 in purses over seven stakes June 4 as part of its Summit of Speed Preview Day program.
The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. has added five older horses and 39 juveniles to its June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale that will be held in Ocala, Fla., June 14-17.
Jockey Cornelio Velasquez, who has earned five riding titles at New York Racing Association tracks and has won four Breeders' Cup races, is moving his tack to Gulfstream Park.
Fasig-Tipton, Coolmore America, and WinStar Farm have teamed up to host the “Night For A Cure” fundraising party July 10, with all proceeds going to benefit the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund.
Millennium Farms announced May 26 that longtime farm manager Bobby Miller has been named its vice chairman. Assistant farm manager Jose Rodarte will take on the role of farm manager.
Lexie Lou, Canada's Horse of the Year in 2014, and that year's champion older female, Strut the Course, face eight older fillies and mares in Woodbine's one-mile Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 29.
Trainer Donnie Von Hemel said Samuel Henderson's Suddenbreakingnews remains on track for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after a May 26 work at Churchill Downs.
The May 7 silent auction at dozens of U.S. tracks featured framed, autographed photos of Secretariat and American Pharoah.
Craig Beam, owner and operator of Thorobeam Farm in Sabina, Ohio, has been named by Gov. John Kasich to the Ohio Thoroughbred Race Fund three-member committee.
Tickets are free for museum members and up to two tickets each are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The ceremony will also be streamed live online.
Freshman sire Maclean's Music was represented by his first winner when Glen Hill Farm homebred Is Everybody Happy won his debut in the third race at Delaware Park May 25.
Jockey Daniel Centeno, who suffered a fractured collarbone after a fall in the fourth race at Pimlico Race Course May 21, returned home to Tampa, Fla., to continue his recovery.
Fast Market was a stakes winner in Canada, and resides at Bright Futures Farm in Pennsylvania, which provides reschooling and retirement, primarily for Thoroughbreds. The auction will benefit Bright Futures Farm.
Arthur B. "Bull" Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr. have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame as the 2016 Pillars of the Turf selections.
Tickets are $15 in advance and provide the opportunity to celebrate the Belmont Racing Festival, highlighted by the Belmont Stakes, as well as provide donations to the two Thoroughbred retirement organizations.
Reddam Racing's Nyquist the morning of May 25 was improving after an elevated white blood cell count and fever, while Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator jogged two miles on the main track at Pimlico Race Course.
A wet day didn't stop the party for fans at Pimlico for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). The action on the track and infield made for one of the best parties in sports as Exaggerator avenged his earlier losses to Nyquist.
About a half million more viewers tuned in to watch Exaggerator deliver Nyquist his first loss than watched American Pharoah in 2015.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve has been retired from racing and will begin retraining for a second career with Olympic level three-day event rider Phillip Dutton, according to a May 24 release.
Uncle Lino, seventh in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) but transported off the track by equine ambulance because of an injury, returned to California May 22 for evaluation and is expected to need some time off.
Trainer Tim Glyshaw called an audible May 21 at Churchill Downs, and it resulted in the first graded stakes victory of his career with Bullards Alley in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Wheelock Whitney Jr., a longtime Thoroughbred owner, philanthropist, and influential business and civic leader, died May 20 at his Promise Hill Farm in Independence, Minn. He was 89.
NBC Sports Group reached a multi-year agreement for exclusive U.S. media rights to the Royal Meeting in Ascot, England beginning in 2017.
The New York Racing Association May 22 listed seven 3-year-olds, including the top three finishers in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), as pointing toward the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Preakness Stakes runner up Cherry Wine the morning after. In good form other than stitches over the right eye from hitting gate.
Relive Exaggerator's victory in the 2016 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.
Listen to Keith and Kent Desormeaux and the connections of Exaggerator following their Preakness Stakes victory.
Two-time grade I-winning sprinter Wild Dude secured a graded stakes win in a third straight season May 21 when he rallied from fifth to score a clear victory in the $201,035 Kona Gold Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.
Vincent Scuderi's homebred Paulassilverlining picked up her second graded stakes victory of the year with a win in the grade III, $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap May 21 at Belmont Park.
Exaggerator with jockey Kent Desormeaux win the 141st running of the Grade I Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.
Shortleaf Stable's homebred Trace Creek made his Polytrack debut a success when he captured the grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup May 21 at Arlington International Racecourse.
Trainer Ned Allard was high on Always Sunshine coming into the $150,000 Sagamore Spirit Maryland Sprint Stakes (gr. III), and the Parx Racing shipper did not disappoint May 21 on a cloudy day at Pimlico Race Course.
Stakes double payoffs with Go Maggie Go
Multiple graded stakes winner Private Zone breezed six furlongs in 1:13 2/5 May 20, marking his second workout at Belmont Park this month as he prepares for the June 11 True North Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont.
The last three horses expected for the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) arrived at Pimlico Race Course May 19 and settled into their stalls at the Baltimore racetrack.
Kona Gold's family connections out to win namesake race with homebred San Onofre. Santa Anita's 6 1/2-furlong Kona Gold Stakes (gr. II) to run right after the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Dutton, friends with Ring Weekend's trainer Graham Motion, joined this partnership to get involved in racing with a high caliber horse like the multiple graded stakes winning son of Tapit.
Trainer and co-owner Gary Sherlock is confident that Uncle Lino is ready for the challenge of facing unbeaten Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist and the other nine horses entered in the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) .
Koji Maeda's Lani took his time on the Belmont Park main track the morning of May 18, before turning in his final breeze ahead of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.
The New York Racing Association announced May 17 its national advance deposit wagering platform will be available in July to coincide with the 2016 Saratoga Race Course meet.
NBC Sports Group and Horse Racing Radio Network have set their schedules for coverage of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) week at Pimlico Race Course.
Sumting Wong was named both Iowa-bred Horse of the Year and Iowa-bred older female for 2015 at the combined Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners and Iowa HBPA awards banquet at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino May 14.
Sandra New's Painting the Sky, a dual-registered Thoroughbred/Paint 3-year-old filly, will put her two-race win streak on the line the evening of May 19 at Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel in Louisiana.
Jenny Bowman has been promoted to racing secretary at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, the track announced May 17.
Sagamore Racing has appointed Hunter Rankin as president to oversee and guide the professional horse racing team and its farm operations, the Glyndon, Md.-based farm announced May 17.
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