Breeders' Cup announced April 19 that the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge series will consist of 77 automatic qualifying races.
Mike Tarp's Go Maggie Go and J K Racing Stable's Mokat pushed the number of nominees to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to 114 when the late phase of nominations closed April 13.
The Elkstone Group's homebred Lady Fog Horn was named Indiana-bred horse of the year April 16 during the Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association awards banquet at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.
Horse Racing Radio Network, the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, will partner with NBC Sports Group to provide live radio coverage of all three Triple Crown races through 2018.
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze suffered a broken right collarbone in a third-race spill April 16 at Golden Gate Fields.
Trainer Graham Motion was all smiles April 16 as he reflected on the April 15 victory of Miss Temple City over males in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland.
It was also announced that Ben Pendergrass, currently the AHC's vice president of government affairs, will be promoted to senior vice president for policy and legislative affairs.
A new book, The Kentucky Derby: Derby Fever, Derby Day, and The Run for the Roses, is available for purchase at KentuckyDerbyStore.com.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
The Owners Concierge will be onsite to help Oaklawn provide hospitality to owners and their connections.
The 2016 renewal of the Santa Anita race had been automatically downgraded to a listed stakes when moved from turf to dirt.
Champion Tepin returns to the site of her greatest victory April 16, when she headlines a field of 10 fillies and mares in the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) at Keeneland.
Monmouth will require documentation each shipping horse has been vaccinated, had temperatures taken prior to shipping, and that proper bio-security measures have been followed.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 598 entries for its Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale that will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24, at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
G M B Racing’s Tom’s Ready continued his preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01 3/5 and a gallop out to six furlongs in 1:15 2/5 on a fast track April 14 at Churchill Downs.
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey (TBANJ) announced Thursday, April 14 the creation of the $50,000 New Jersey-bred Racing Challenge that will determine the top New Jersey-bred runner during the 2016 Monmouth Park meet.
Churchill Downs announced April 14 that seven-time Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will sing the national anthem at the 142nd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) Saturday, May 7.
California Chrome, who easily won the world’s richest race this year despite his saddle slipping in the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) March 26, shares the top spot in the April's Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings.
Effinex was made the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) favorite against a field that also includes Razorback Handicap (gr. III) winner Upstart and several other stakes winners.
A bill that would help resurrect the Washington D.C. International and provide $500,000 in bonus money to Maryland-bred or Maryland-sired horses who run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) has advanced.
Zenyatta's colt by War Front, born April 10, died April 13 due to meconium aspiration syndrome.
A total of 94 horses (including also-eligibles) have been entered for the nine-race card, which features a first-race post time of 7 p.m.
Baltimore company to produce uniforms worn by Godolphin's jockeys, trainers, others.
The Maryland Jockey Club will complete two of several major projects this week at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park.
Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart, winner of three consecutive races and four of his past five for trainer Brian Lynch, tops a field of nine entered for the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) coming up at Keeneland April 15.
Twelve-day meet to be highlighted by five stakes, including two graded events.
Winchell Racing and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner continued his preparation for a start in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01 over a fast track April 11.
The Jockey Club has announced that Thoroughbred owners and breeders can now order microchip scanners directly from Pet Travel through a link on Interactive Registration at registry.jockeyclub.com.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2016 spring sale of 2-year-olds in training began April 11 and continues through Saturday, April 16.
Santa Anita Park saw a significant increase in on-track attendance and a slight decrease in all-sources handle when its 2015-2016 winter meet came to a close April 10.
Repole Stable's Outwork, winner of Saturday's Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 9, returned from his efforts in fine fettle and likely will be one of two representatives trainer Todd Pletcher's barn for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Dazzling Gem, most recently third in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) will be entered in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) and is probable for the 1 1/8-mile race at Oaklawn Park, trainer Brad Cox said April 10.
Cash Is King Stable's Cathryn Sophia, who sustained her first career loss when third in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, will not contest the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Keeneland posted an all-time single-day handle record of $21,736,983 on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April 9.
The filly was rank in the early going under Ricardo Santana Jr. and drifted out a bit in late stretch, while still holding off the challenge of previously undefeated stablemate Taxable.
Passion for Action and top Woodbine rider Eurico Rosa Da Silva overtook front-runner and favorite Hootenanny in midstretch.
Subtle Indian is 5-for-6 in his Oaklawn career, and counts the 2015 Gazebo Stakes and Hot Springs March 5 in his last start among his victories for trainer Robertino Diodoro.
Trainer Tim McCanna picked up the 2,000th victory of his career April 8 at Golden Gate Fields, when Whiskey Prince captured the third race.
Keith L. Stucki, trainer of Racing Hall of Fame member Ancient Title, one of the greatest California-breds of all-time, died at his home in Bradbury, Calif. April 5 at the age of 96.
The Clark Handicap (gr. I) winner will contest the April 16 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) before returning to New York, where he was recently named New York-bred Horse of the Year. He breezed five furlongs April 7.
Not surprisingly, trainer Wesley Ward began the Keeneland spring meet April 8 with a 2-year-old winner. But this one is a filly he bred.
Catch a Glimpse worked a half-mile in :49 2/5 while Curalina went five furlongs in 1:00 2/5, both prepping for upcoming stakes at the meet. Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) contender Heart to Heart was also on the tab.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.
Earle I. Mack is a Thoroughbred owner/breeder who was Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps' boyhood friend. He chose the donation to the Foundation as a contribution to an organization that advocates for horse health and racing safety.
In addition, it will also air the Equine Forum, its weekly talk show, on Saturday and provide live coverage of the Commonwealth, Shakertown, and Madison from Keeneland in its three-hour broadcast.
Her first effort this year was a winning one, making her appear to be the one to beat. Her five rivals mostly have also had winning form at Woodbine in stakes events but she is the most accomplished of the field.
Kid Cruz will look to add more black type to his resume when he faces four competitors in the $200,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) April 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Bill Kaplan, one of South Florida's most successful trainers over the past 30 years and conditioner of 2011 champion female sprinter Musical Romance, will retire from training after this weekend.
NBCSN will present an April 9 telecast of the key classic preps with coverage of the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) from Aqueduct, the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) from Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).
Three strong days of selling at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter yearling sale concluded April 7 with a son of Redoute's Choice out of South African champion National Colour selling for Aus$1.75 million (about US$1,323,300).
TwinSpires and the Paulick Report have teamed up to auction a pair of tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to benefit the Retired Racehorse Project.
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