Zayat Stables' 2-year-old champion American Pharoah Feb. 9 turned in his second work as he prepares for his 3-year-old debut. The son of Pioneerof the Nile worked three furlongs in :36 2/5.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Feb. 9 it has launched a nationwide search for its next executive director of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.
EquiLottery chief executive officer Brad Cummings will be testifying before a Kentucky Senate committee on behalf of legislation Feb. 10 in Frankfort.
The "All Others" option was the 5-2 betting favorite as the second pool of the 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager came to a close Feb. 8. Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red emerged as the top individual choice.
Javier Castellano reached a significant career milestone Feb. 8 at Gulfstream Park when the reigning two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey notched his 4,000th career victory aboard Captain Stan in the 10th race.
Far Right completed his major preparations for the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. II), the highlight of the upcoming Presidents Day card at Oaklawn Park, by breezing a half mile in company Feb. 8.
Trainer Todd Pletcher won three graded stakes races with older horses Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, but he also has a wealth of talented 3-year-olds in South Florida.
Far From Over and El Kabeir, the first two finishers in the Withers Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 7, could be headed for a rematch in the $400,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) in one month at Aqueduct Racetrack.
The New York Racing Association announced the addition of three live racing dates to the current Aqueduct Racetrack winter meet. Live racing is now scheduled for March 26-28.
Sloane Avenue, who traveled from England to compete in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, was scratched the morning of the Feb. 7 race.
Power Broker, a grade I-winning son of Pulpit, sired his first two reported foals Feb. 5 for owners Gary and Mary West, Hill 'n' Dale Farms announced.
A four-horse spill in the sixth race Feb. 6 at Tampa Bay Downs caused the death of one horse and resulted in four jockeys being taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa for observation.
The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March sale of 2-year-olds in training is now available via the OBS website.
American Pharoah could be looking at a return to racing in March, according to trainer Bob Baffert.
Promising California-bred 3-year-old Acceptance, who suffered his first defeat in four starts when fourth as the 1-2 favorite in the California Cup Derby Jan. 24 at Santa Anita Park, has been turned out at Old English Rancho.
Equine Encore Performance at Charles Town reported assisting with the placement of 54 horses from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races during its first year of operation.
Heritage Place in Oklahoma City, Okla., will hold its annual Thoroughbred sale Oct. 4, earlier than in past years. A yearling session has been added and will be followed by a mixed age session.
The former Derby Trial (gr. III), a one-mile race for 3-year-olds generally run on opening day of the spring meet at Churchill Downs, has been moved to the first Saturday in May and renamed the Pat Day Mile.
Terry Finley has submitted additional information he says documents a failure by New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association staff to publicize its 2014 election to all potential voters.
Fox Hill Farm's Normandy Invasion has returned to the track under the tutelage of Larry Jones, the second-leading trainer at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Can the Man, the graded stakes-winning son of Into Mischief, has been retired and will stand the 2015 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Stay Gold, a group I winner and sire of Japanese Triple Crown winner and Horse of the Year Orfevre, has died at the age of 21.
Frankyfourfingers edged Prince Bishop by a head to give rookie flat race trainer Salem Bin Ghadeyer a first big-race win in the Al Maktoum Challenge R2 empowered by IPIC (UAE-II) the evening of Feb. 5 at Meydan.
Officials believe a massive fire Feb. 4 at The Thoroughbred Center near Lexington was caused by an unattended candle in an apartment within the structure that also included a chaplain's office and tack and leather shop.
The first reported foal for RisenStorm Thoroughbreds stallion Swagger Jack, a grade I-winning son of Smart Strike, is a colt born Jan. 24 at Summer Hill Farm in Folsom, La.
Godolphin Racing homebred Local Time posted her fifth consecutive victory when the 3-year-old filly easily won the $250,000 UAE One Thousand Guineas Feb. 5 at Meydan racecourse.
Citing strong across-the-board business in the month of January, Oaklawn Park announced it is raising overnight purses between $1,000 and $3,000 per race effective Thursday, Feb. 12.
As a result of veterinary advice during an investigation into whether a yearling sold at public auction tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid, stewards have determined altrenogest is not so classified.
Coolmore Stud announced 21-year-old stallion Encosta de Lago, who has been represented by 105 stakes winners, has been retired from active stud duty following a stellar career.
The Horse Racing Radio Network will kick off its 2015 broadcast schedule Feb. 7 when it returns to Gulfstream Park to provide live coverage of the Donn Handicap and San Antonio Invitational Stakes from Santa Anita Park.
America's Best Racing has announced a strategic partnership with Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism advocacy and science organization.
Citing winter weather conditions in the region, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races have canceled their Thursday evening, Feb. 5 cards.
Fresh off a victory in the Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) 14 days earlier, Lochte looks to continue his winning ways Feb. 7 in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT).
Grade II-winning sprinter Flashpoint sired his first reported foal Jan. 31 when a dark bay filly was born in Carencro, La.
According to a release from the Ontario Racing Commission, planning for Ontario's 2015 Thoroughbred Improvement Program is complete following approval of the budget by the Board of the Ontario Racing Commission.
ThistleDown Racino has increased the 2015 purse for the Ohio Derby to a record high of $500,000. In addition, daily purses at the 90-year-old track will average $130,000.
In a jump that could be related to larger average field sizes, pari-mutuel handle improved 1.52% in January compared with the same month last year, according to Thoroughbred racing economic indicators released by Equibase.
Richard "Dick" Lossen, well-known bloodstock agent, died Feb. 3, in Lexington. He was 76. Lossen spent more than 40 years as an owner, breeder, adviser, and agent.
Citing winter weather conditions, the New York Racing Association announced that live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack has been canceled Wednesday, Feb. 4.
The first reported foal for Hill 'n' Dale Farms stallion Violence is a chestnut filly born Jan. 25. The youngster is out of out the winning Touch Gold mare Guiding Star.
Archwarrior, a 5-year-old son of Arch who stands at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., was represented by his first foal -- a colt -- born Jan. 28.
The Australian Racing Board is looking into a report that a yearling sold at last month's Magic Millions Gold Coast sale in Queensland has tested positive for anabolic steroids.
While the "all others" option figures to emerge as the favorite, it will be interesting to see where the public settles in terms of an individual favorite in the upcoming Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool Feb. 6-8.
Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced bills in the U.S. House of Representatives that would amend the federal ban on betting on professional and amateur sports and allow sports betting in New Jersey and other states.
Shared Belief wrapped up serious preparations for his 2015 debut in the San Antonio Stakes (gr. II) with a four-furlong move Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Golden Gate Fields.
G.H. Mumm has been named the "Official Champagne of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs Racetrack" under a three-year partnership.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program has announced the approval of awards and classes for nearly 750 shows in 43 states and Canadian provinces during 2015.
Nearly 200 horses were on the grounds at Emerald Downs Feb. 2 as Thoroughbreds began training for the 2015 season, which begins April 18 and runs through Sept. 27.
The Texas Animal Health Commission has issued a temporary waiver on the requirement to test Thoroughbreds for piroplasmosis before they can enter a sanctioned Texas racetrack.
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