Janis Whitham's homebred Fort Larned remains on track for the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) after a half-mile breeze Aug. 15 at Saratoga Race Course.
The Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund mare registration deadline has been extended to Sept. 15.
Live thoroughbred racing returns to Golden Gate Fields Aug. 16 when the Northern California track opens its 2013 summer meeting, a 19-day affair that runs through Sept. 15.
Ten domestic and three European-based 3-year-olds comprise a field of 13 for the $500,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 17 on the turf course at Arlington Park, with Jack Milton established as the 3-1 favorite.
Three-time British champion jockey Ryan Moore will ride the 9-5 morning line favorite Dandino, a grade II winner, in the American St. Leger Stakes Aug. 17 at Arlington Park.
Little Mike, who took the 2012 Arlington Million (gr. IT), will defend his crown against a field that includes the winners of group I races on four other continents in the Aug. 17 running at Arlington Park.
The American Graded Stakes Committee decided Saratoga's off-the-turf National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Stakes will retain a grade III status for 2013.
Allen Murray, who with his wife, Audrey, operated Murmur and Berkley farms in Darlington, Md., died Aug. 13 at age 80.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Aug. 14 that registration is open for the Sovereign Stable Free NHC Online Contest to be held Saturday, Aug. 17, at games.ntra.com.
Brendan Heeney, a former assistant to trainers Graham Motion and Mike Trombetta, has joined EQUIX as an equine analyst.
Dancing Rain, winner of the Epsom and German Oaks in 2011 and in foal to superstar Frankel, has been entered in Tattersalls December sale in Newmarket, England.
A Kentucky-bred son of Sky Mesa was sold for $60,000 to top the Aug. 13 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Northern California sale at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame has donated a digital collection of the late trainer MacKenzie Miller's win photos to Lexinton's Keeneland Library and Saratoga's National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
Delaware Park stewards have suspended veteran trainer Donald Roberson for two years for the possession of hypodermic needles, hypodermic syringes, and injectable medications.
Two weeks after being scratched out of the grade I Diana Stakes, Dayatthespa has been installed the 2-5 morning-line favorite for the 34th running of the $150,000 Yaddo Stakes.
Witt You Expect became the first winner for her sire Penitent Man on Aug. 9, capturing her maiden at the Louisiana Downs, a 5 1/2 furlong maiden claiming test.
Electrical Storm was represented by his first winner as filly Shes All Stormy won her second start in the second race on the Aug. 10 Hastings Racecourse card, a maiden optional claiming event.
The minimum purse for grade I and grade II stakes will be raised by $50,000 for 2014. An increase for grade III stakes may be made in 2015.
Former Breeders' Cup executive Carter Carnegie has been appointed international executive for Great British Racing International, an entity established to attract new foreign investment in the sport.
Robert Zoellner of Rockin Z Ranch was honored with The Blood-Horse Julep Cup as Oklahoma breeder of the year when the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma held its awards banquet.
With the Del Mar race meet surpassing its mid-point, the seaside California oval continues to experience an increase in betting and decline in attendance.
Dullahan went five furlongs at Churchill Downs in :59 flat the morning of Aug. 11, best of 12 workouts at the distance in preparation for his title defense in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 25.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb arrived at Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey's barn at Saratoga Race Course mid-afternoon on Aug. 11. He is preparing for a run in the Travers Stakes (gr. I).
The New York Racing Association reported that all-sources wagering was up less than 1% and attendance down slightly during the first half of the 40-day meet at Saratoga Race Course.
Freedom Child, most recently last of nine in the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 27, has been retired to stud at Country Life Farm in Maryland, West Point Thoroughbreds' Terry Finley confirmed Aug. 10.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey issued an upbeat bulletin Aug. 10 after Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb breezed five furlongs in :59 1/5 at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.
The Jockey Club is projecting a 2014 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 22,000, it was announced Aug. 10 by Matt Iuliano, the organization's executive vice president and executive director.
John C. Harris, William M. Lear Jr., and Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr. have been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the expired positions of James C. Brady, William S. Farish, and Richard T. Santulli.
Preakness (gr. I) runner-up Itsmyluckyday, pulled up in the Pegasus Stakes (gr. III) in June with what was later diagnosed as a fractured Ilium, a bone in the pelvic region, is coming along well, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said.
Defending Arlington Million (gr. IT) champion Little Mike, trained by Dale Romans, was pre-entered along with 13 others for the 31st renewal of the prestigious race Aug. 17.
Jockey Garrett Gomez says he's ready to go after finally getting clearance from stewards at Del Mar to ride workouts on the morning of Aug. 9 and in race competition the following day.
A memorial service for Kirk Breed, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, is to be held Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N Street, in Sacramento.
Churchill Downs released its 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series slate for 2013-14. This year there will be two fewer races to earn points toward a starting slot in the Run for the Roses.
A three-time winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Calvin Borel, 46, ranks 28th all-time among leading riders by wins, with 5,031 from 33,980 mounts.
Barretts Race Meet at Fairplex begins its 75th season Sept. 6 and will run through Sept. 22 during the Los Angeles County Fair in Pomona, Calif.
Turfway Park announced Aug. 8 the promotion of long-time assistant starter Larry McGlasson to the position of starter. The promotion was effective July 10.
The Breeders' Cup announced that at this year's 30th running of the World Championships, the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) will be returned to its original name, the Breeders' Cup Distaff.
FOX Sports and The Jockey Club announced Aug. 8 a multi-year agreement to air prominent graded stakes races starting in 2014 from many of horse racing's best known tracks on FOX Sports 1.
Kirk Breed, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board and a former lobbyist in Sacramento specializing in horse racing issues, has died. He was 73.
Jockey Garrett Gomez, originally scheduled for three mounts each at Del Mar Aug. 7 and 8, remains inactive pending successful completion of drug tests results and a doctor's clearance to ride.
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens departed Aug. 7 for England where he will captain the "Rest of the World" team for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup international jockey competition at Ascot Aug. 10.
Trainer Todd Pletcher said top sophomores Palace Malice and Verrazano will breeze Aug. 10 at Saratoga. Also scheduled to breeze over the weekend is Moreno, third in the Jim Dandy for Eric Guillot.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb is scheduled to arrive at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 11 to finish his preparations for the Aug. 24 Travers Stakes (gr. I).
Peter Willmott was re-elected chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association board of trustees Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Dixie Chatter's first-crop 2-year-old filly Architecture won as the 6-5 favorite in the 11-horse field for the $50,000 British Columbia Cup Debutante, one of six stakes for British Columbia-breds on the Aug. 5
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey has been named the honored guest at the 82nd Thoroughbred Club of America testimonial dinner. The event will be held in Lexington at Keeneland Sept. 29.
John T. Kady, a former United Press International reporter, bureau chief, and vice president who in recent years was an Ohio correspondent for The Blood-Horse, died of a heart attack in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 4. He was 79.
Topped by a Dynaformer filly sold for $1,225,000, Fasig-Tipton's annual Saratoga selected yearling sale soared Aug. 5, with the average increasing by 20% over the comparable session a year ago.
A half sister to multiple graded-stakes winner Optimizer was sold for $1,225,000 to top the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga selected yearling sale Aug. 5.
Since March, 3-year-old turf standouts Rydilluc and Charming Kitten have been on parallel schedules, clashing four times. On Aug. 9 they will meet again in the Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.
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