William Mahorney, a former jockey and trainer in Northern California, died March 10 after contracting pneumonia. He was 75.
The lone graded stakes winner in the field, Madefromlucky will get some class relief March 13, when he faces five others as the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the $125,000 Stymie Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Al Shaqab Racing's multiple grade I winner Mshawish will stand at Taylor Made Stallions in 2017, the stud farm announced March 11.
Shadwell Stable's undefeated 3-year-old Mohaymen breezed a half-mile March 11 at Palm Meadows in preparation for his next start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2 at Gulfstream Park.
Santa Anita Park has earned reaccreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, officials said March 11.
The Jockey Club and the Latin American Racing Channel will host the second Pan American Conference from May 17-20, 2017, in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course.
Bolo will put his undefeated record over the Santa Anita Park lawn on the line March 12 in the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT), with grade II winners Om and Midnight Storm in to challenge.
Wagering on Polar River has been suspended in the upcoming Kentucky Oaks Future Wager after a representative of trainer Doug Watson confirmed to Churchill Downs officials that the Dubai-based filly would not race in the Oaks.
Apprentice jockeys Carlos Hernandez and Alvaro Donis recorded their first career victories Thursday at Gulfstream Park.
Kentucky Downs and Encore Racing Based Games (RBG) announced March 10 an agreement to add 143 additional Encore Historic Horse Racing terminals at the Franklin, Ky. track.
Joel Rosario, one of two jockeys hospitalized following a Feb. 20 spill at Gulfstream Park, is nearing a return that could have him riding the week of the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2.
Oaklawn Park's management canceled its nine-race card scheduled for March 10 after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.
Golden Gate Fields will begin to broadcast its races using high-definition cameras and video March 17, The Stronach Group announced March 10.
Trainer Doug O'Neill confirmed March 9 that undefeated champion Nyquist is scheduled to arrive at Gulfstream Park March 28 for a highly anticipated clash with undefeated multiple grade II winner Mohaymen in the Florida Derby.
The outbreak of equine herpesvirus that temporarily closed Sunland Park was pronounced officially over March 9 after all facilities at the New Mexico track were cleared from quarantine.
Grade I winner Ralis will make his 3-year-old debut in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) March 19 at Oaklawn Park, trainer Doug O'Neill said March 8.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association, in concert with Lone Star Park, has cataloged 85 juveniles for the Texas 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale April 4.
The finalists are jockeys Ramon Dominguez, Victor Espinoza, Garrett Gomez, and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds English Channel, Kona Gold, Rachel Alexandra, and Zenyatta; and trainers Steve Asmussen and David Whiteley.
Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course has requested and received approval from the Ohio Racing Commission to add a pair of live racing days to the current racing season.
The yearling full brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has been privately sold by his breeder, Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm, Racing Post reports.
The penultimate of four pools in the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager begins at noon (all times Eastern) Friday.
Fox Hill Farms' unbeaten 2-year-old filly champion Songbird is the solid favorite in a strong group of 3-year-old fillies in the 2016 pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack's Kentucky Oaks Future Wager.
The undefeated filly who will next take on boys in the UAE Derby (UAE-II) will likely not travel to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but could come to America in June for a race like the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Prairie Meadows Racetrack has adopted a policy for equine herpesvirus that will be in effect for the 2016 Thoroughbred racing season at the Altoona, Iowa track.
Tattersalls Ireland will add a flat breeding stock and foal sale to its 2016 auction calendar, the company announced March 7.
Equibase Company announced March 7 that the Equibase Management Committee has named Jason G. Wilson president and chief operating officer, effective immediately.
Songbird, perfect in six races after her front-running, 3 3/4-length victory in the Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) March 5, was fittingly "perfect" the morning of March 6.
Trainer said Bernardini colt gained plenty of experience in stakes debut.
Six-year-old Flintshire, who finished second in the Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) in his most recent start, arrived at trainer Chad Brown's Belmont Park barn March 5 after quarantine to prepare for his U.S. campaign.
With the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) to serve as the highlight, Santa Anita Park's 2016 spring meeting is set to run May 5 through July 10.
B. Wayne Hughes' Victoria-based farm has plans to expand operation in 2016.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has scheduled under tack workout sessions from March 9-11 for horses entered in the March sale of 2-year-olds in training that will be held in Ocala, Fla., March 15-16.
The Rebel Stakes (gr. II) contenders led the March 5 worktab at Oaklawn Park.
The New Mexico Livestock Board has tentatively set March 9 as the date that Sunland Park will no longer be under quarantine for the presence of equine herpesvirus.
Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex, the probable favorite for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 12, arrived at Santa Anita Park safely from Florida early the evening of March 3.
Keeneland Library will hold its second duplicate book sale on March 11-12 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.
Commingled pari-mutuel handle on United States races in February was up 6.43% from the same month in 2015, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase March 4.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is adapting well to his new life as a stallion at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., Coolmore Stud reports on its website.
The Curragh will unveil a new owners' lounge Sunday, March 20, opening day of the season.
Mike Battaglia, whose association with Turfway Park stretches back almost half a century, will step down from the announcer's booth to assume the role of associate vice president at the racetrack effective March 12.
Principals in Irish horse racing have extended an agreement for the distribution of live pictures and data through 2023, Horse Racing Ireland announced March 4.
Graded stakes-producing mare Michele Royale, owned by Sam and Jo Pollock's Pollock Farms, was euthanized March 3 at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky. because of infirmities of old age.
If all goes as planned, Santa Anita Park will have a new turf course when the Breeders' Cup arrives later this year.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the dates for the next Eclipse Awards ceremony and National Handicapping Championship.
The Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America Board of Directors elected Joe Wilson as the organization's 37th president at its March 1 meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Aqueduct Racetrack has earned reaccreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, the organization announced March 3.
A Tapit colt consigned by Old South Farm, agent, brought $1.8 million to top the Fasig-Tipton Florida 2-year-olds in training sale March 2 at Gulfstream Park.
The Wavertree Stables consignment was the highest-priced colt not to hit $1M at the Fasig-Tipton Florida sale March 2. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert selected him for Charles Chu's Baoma Corp.
Sagamore Racing announced March 2 its fourth annual Thoroughbred Naming Contest.
West Point Thoroughbreds' grade I winner Twilight Eclipse is scheduled to kick off his fifth season of racing in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (gr. IIT) March 12 at Gulfstream Park.
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