Regis Racing's Shook Up tuned-up for her planned run in the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a sparkling five-furlong work April 19 at Churchill Downs.
Shared Belief will undergo a nuclear scan April 19, said Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
For the second consecutive night, part of the night race card at Lone Star Park was canceled due to a line of thunderstorms that moved through the Dallas, Texas, area April 18.
Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) winner Birdatthewire and Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Puca both turned in preparations April 18 for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
The Washington Horse Racing Commission granted an advance-deposit wagering license to 123Gaming to operate 123bet.com at its monthly meeting April 17.
Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones was at Keeneland the morning of April 17, and part of his mission was to check on Central Bank Ashland (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria and Fantasy (gr. III) winner Include Betty.
Churchill Downs, in conjunction with TwinSpires.com, will provide live online streaming of workouts for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) beginning April 18.
Belardo, Europe's 2014 champion 2-year-old, heads a top-class field for the Â£60,000 AON Greenham Stakes (Eng-III), while champion 2-year-old Tiggy Wiggy tops the fillies' equivalent, both April 18 at Newbury.
Godolphin Racing's recent maiden winner All Hands, a full brother to ill-fated Kentucky Derby runner-up Eight Belles, is to make his stakes debut in the $100,000 Federico Tesio for 3-year-olds April 18 at Pimlico Race Course.
NBC Triple Crown announcer Larry Collmus and Eclipse Award-winning Turf writer John Scheinman will be the recipients of the Old Hilltop Award at the annual Alibi Breakfast May 14 during Preakness Week at Pimlico Race Course.
A colt by War Front sold for 850,000 guineas (just more than US$1.3 million) on the second night of the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale April 16 in Newmarket, England.
Fernando Abreu, the longtime assistant to late Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens, saddled the first official winner of his newly launched training career Thursday, April 16 at Gulfstream Park.
The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey has named New Farm homebred Rainbow Heir, a winner of two stakes races last year, the New Jersey-bred Horse of the Year for 2014.
Fun House was named Kentucky broodmare of the year for owner Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, which took home four awards at the April 16 Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Kentucky-bred champions awards luncheon.
Mossarosa's Frammento, fourth in the April 4 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) last time out, worked an easy half-mile on his own after the renovation break April 16 at Keeneland.
Equibase Co. April 16 announced the addition of new pricing options and the bundling of products by racetrack at Equibase.com.
Andrew Plattner's "Offerings From a Rust Belt Jockey" is the second novel to win the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. The fictional story is the second novel to take the award.
Racing Australia, a new national body incorporating racing's key national functions and assets, has commenced this week, according to a release from the organization.
UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij is scheduled to depart Dubai April 15 en route to Louisville and a bid at the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Robert Evans' Unitarian will attempt to become the fourth horse to win the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (gr. IIT) in consecutive years April 18, when he faces 10 rivals at Keeneland.
Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) winner Divining Rod is being pointed to the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the second jewel of the Triple Crown May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.
On April 15, friends who worked with trainer Mike Mitchell over the years recalled the life of the iconic trainer who worked in Southern California for nearly 40 years.
Mike Battaglia, who sets the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands morning-line odds, is struggling to decide between stablemates Dortmund and American Pharoah when it comes to choosing a favorite for this year's classic.
The executive committee of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) has approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion (ppb) in blood for the naturally occurring amino acid gamma-aminobutyric acid.
Jockeys Frankie Dettori, Kerrin McEvoy, Jamie Spencer, and Emma-Jayne Wilson have been confirmed as the four team captains for the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Prominent Southern California conditioner Mike Mitchell, who underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor in June 2012, has died at the age of 66.
Oaklawn Park's 2015 live meet ended April 11 with increases in total handle and record-setting purses despite losing seven days to bad weather.
Shared Belief, winner of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in his last start, turned in his final workout April 14 in preparation for the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 18.
Ben's Cat, named Maryland-bred Horse of the Year for a record fourth time earlier this year, is scheduled to make his 9-year-old debut April 17 in a five-furlong turf sprint at Pimlico Race Course.
Tom Durkin, one of Thoroughbred racing's great race callers, will conduct a one-day workshop on how to call a horse race on Sunday, June 7, at the Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y.
West Point Thoroughbreds, which operates Thoroughbred racing partnerships, has hired Joseph Migliore as a sales associate based at WPT headquarters in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms has signed a three-year deal to sponsor the Middle Park Stakes (Eng-I) and the Royal Lodge Stakes (Eng-II), both for 2-year-olds.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel announced that Matt Crawford has been hired as the track's racing secretary for both the Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred meets, effective immediately.
Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) and Colio Estate Winery have announced a three-year partnership which includes the southern Ontario winemaker offering a red carpet experience for the Queen's Plate.
William Bianco Jr., a former racing commissioner and horse owner, suffered a stroke and died April 11 in San Jose, Calif. He was 75.
America's Best Racing has released episode 2 of the four-part series of digital video ads titled "The Road Less Traveled: The Road to the Triple Crown".
Great Britain's Thoroughbred Breeders' Association April 13 launched a significant campaign requesting industry support to prevent the decline of the British stayer.
Following a successful launch last month, an additional five tracks have joined the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Owners Concierge, boosting the initiative's participating tracks to 20.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 490 entries for its 2015 Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., on Monday and Tuesday, May 18-19, beginning at 10 a.m. EDT daily.
The Texas Thoroughbred Association and Lone Star Park have entered into an agreement for Western Bloodstock Ltd. to conduct sales at the Texas Thoroughbred sales pavilion at the Grand Prairie track.
The catalog for the Tattersalls Guineas breeze-up and horses in training sale is available online at www.tattersalls.com.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Luck of the Kitten, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) last fall, heads a field of seven 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 Transylvania (gr. IIIT) April 15 at Keeneland.
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out a trio of classics contenders to breeze on the training track at Palm Beach Downs April 11.
Lambholm South Holy Bull (gr. II) winner Upstart was scheduled to breeze the morning of April 11 at Rick Violette's Palm Meadows base in Boynton Beach, Fla., but the workout was postponed when the colt developed a fever.
Cited by trainer Mike de Kock as the best filly he has trained, Sheikh Hamdan's brilliant filly Majmu scored the second group I win of her career in the Laurie Jaffee Empress Club Stakes (SAf-I) at Turffontein.
The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training begins Monday, April 13, and continues through Saturday, April 18. All six sessions will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET
Keith Gee, the executive director of the Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, died April 4 as a result of cancer. He was 56.
Hong Kong Horse of the Year Designs On Rome will bid for a repeat victory in the HK$20 million Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I) April 26 at Sha Tin Racecourse.
Northern California trainer William J. Morey Jr., a member of the California Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Hall of Fame, died April 10 after a long battle with cancer.
Churchill Downs' advance-deposit wagering outfit has launched a new Apple Store app.
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