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.
Champion 2-year-old male works at Santa Anita Park for the first time since injury.
Untapable, last year's 3-year-old filly champion, continued her steady works at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, breezing an easy half-mile in :51 on Feb. 2, while stablemate Tapiture breezed his half in :50 3/5.
Trainer Todd Pletcher's quartet of candidates for the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park all breezed four furlongs at Palm Beach Downs the morning of Feb. 1.
Despite comments made by the owner of Take Charge Brandi after her win in the Martha Washington Stakes Jan. 31, trainer D. Wayne Lukas says the champion filly will remain pointed toward the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Grade I winner Hoppertunity will run in the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes (gr. II), trainer Bob Baffert confirmed after the 4-year-old son of Any Given Saturday worked six furlongs at Santa Anita Park Feb. 1.
Far Right will make his next start in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 16 at Oaklawn Park, Ron Moquett confirmed the morning of Jan. 31. Mike Smith will again have the mount aboard the Smarty Jones Stakes winner.
The Jan. 31 live racing card at Aqueduct has been canceled due to severe cold temperatures and high winds.
The New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association honored its 2014 Thoroughbred champions Jan. 22 during its Zia Awards Banquet at the Marriott Uptown Hotel in Albuquerque.
Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence's Leave the Light On, winner of last fall's Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, has been forced off the Kentucky Derby trail after suffering an ankle injury.
Jerome Stakes (gr. III) winner El Kabeir, likely favorite for the upcoming $250,000 Withers (gr. III), breezed five furlongs Jan. 30 over the training track at Belmont Park for trainer John Terranova.
Oaklawn Park racing secretary Pat Pope predicted that claiming activity would be "very robust" during the 2015 meeting that began Jan. 15. So far, Pope is right.
The first reported foal for Spendthrift Farm's Jimmy Creed, a grade I-winning son of Distorted Humor, is a filly born Jan. 17 in Wilmington, Ohio.
Knocked from last year's Triple Crown trail by injury just two weeks apart, both Honor Code and Top Billing are nearing their 4-year-old debuts this winter at Gulfstream Park.
A decline in active stallions seen so far during the 2014 Australian breeding season mirrors the decline seen in the North America. Unlike North America, however, there has been an additional slide in mares bred.
Topped by a Tartan Bearer colt for a sale record NZ$525,000 ($380,524 in United States funds) New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale ended Jan. 30 with average slightly ahead of last year and median price even.
There are more than 600 horses cataloged for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s March sale of 2-year-olds in training, to be held March 17-18.
Demonstrative, voted an Eclipse Award as champion steeplechase horse for 2014, will be inducted in to the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame.
Led by the Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 2, Monmouth Park announced a graded stakes schedule worth $3.5 million for 2015. In addition, the popular bonus programs for owners and trainers will return.
Due to winter weather with low temperatures and high winds expected to produce a wind chill well into single digits, live racing at Charles Town in West Virginia has been canceled for Friday night, Jan. 30.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 82 entries in the supplemental catalog to the winter mixed sale that will be held in Lexington Feb. 8-9.
Strong trade on the second day of New Zealand Bloodstock Limited's three-day select Sale at Karaka Jan. 29 has the average and median tracking ahead of last year's edition.
At the Jockey Club of Canada's Graded Stakes Committee annual review of the graded and listed stakes in Canada, the committee upgraded one listed race to bring the total to 44 graded stakes for 2015.
The Jockey Club's 2014 Experimental Free Handicap features ties in both the male and female categories: Texas Red and champion American Pharoah top the male list and champion Take Charge Brandi and Lady Eli lead the females.
Seasons to 33 stallions will be available through the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey 2015 Stallion Season Auction, which begins Jan. 30 at noon and ends Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.
The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association stallion season auction will be conducted Jan. 29-31, with proceeds to benefit the organization's political action committee and Turning For Home, a racehorse aftercare program.
A licensing committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved the license request of Scott Blasi, Steve Asmussen's assistant trainer who last year was at the center of allegations from an animal rights group.
Point Of Entry, a five-time grade I-winning son of Dynaformer, was represented by his first reported foal when a bay filly was born Jan. 28 at Adena Springs North in Aurora, Ontario, Can.
The first reported foal for Rattlesnake Bridge is a colt foaled at 3 a.m. EST Jan. 26 at Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.
A Fastnet Rock filly sold for the overall top price at the Karaka premier yearling sale, bringing NZ$800,000 ($596,902 in U.S. funds) on closing day Jan. 27.
Fort Larned, a three-time grade I winner, including the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic, was represented by his first foal Jan. 26. Fort Larned will stand in 2015 at Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla.
The first reported foal for grade I-winning millionaire Morning Line is a colt born over the weekend of Jan. 24.
Horse of the Year California Chrome, dual champion Main Sequence, and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Bayern are among U.S. runners nominated for races on the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) card March 28 at Meydan.
A new company, EquiMarker Analytics Corp., has announced it is developing the world's first equine metabolome platform.
Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 175 entries for its flagship Florida 2-year-olds in training sale that will be held March 4 at Gulfstream Park for the first time.
Texas jockey Roman Chapa is facing felony criminal charges related to race-fixing following allegations that he carried an electrical shock device in a winning race at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 17 in Houston.
Due to severe winter weather conditions, the New York Racing Association canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Jerre Paxton, whose Northwest Farms has been a constant and major force in Washington racing and breeding, died of an apparent heart attack the evening of Jan. 25 in Seattle. He was 76.
The New York Racing Association's inaugural Claiming Championship Series will offer 10 stakes worth $710,000 when it debuts at Aqueduct Racetrack March 21.
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