U.S. Horse of the Year California Chrome will bypass the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) May 16 at Newbury to continue preparations for the Royal Ascot meeting in June, Racing Post reports.
Delaware horse racing contributed more than $182 million to the state's economy in 2014, supporting the equivalent of more than 1,500 full-time jobs, according to an economic impact study released Tuesday, April 28.
Planet Fitness Louisville and Churchill Downs announced April 28 that enhanced fitness options for the jockeys who compete at the racetrack will be added.
The New York Racing Association on April 28 outlined enhanced security protocols for fans attending the 2015 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival June 5-6.
Although no new job plans were announced, former New York Racing Association executive Bill Nader will leave the Hong Kong Jockey Club and return to the U.S.
Churchill Downs Inc., reported April 27 first-quarter results that showed net revenues of $250 million, up 50% over the same quarter of 2014, primarily due to its acquisition of Big Fish Games.
Grade I winner Jimmy Creed will shuttle to Spendthrift Australia and participate in the farm's Share The Upside Program in 2015.
NBC plans coverage of Kentucky Derby Week across all social media platforms, featuring NBC Sports Group's fashion and lifestyle experts and social media mavens Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.
Dean Dorton Allen Ford PLLC, a regional accounting and consulting firm, has been named an official partner of the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships, officials announced April 27.
Terry Houghton and Jeff Radosevich topped the respective jockey and trainer standings at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course when the 67-day winter/spring meet ended April 25.
Joe Clabes has been appointed executive director of the Kentucky Equine Education Project, the organization's board of directors said April 27.
Canada's reigning champion sprinter Calgary Cat overhauled pacesetter Parise in the final strides and won the $132,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes April 26 at Woodbine.
Trainer David Jacobson and jockey Angel Cruz landed the respective trainer and jockey titles at the 19-day Aqueduct Racetrack spring meet, which concluded April 26.
A Ready's Image filly posted the fastest eighth-of-a-mile breeze of :10 April 26 during the breeze show for the Equine Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.
Donegal Racing's Puca put in her final Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) workout April 26, breezing four furlongs in :48 1/5 in company with stablemate Japan.
After dreary skies and rainfall over the last couple of days in Louisville, Ky., the forecast is looking up for Kentucky Derby week.
American Pharoah, likely favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), finally got a chance to stretch his legs April 26 at Churchill Downs with a five-furlong work in :58 2/5.
Jockey Dennis Carr, who suffered a head injury in a starting gate incident April 19 at Golden Gate Fields, was released from Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif. April 25.
The Fine Equinity system recorded Mubtaahij working four furlongs in :49.70, with a final three furlongs in :35.30. The last quarter of the work was timed in equal splits of :11.50 seconds, home in :23 flat.
Donegal Racing, which puts together racing partnerships, heads to Louisville with a three-pronged attack on a trio of grade I races, including the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, May 1-2 at Churchill Downs.
Triple Crown contenders Upstart and Frosted took to the track just after 8:00 a.m. ET April 25 at Palm Meadows to record their final pre-race breezes for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Several hopefuls for the HK$20 million Audemars Piguet QEII Cup (HK-I) were out at Sha Tin the morning of April 25, including a couple of top contenders in Red Cadeaux and Criterion, familiar rivals.
Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. has begun a search for a new track announcer.
The April 25 breeze show for the Equine Sales Co. 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale has been postponed one day due to inclement weather in Opelousas, Louisiana.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association said its fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 produced net revenue of $190,340, the third consecutive year in which revenue outpaced expenses.
The final eight races at Lone Star Park April 24 were cancelled, including the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III), because of inclement weather that led to unsafe track conditions.
Keeneland concluded its 15-day meet April 24 with overall on-track attendance ranking the fourth-highest in spring meet history, but pari-mutuel handle figures were off from last year's meet.
Horses owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey won 11 races at Keeneland's 15-day spring meet as they finished as leading owners at a Keeneland meet for a record 15th time when the spring meet concluded April 24.
African Story and Prince Bishop, respective winners of the last two Emirates Dubai World Cups (UAE-I), have both been retired, Godolphin announced.
With rain in Saturday's forecast, connections of Kentucky Derby hopefuls International Star, Tencendur, and Keen Ice will try to stick to the plan of working Saturday, April 25.
The 4-year-old Candy Ride gelding is back at his home base of Golden Gate Fields and is expected to be sidelined 60 to 90 days according to Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
Stellar Wind, prepping for the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 1, worked six furlongs April 24 in 1:12 4/5 at Santa Anita Park for trainer John Sadler.
Broadcaster Kenny Rice and trainer Todd Pletcher will attend the fund-raiser that benefits the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and Camp Horsin' Around.
Adelaide, a grade/group I winner in the U.S. and Australia, will begin his stallion career during the Southern Hemisphere season at Coolmore Australia.
Rosie Napravnik, who started her riding career in Maryland before becoming a leading jockey, will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on racing at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course May 14.
Belmont Park opens its 59-day spring/summer meet April 29, the highlight of which is the 147th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the final jewel in America's Triple Crown series.
Reading, twice the leading trainer at Tampa Bay Downs, worked for both George Steinbrenner and Stella Thayer, the racetrack's former co-owner and current owner.
Success Express, winner of the 1987 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and a breed-shaping sire, has died at Vinery Stud in Australia at the age of 30.
Blofeld, perfect in three career starts that include two stakes wins, tops a field of six 3-year-olds for the first running of the $100,000 William Walker Stakes, April 25, opening night of Churchill Downs spring meet.
The second-wettest April on record in Lexington gave Keeneland's new dirt track a stiff test.
Rontos Racing Stable's Social Inclusion, third in the 2014 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will make his highly-anticipated 4-year-old debut April 25 in the third race at Gulfstream Park.
Frammento, fourth in the April 4 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), worked a half-mile in :48 under jockey Joe Bravo April 24 at Keeneland. Clockers caught the Midshipman colt in fractions of :12 1/5, :24, :48 and out in 1:02 2/5.
DerbyGames and America's Best Racing announced the launch of the "Derby Million Dollar Challenge" in which contestants rank this year's Kentucky Derby horses in the correct order of finish to win a $1 million grand prize.
Horse Racing Radio Network, the exclusive radio home of the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the 2015 Triple Crown, will launch more than 20 hours of Kentucky Derby week programming April 28.
Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Danzig Moon put in his final work for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of April 24, breezing four furlongs in :48 4/5.
Archarcharch got on the board in a big way April 23 at Keeneland, when 2-year-old filly Tia Flor became his first winner with a 9 1/4-length victory in a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event.
Marylou Whitney will be honored by Churchill Downs with the designation of "First Lady of the Oaks" during a celebration on Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) day, May 1, at Churchill.
The Stronach Group announced April 23 that senior vice president Tom Ludt has been appointed to spearhead a key company initiative, while Keith Brackpool will take over Santa Anita Park's day-to-day management.
Trainer Todd Pletcher plans to work his two Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopefuls on Friday, April 23 at Churchill Downs with their Oaks riders aboard.
Trainers with contenders in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) are keeping one eye on the weather as planned workouts approach for this weekend, April 25-26, at Churchill Downs.
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