Jockey Victor Espinoza has signed up to be one of the contestants in the new fall season of Dancing With The Stars.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Racing, Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, West Region
Zayat Stables has committed to donating a percentage of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's purse earnings for the remainder of his racing career to support retired racehorses.
Keeneland Race Course announced that tickets go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 25, for its Oct. 29 "Prelude to the Cup" race card leading up to the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 30-31.
The Aug. 28 card at Saratoga Race Course, on the eve of Travers Stakes (gr. I) Day, will feature six New York-bred stakes worth $1.15 million, highlighted by a showdown of older turf runners in the $150,000 West Point.
Dr. Dexter Gary, former president of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association, died Aug. 5 in Baton Rouge, La. He was 74.
Trainer John Terranova and crew are preparing to host American Pharoah at Saratoga for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29.
One new steward and eight new members were appointed to The Jockey Club of Canada during the annual meeting of the members in June at Woodbine,
Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos won more than 4,000 races and seven Breeders' Cup events in his lengthy career, and he remains grateful for his many years in the racing business.
Stonestreet Stables' Jess's Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, won his highly anticipated career debut in dramatic fashion Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course.
The West Virginia Breeders' Classics will have a new announcer for its 29th edition as Travis Stone has been tabbed as the new voice of the event to be run Oct. 10 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez will be aboard Arnold Zetcher's Curlin Stakes winner Smart Transition in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I), trainer John Shirreffs said Aug. 24.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was showing good energy the morning of Aug. 24, one day after the colt punched his ticket to the $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I).
The return of 2014 Canadian Horse of the Year Lexie Lou has been delayed due to an eye injury that led trainer Mark Casse to scratch the filly from the Aug. 26 first race at Woodbine.
The Kentucky Derby Museum, the 2015 Secretariat Festival, and Secretariat.com have formally applied to Guinness World Records for the world's largest horseshoe.
Woodbine Entertainment Group Aug. 24 said it will close its Turf Lounge off-track wagering facility in the Toronto financial district effective Sept. 5.
Churchill Downs announced Aug. 24 a redesigned website for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and a partnership with Ticketmaster for the sale of tickets to the Derby and Longines Kentucky Oaks.
Donald R. Dizney's grade II-winning homebred Bahamian Squall will retire to Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla., to stand for the 2016 breeding season.
Arnold Zetcher's Smart Transition Aug. 23 put in his final breeze for the Travers Stakes (gr. I), firing a bullet for five furlongs on the main track at Saratoga Race Course.
Trainer Bill Mott reported that Travers (gr. I) nominee Japan emerged from his Aug. 22 workout at Saratoga Racecourse with an injury that is likely to be career-ending.
There are 811 horses cataloged for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August yearling sale, which begins Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Grade III winner Fury Kapcori has been retired from racing and will stand the 2016 breeding season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.
Two days after delaying steps to begin third-party administration of race-day furosemide, members of the California Horse Racing Board said they're still in support -- in concept -- of the proposal.
Texas Red led a busy slate of workers bound for the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I) the morning of Aug. 22, when he breezed four furlongs in :46.66 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course.
Multiple grade 1 winner Private Zone hit the main Saratoga track after the renovation break Saturday morning Aug. 22, working four furlongs in :45 4/5 to record a bullet for all horses at the distance.
Led by an Into Mischief filly sold for $80,000, the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association summer yearling and mixed sale saw increases in gross and average for the fourth straight year.
Judy Wagner, the first and only horseplayers' representative on the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Board of Directors, was re-appointed to a three-year term at the organization's annual meeting Aug. 22 at Del Mar.
Canadian Horse of the Year Lexie Lou is expected to return from a lengthy layoff Wednesday night, Aug. 26, at Woodbine.
Jockey Trevor McCarthy was taken to a hospital in Long Branch, N.J. Aug. 21 after his mount, Always Dear, clipped heels on the turn and unseated him in the day's 10th race at Monmouth Park.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Aug. 21 announced that it will institute the use of a repository at all its auctions, beginning with the 2016 winter mixed sale in January.
Jones has Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) heroine Lovely Maria and her multiple graded stakes-winning stablemate I'm a Chatterbox in the 135th running of the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Barretts has changed the date for its fall sale of yearlings and horses of racing age from Wednesday, Oct. 28, to Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Del Mar.
Owners and trainers who have started Thoroughbreds in flat racing who are interested in jump racing will have an opportunity at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 26 to learn first-hand about steeplechase horses.
With a record number of 1,400 entries to date, Fasig-Tipton has added an additional day to its October yearling sale in Lexington that will run Oct. 19-22.
Sheer Drama, winner of the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) in her previous start, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.50 on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a start in the Personal Ensign Stakes.
Multiple grade I winner Giant Oak was represented by his first winner when Giant Cruiser won a $24,000 maiden special weight race at Evangeline Downs.
Encore Racing Based Games, the new company providing historical racing games at Kentucky Downs, says the track's former historical racing provider, RaceTech, is engaged in anti-competitive practices.
The Carter Sales Company noted its 2015 OKC Summer sale of select Thoroughbred yearlings and horses of racing age Sunday, Aug. 16 in Oklahoma City delivered an average price similar to last year.
Keeneland will celebrate hosting the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships by offering hour-long, guided tours that will give fans an insider's look at the rich connection between Keeneland and the Breeders' Cup.
Woodbine Entertainment Group has announced the appointment of Christine Magee and Hugh Mitchell to its board of directors.
Kathryn Martin West, who operated Waterford Farm near Midway, Ky., with her late husband Robert Smiser West, died Aug. 18 in Midway at age 91.
The 60th season of racing at Turf Paradise kicks off Oct. 17, with a new track announcer and a stakes schedule totaling $1.45 million during the 136-day stand that ends May 8, 2016.
Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel will offer 32 stakes races, worth combined purses of $4.6 million, during its 86-day season that runs from Oct. 16 through March 12.
Angel Suarez Medero, a rider at Parx Racing, has been sentenced to four to 23 months in Bucks County Prison in connection with a bizarre incident last December.
Delaware Park, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and the Delaware Jockeys' Association are teaming up to support the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund through Family Fun Day Aug. 22.
Monmouth Park officials want Triple Crown winner American Pharoah back at the Oceanport, N.J. track and are working to entice his connections with a $1 million race in September, the Asbury Park Press reports.
There was plenty of excitement at trainer Keith Desormeaux's barn Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course following Exaggerator's game victory in the Saratoga Special (gr. II) for 2-year-olds the previous day.
No stud plans have been determined for the dead-heat Travers Stakes (gr. I)-winning son of Speightstown.
Two-year-old filly Tap to It overcame some difficulty in capturing her career debut Aug. 16 at Saratoga Race Course, pleasing trainer Ralph Nicks and stamping herself as a candidate for the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) next month.
Trainer Nick Zito has Mossarosa's Frammento under consideration for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.
The Jockey Club announced Aug. 17 the election of four new members: Rogers Beasley, John Magnier, Ro Parra, and Thomas Robbins.
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